10 September 2014

Dingle Half & Full Marathon 2014

Close to 2000 people took part in this year's The Kerryman Dingle Half/Full/Ultra Marathon making it still one of the biggest and best running events in Kerry. As usual it was a professionally oganised event, with a quality finishers top and medal. One of the main advantages over some other marathons is the posting of race numbers to participants home addresses a number of days before the race, thus cutting out the need of number collection beforehand. This enables people to arrive fully ready literally 5 minutes before the start.
Again this year all routes were well marshaled where needed and water and aid stations were well stocked, this included energy gels, sports drinks, bananas and jelly beans in various places on the routes.

Weather as in the past few years was very kind for early September, which made for almost perfect conditions for endurance event. This combine with various types of entertainment provided by bands, solo musicians and even bag piper made the whole experience of running in spectacular location so much more appealing.
Ultra 50 miles - 42 finishers,
Full 26.2 miles - 326 finishers
Half 13.1 miles - 1454 finishers

Winners in all categories:
Ultra 50 miles Men: 
1. Jan UZIK                                                                    M35  6:07:14 
2. James SLOWEY (St Finbarrs AC)                           M35  6:23:25 
3. Thomas BUBENDORFER (Star of the Laune A.C.) M40 6:54:01 
Ultra 50 miles Women:
1. Simone DURRY                                             F35 7:23:51
2. Catherine GUTHRIE                                      F40 9:05:01
3. Lillian DEEGAN                                            F35 9:12:49

Full Marathon Men:
1. Gary OHANLON                                            M 2:29:59
2. Eoin SUGRUE                                               M 2:44:26
3. Sean MURPHY  (Trim AC)                            M40 2:50:55 

Full Marathon Women:
1. Orna DILWORTH (Sportsworld AC)                 F 3:13:56
2. Sally FORRISTAL (St. Josephs AC)                  F 3:19:03
3. Lean NI CHIOBHAIN (Chiltern Harriers)           F 3:26:53

Half Marathon Men:
1.John MEADE (St.Finbarr's AC)                        M 1:14:51
2. Ciaran CARR (Newbridge AC)                       M 1:16:57
3. Paul OCONNELL (Sportsworld AC)              M35 1:19:18 
Half Marathon Women:
1. Gillian COTTER (St.Finbarr's AC)                F40 1:29:12
2. Laoise NITHUAMA                                        F 1:29:27
3. Aoife QUIGLEY (Crusaders AC)                      F 1:29:36

St.Brendan's AC was again represented in both Full & Half Marathons:
Full Marathon:
115. Artur Nowak    3:59:06
250. Kirstie Nowak  4:56:50

Half Marathon:
202.   Dariusz Odwazny  1:45:24
327.   Pat Sheehy          1:51:32
1178. Catherine Burke   2:31:51

Full results HERE.
Photos HERE.

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