Two of our members made final preparations for the Dublin City Marathon in 3 weeks time by taking part in the Athlone three-quarter marathon. This is a tough 19.65 mile race with plenty of hills and the organizers provide full results including your quarter marathon split times which is very important at this stage of training. Gearoid Healy finished in exactly 2hr 15 mins which is very impressive running and his split times were absolutely spot on.
Equally impressive was Hilary Moloney who is training hard for her first ever marathon and she absolutely nailed it by finishing in 3hr 13 mins and running perfect split times for all three quarters. Both of these runners will be cutting back on their mileage for the next couple of weeks to ensure they will be in perfect condition on Bank Holiday Monday.