Sidmouth Running Club mother and daughter combination run the Dublin Marathon

Sidmouth Running Club members Louise and Steve Saunders at the Sibelco Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon

Sidmouth Running Club members Louise and Steve Saunders at the Sibelco Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon - Credit: Archant

Combining a short break with running in the marathon, Lynda and Kaylee Hawkins headed off to Dublin Fair City, writes Terry Bewes.

This is the 37th time this race has been run and it grows bigger each year to now become the fourth largest Marathon in Europe.

This year 19,500 runners lined up at the start. The race starts in Fitzwilliam Square and visits many of the historical and popular sites of this amazing and vibrant City. It is so popular that it was sold out by the end of August.

To assist the runners there are pace setters from three to five hours at 10 minutes intervals.

Split times for Lynda and Kaylee were 10k, 59:29, Half Marathon, 2:06:35, 30k, 3:03:40, finish, 4:18:40.Mother and daughter running and finishing together.


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To celebrate the 1916 centennial all participants received a commemorative finisher’s medal.

Racing over it was then time to go and enjoy this party city. Next’s years’ race is on Sunday October 29.

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