There was a Leevale 1-2 at last night’s BHAA 5K in Ringaskiddy. Mark Hanrahan, a regular winner of this race in the past, strode away from the field early on for a facile win in 14:52. Behind him, James Grufferty was best of the rest in 15:52. Helen Leonard took the honours in the F40 category. The overall ladies’ race was won by Laura Crowe in a course record of 16:35.
Earlier in the week, on Monday night, at the Carrigtwohill 5K Helen Leonard finished 2nd overall in the ladies’ race. Brian Hegarty finished 8th in the men’s.
Last week, Mark Bickerdike was the first Leevale finisher at the Shannonvale 10K near Clonakilty.
On the same night, Nollaig O’Neill was in action in another of the West Waterford summer series races, the Ballymacarbry 5 miler, where she had a good win in 31:36.