The big road race in Cork this week was the annual BHAA\John Buckley Sports 5K. The race was held on the usual Marina circuit on Tuesday evening. Many athletes used the race as a final blow-out ahead of the Cork City Marathon next week. Leevale athletes were well to the fore as Mark Hanrahan was first across the line in 14:33, followed by Ben Thistlewood, and Sinead O’Connor took the win in the women’s race, her 16:54 putting her well ahead of the field. Tim Twomey, James Grufferty, John O’Connell, Chris Murphy and Anthony Mannix were all well up in the top 20 overall, and Michelle Kenny and Niamh Roe were 5th and 6th in the women’s race.