In excess of 2,500 people took part in today’s WLR Viking Quarter and Half Marathons in Waterford City.
Dublin-based Freddy Stuk of Raheny Shamrocks AC was first in a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 31 seconds.
Trevor Power of Waterford AC was second and in third place was Ravis Zakis of West Waterford AC.
First woman home was Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC in 1 hour, 23 minutes 51 seconds, Tara Kennedy of Raheny Shamrocks second and Grace Kennedy of Donore Harriers third.
Half Marathon Winner Freddy Stuk spoke to WLR at the finish line and admitted that today’s blazing heat was his main obstacle.
“It was so warm and so humid, so it was a bit difficult,” he said, “but it was well arranged, there was a lot of water along the way.”
He told WLR that he previously won the Viking Half Marathon, but that today’s heat made it a whole new experience.
Earlier Andrew Connick of Ferrybank FC was first over the line in the quarter distance in 37 minutes 58 seconds, David Mansfield, Clonmel AC second and Noel Murphy, Waterford AC in 3rd.
Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC was first woman home in 48 minutes 41 seconds, Julieanne Woodcock was second and Orna Murray of Ferrybank AC finished third.