SLIGO RUNNER, Richard Gorman, set an impressive personal best in the Athlone 3/4 marathon recently
Gorman who competed in the same event last year came home in 1 hr 54min 8secs, slashing over 6 minutes off his 2011 time
He finished in a strong 6th place from a field of almost 700 which also featured some of the top distance runners in the country with Barry Minnock, Dublin the winner ahead of Gary O'Hanlon, Dublin.
Martin Conroy of Ballina AC was fourth while Gorman finished less than two minutes behind the experienced Conroy in 6th.
This is the latest in an impressive sequence of top results from the Collooney athlete who has gone from strength to strength in 2012
He will now turn his attention to the Dublin city marathon where a time of under 2hr 40 mins is within target.