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.