A number of club members (Louise Bruton, Helen Dixon, Karen O’Connor, Claire O’Brien, Tara Murphy, Stephen Willoughby, apologies of I missed anybody) took part in the inaugural Multimarathon Half Marathon which took place last Sunday the 28th June. Course sounded lovely on paper as out and back course along Clontarf Road Promenade, onto Bull Island to run along Dollymount Strand and then join Promenade heading towards Kilbarrack Road and then double back.
As your truly had run night before in Dunshaughlin, Tara very kindly offered to keep me company. We were full of chat for the first couple of miles until we both started to complain about how hot it was as race had a 11 of clock start and must have been in the mid to high 20s. Running along Dollymount Strand was surreal as fog had come down and you could only see about 30 metres infront of you.
Louise led us home closely following by Helen who both looked very strong as they passed us on opposite side of the road. After Tara saying with a couple of Kms to go she wasn’t going to finish and I spending those Km’s persuading her that she was going to finish she took off into a sprint for the line which I couldn’t match, so much for finishing together!!
Karen and Claire both seemed to run well.
Funny what keeps you going as all I could think about near the end of the race was treating myself to a nice cold Diet Coke, so I got myself two!