Monday, June 29, 2015

Results & photos of the Waterford Viking Marathon - Sat 27th June 2015

A total of 1887 people took part in the Waterford Viking Marathon event this year...390 in the full marathon, 624 in the half-marathon and 624 in the 6.5 mile Quarter Marathon. That represents a 3% increase in total numbers compared to 2014.

 As you can see from the chart above, the event is now beginning to mature with the numbers settling down. 2015 is almost identical to 2014 and it's very likely that 2016 will be pretty similar again.

The marathon this year however wasn't without incident with some of the lead runners going the wrong way early on die to a lack of proper stewarding. This follows on from 2013 when the course was too long due to road works and 2014 when the marathon course was short.

1 Tom HOGAN    Ireland    Sliabh Buidhe Rovers    M    MS    141    (2:33:12)
2 Paul LYNCH    Ireland        M    MS    299    (2:36:05) 
3 Alain MCLAREN    Switzerland    Stade Genève    M    MS    242    (2:37:45) 
4 Brian MURPHY    Ireland        M    M40    162    (2:40:33)
5 Trevor SWIFT    Ireland    Waterford AC    M    MS    409    (2:51:51)
1 Pauline CURLEY    Ireland    Tullarmore Harriers    F    F45    438    (2:52:35)
2 Sally FORRISTAL    Ireland    St Joseph's    F    FS    115    (3:14:15)
3 Sandra LYNCH    Ireland    Kilcoole AC    F    F35    411    (3:23:29)
4 Colette O' DONOGHUE    Ireland    Watergrasshill AC    F    FS    203    (3:27:20)
5 Caroline KELLY    Ireland    Marathon Club Ireland    F    F45    117    (3:28:37)

1 Freddy KERON SITTUK    Ireland    Raheny Shamrock    M    MS    1990    (1:10:45)    
2 David MANSFIELD    Ireland        M    MS    1777    (1:10:53)
3 Keith RUSSELL        Reading Roadrunners    M    MS    41    (1:15:17) 
1 Ann Marie HOLLAND    Ireland    Youghal AC    F    F35    1721    (1:23:42) 
2 Tara MALONE    United Kingdom    Enniskillen Running Club    F    F35    1309    (1:28:19)    
3 Anna DORIS    Ireland    Midleton    F    F45    1656    (1:29:50)

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery of photos from Garrett Fitzgerald Photography HERE
2) Slideshow of photos from Joe Murphy of Eagle AC HERE 

1) Waterford in your Pocket have a video of the start HERE

Video from the organisers...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They still can't get it right