I was in Dublin today taking a day off before driving over to Naas again where I’ll be working till the end of the week. I didn’t realise it until I arrived at my hotel in Kilmainham yesterday, but today was the day of the Dublin Marathon.
While I was in the city centre I stopped off for a while on Clare Street, near the Irish National Galley, which was only a short distance from the finishing line in Merrion Square.
I half expected to be able to cheer on redhenrun, but I knew from her blog that she wasn’t running today. But she had made the journey over to Phoenix Park to watch the race and she’s published her report here.
I saw the front runners race in towards the line and managed to get a few rather blurry photos.
Here’s the winner of the men’s race, Sean Hehir
a Primary School teacher from County Clare and the first Irish man to win since 1993.
2nd place finisher, Joe Sweeney
Sergiu Ciobanu, who came in third
and the winner of the wheelchair race, Paul Hannan.
But city marathons aren’t just about the winners, but the thousands of people (over 14,000 today) who take part