15th May…Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park

This years Cheetah Run 4 mile race in Fota Wildlife Park attracted a field of about 800 runners on the night. In terms of the weather, things couldn’t have gone any better with the park looking superb in the evening sunshine.

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In the mens race a group of four broke away early on but in the sprint for the finish line, Colm Sheahan of Leevale AC just managed to stay ahead finishing in a time of 20:03 with fellow club member James Grufferty just  one second behind.

Colm Sheahan (L)...winner of the 2014 Cheetah Run receiving his prize from Jor Roche (R) of Eagle AC

Colm Sheahan (L)…winner of the 2014 Cheetah Run receiving his prize from Joe Roche of Eagle AC

In the womens race, Orla Drumm was the winner in a time of 22:53. Ann Marie Holland of St.Finbarr’s AC was second with 24:19 while our own Deirdre Nagle of Eagle AC finished third in 24:55.

 L to R...Stephen Ryan of Fota Wildlife Park, Orla Drumm...first woman, Elaine Guinane of Eagle AC and Mike Byrne of Laya Healthcare...one of the sponsors of the 2014 Cheetah Run

L to R…Stephen Ryan of Fota Wildlife Park, Orla Drumm…first woman, Elaine Guinane of Eagle AC and Mike Byrne of Laya Healthcare…one of the sponsors of the 2014 Cheetah Run

 Results…The official results can be seen HERE

Photos…Links to multiple photo albums can be found on the Running in Cork site

Start of the 2014 Cheetah Run…

 

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