Killarney 10mile Road Race

St. Brendan’s College played host to its inaugural Killarney ten mile road race on 10 miler 3Saturday last 27th September.

Organised by the committee of the Track company – an amalgam of sporting, education and community bodies – whose target is to build a micro track for the community on the grounds of the College – the run will serve as an annual fundraiser for the project. Beautiful conditions, a challenging but rewarding course and great après run refreshments (supplied by the Parents’ Association of St. Brendan’s) gave the 370 entrants every support.  Race starter, Olympian, Gillian O’Sullivan got everyone safely away at 1:30 p.m.  The course, taking in both Aghadoe and Cnoc an Rí provided a stern fitness test for all who competed.  The men’s event was won by Michael Herlihy from Charleville (53’:08”) with Philip Harty from West Waterford (53’:39”) in second and Tim O’Connor (54’:48”) in third.  2014 sixth year Conor Kissane was the first Junior athlete home in 59’:13” (in the process beating his long term mentor Arthur Fitzgerald!).10 miler 6

The women’s event was won by Lucy Brennan (1hr:07mins) from Sligo with Denise Casey (1hr:12mins) in 2nd and Alison Kirwan (1hr:13mins) in third.

The organisers wish to thank all those who supported the event by entering and participating. They also wish to thank the sponsors CENTRA.

Past pupils, Peter Maher (who ran in the 1988 and 92 Olympic Marathon) and Kerry legend Paudie O’Mahony were on hand to present the medals along with Former World Mountain Running Champion John Lenihan.10 miler 4

In winning the overall event Michael Herlihy received the Richard Clifford Memorial Cup. The cup serves to remember past pupil and talented athlete who passed away during the past year.

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