500 take part in Urban Run in Limerick city

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

A view of some of the participants who took part in the Urban Run, which boosted the coffers of St Michael's Rowing Club
CLOSE TO 500 people took part in the second annual Urban Run in the city, hosted by St Michael’s Rowing Club.

CLOSE TO 500 people took part in the second annual Urban Run in the city, hosted by St Michael’s Rowing Club.

Neil Cusack, the only Irish winner of the Boston City Marathon, blew the whistle to start the 10km event, which boosts the fortunes of the club and a number of charities.

For the second year, the first in the men’s went to Julio Cesar Castro of Kilmurry Ibrickane in 32.40. Second place went to Matthew Horrigan, Rathfarnham AC and third to Keith Lynch, BMOH.

The women’s event was won by Orla Drumm of Crusaders in 35.48. Second place went to Sinead Jennings, SMRC and third to Tracey Johnson, Dooneen AC.

Team runners in the 5km on Sunday last were Laurel Hill Colaiste, Glenstal Abbey School, St Augustine’s School, Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol and Action Breast Cancer. The winners in this event were Ger Bowen, Stephen O’Donovan and Paul Strachwitz in the men’s category, and Roisin Ni Iomhair, Emer Conroy Donovan and Luci Lane in the women’s category.

“It was a great day when people of all ages, abilities and walks of life can come together for the betterment of their community,” said the organisers.