PHOTOS – Cliona’s Foundation Break the World Marathon Relay Record

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On Sunday, January 11 over 105 runners from all over Limerick came together at the University of Limerick in an attempt to break the World Marathon Relay Record and enter the Guinness World Record books. Gary O’Hanlon, a well known athlete from Clonliffe Harriers kicked off the relay marathon. The team broke the record by running the relay in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 54 seconds. It was an amazing achievement by all of the runners and supporters involved.

The previous record stood at two hours and 10 minutes and 52 seconds, which means runners had to average 74 seconds per lap to break the record.

Each runner completed a 400m lap of the running track in UL. The final 105th lap was a group event.

This event is the brainchild of Derek Casey from Limerick Brakes, who sponsored this event.

Derek tells me, “I am delighted that all proceeds will go to a local charity, Cliona’s Foundation, who provide financial support to families with a seriously ill child. This is a wonderful achievement and we are so delighted that the record was broken in Limerick.”

People can still donate money www.mycharity.ie/event/clionas_foundation_relay_marathon.

For further details, please contact Derek Casey on 086 0693600 or log onto the Facebook page Cliona’s Foundation Marathon Relay.

Photos by Oisin Mc Hugh for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Current world record was broken today in UL dedicated, strong athletes from the Munster Region and including Gary O’Hanlon from Clonliffe Harriers and Suzanne Sheehy, from Fingal Tri who travelled down from Dublin for the event.

Results below:

No Name Club Time

39 Larkin OConners Emerald A/C 0.54
63 David Garry Emerald A/C 0.55
105 Liam Reale 0.56
8 Jamie Mitchelle Emerald A/C 0.57
12 Jenna Bromwell Emerald A/C 0.57 1st F
34 David O’Brien 0.58
49 Gary O’Hanlon Clonliffe Harris A/C 0.58
87 Seamus Hickey 0.58
94 Patrick Hayes Dooneen A/C 0.58
1 Mike Carmody Ennis Track 0.59
5 Stewart Moloney Mooreabbey Milers 0.59
50 Barry Nash Emerald A/C 0.59
57 Paul Fitzgerald Limerick A/C 0.59
59 Mark Guerin Limerick A/C 0.59
89 Sean Mac 0.59
19 Ciara Nevill Emerald A/C 1.00 2nd Fem
30 William Hourigan Caherline Hurling 1.00
42 Kieren lees Mooreabbey Milers 1.00
71 Daniel Gallagher Limerick A/C 1.00
73 Cian Mcinerary N/A 1.00
2 Tom Mulcahy An Brú A/C 1.01
38 JT Ryan Mooreabbey Milers 1.01
44 Declan Guina West Limerick A/C 1.01
53 Keith Daly Limerick A/C 1.01
65 Tom Morrissey Emerald A/C 1.01
79 John Fitzgibbon 1.01
92 Dermot Kearns Dooneen A/C 1.01
104 Daniel Morrissey 1.01
10 Brian lawlor An Brú A/C 1.02
17 Zara Bolger Emerald A/C 1.02 3rd fem
61 David Casey Caherline Hurling 1.02
72 Brian Nash Emerald A/C 1.02
84 Barry O’Donoghue 1.02
20 Paul Ryan An Brú A/C 1.03
60 Ciaran Fitzgerald An Brú A/C 1.03
78 Tony O Donovan Limerick A/C 1.03
88 Thomas O’Brien 1.03
100 john Kelly Cappawhite A/C 1.03
35 Tom Blackburn Mooreabbey Milers 1.04
36 Annie Russell Emerald A/C 1.04 4th Fe
45 Gary Egan An Brú A/C 1.04
46 kevin Tobin 1.04
68 Pat O Riordan Limerick A/C 1.04
82 Anthony Boyle 1.04
85 Chris Koyle 1.04
98 Mike Purtill Dooneen A/C 1.04
101 Gary O Sullivian 1.04
102 Vincent O Brien Limerick A/C 1.04
3 Stephine Carroll Emerald A/C 1.05
15 Bronagh Kelly 1.05
62 Derek Casey An Brú A/C 1.05
76 Ray Mcinerary Limerick A/C 1.05
81 Ian O Conner 1.05
4 Eoin McAuliffe West Limerick A/C 1.06
6 JJ Cremins An Brú A/C 1.06
27 Jack Heelan Limerick A/C 1.06
37 Chloe Tobin Emerald A/C 1.06
90 Marie Heelan 1.06
93 John O’Shea West Limerick A/C 1.06
22 Simon Renolds Kilmallock A/C 1.07
32 Stephen Chawke Dooneen A/C 1.07
40 Damien Hallan Mooreabbey Milers 1.07
43 Ronan Brannigan N/A 1.07
83 Ray Hickey 1.07
86 Dara Mcgregor 1.07
99 John Hartnett An Brú A/C 1.07
24 Mike (curly) Cunningham Mooreabbey Milers 1.08
64 Dermot Foley N/A 1.08
25 Ger Griffin Mooreabbey Milers 1.09
29 Sean Wheelan Limerick A/C 1.09
31 Kila Curran 1.09
74 Rob Nash 1.09
95 Lizzy Buggy 1.09
7 Suzanne Sheehy Fingal Tri 1.10
9 Mary Niell Tobin Dooneen A/C 1.10
16 Caroline Cronroyomalley West Limerick A/C 1.10
18 Caitriona Farrell An Brú A/C 1.10
21 Caroline Hickey 1.10
41 Grcae Donovan Emerald A/C 1.10
75 John Robinson N/A 1.10
80 Ken McEvoy 1.10
96 Peter Lane 1.10
11 Joe Chawke Dooneen A/C 1.11
23 Shane Larkin Dooneen A/C 1.11
47 Geff DeCourcy 1.11
56 Stephan Casey An Brú A/C 1.11
58 Ray Hourigan An Brú A/C 1.11
91 Roger Sampson Mooreabbey Milers 1.11
48 Karl O Donnell An Brú A/C 1.12
13 Paul Costolle Emerald A/C 1.13
14 Graham Power An Brú A/C 1.13
67 Laura Nash Emerald A/C 1.13
33 Eammon Bolfry Limerick A/C 1.14
26 Gary Fraher 1.16
66 Ashley Hartigan An Brú A/C 1.16
97 Jenny Morrisson 1.16
54 Anthony Tobin 1.17
28 Triona Ryan An Brú A/C 1.18
69 Ann Brynes An Brú A/C 1.18
70 Malachy Carew 1.18
51 Derval Kenny An Brú A/C 1.20
52 Pat Carey An Brú A/C 1.20
55 Edel Henrique West Limerick A/C 1.22
77 Grainne Foley N/A 1.22
103 Arthy Manifold 1.22
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