The Cork City Marathon took place this morning in ideal conditions. For the first time overall honours went to an overseas athlete, Freddie Kearon of Kenya, who set a course record of 2:22:11 in the process. First Leevale athlete home was Colm Moore, who has improved massively this year and finished 9th overall in 2:40:07.
The women’s title was successfully defended by Clonmel’s Angela McCann. The half-marathon ladies’ title was also sucessfully defended; Lizzie Lee took gold in 80:34, just outside her time from last year. Karl Walsh was well up the field in the men’s race, finishing 4th in 72:41 in a close finish for 2nd.
In the team relay event, the Leevale men’s team’s remarkable run of 2nd place finishes continued; they have finished 2nd now 5 years in a row! This year had the closest finish yet, with a team from Waterford eventually prevailing by just 8 seconds from Leevale and the Maher’s Sports team. The Leevale team’s time of 2:21:43 was their fastest yet. The team members were John Shine, Tim Twomey, Cillian Ó Tuama, Barry Donovan and Chris Harrington. The Leevale ladies team had a good finish also in 2:55:25, just behind a Kerry ladies’ team.
Cork City Marathon, Mon 4 June 2012, 9:00am
|4||Cillian O’Leary||Raheny Shamrock||2:29:54|
|5||Brian Leahy||Raheny Shamrock||2:33:14|
|7||George Waugh||Bandon AC||2:35:00|
|8||Cathal O’Connell||St. Finbarr’s AC||2:36:59|
|9||Colm Moore||Leevale AC||2:40:07|
|1F||Angela McCann||Clonmel AC||2:53:02|
|2F||Anne Curley||Donore Harriers||2:54:37|
|3F||Mary O’Leary||FC Perlach||2:59:46|
Cork City Marathon Relay, Mon 4 June 2012, 9:00am
Cork City Half-Marathon, Mon 4 June 2012, 11:00am
|1||Gary O’Hanlon||Clonliffe Harriers||1:12:51|
|2||John Meade||St. Finbarr’s AC||1:12:37|
|3||Paul Buckley||Ferbane AC||1:12:38|
|4||Karl Walsh||Leevale AC||1:12:41|
|2F||Emma Murphy||St. Finbarr’s AC||1:22:27|
|2F||Carmel Crowley||Bandon AC||1:24:17|
|Ann Moore||Leevale AC||1:29:40|
|Fionnuala Desmond||Leevale AC||1:31:48|
|211||Michael O’Keeffe||Leevale AC||1:42:09|
|313||Ann Lynch||Leevale AC||1:46:54|
|331||Ciarán Desmond||Leevale AC||1:47:35|
|1007||Jennifer Fagan||Leevale AC||2:11:07|
|1154||Shane O’Donnell||Leevale AC||2:17:49|
Photos from Gearóid Ó Laoi.