THE MITCHELSTOWN GR8KM RACE 5TH AUG 2011
A total of 234 runners turned out for this 8km road race in Mitchelstown in NE Cork for the 5th race in the Ballyhoura Active Series. The mens race was won by Michael Herlihy of North Cork AC in a time of 25:40, taking 10 seconds off his old record set in 2010. That works out as an average 5:10 per mile pace on a hilly course so it will take some beating. In 2nd place, John Downes of Donore Harriers finished in 26:50 (5:24 per mile) while Cathal O'Connell of St.Finbarrs AC race 27:02 (5:26 per mile) to finish 3rd.In the womens race, Tracey Roche of Dooneen AC won in a time of 29:29 (5:55 per mile), demolishing the old record of 34:16 by almost 5 minutes. The 2011 Cork City Marathon winner Angela McCann of Clonmel AC finished 2nd this time in 30:02 (6:02 per mile) with Sinead O'Connor of Leevale AC finishing 3rd in 31:20 (6:18 per mile).