The Dick Copithorne annual 4 mile was held today in Belgooly Co. Cork. The race has been a huge success with another big turn out today despite the extremely wet conditions. The non stop heavy rain certainly tested the runners mental strength and battling traits. A total of 389 runners arrived to Belgooly form early in the morning. The race HQ was based in Belgooly GAA grounds offering great facilities for participants and race organisers Belgooly AC.
50% of funds from the event went to the Bowel Cancer Treatment Research at Cork University Hospital. This event was very well supported by locals and runners from further a field.
The race itself was close with Killian Mooney taking top spot in a time of 19:50. Killian did not have it easy. As with most Cork races the competition was hot as Liam Harris pushed all the way. Alan O' Shea had another good performance in 3rd place. The age categories also had some tough battles through the field. Some obvious names popped up in the age categories. You can see by results that positions were hard earned today.
The female winner was Jill Hodgins in a time of 23:45. Fiona Santry who has been in good form recently, finished 2nd and Tressa Murray 3rd.
Much needed hot teas, cakes and beverages were very welcome by the cold wet and runners. Great credit must be given to Belgooly AC and the participants for supporting this long established race.
Full results are will be available now the
Results are ORDERED on gross times.
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