Local athlete wins Evening Echo Mini Marathon which sees thousands run around the streets of Cork

Local athlete wins Evening Echo Mini Marathon which sees thousands run around the streets of Cork

The winner of this year's Evening Echo Mini Marathon is Emma Murphy from Model Farm Road, writes Kelly O'Brien of the Evening Echo.

Emma, who is involved in St Finbarrs Athletics Club, ran the race in a time of 22 minutes and three seconds.

Thousands of people took part in the Evening Echo Mini Marathon today.

While a number of serious athletes are taking part in the race, which kicked off at 1pm, the vast majority are raising much-needed funds for a variety of charitable causes.

Valerie Chute and 14 of her friends are running today for her husband Richard.

The 26-year-old naval officer, who has three young children, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia.

The Fit for Life runners group from Tallow just before they take part in today's 35th Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon in Cork. Pic: Denis Minihane.
The Fit for Life runners group from Tallow just before they take part in today's 35th Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon in Cork. Pic: Denis Minihane.

Glanmire resident Valerie said is was delighted to take part in today's race and hopes to do her husband, and their three young children, proud.

Meanwhile, a number of people are running for Breakthrough Cancer Research.

(From left) Nicole Bolger, Mary Coleman and Carol Bolger for the Irish Heart Foundation ahead of today's 35th Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon in Cork. Pic: Denis Minihane.
(From left) Nicole Bolger, Mary Coleman and Carol Bolger for the Irish Heart Foundation ahead of today's 35th Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon in Cork. Pic: Denis Minihane.

Youghal woman Mary O'Callaghan is running in memory of her mother who died of lung cancer.

This is Mary's tenth time taking part in the Evening Echo Mini Marathon.

Clashmore native Evelyn O'Brien is doing the race for the first time, also for Breakthrough Cancer Research, in memory of her dad who died from liver cancer.

a group from Blackwater Athletics prior to today's 35th Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon in Cork. Pic: Denis Minihane.
a group from Blackwater Athletics prior to today's 35th Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon in Cork. Pic: Denis Minihane.


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