Sunday 18 February 2018

O'Shea stays unbeaten on Cork's roads

Alan O'Shea maintained his unbeaten record on the Cork roads over the summer with a clear-cut victory at the Donoughmore seven-mile road race on Friday night.

Leading all the way, the Bantry athlete finished in a time of 36:14, almost a minute-and-a-half clear of Chris Harrington (37:43), with George Waugh third in 37:58.

Helen Leonard made her first appearance in the race a winning one, the Rathfarnham athlete finishing in a time of 46:53, with Geraldine O'Shea (St Finbarr's) second in 47:41 and Aoife Quigley third. Like Leonard, Quigley (Crusaders) is a Cork native now running with a Dublin club.

This was the 29th annual Donoughmore race, held over the same rarely-run distance of seven miles since 1983.

For a €10 entry fee, each runner received a high-quality technical T-shirt and there was also a huge array of prizes, including awards for both club and BHAA teams.

Irish Independent

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