Brilliant Dublin Marathon performances
The annual Dublin City Marathon was held last Sunday and incorporated the National Marathon championships with some incredible performances from Galway club athletes.
Galway City Harriers Senior Ladies team retained their National title, with an incredible display of distance running. This year’s squad comprised of Grainne Ni Uallachain, Elaine Walsh, and Siobhan Egan, and the squad each ran outstanding races. Ni Uallachain and Walsh both broke the 3-hour barrier running 2.58 and 2.59 respectively, taking National individual category medals as well, while Egan knocked five minutes off her previous best to clock 3.04 and also win a bronze 035 medal. There were other good performances from Tara Whyte, a recent GCH signing who ran 3.08, while Eilis Ni Dhuill clocked 3.12 in her first marathon. Tammie Corrigan of Athenry AC looked at ease running a super 3.10
Jerome Debize of GCH was first Galway man over the line, running a superb 2 hours 44 minutes, with Culan O Meara also of the city club having a great day at the office clocking 2.50, with other sub three-hour performances coming from Diarmuid Hennessy 2.55, Gerry Carty, 2.55, Jimmy Ward 2.56, Padraig McHugh 2.58, and Tony O Connor 2.58, Sean Hanley all of GCH. Kieran Staunton of Athenry AC continued his excellent form running 2.52
Martin Kearney of GCH won the National title contenders at Individual level at O60 age groups, running a personal best of 3 hours 2 minutes to do so. Michael Greene also of GCH won bronze at Over 65, running 3.35