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Running Shorts: Cillian O'Leary tactics work in Cork


Cillian O'Leary

Cillian O'Leary

Cillian O'Leary

Smart tactics saw Cillian O'Leary of Raheny Shamrock win the Cork City Marathon in 2:30.41.

O'Leary, who comes from Cork,  finished exactly a minute ahead of Vincent Chepyegon after catching him with 800m to go. Nollaig Hunter of Leevale was first woman in 2:57.57.

In the half marathon, Clonliffe's Sergiu Ciobanu held off Alan O'Shea from Bantry to win in 67 mins 50 secs. Norah Newcombe Pieterse of Mayo AC was first woman in 81.12.

On a good weekend for Raheny Shamrock, Freddy Keron Sittuk of Raheny Shamrock won the SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon in Derry with a time of 2:22.345.

Bohermeen hitting its 30th

Celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday evening  (7.30) is the Patrick Bell & Nicky Phillips memorial 5km in Bohermeen, Co Meath. 

The race remembers two club stalwarts – Patrick Bell who died tragically in a car crash at the age of 25, and Nicky Phillips, a Meath track champion of the 1930s.

Following the race is the celebrated barbecue with open fires and live music.  Walkers as well as runners of all standards are invited to what promises to be a memorable night out.

Enter online  at www.precisiontiming.net or on the day before 6.30pm.

On your marks for Raheny

All are welcome at this year’s Lord Mayor of Raheny Summer 2-Mile Road Race Series, with 12 rounds planned. The series starts next Tuesday June 9 (8pm) and continues until September 8. Entry is €7 per race or €50 for series.

Also coming up in Raheny is the annual Tommy Lynam Midsummer 4-Mile on Sunday June 21 (11.0).