The big event on the road this weekend was the Newmarket 5K, which always draws a high-quality field. This year was no exception as the top 12 athletes were all home inside 16 minutes. Up front it was a battle between Leevale’s Mark Hanrahan and Ryan Creech. Ryan was in action at the European Cross Country Championships last weekend. On this occasion Mark edged it in 14:24 to Ryan’s 14:30. Michael Pat O’Regan was 11th in 15:48, and the combination won Leevale the team prize.
In the ladies’ race Sinéad O’Connor was 2nd to Laura Crowe and Carol Finn was 4th.
At the same time on Sunday there was a 4K in Cloyne where Josh O’Sullivan-Hourihan had a good win, and Darragh Canavan finished 3rd. The previous day Josh had also finished 3rd in the Shanagarry 5K.
Also on Saturday, Andrea Bickerdike won the Tramore Valley Park Run and Kevin Barry was 3rd in the men’s race.
Tramore Valley results