At an award ceremony in the River Lee Hotel, Claire Gibbons-McCarthy (Leevale AC) was presented with the Cork City Sports Cork Athlete for the month of January. Claire won the Waterford Half Marathon in a personal best time of 1:16:45 on the 9th January. She subsequently went on to improve on this in the Barcelona International Half Marathon in February with a very impressive time of 1:15:18, securing victory in the Over 35 section.
Claire now plans to compete in the London marathon on April 24th and we wish her every success in this race.
The Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month award is jointly sponsored by The Evening Echo, 96FM C103 and the vent host The River Lee.