Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: 500 plus runners take part in Emer Casey races in Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

500 plus runners take part in Emer Casey races in Melbourne, Australia

On the 18th of May, the Emer Casey Memorial 10k race in Youghal attracted a large field of 570 runners. In addition to this race, there are other Emer Casey events organised in London and in Australia to raise funds for cancer research.

Last weekend, the Emer Casey 5k and 10k  races were held in Melbourne, Australia and attracted a field of over 500 runners. In the 10k race, Sonia O'Sullivan (#571) was the winner while Sonia's daughter Sophie took the title in the 5k event.

MENS 5K... 1 Beau Lang 16:44.9  //  2  Steven  Griffin 17:49.8  //  3  Bradley Serry 18:03.3
WOMENS 5K...1  Sophie O'Sullivan  19:15.0  //  2  Jane Hemmings 19:43.5  //  3  Amy Cornell 21:13.9

MENS 10 K... 1  Luke Burns    35:56.6 M //  2  Steven Bonfadini 36:21.8  //  3  Jacob Nolan    37:09.8
WOMENS 10K...1   Stacy Bolger  38:27.4  //  2   Sonia O'Sullivan 39:43.1 // 3   Lesley Turnbull 40:46.9 

Report from Sonia O'Sullivan.....We had the Emer Casey Melbourne twin event on last Sunday in lovely sunning conditions at the Monash University Campus. This is the 7th annual Emer Casey fun run in Melbourne and we have grown from 17 runners in the first year to a record 500 plus runners yesterday ( with the race broken down into 5km and 10km events.

It is an amazing turnout with big representation from the growing Irish community in Melbourne. We had chip timing for the first time, sponsorship from the Melbourne Rose of Tralee and Emerald Travel so we were able to have t-shirts to early bird entries and focus on raising more funds and awareness of Ovarian Cancer and the Emer Casey foundation around the world.

The course itself is not a typical road race, there are 2 x 5km laps on a section of the Monash  university campus that cross playing fields, and weave around some skinny paths and back around even more fields so multi-terrain, not the fastest course but we believe this is a fun run and we want everyone to enjoy the day out, bring their families and get everyone to join in the fun. Here for a good time, not a fast time.

Best Wishes...Sonia

The full results can be seen on the race website.

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