In only his first marathon Donagh Powell broke the 3 hour barrier with 2:57:02. This was a hard fought for achievement given the very hot conditions and on a cooler day we’ll see him realising his full potential and knocking large lumps off that time in future. Even marathon veteran Colm Murray was knocked back by the heat to run 3:08:45 which still put him as a very respectable  42nd M50. Congratulations to both of you producing excellent runs on a tough day at the office!