Tudor Muldovan of Clonliffe Harriers has secured the National 50k title in Donadea this afternoon. Muldovan was the only athlete to break 3 hours, crossing the finish line in a brilliant 2:59:04 in what were ideal running conditions around the ten-lap route.
Donore Harriers filled the remaining podium places with Ian Fitzgerald finishing second in 3:11:18, followed by clubmate Wayne Waldron in third in 3:15:18.
Deirdre Martin of Carrick on Shannon went one better than last years silver medal to claim gold in the women’s race in a time of 3:35:11. The Carrick athlete finished just under 10 minutes ahead of local athlete Patricia McLoughlin of Le Cheile in 3:43:16.
1. Tudor Muldovan (Clonliffe) 2:59:04
2.Ian Fitzgerald (Donore Harriers) 3:11:18
3. Wayne Waldron (Donore Harriers) 3:15:41
1. Deirdre Martin (Carrick on Shannon) 3:35:11
2.Patricia McLoughlin (Le Cheile AC) 3:43:16
3.Pauline O Callaghan 3:54:41 (Unattached)
4.Christine Kinsella (Brothers Pearse) 3:57:38 (3rd National Champs)
Full Result HERE