Tenth Marathon a success

The Pat the Baker Longford Marathon took place last Sunday (August 28) and with over 1,000 entrants, its tenth anniversary was declared a great success. Crowds lined various sections of the route and were entertained by music and dance.

The Pat the Baker Longford Marathon took place last Sunday (August 28) and with over 1,000 entrants, its tenth anniversary was declared a great success. Crowds lined various sections of the route and were entertained by music and dance.

Among the notable successes of the day was Declan Nerney’s team who came in second in the Relay race. The first team across the line in the Relay was the Mullingar Harriers.

The first Longford man to complete the full marathon was Lorcan Gearty from the Longford Athletics Club, while the first female to complete the same race was Sinead Phelan from Longford Athletics Club (LAC).

In the half marathon, the top male Longfordian was Barry Sheil (LAC) and the first female across the line was Mary O’Reilly-Farrell. Mary is also an employee of Pat the Baker, sponsors of the Longford Marathon.

The following are the top ten male and female results for the full marathon.

Top ten male results:

1 296 Wieslaw Sosnowski 02:34:41

2 144 Robert Latala 02:38:08

3 96 Peter Mooney 02:40:52

4 245 Tommy McElwaine 02:44:56

5 229 Delfim Pimentel 02:45:28

6 164 Robert Walsh 02:46:31

7 136 Martin Francis 02:57:02

8 55 Michael Curran 02:57:20

9 123 Niall O’Callaghan 02:57:44

10 172 Martin Halvey 02:59:01

Top ten female results:

1 289 Pauline Curley 02:47:39

2 114 Helena Crossan 02:55:14

3 236 Yolanda Smith 03:17:21

4 191 Tracey Hallam 03:21:01

5 233 Murna Griffin 03:23:49

6 288 Niamh Crowe 03:24:01

7 150 Katriona Dullea 03:26:53

8 109 Mary Jennings 03:28:24

9 108 Sinead Phelan 03:30:50

10 212 Mandy Jones 03:36:37

The provisional results for this year’s marathon are online at www.longfordmarathon.com.

For more from this year’s marathon, see next week’s Longford Leader.