Mannix returns to win Rebel Run 10km race
Having his first race since winning the EMC race last July, Anthony Mannix returned in style to take the honours at the Rebel Run 10km held around the roads and cycle paths of Bishopstown.
Mannix, a native of Banteer and who now runs with Leevale. got away from Skibbereen man John Collins after 3km to cross the line on the Cork IT track well clear in a time of 34:18.
Collins recorded 35:13 in second with another West Cork runner, Garrett Lordan of Clonakilty Road Runners, taking third spot in 35:30.
Padraig Sheehan of St Finbarr’s finished fourth in 36:16 while John O’Mahony’s fifth place in 36:52 was enough to earn him the M40 award.
Alan Scally, Clonakilty Road Runners, won the M50 prize in a time of 41:10.
The women’s race went to last year’s runner-up Katie Hickson, first the week before at the Army/Navy five-miler, in a time of 41:14. Second was Linda O’Sullivan in 42:00 with Linda O’Coonor taking third in 43:01.
Alan O’Donovan (16:47) and Lisa Hegarty (19:41) were the winners of the 5km which took place before the longer event.
A l m o s t 9 00 r u n n e r s — around 200 up on last year — turned out for the two races that took place from the Cork IT complex.
Organised by the joint committee of CorkSports Partnership, Leisureworld Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, the events were sponsored by both Cork City Council and Cork County Council.
Midleton runners Shelia Buckley, Gillian Bransfield and Ber Twomey at the Rebel Run 10km.