Further to the letter regarding water bottles at the Dublin Marathon, it would be great if the organisers were inspired by this year’s London Marathon.
A total of 200,000 edible water “pods”, made from an edible, biodegradable seaweed, were distributed to runners. Definitely something noble to consider for this island nation.
Plastic bottles at the Dublin Marathon (Irish Times letters page)
Pic: Sports Inquirer
Knockmaroon Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Andy T writes:
Donore Harriers have an engineer at the 8 mile station for [today’s] Dublin City Marathon!
Aileeen Moon writes:
“The Down Syndrome Centre are looking for people to take part in this year’s Dublin Marathon on October, 27th. Last year’s winner, Seán Hehir has joined the team and will be hosting training sessions in the run up (excuse the pun!) to the event.
If you’re taking part in this year’s marathon why not raise some funds for this fantastic cause at the same time – it’ll definitely help you to get over the finish line. The Down Syndrome Centre will be opening its doors in September and will be offering a variety of hugely important services such as speech and language therapy, SKIP programmes, occupational therapy and several social groups and events. Contact me on (01) 661 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.”
Down Syndrome Centre (Facebook)
A RTÉ report from the first Dublin Marathon in 1980, won by Dick Hooper, from Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club, above, in 2:16.14, ahead of this year’s marathon which takes place on Monday, starting from Fitzwilliam Street Upper at 8.55am.
The first woman to cross the line was Carey May, of Dublin City Harriers, who ran it in 2:42.11.
Via Dublin Marathon