Report by Killian McMorrow

A leafy midsection, of quiet bohereens, is the feature of the ‘friendly marathon’. It is a fairly flat course but ‘open road’, requiring full attention to safety at all times. Last sunday there were 190 for the marathon, while another about 300 ran ultras, halfs and relays, with entrants from as far afield as Singapore.

Ann Higgins and her husband, Cathal, took on the 4 legs of the relay between the two of them and effortlessly ran 3:55.

Having received the considerable assistance of Enda McM.(mentoring), Depak Vala (pacing) and the Good Lord, the writer was more than happy to get in for lunch, in 4:07.

Freddy Sittuk had 8 minutes to spare over the 2nd man home, while Siobhan McHugh was first female in 3;23. We were honoured by the presence in the race of legends Dave Brady and Tony Mangan.

Full results: Longford Results