Weekend marathon results update : silver for John Byrne, bronze Mary Murphy

Athletics Ireland have today published age category and team results so we’ve updated our list of finishers with chip and gun times. These provisional results  show that John Byrne won silver M40 and Mary Murphy bronze in W65 category.
Congratulations to both on this well deserved success.

John’s 2:29.49 pb success will add to the bronze he won in 2015 (2:37.04). He was just under one minute faster than his previous marathon pb 2:30.44 in Rotterdam April 2016. This year John was  just 9 seconds ahead of Paddy O’Toole Westport AC (2:29.58) who won bronze and ran a marathon pb in Berlin in September.
Mary Murphy continues her wonderful record in the marathon in recent years replicating the bronze she won in 2017. Competition was very keen in all categories and especially so in teams.
Well done to all our competitors.
With a record number representing the club our best team results were 8th men o35 John Byrne, David Tiernan and Dwayne Flynn, 62nd women o35 Ann McDonnell, Paula Donnellan, Kelly Coyle, 12th men o50 Tom Jennings, Bill Coyle, John Nyland,  and 4th women o50 Marcella McDonnell, Mary Murphy, Monica Joyce.
Reference Athletics Ireland Dublin Marathon results  This note was  posted on AI website on Sunday October 28
“….. , results are listed showing Gun Time, which may differ slightly from the chip time you see on the Marathon results page. This is a requirement of Championship events.”
National Marathon medals for individuals and teams are based on gun time. Results files for age categories and teams:
Mayo AC Individuals and teams results : chip time, gun time. 
Senior Men
Eamonn Joyce 2:57.29, 2:57.54
Men +35
John Nolan M45, 2:55.43, 2:55.51
Tony O’Malley M45, 3:10.58, 3:11.34
John Byrne M40, 2:29.47, 2:29.49
Frank Cloherty M40 , 4:10.33, 4:26.33
Andrew Hayes M35 3:39.46, 3:55.28
David Tiernan M40, 2:43.06, 2:43.13
Ambrose Gaughan M45 3:23.13, 3:24.01
Damien Glacken M40 3:37.05, 3:53.52
Michael McNeela M40, 3:18.33, 3:20.28
Dwayne Flynn M35 2:53.29, 2:53.34
Noel Gibbons M45 3:07.43, 3:08.21
Anthony Corbett M35 4:16.47, 4:38.42
Brian Derrig M35  3:56.11, 4:11.33
Paul Damron M45 3:59.56, 4:30.45
Donal Tighe M40 3:55.39, 4:11.36
Brendan Hession M35 3:01.27, 3:01.50
Greg Barry M45 3:53.57, 4:11.24
Tim Ganley M35 4:13.39, 3:57.10
Darragh Shields M40 3:26.47, 3:27.41,
Andrew Neary M35 3:38.13, 3:38.43
Barry Freeman M40 3:12.31, 3:13.10
Men +50
James Murtagh M55 4:54.35, 5:27.00
Thomas Jennings M50 3:30.05, 3:30.55
Bill Coyne M50  3:33.50, 3:34.19
Tony Hegarty M50 4:06.19, 4:36.37
Patrick Jordan M55 6:12.12, 6:43.43
John Nyland M50  4:06.23, 4:23.50
Women Senior
Rebecca McHugh 4:02.36, 4:33.34
Maria Kneafsey 4:23.47, 4:40.50
Edel Feeney 4:09.43, 4:28.04
Noelle Kilduff 4:35.18, 5:06.17
Women +35
Ann McDonnell W40 3:54.39, 4:12.03
Catrina Houlihan W35 4:53.02, 5:23.43
Paula Donnellan Walsh W35, 3:58:45, 4:28.48
Yvonne Coyne W45 4:21.09, 4:53.35
Claire Murphy W40 4:30.21, 5:00.24
Karen Clancy W35 4:16.11, 4:47.00
Natasha Kelly W40 4:04.04, 4:34.53
Yvonne Burke Grogan W45 4:18.29, 4:34.23
Kelly Coyle W40 4:15.50, 4:31.44
Marie Collum W40 4:19.57, 4:52.22
Michelle Kelly W40 4:24.40, 4:41.43
Pauline Jennings W35 4:24.40, 4:41.43
Women +50
Mary Murphy W65 4:18.40, 4:34.48
Marcella McDonnell W50 4:04.40, 4:20.26,
Bernie McHugh W55 4:55.36, 5:26.34
Monica Joyce W55 4:26.03, 4:44.57
Alocoque Donnellan W50 4:40.42, 5:13.08
Other Mayo AC:
Peter Feerick M40 3:42.26, 3:58.05
Patrick Walsh M40 3:55.37, 3:57.47
Mark Curley M40 4:16.27, 4:47.28
In the Frankfurt Marathon also on Sunday October 28, Kevin Donnellan finished in 3:49.47 (1:53.26/1:56.21) – well done Kevin and welcome to the club. He was one of a number of new members registered ahead of marathons in October.
In the Frankfurt Marathon Mark Kiptoo gave hope to mature marathon runners everywhere when he broke the World Masters Record for runners over-40 with 2:07:50 for seventh place in a strong field. At 42 years, 128 days, the Kenyan returned to the scene of his marathon debut in 2013 and victory the following year to achieve the greatest performance of his career – so far. He was just over a minute behind winner Kelkile Gezahegn (Ethiopia) who finished in 2:06:37.
In a high-quality women’s race in which the first seven athletes finished inside 2:23, 33-year-old Ethopian Meskerem Assefa triumphed in 2:20:36 to take 25 seconds off the course record set by compatriot Meselech Melkamu in 2012.
For the record Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC) won the women’s 2018 Irish National Marathon title in 2:35, with Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock AC) claiming the men’s trophy in 2:15.

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