Barry Minnock and Donna Mahon had superb runs in their marathon debut in the Florence Marathon today. Barry was home 12th in a time of 2.24.00 out of a field of over 8,100 runners, on a largely flat course featuring cobblestones and sharp corners. Donna completed the course in 2.53.47 in 242th position and 23rd female. She was also 4th over 35. Well done to both. Full results on the Firenze Marathon 2009 website.