Lough Boora Half Marathon 2018 (1st April)
Successful Inaugural Lough Boora Half Marathon
In cool fresh but running-friendly conditions, the inaugural Lough Boora Half Marathon hosted by Ferbane AC in Offaly on Sunday 1st April was a big success. This was a popular 10k and 5k event in previous years but the current trend among runners is for longer distances, so the organisers switched to a half marathon this year but included a 5k fun run. The half marathon attracted strong local support but also many runners from surrounding Counties and further afield with 317 taking part. The half marathon was won by David Murray (Tullamore Harriers) in 1:15:04 and first lady was Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) in 1:23:18. Representing Mullingar was Enda Seery finishing in an excellent 1:35:05, Garrett O’Brien finishing in 1:52:17 and PJ Ballesty.