Christmas Road Race Results

There were a number of road races on over the Christmas holiday season in which Leevale athletes excelled. Fresh from his win in Kanturk, Mark Hanrahan continued his good form in Belgooly on St. Stephen’s Day, winning by over a minute in a race that featured a record entry of 600+. Carmel Parnell finished third in the women’s event, winning the over-50 section.

Two days later, at the Bandon 5-miler, James Grufferty finished 4th, just ahead of the ever-improving George Boyle, and there were also good placings from John Collins, Thomas Maunsell, Jessica Vonhatten, Nollaig Hunter, and Andrea Bickerdyke. John O’Leary won the men’s over-65 section.

Dick Copithorne Memorial 4 mile road race, Belgooly, Fri 26 December 2008, 12 noon
1 18:55 Mark Hanrahan, Leevale
2 19:56 Cillian O’Leary, Raheny
3 20:11 Jeff Scott, Carrignavar
4 20:19 James McCarthy, East Cork
5 20:54 Jamie McCarthy, Riverstick/Kinsale
6 21:30 Conor Marshall, St Finbarr’s
7 21:38 Tom Laffan, Bandon
8 21:45 Barry Donovan, UCC
9 21:50 Derek O’Leary, St Finbarr’s
10 21:57 Brian Hegarty, East Cork

Full results

Donough Coughlan Memorial Bandon 5 mile road race, Sunday 28 December 2008, 2:00pm
1 26:25 Sean McGrath, East Cork AC
2 26:56 Derek O’Leary, St. Finbarrs AC
3 27:10 Kevin Wilmott, Bandon AC
4 27:24 James Grufferty, Leevale AC
5 27:29 George Boyle, Leevale AC
6 27:32 Barry Donovan, UCC
7 27:46 Donal Coakley, Togher AC
8 27:53 Paul Tucker, St. Finbarrs AC
9 27:57 George Waugh, Rising Sun AC
10 27:58 Frank O’Carroll, East Cork AC

Full results