Nollaig Hunter had a a good return to form at last night’s Churchtown South 5 miler, the third race in the Ballycotton Summer Series. Nollaig won a closely-contested women’s race in 32:07. Niamh Walsh made it two Leevale athletes in the top 3 with a 3rd place finish in 32:30.

In the men’s section, Tim Twomey was the first Leevale finisher in 6th with a time of 26:28. This was enough to maintain top position in the overall series, but, with Seán McGrath finishing 3rd last night, Tim now has only a narrow lead over the East Cork man going into the last race at Ballycotton next month. The rest of the Leevale team packed well, with Cillian Ó Tuama and Donal Coffey 8th and 9th, John O’Connell and Colm Moore in 12th and 13th. John Collins won the M50 category and finished 21st overall.

Full results
Leevale results
Results courtesy of John Walshe