Athletic Ireland have published provisional results of the National Championships incorporated in the Dublin City Marathon. It’s excellent news for our women’s F50 team who won gold – Mary Walsh, Monica Joyce and Mary Murphy. Mary Murphy also won silver individual in the W60 category and added to the bronze she won last year. This was an amazing performance from the team who also won gold in the Half marathon in August. Owen Mongan, fresh into the M60 category won bronze. Congratulations to all of them. The women are a tremendous example for all members, as newcomers to running in recent times, and in Owen’s case of resilience and experience in a long career with the club . John Byrne was just outside the medals – 4th in M35, and led the M35 team with David Browne and Sean Murphy to a creditable 9th place out of 77 entries. Paula Prendergast finished 11th in Senior women, and first timer Ruth Carney was 12th in F45.