Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the 2015 Dublin City Marathon

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Results & Photos of the 2015 Dublin City Marathon

 Just under 13,000 runners took part in this years Dublin City Marathon, an increase of about 2.7% on the figure for last year. As you can see from the graph below, the numbers have been creeping upwards for the last few years. With the centenary of the 1916 Rising next year and the introduction of a Sunday fixture, it looks likely next year will be the biggest yet.

The event also doubled up as the National Marathon Championships. From a Cork point of view, Colin Merritt of Carraig na bhFear finished 6th and the 3rd M40. Cathal O'Connell of St.Finbarr's AC finished 2nd M50. These are the top Irish results:
1 Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF) 2:19.47 ...(€1,750 time bonus),
2 Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers, M40) .......2:25.21... (€600 time bonus),
3 David Mansfield (Clonliffe Harriers) .......2:30.45... (€175 time bonus),
4 Eoin Callaghan (Star of the Sea) .......2:31.27... (€150 time bonus),
5 Louis McCarthy (Rathfarnham WSAF) ......2:32.11... (€125 time bonus),
6 Colin Merritt (Carrig na bhFear, M40) .......2:32.42, ...3rd M40 (€75)... (€125 time bonus)

M50: 2 Cathal O’Connell (St Finbarr’s AC) .......2:39.00,

In the women's race, Joan Ennis of Grange Fermoy AC finished 5th while also taking the 1st F50 title. Joan is having a cracking year after finishing 2nd in the Cork City Marathon last June with another sub 3 hour time.

In the W45 category, Sonia O'Sullivan finished 2nd while raising funds for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Mary Sweeney of St.Finbarr's AC took silver in the W55 category.

Irish results:
1 Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers, W45) ........2:49.32
... (€300 time bonus),
2 Jane Ann Healy-Meehan (Athenry AC) .......2:54.48
... (€150 time bonus),
3 Laura Graham (Moyne) .......2:56.21
... (€125 time bonus),
4 Charlotte Kearney (Donadea Runners, W35) .....2:56.48
... (€125 time bonus),
5 Joan Ennis (Grange Fermoy AC, W50)........ 2:58.11............1st F50

... (€100 time bonus)
6 Helen Barry (Sli Cualann, W40)....... 2:58.28... (€100 time bonus).

W45: 2nd Sonia O’Sullivan (Ballymore-Cobh AC).... 3:03.32 (€100),
W55: 2nd Mary Sweeney (St Finbarr’s AC)....... 3:16.22 (€100),

The full results can be seen here...

Photos.....(Updated Thurs 29th @08:00)
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery of 800 photos HERE with a number on the Eagle AC Facebook
...a)  80 photos HERE
...b) Some Cork runners just after the start HERE
...c) Some Cork runners near the 25 mile mark HERE
2) Peter & Rory Mooney have about 400 pics HERE
3) Paul Cambell has over 300 photos HERE
4) Patrick Fitzpatrick has over 300 photos HERE
5) Nicola Kavanagh has about 140 photos HERE
6) Marie Kenna has about 70 pics HERE
7) The organisers have group photos of the start of each wave. Zoom in and find yourself. Click HERE
8) Eduarantes has 15 photos HERE
9) Niall Collins has almost 1000 photos HERE
10) Lindie Naughton has 14 photos HERE
11) Paddy Parrott has 400+ photos HERE 
12) Andy O'Rourke Photography has two small galleries mostly of Cobh runners HERE and HERE
13) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE
14) Creative Photography has a gallery HERE
15) The organisers have about 300 photos HERE

Photos...(Facebook account required to view)
1) Kieran Carlin has a gallery of about 1000 pics HERE

Commercial Photos
1) FinisherPix has a loads of photos for sale HERE 

Possibly one of the most remarkable stories of the day was how a cardiac nurse who was running the marathon just happened to come across a woman who had collapsed and how he saved her life.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic atmosphere in Dublin from Start to finish. Was expecting a few hills but being honest I was very surprised how tough mile 18 to 22 was. I had been going well up until that and two quick hills in succession caused an unfortunate injury. I would think it is a tougher test that the Cork Marathon. The few hills in Cork are generally gradual hills where these ones in Dublin were testing. Wonder did anyone else think the same.