Thursday 19 October 2017

Repeat glory for Herlihy and Roche

There were repeat wins for Michael Herlihy and Tracey Roche at the Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial 10km at Liscarroll on Friday last, an event which was also the penultimate race in the Ballyhoura Active Series.

Herlihy, a member of the North Cork club and co-ordinator of the series, came home a clear winner, his 32:57 over a minute ahead of Tim Twomey of Leevale. Roche was equally in control of the women's race, as her 37:45 put her one minute and 17 seconds ahead of Niamh O'Sullivan from Riocht.

On Sunday last the first road race to take place in Skibbereen for a number of years saw a double for the Bandon club as Kevin Wilmot (27:32) and Carmel Crowley (29:45) took the honours over the five-mile distance.

On a busy weekend in Munster, wheelchair athlete Jerry Forde from Blarney had a hectic schedule. He took part in the Liscarroll 10km on Friday evening, the Dingle Marathon on Saturday and then travelled to Skibbereen on Sunday. Gerry plans on completing his 100th marathon in Dublin in October.

The John Buckley Sports/Cork Half Marathon, promoted by St Finbarr's AC, takes place this Sunday -- the 22nd running of the event. Sunday's race gets under way at 11.0 with entries (at €25) available on the morning.

Wexford Cancer Run

A race to be recommended is the Mick Murphy Memorial four-mile event, which takes place in Ferns, Co Wexford on Saturday, September 17 at 5.0.

Now in its seventh running, it will be run in association with the Irish Cancer Society for the first time this year. The event caters for runners, joggers and walkers of all standards.

Entries at www.runireland.com and sponsorship cards for the Irish Cancer Society are available from Louise Kehoe on 086-8679364.

Irish Independent

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