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Sosnowski makes amends

A sub four-minute mile father-and-son combination of Eamonn and John Coghlan will help set the pace in Sunday's Kleinwort Benson St Patrick's Festival 5k Road Race that starts and finishes outside the Mansion House on Dublin's Dawson Street.

John Coghlan showed top form on Saturday when winning the Irish Universities Cross Country Championships in Waterford and is among the favourites to win Sunday's event. Eamonn Coghlan will again be race director for this annual event organised by his club Metropolitan Harriers & St Brigid's AC. More information on www.patricksrun.com

Sosnowski makes amends

Despite the counter-attraction of the Munster championship at Inniscarra, over 300 runners turned out for the Bord Gais 5k which took place under Cork BHAA rules at Mahon.

Polish native Wieslaw Sosnowski made up for a disappointing run the previous week in Ballycotton with a four-second winning margin over Philip Harty, covering the flat route along the waterfront in 15:47. Unfortunately, as Sosnowski was not registered with the BHAA, the first prize went to Harty, with Tony Kelleher having a fine run to take third.

The women's race was won by relative newcomer Margaret Murphy of the HSE. Murphy finished in 19:04, over a minute clear of Siobhan Murphy, with Anne-Marie Power in third.

Irish Independent