The Cork City Marathon took place yesterday. The male winner was Chris Mocko (U.S) with a time of 02.26.42. This was close to a six-minute improvement on last year’s winning time. The female winner was Jill Hodgins with a time of 2.48.17
As Seamus Coffey was not around UCC this year, Robbie Butler filled the void and organised our relay team entry. ‘Random Walk’ finished 69th out of 661 entries - inclusive of youth and mixed gender teams. We recorded a time of 3:33:50. This was 24 places above our finish last year (93rd out of 689 relay teams).
The winning relay time was 2:21:32. Our relay team included contributors to this website; Robbie Butler (UCC), John Eakins (UCC), Sean O’Connor (CSO) and Myself (UCC). Brendan McElroy (UCC) was the fifth member of our team.
This is the best time and finishing position Random Walk has recorded over the years. The distribution of finishing times for the 2017 and 2016 relay are below.