The best of luck to our marathoners as they head up to their various base camps for the 35th Dublin Marathon incorporating the national championships. We have a record 38 entered – a fantastic achievement. In 2008 there were 18, last year 26. Once again our teams – senior, over 35 and 50 – represent a broad spectrum of the club from experienced marathon runners to a big contingent of first timers. They have all trained hard, put in the long runs and competed in races in preparation for the 26.2 task. We’ll be tracking their progress on pavements and online and hope to publish their finishing times tomorrow night.