Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results, photos and video of the 2011 Dublin City Marathon - Mon 31st Oct 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Results, photos and video of the 2011 Dublin City Marathon - Mon 31st Oct 2011

Some 14,000 runners took part in the 2011 Dublin City Marathon. The winner of the mens race was Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Ndungu in a time of 2:08:33, a new record for the Dublin Marathon. The previous record was set by Moses Kibet in 2010 (2:08.58).

The womens race was won by Helalia Johannes from Namibia in a time of 2:30:35 which was a new Namibian record and also qualified her for the London Olympics.

Sean Connolly was the first Irish man home in a time of 2:18:52 which was unfortunately outside the 2:15 qualifying time for the Olympics. In a subsequent TV interview, he said that he is likely to try for a sub 2:15 time again sometime in the Spring. The second Irish runner was Sergiu Ciobanu from Clonmel in a time of  2:20.56 while Alan O’Shea of Bantry AC was 3rd in 2:23.22. Well done Alan!!

The first Irish woman home was Linda Byrne of Dundrum South Dublin AC in a time of 2:36:21. Not only did Linda win the National Marathon title but she also qualifed for the 2012 London Olympics as she broke the 2:37 qualification time.

This was also Gerry Fordes 200th Marathon! Well done Gerry.

As a wheelchair athlete, Gerry has more Marathons completed than anyone in the UK and possibly even Europe? There is a previous post on Gerry HERE.

Results........depending on traffic levels...
1) You can try the official website HERE
2) Try this link to the timing service........HERE

Photos......(Updated 4th Nov 23:00)
1) David Bradshaw has 763 photos on HERE
2) PJCY has a small gallery of 12 photos HERE
3) Lindie Nauchton has a gallery of commercial photos HERE
4) Peter Mooney has a large gallery of 257 photos HERE
5) Derval Cunningham has a small gallery on Facebook HERE
6) mebets has a gallery of 651 photos HERE
7) Doug Minihane has a large gallery HERE
8) Stephen Kerr has 382 photos HERE
9) Infomatique has a gallery of 395 photos HERE
10) Fergus McNally has a huge gallery of 1411 photos HERE
11) Eleanor Shire has a small gallery of 35 photos HERE
12) Joe Murphy has a gallery of 128 photos HERE
13) John Dowling has a large gallery of 440 photos HERE
14) Pat Carey has 201 photos HERE
15) Tomás Breen has 95 photos HERE
16) Darren Spring has a large gallery on his own RacePix website
17) Anne Murphy has a nice gallery of 121 photos HERE

Video...(Updated 3rd Nov 5pm)
There are too many video clips to show on this page alone. This one however by Ronán Palliser is really good...

Dublin Marathon 2011 from Ronan Palliser on Vimeo.

I have 17 video clips up on the Running in Ireland website

This website also has personal video clips. Just put in your name or bib number.

RTE also have their coverage of the Marathon up on the RTE Player service........available until the 21st of Nov 2011.


Anonymous said...

John there is also a photoset on Flickr at (see myself in one!)

John Desmond said... added

ciaran said...

Superb Photo of Linda Bryne.

Great to watch the race on RTÉ on the web, they did a really good job of it

Fiona O'Donnell said...

What an amazing weekend. We were at the expo on Saturday and Sunday and the buzz around was amazing. Standing at the finish line for the day was just awe inspiring. Major respect to everyone who took part - fire is in the belly for New York next weekend!

. said...

800 of my photos are here

There's also a total of 6,200 from others on RacePix (a lot of them have been covered in your list).


Anonymous said...

Fabulous organised race and I have to mention the supportors who were brilliant, funny and were every where on the route. They made my first marathon very special.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed discrepancies with their chip time? Looks like your official start time was whatever time the wave you were supposed to be in started. I started and finished with the same person and our times are 5 minutes apart. I was a green number, she was a blue number and we both started in the blue wave.

Anonymous said...

Yep, same problem with me. I started in the green wave (5 minutes after official start). My "official" finish time is the time I crossed the finish line + 5 minutes ! They did not take into account the real start time, it took me 30-40 seconds to cross the start line...

It's quite annoying for me since that makes the diffence between being below or above 4hrs ...

This goes against what they said on their website.

Otherwise great organisation and great atmosphere.