Barbara Sanchez places 41st in European Marathon

Clonliffe Marathon runner Barabara Sanchez finished a credible 41st in this morning`s European Marathon in Zurich. Barbara who has had a number of injury problems in recent months finished in a time of 2.43.59, some 7 minutes off her 2013 pb . A great marathon debut here by Fionnuala Britton saw her place a superb 10th to lead the Irish team of Britton, Sarah Mulligan (DSD) and Barbara to an impressive 7th place team finish.

Clonliffe`s Brian Gregan, earlier in the week, the 13th, ran a season`s best of 45.81 in his 400 semi placing 6th.

The big news from yesterday of course was the superb bronze medal win in the 800 by UCD`s Mark English. Congratulations to Mark from all in Clonliffe Harriers.