Man­nix re­turns to win Rebel Run 10km race

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - John Wal­she

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.

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