New course record at Cloonacool GAA 5k road race

The popular Cloonacool GAA 5k road races attracted record entries and saw the course record beaten on Sunday in south Sligo.

Sligo-based John Travers, running in the Donore Harriers singlet, knocked an impressive 15 seconds off the previous course best to win the senior men’s race in 14 minutes 54 seconds, finishing ahead of the Sligo AC duo of Shane Hayes and Seamus Somers.

Dromahair’s Sinead Fowley won the women’s race.

For the first time, entries reportedly topped the 300 mark for this year’s event.

The Cloonacool 5k results
Senior Male
1st John Travers Donore Harriers 14.52
2nd Shane Hayes Sligo AC 16.20
3rd Seamus Somers Sligo AC 17.18

Senior Female
1st Sinead Fowley Dromahair runners 18.53
2nd Mari Johnston Sligo AC 19.32
3rd Ciara Regan Crusaders 19.55

National School (NS)
1st NS Boy Kevin Johnston Cloonacool 20.11
1st NS Girl Niamh Devaney Swinford AC 21.22

Secondary School (S)
1st SS Boy Donnacha Henry Cloonacool 20.06
1st SS Girl Kate Taaffe CT Gaels 24.29

Best local finishers
1st local man: James Lawrence 19.12
1st local woman: Shona Moylan 26.17.

The full listing of results and finishers, togethere with galley of pictures from Sunday, are available via the Cloonacool GAA Facebook page.