Hanrahan leaves the opposition trailing
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
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.