Cork City Marathon 2012

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

1 Freddie Kearon Kenya 2:22:12
2 Sergiu Ciobanu 2:22:54
3 Huw Lobb Serpentine 2:28:39
4 Cillian O’Leary Raheny Shamrock 2:29:54
5 Brian Leahy Raheny Shamrock 2:33:14
6 Wieslaw Sosnowski 2:34:53
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
164 Fred English Leevale 3:19:39
177 Kieran Crowley Leevale 3:22:05
567 John Finn Leevale 3:54:35
854 Paul Fitzgerald Leevale 4:15:09


Cork City Marathon Relay, Mon 4 June 2012, 9:00am

1 Waterford 2:21:31
2 Leevale 2:21:43
3 Mahers Sports 2:22:47
2F Leevale 2:55:25


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
1F Lizzie Lee Leevale 1:20:34
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

Provisional results:

Photos from Gearóid Ó Laoi.