Rhona Lynch of Eagle AC (2nd) with Claire McCarthy of St.Finbarrs AC
the winner of the 2011Shanagarry 5 mile road race
It's beginning to sound like a bit of a cliché but it was yet again, another race with another record turnout. A total of 512 turned out for the 2nd race of the Ballycotton Summer series breaking last years record number of 503. Just to show how it has grown in recent years, here are the previous numbers...2007 = 279, 2008 = 281, 2009 = 471 and 2010 = 503
The winner of the mens race this year was John Shine of Leevale AC in a time of 26:22 (avg 5:16 per mile), just 7 seconds ahead of the winner of the 1st race in the series Roy Fahy of East Cork AC....(26:29...avg 5:18 per mile). In 3rd place, Chris Harrington of Leevale AC ran 27:02 (avg 5:24 per mile).
In the womens race, Claire McCarthy of St.Finbarrs AC made it two in a row for the series by winning in a time of 29:59 (avg 6:00 per mile). In 2nd place, Rhona Lynch of Eagle AC finished 2nd in 30:16 (avg 6:03 per mile) while Ann-Marie Holland of Eagle AC put in a strong finish to move through the field to take 3rd place in 31:31 (avg 6:18 per mile)
Men - 1st Leevale 'A' 12' ...........2nd St Funbarrs 15............3rd Leevale 'B' 40.
Women - 1 Eagle 10..........2nd Leevale 24.........3rd St Finbarrs 37.
The full results can now be seen HERE