from RTE sports Raheny’s Richie Corcoran won the Tom Brennan Memorial 5k Road Race in the Phoenix Park on Thursday, finishing 25 seconds clear of Crusaders’ Alan O’Brien, with Paul Fleming from Rathfarnham in third place. Azmeri Gebrejci, making a return to action, won the women’s race ahead of her sister and DCH clubmate Tekea, with Lucy Darcy of Sportsworld in third spot.
Corcoran, who last year completed a scholarship at Villanova University, was five seconds outside James Nolan’s course record and looked like a man who could have run faster again.
For Azmeri Gebrejci it was a welcome return to competition after a long absence through injury and she looked quite relaxed as she ran alongside her younger sister for most of the way.
Over 300 runners got the New Year underway in ideal conditions on the flat two lap course.
Men: 1 R Corocran – Raheny – 14m44
2 A O’Brien – Crusaders – 15m09
3 P Fleming – Rahtfarnham – 15m12
Women: 1 A Gebrejci – DCH – 18m09
2 T Gebrejci – DCH – 18m10
3 L Darcy – Sportsworld – 18m56