There was a big turnout for the first running of this 10 km road race in Dunmanway in West Cork. A total of 253 turned out which for a new race in West Cork is remarkable. For a new race like this, something like 120-150 might be considered normal. To get over 250 is a reflection on the amount of work that the organisers put into promoting the race.
With clear skies and a start time in mid-afternoon, the temperature was well into the twenties for the race and this no doubt was a big factor in the race!
The gents races was won by Alan O'Shea of Bantry AC in a time of 33:12.
The ladies race was won in a time of 40:39 by in-form Mary Sweeney who recently finished 5th on the Cork City Marathon. In 2nd place was local runner Liz Barry in 41:35 followed by Gillian Cotter in 42:39 in 3rd place.
The provisional results can be seen HERE
Photos....(Updated Wed 23rd)
There is an alum of 140 photos by John O'Driscoll HERE
There is a gallery of 94 photos by Joe Murphy of Eagle AC HERE
Considering it was a new race, what was you opinion of it? The organisation? The route? The heat!? Prizes? Overall...??...........click on the comment link below and give your opinion.