We wish all of our Mayo AC members the best of luck and safe travel, as they set out to compete on Sunday in the 40th Dublin City Marathon which incorporates the National Championships.
The Dublin Marathon is now the fifth largest in Europe.
We have a record entry of members this year – a fantastic achievement.
Once again our individuals and men’s and women’s teams (over 35 and 50) represent a broad spectrum of the club from first timers to experienced marathon runners.
They have all trained hard, put in the long runs and competed in races in preparation for the 26.2 mile task.
There’s a multitude of marathon gurus out there these days, all with their particular advice on how to achieve that task.
In her column in the Irish Times this week
Sonia O’Sullivan says:
“The marathon can be very predictable, if you stick to your capabilities, then you will be guaranteed to enjoy the run. There may be a few surprises, and certainly plenty of reality checks along the way, which is also why it’s important not to get too excited and start off too fast.”
Sonia O’Sullivan was the women’s race winner of the 21st Dublin Marathon in 2000 in 2:35.42.
Her column this week:
The 2019 Dublin Marathon finisher’s medal commemorates the 40th anniversary of the event. In a nod back to the first finishers plaque in 1980 it features Dublin’s oldest pedestrian crossing, the Ha’penny bridge.
The material used also reverts back to the bronze image that finishers received in the inaugural event.