Dublin City Marathon 2016

There was great representation in this year’s Dublin City Marathon by Blackrock Athletic Club members and their families. Sincere CONGRATULATIONS to all 22 BAC participants. Please click on link below to see FULL DETAILS:

  •  Barry Thornton
  • John Casey
  • Shane Lavery
  • Cyril Treacy
  • Ger O’Toole
  • Michelle Tracey
  • Gerry Flaherty
  • Michelle Langan
  • Richard Cooke
  • Niamh Bolger
  • Dee O’Mahony
  • Kevin Flood
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Patricia Forde
  • Michael Wood
  • Tara Cooke
  • Mary Mason
  • Sean McFadden
  • Bryan Sheils
  • Jasmine Murphy
  • Lynda Costelloe
  • Ali McNamara

Included in the 22 Blackrock A.C. participants were seven master women from Blackrock A.C. Senior/Master Women’s section and Cyril Treacy (Marie Therese McCoy’s husband) and Richard Cooke (Tara Cooke’s husband). Results from the Senior Womens section were as follows:

  •  Michelle Tracey 3:56:19 chip time
  • Michelle Langan 4:00:53 chip time
  • Jennifer Lee 4:20:27 chip time
  • Tara Cooke 4:24:06 chip time
  • Mary Mason 4:24:43 chip time
  • Jasmine Murphy P.B. 4:47:54 chip time
  • Ali McNamara P.B. 4:54:42 chip time
  • Cyril Treacy (Marie Therese McCoy’s husband) also ran a P.B. in 3:28:59
  • Richard Cooke (Tara Cooke’s husband) also ran in his debut marathon and finished in 4:07:42
There was also very good representation from Blackrock A.C. members and their families working as volunteers at this year’s Dublin City Marathon.  They were as follows:
  • Mary Butler and her husband Rick Boyle
  • Sinead Howard and her sister Deirdre Howard
  • Patricia Craddock-Smith and her husband Mike Smith
  • Patricia O’Neill
  • Emma Barr
  • Eileen Butler
  • Catherine Finn

At the Dublin City Marathon Expo in the R.D.S. Dave Hudson’s remarkable exhibition of Dublin Marathon Memorabilia included a lovely framed photo c/w: write-up in memory of former Blackrock A.C. Women’s Coach and lifelong club member Paddy Craddock, as Paddy Craddock was the oldest of an elite group of 29 athletes (one woman and twenty eight men) who participated in the first thirty Dublin City Marathons from 1980 to 2009 (inclusive).

Paddy Craddock’s grand-daughter Ciara McNamara participated in this year’s Dublin City Marathon (which was her 5th consecutive Dublin City Marathon) in memory of her grand-dad Paddy Craddock as he was a great inspiration to her and to so many people in athletics.

Also sincere appreciation to our many club members both past and present and their family members who came out in their droves and cheered on Blackrock A.C. marathon runners in many places around this year’s Dublin City Marathon course.

The weather was superb as it was exceptionally mild, dry and warm which was really appreciated by all the marathon runners, volunteers and supporters and there was a fantastic atmosphere at this year’s Dublin City Marathon.