Sixty four year old Dave Brady (right) duly completed his Ten Marathons in Ten Day Challenge in aid of Temple Street Hospital this afternoon with a final 26.2 mile effort over the hills in Howth in 4:11.26.
Yesterday his time for the seafront course in Clontarf was 4:41.41.
This was the second time this year that Dave has completed this type of extraordinary challenge - earlier this summer he ran 12 marathons in the 12 different Leinster counties. Incidentally a former club member, Kathleen Cheshire also completed the Ten Day marathon challenge.
The main focus of attention this weekend was yesterday's Dublin Series half marathon in the Phoenix Park. Barry Lennon was the club's first finisher (46th) in 1:18.40. Patricia Wlodarczyk won the women's race in 1:22.54 with Fiona Stack second in 1:23.08.
There was a big contingent of club runners - the majority preparing for the Dublin Marathon in action.
A feature was the number of big personal bests achieved with Denise Kelleher, Caroline Farrelly. Elaine McNulty, Tomas Tracey and Eoin Fegan - who broke 90 minutes for the first time - leading the way.
Among the club runners who competed were Carl Conroy 1:19,23; Tomas Tracey 1:22.50(pb); John Freir 1:24.36; Dave Gargan 1:25.36; Eoin Fegan 1:29.16pb; Seamus Rooney 1:30.09; David O'Hara 1:31.39; Martin Kelly 1:33.45; Keith Moynes 1:39.35; Helen Carr 1:40.26; Elaine McNulty 1:42.00pb; Mary Purdue-Smyth 1:43.22; Des Lyons 1:43.53; Conor Jennings 1:44.20; Caroline Farrelly 1:44.45pb; Ciara Keane 1:46.23; Denise Kelliher 1:49.24pb; Liz Keary 1:53.12; Rachel Markey 1:52.45.
In today's Charleville half marathon Simon Ryan was 9th in 1:10.11.
Niall Power won the Ardgillan 5km parkrun in 19:51 while Will Walsh continued his comeback after a long absence through injury by winning the St Anne's event in 17.16. Cathal O'Cleirigh was third in 17.54. Other club finishers were Sean McGoldrick 22:53; Mark Smyth 25:44; Claire Savage 28:19, Larry Fox 29:30.
In Malahide Castle Paul Quigley was the first finisher in eighth place in 19:15. Other club finishers were Sean Flynn 20:50; Eddie Harrison 21:52 and Steven Rowe 23:45.
Best wishes to Jenny Corcoran for a speedy recovery after her recent surgery.