The annual World Half Marathon Day was celebrated on Saturday last (January 14) at Attymass – a village a few miles south of Ballina.
It was organised by Cezary Lubinski and held over a looped course starting out from the Community Centre – six laps made up the 26.2 miles.
John Gordon (Mayo AC) finished second in the marathon in 2:54.30. It was won by Aiden Hogan (Cork City AC) in 2:53.47 so John had a ‘pacemaker’ at the head of the small field of 24 finishers. John also finished second in the race last year in 3:09.51, behind winning clubmate John Byrne 2:48.51, and recorded a personal best marathon time in Dublin last October in 2:50.53.
Great running John!
Rosarii Dunne (Marathon Club of Ireland) was first woman in 3:57.22.
There was also a half marathon 3 laps over the same course.