UPDATED: Great ultra runs by John 2nd and Eamonn 4th in Portumna

Eamonn Joyce, John Gordon and Darren Flanagan at Portumna Forest Ultra

There were great endurance runs today by members John Gordon, Eamonn Joyce and Darren Flanagan. They took on the 50k challenge in the Portumna Forest events. There was also a marathon, half and 10k.

John Gordon is no stranger to ultra as we have recorded here – he finished 8th in the Connemara 100 mile ultra in 2020.
Today he finished an excellent second in 3:28.08, with Eamonn Joyce a brilliant fourth in 3:32.25.
Great times by both – John averaging 4:10 per kilometre and Eamonn 4:15.
Eamonn is in great form at the moment – 8th in River Moy Half last month in 1:23.
Darren Flanagan also ran in the ultra race and completed the marathon distance in an impressive  3:03.42  – a strava time.
Congratulations to John, and great running also by Eamonn and Darren.
Race winner was Louis Coyne GCH 3:25.57, and Anne Jennings first woman 4:05.56.
Anne is originally from Mayo and has been competing ultras over recent years having taken up running in her late 30s.
She was 2nd woman home in the recent Kerry 50k and has been selected to represent Ireland at the 2022 IAU European 24-Hour Championships. The championships take place in Verona on Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept.
Sixty one runners ran the 50k over ten laps.

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