Cloonacool 5k 2015 results
Click here to download final results Results of Cloonacool 5km 2015
The sixth staging of the annual Cloonacool 5km race and walk took place yesterday (Sunday February 15th).
The weather stayed fine with a slight breeze. There was quite a lot of competitive edge before the race but that evaporated after about 200 meters where the hard sucking for air was deafening. Ronan Leonard was the cloonacool gaa pre race favourite. He claims to have being training hard the last 3 months.
Its seems that these sessions only included watching re-runs of the last Olympics. Paul Queenan on the other hand was predicating to finish in under 30 minutes so to finish 7 and a half minutes better than that was surely the performance of the day!
The 5km race was won in a record time by Richard Gorman, Sligo AC, in a time of 15.51. Second was Leo Doherty who is still in secondary school in a time of 18.05. Third was Michael Casserly in 18.22. James Lawerence was the first local home in a time of 18.27 a full 7 minutes ahead of the pre race favourite. Mari Johnston once again won the ladies race in a time of 19.36. Ben Clavin won the primary
school section in a great time of 22.06, while Leah Walsh was the first girl across the finish line.