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Results of Mallow Metric Marathon 1981

Results of Mallow AC's Metric Marathon 1981


Sunday August 30th 1981

A BLE registered event, organised and hosted by Mallow AC


mallow metric marathon 1981 start

Start of Mallow Metric Marathon 1981


Mallow AC's First Metric Marathon

 Race Report - Irish Runner Magazine - Vol 1 #3

 There was an entry of 250 for this well organised event run in intense humidity, which caused many athletes to suffer dearly for misjudging the pace. The distance of the race was 26.2 kilometres (about 16½)

mallow metric marathon 1981

 Report on Irish Runner - Volume 1, Number 3

A group of about 10 broke away soon after the start and set a lively pace almost disregarding the weather conditions. After halfway, Der O'Riordan broke clear and seemed set for victory until caught a few miles from home by Richie Crowley and Pat Whyte. From there, Crowley's vast experience over his younger rivals began to tell and he bravely held on to coast home a popular winner from the fast finishing Donie Walsh and Jerry Murphy.

We asked Richie afterwards if he'd have a crack at the R.T.E. 2 Marathon, and he replied "No way. I have to give the others a chance. Today's race was long enough, thank you. It's the longest race I've ever won and, I'll tell you, I was fairly tired at the end of it".


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Results of Mallow AC's Metric Marathon 1981

Results courtesy of Mallow AC & Irish Runner Magazine - Vol 1 #3

According to the race report, above, and some of the large field can be seen in the photo, there were 250 entries in this event. Unfortunately, only the first 10 finishers are carried in the report ....but great to have them!


1 Richie Crowley M St. Finbarrs 01:31:48
2 Donie Walsh M Leevale 01:32:34
3 Jerry Murphy M Leevale 01:32:50
4 D Casey M Riocht 01:33:20
5 Michael Carey M Leevale 01:34:02
6 P Duffy M Leevale 01:34:26
7 G Meaney M Leevale 01:35:42
8 W Desmond M Unattached 01:36:44
9 John Buckley M St. Finbarrs 01:37:12
10 D Burke M Cork Road Runners 01:37:26

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