The pre-Christmas Newmarket 5K always draws a top-class field and today’s 2014 instalment was no different. The race saw Colm Sheahan take a hard-fought overall victory, ahead of Sergiu Ciobanu and Micahel Harty. Barry Donovan and James Grufferty also finished in the top 6. In the women’s race, there was a runaway victory for Michelle Finn who posted an impressive 16:33, well ahead of her nearest rival. Michelle was a member of the Irish team that won bronze at last week’s European Cross Country Championships. Sinead O’Connor finished third in today’s race.
Results courtesy of John Walshe
Yesterday’s Shanagarry 5K also provided a win for a Leevale athlete; Helen Leonard prevailed in the women’s race.
Last weekend there was a 1-2 for Leevale athletes John O’Connell and David Fox, who were at the head of affairs at the Kinsale 5K.