Boyne’s ded­i­cated marathon run­ners out again

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

BOYNE ACs marathon crew were back in ac­tion re­cently, this time cross­ing the water to take part in the Greater Manch­ester Marathon.

A glo­ri­ous Sun­day morn­ing saw the dy­namic Boyne quar­tet take on the gru­elling 26.2 mile dis­tance along­side al­most 9,000 com­peti­tors.

Tak­ing in the sights of the iconic Old Trafford Sta­dium amongst others, the route wound through the streets and out­ly­ing sub­urbs of Manch­ester, with spec­ta­tors and en­ter­tain­ment in abun­dance at ev­ery turn.

Re­becca Carolan was the first to cross the line fly­ing the flag for Boyne, clock­ing an im­pres­sive 3.43 for her ef­forts, while Derek Boy­lan was just out­side the sub 4 with a 4.01 fin­ish.

Andrew Coyle was de­lighted with his new pb of 4.06, knock­ing al­most 15 min­utes off his pre­vi­ous best time, while Ryan Hol­croft crossed the line in 5.20.

Mean­while, back on the is­land, Amy McTeg­gart once again proved her dom­i­nance as the fore­most multi-even­ter on the na­tional cir­cuit as she scooped yet an­other win, this time in the Uni­ver­si­ties Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onships held in Cork on Saturday last, and also added a win in the in­di­vid­ual high jump event to her medal haul on the day.

Get­ting a lit­tle closer to home, the ever pop­u­lar Patsy Kelly 5k took place in Dun­dalk on Saturday evening last.

Un­der glo­ri­ous sun­shine, Cather­ine Tier­nan Bell raced across the line in a su­per 22:06, while Ju­dith McGuin­ness Faulkner was de­lighted with her 25:16 fin­ish.

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