With today’s publishing of the official results of the National Marathon Championship, it’s now confirmed that young Paddy Tuite’s 2.59.30 marathon run on Monday earned him a Bronze medal in the over 55 category.
Gary O’Hanlon was confirmed as the winner of the over 40 category. Kieran Murphy finished 7th in the over 50 bracket.
In the team results, the senior men ( Sergiu Ciobanu, Gary O’Hanlon and Anthony Flannery) collected the Silver medals. For a newcomer to the club, Anthony has had a tremendous few months, with winning his first National medal being the culmination of many a hard mile run.
The over 50 team of Paddy Tuite, Kieran Murphy and Seamus Grennan also picked up a silver medal.
On the women’s side, Jacqui Dunphy finished just outside the medals, in a highly commendable 4th place in the over 35 category. This was a tremendous performance on the day and being only two minutes outside the medals, will provide plenty of motivation for next year! The women didn’t have a finishing team.
For those still recovering from Monday’s excursion around the city, note that Gary has since flown to Doha, Qatar, and will line up at the 10th IAU 50km World Trophy Final for Ireland this Friday. The race starts at 18:30 local time and the athletes will race around a flat 5km loop on the Aspire Grounds in the heart of Doha.