Weekend race results

Several Leevale athletes were in road and cross country action this weekend. On Friday evening, John Shine continued his return to form in the UCC\CIT Floodlit Cross Country with a good 4th place finish in a race won by Ed Murphy. Aisling Gould also finished 4th in the women’s race.

The Flooodlit Cross Country took place after the 2nd Annual Cork Schools Invitational Cross Country, which was a very successful event. A number of Leevale athletes competed for their respective schools. Full results

On Saturday the Clonakilty half and full marathons took place over a tough, undulating course. Leevale’s Donal Coffey, a late entrant to the event after the Waterford Half Marathon was postponed, was very much to the fore throughout, and notched up a great podium finish in 3rd behind Alan O’Shea and Cork Marathon champion, Sergiu Ciobanu. Cosmas De Burca finished 4th in the full marathon, with Leevale’s marathon man, John Hallahan, back in 24th.

On Sunday morning, Leevale had a 1-2 in the annual BHAA 4 mile Turkey Trot race, in aid of the Simon Community. Mark Hanrahan won the event in a canter, with Chris Harrington in a comfortable second.

Also on Sunday, the indoor season got off to an early start for some of Leevale’s Masters athletes, with Joe Nagle and Brian Hayes well to the fore.

Floodlit Cross Country Results

Clonakilty Half-Marathon, Sat 11 December 2010, 9:00am

1 Alan O’Shea Bantry AC 68:23
2 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers 70:29
3 Donal Coffey Leevale AC 74:25
4 Cornelius Marshall St. Finbarr’s AC 75:00
5 Brian Hegarty East Cork AC 76:07

Full Clonakilty results

BHAA\Cork Simon Community 4 Mile Turkey Trot, Marina, 12 December 2010 11:00 am

1 Mark Hanrahan 19:27
2 Chris Harrington 21.17
3 Paul Gallagher 21:30
4 Danny Smith 21:35
5 Cillian Ó Tuama 21:40

Full results

Munster Masters Indoor Champsionships, Nenagh Indoor Arena, Sunday 12 December 2010

O/40 Shot Joe Nagle 2nd 10.01m
O/40 Long Jump Joe Nagle 3rd 3.09m
O/40 WFD Joe Nagle 3rd 4.95m
O/35 Shot Brian Hayes 1st 9.82m
O/35 Long Jump Brian Hayes 1st 5.20m
O/35 High Jump Brian Hayes 3rd 1.35m

Full results