The Pat the Baker Longford Marathon took it’s first step of 2017 when the official launch was held recently. The event is commonly known as ‘the friendly marathon’ and its reputation has continued to grow despite the many race options over the last number of years.
This year Freddy Sittuk will be hoping to achieve his ambition of setting a record for the event, but will have some stiff competition from a large field of serious runners. For other the challenge is completing the course.
2017’s marathon consists of the usual calendar of events. The 39.3 mile Ultra Marathon and Marathon Walk start at 8:30 on Sunday the 27th and the Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Marathon all start at 10:00 am.
Sean Crossan and Fiona Fenelon Joined Tony Ghee in studio to look ahead to this years event.