Maria McCambridge was first woman ahead of Siobhan O’Doherty and Claire McCarthy. Her time of 55 mins 1 sec was only 13 seconds slower that her course record breaking run of 2012 and shows that she is in great shape for a spring marathon.
East Cork beat Raheny for the men’s team prize, while St Finbarr‘s got the better of Leevale in both cases by a single point. Helping St Finbarr’s to team victory was the ageless Mary Sweeney, first ever female winner of the Ballycotton ’10’ back in 1979 and first W50 this time.
*Veterans ruled at the Meath Spring Half Marathon, with Gary O’Hanlon and Pauline Curley the winners.
* At the Connacht Indoors in Athlone, Paul Robinson ran 3:42.87 for the 1500m.
*At the England Athletics combined events championships in Sheffield, Elizabeth Morland of Cushinstown took a bronze medal with a total of 3.288 points.
* Some good results from a strong Irish contingent at the Scottish U20and 18 Indoors in Glasgow,with Kilkenny’s Cliodhna Manning winning the W20 60m, Sarah Kate Lacey the W18 60m, Lorraine O’Shea the W20 long jump, Sarah Buggy the W20 triple jump and Jade Leahy the W20 400m.
Sunday March 3
Meath Spring Half Marathon,Bohermeen www.precisiontiming.com
Saturday March 2
Carlingford Half Marathon/10km,Co Louth. Provisional; late entries not included. www.championchipireland.com
Half Marathon(406 finishers) – Men:Niall McCabe 76.30, 2 Soimon Mulkvey 77.13, 3 Dermot Mathers 77.17. Women:1 Karen Alexander 82.48, 2 Tara Malone 87.00, 3 Paula Prendergast 87,41.
10km(201 finishers) – Men: 1 Shane Lynch 37.11, 2 Patrick Brennan 37.52, 3 Tony Keenan
38.01. Women: 1 Jenny Mulry 40.00, 2 Orla O’Leary 41.14, 3 Angela Gallagher 46.20.