Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Bandon AC on tour in London

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bandon AC on tour in London

Members of Bandon AC were in action at the London marathon last weekend. Darren Casey sent on this short report...



All 3 are O/40 and working mothers so it involved them putting in a lot of dedication to train for the marathon. Geraldine Corcoran ran a PB in 03:37 in only her second marathon, Pauline Callan ran 03:55 and Dolores Gibbons ran 04:01. Pauline had been struggling with a knee injury for the last 3 weeks so took a lot of guts to even start and to run within 5 mins of her PB was a great achievement. Dolores time was not without its dramas either, she was cruising along to break 3:50 and achieve a PB when she fell on Tower bridge, cutting both knees and getting winded. After lying on the ground for a few minutes with stewards unable to get to her, she managed to get to the side of the course and eventually took off again with the 4 hour pacers. She just missed out on breaking 4 hours but showed enormous determination to keep going.

Darren Casey

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darren forgot to mention he did a great time of 3.19. Well done Darren!

David O'Keeffe said...

well done all! and not a bad time yourself Darren (3:18!)

Geraldine Corcoran said...

Yes Darren did forget to mention that he got his own PB by a good 5 mins and finished in 03:18. He also did a great job in leading the team to achieve their personal victory. We'll done Darren