Stephen Scullion ran a superb Marathon in London this morning to take 12th place in a new pb of 2.15.55 inside the European Championship qualifying standard of 2.17.00 and a pb by over 2 minutes.
Gary O`Hanlon who as the National Marathon Champion was chasing 2.18.00 and in the early stages was looking good to achieve this but seemed to have suffered a bit over the second half finishing in 2.21.14.
On the subject of marathon runners Sergiu Ciobanu who has already achieved the standard was 2nd in Thursday`s Ballynotis 4 Mile in 19.22.
Also in London today Dermot Faughnan 2.58.45, Colm Leonard 3.30.12, Melissa Curran 4.17.27, Katie Hennigan 4.37.45, Caroline Hynes 4.39.01.
(London calling, Colm Leonard with coach Eugene Coppinger and fan club, Karl Nolan)
At the Madrid Marathon Alan Curley 3.26.28, and in the Madrid 10k Ciara Peelo 44.29, Emer Brennan 49.56, Brid Beausang 52.08.
(The Madrid Three, Emer, Brid & Ciara)