Ireland's Daniel Doherty and Barry Murray posted excellent performances at the Brecon Beacons 40-mile event on 21st May.
A very tough route negotiated the highest peaks in Southern Britain and took in some of the best trail in the Brecon Beacons. The vast majority of the route was off road but very varied.
The race was won by Great Britain's Mark Palmer in 5:54:02 with Andrew James, also of Great Britain, in second place in 6:15:40.
Daniel Doherty was first of the Irish in third place overall in a time of 6:30:10, but notably ahead of Alan Smalls (GBR) who finished second in the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km in March.
Despite receiving a 25-minute penalty, Loughborough-based Barry Murray finished 8th in 7:20:35 hrs.
Full results are available at the Brecon Beacons 40 Website.
Daniel Doherty's personal account of the race can be read on his blog.
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