Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Fota Cheetah Run - Thurs 19th May 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Results of the Fota Cheetah Run - Thurs 19th May 2011

Despite the threat of showers, the rain held off for this unique 4 mile race in Fota Wildlife Park. A record 700 plus runners took part in what turned out to be a pre-entry  only event with the limit having been reached on the previous Tuesday.

It was also a unique event in that the number of women actually exceeded the number of men! Someone remarked to me that this was probably because runners had to pre-register in advance and women are generally better organised then men........but surely that can't be the reason ;o)

The winner of the mens race was John Shine of Leevale AC in a time of 20:46. In 2nd place, Shane Coffey finished 2nd in 20:59 while Barry Donovan of Leevale AC finished 3rd in 21:14.

In the womens race, Sinead Ni Chonchuir on the organising club Eagle AC finished in 1st place in a time of 25:12. Karen Prendergast finished 2nd in a time of 25:58 while Annameria Costelloe of Gneeveguilla AC made the long trip up from the Kingdom to take 3rd in 26:02.

Results.........the full results can be seen HERE

1) Doug Minihane has a very large gallery of photos HERE
2) There is another gallery on the Eagle website HERE
3) Another small gallery by the 1 mile mark HERE


Anonymous said...

Great race well done.

Anonymous said...

My first time doing the cheetah. And I loved it! What a unique race setting. Well done Eagles for putting on such a well organised event. This was a complicated setup but everything went very smoothly.
Will be back!

Anonymous said...

Novel race, great venue, very well organised, good atmosphere, good grub. I enjoyed my evening. Thanks to all.