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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Strong Kerry representation expected for Duhallow AC 5k Road Race in Newmarket

JOHN TARRANT

Published 12/12/2012 | 12:20

KERRY athletes travel over the county bounds on Sunday, December 23 for the popular Duhallow AC Road Race on its return for a new Classic 5km Road Race. A record number of entries are expected for the Newmarket showpiece commencing at 1pm.

Last season, Alan O'Shea maintained a consistent run of performances on capturing outright honours from a strong and representative field that added an international dimension to the proceedings

"We've a tough task to repeat the outstanding success of previous quality fields and hopefully the weather will be favourable. Plans for this season's race were set in motion a number of months ago," said Donie Shine, Chairman of the host Duhallow AC club.

Some of the foremost athletes from across the province including a big Kerry entry are expected to be amongst the entry listing for the race over a fast course.

"To meet popular demand, we've reduced the distance to a 5km event over a measured circuit of Newmarket town," said Mr. Shine.

Senior race organisers are Donie Shine 086-8149970, Ger Murphy 029-60719, Jerry Twomey 086-8050821 or John Sexton 086 3409744 or email sexton.john@hotmail.com

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