Claire McCarthy wins Swansea ‘Half’.

Marathon Missions Claire McCarthy Leevale won today’s Swansea Half Marathon in Wales, with her time of 74 minutes 34 seconds a mere four seconds off the course record. Mick Clohisey of Raheny clocked a time of 65 minutes 33 seconds to finish second overall, followed by Sean Hehir of Rathfarnham third with 66.36.

Calling all SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Runners, A Research Study Needs You

Liverpool John Moores University would like to invite you to take part in an important research study to assess the effect of pre- and during-race nutrition on marathon performance and gastrointestinal symptoms. Should you decide to take part in the study, you will be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire. You will report detailed information about what you eat and drink the day before the marathon, and on race day. The questionnaire will also ask about any potential gastrointestinal symptoms.

If you are interested, or would like to take part, click the link below for more information.

Fulfil as Nutrition Partners for 2017

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is delighted to announce Fulfil bars as nutrition partners for the 2017 Race Series and Marathon.

Fulfil bars are the perfect fit for the runner’s post-race recovery with high protein and the RDA of 9 vitamins, all while tasting like a delicious treat.

Race director, Jim Aughney welcomed the partnership: “I am delighted to welcome Fulfil to be part of the race day experience for our runners. They have shown that they are a favourite as the fastest growing brand in the Irish snacking market”

Marathon Mission Runners to the fore

In Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Jill Hodgins was the first woman home in 2:48:18 while in the men’s David Mansfield of Clonliffe Harriers was second in in 2:29:20. Gary O’Hanlon also Clonliffe was third in 2:30.20, and Peter Mooney was fifth in 2:33.05. Clonliffe’s Sergiu Ciobanu was second in the half with 67:48.

Claire McCarthy of Leevale, who will run the marathon at the World Championships in London later this summer, finished seventh overall and first woman in Half  running 76 mins 34 secs.

AT THE WALLED CITY MARATHON in Derry, Catherine Whoriskey came out on top with a time of 2:50.38. Tullamore Harriers  Pauline Curley finished second in 2:53:08.

Marathon Mission Results from Highgate 10K

Mark Christie of Mullingar Harriers finished best of the Irish men  with his personal best time of 29:26.61 seeing him finish 15th in the men’s elite race. Behind him came Raheny’s Kevin Dooney 18th in 29:35; Tullamore’s Liam Brady 22nd with a time of 29:47.16 and Clonmel’s  Kevin Mausell 23rd with 29:50.69. Race winner was Andy Vernon in 28:21.15. Well done to all.

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