Han­ra­han leaves the op­po­si­tion trail­ing

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - JOHN WALSHE

THE Cork City 10-mile race, or­gan­ised by St Fin­barr’s AC and spon­sored by John Buck­ley Sports, at­tracted over 550 run­ners.

The race – which also in­cor­po­rated the Cork cham­pi­onship over the dis­tance – saw an im­pres­sive solo per­for­mance by Mark Han­ra­han who fin­ished over four min­utes clear of the op­po­si­tion.

A low-key 10km in Tralee a cou­ple of weeks ago was Han­ra­han’s only race since last year’s Euro­pean Cross­Coun­try in Italy but he showed no ill-af­fects as he led all the way to fin­ish in a time of 49:39.

Colin Mer­ritt (Car­raig na bhFear) took se­cond in 54:08 with John Meade (St Fin­barr’s) – win­ner in 2015 and run­ner-up in 2014 and 2016 – hav­ing

55:10.

There was a popular vic­tory for the pro­mot­ing club as Sor­cha Kear­ney came home a sur­prise win­ner of the women’s race, her time of 64:53 putting her well clear of the Grange-Fer­moy pair Joan En­nis (67:32) and Ellen Han­ley (68:15). to set­tle for third in

Mark Han­ra­han (cen­tre), win­ner of the Cork City 10-mile race, pic­tured with Ea­monn McEvoy, Chair­man of St Fin­barr’s AC, and Conor Ka­vanagh of spon­sors John Buck­ley Sports.

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