Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cork runner Una Plant from Kinsale goes sub 3 in the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cork runner Una Plant from Kinsale goes sub 3 in the Boston Marathon

Una Plant from Kinsale is a regular on the local race circuit in Cork and ran a 2:56 in the New York Marathon last November. She was in action again at the Boston Marathon on Monday and secured another sub 3 hour finish!

Una's time was 2h 59m 05s and finished 5th F45 out of what is a huge field of 30,741 runners. She was also the second Irish woman home, second only to 28 year old Joyce Miller who lives in the US.

Orla Crosbie of St.Finbarr's AC in Cork also posted a fine time of 3h 18m and was 20th F45.

1496 Miller, Joyce R 28    F Beaufort SC USA IRL... 2:58:11
2948 Plant, Una    45    F Kinsale      IRL... 2:59:05 ...5th F45
7245 Crosbie, Orla M     F Cork      IRL...3:18:25 ...20th F45

Una Plant Murphy with the winner of the women's race Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia (2:29:18)

Addendum : Joyce Miller (Joyce Curtin) has also been in touch. Joyce is from Killeagh in East Cork and used to run with Glenbower AC. She moved to the States on a scholarship and got married there. .


Anonymous said...

Joyce Miller is formally Joyce Curtin from Mount Uniack, Killeagh and used to run with Glenbower AC as a juvenile before heading stateside so great representation from East Cork area.

Anonymous said...

Well done Orla. All those miles and hard work paid off. Well done also to Una.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive running. Any numbers on the amount/percentage of Irish women who have run under 3 hours? Looking at Dublin results quickly there was about 6 or 7 last year. The total number must be pretty low?

John Desmond said...

I wonder whatever happened to Glenbower AC? Looking at Google, they were still in existence in 2008.

John Desmond said...

In 2015, about 20 Irish women broke 3 hours. Out of that, only 4 were from Cork...Lizzie Lee, Una Plant, Nollaigh O'Neill and Joan Ennis.

GearĂ³id said...

Well done Una and Orla. Sterling stuff. Great runners and real ladies as well!

Joan Ennis said...

Well done Una and Orla a great achievement at such a prestigious event!