The dust has settled after our second annual Cork City FC 5K. This year saw the event being renamed in memory of Noelle Feeney in recognition of her support for the club over many years. All funds raised go towards Marymount and the Cork City FC Underage Structure.
A big thank you to the 139 participants who came along to sprint, race, run, roll, and walk. The weather was a traditional soft mist for the occasion, which was perfect for staying cool while participating in the event.
Our volunteer stewards came out in force to help on the morning, without our volunteers we couldn’t get this 5K over the line, and we would like to extend our thanks to them for their efforts.
We would like to thank the following for their donations and sponsorship which came in thick and fast before the event:
Supervalu Blarney, Skechers, Cork Signs, Prophotonix, Caroline Reilly, Eamon Long , Edmund Walkers Limerick, Great Stuff Catering, DM Hydraulics, John Walshe, Super-Valu Holyhill, Amanda Lenihan, Michael Desmond, Owen Sheehan, Brian Horgan, Aidan Power, Super-Valu Blackrock, Blarney Castle, Carmel Ring, Blarney Driving Range, and Blarney Running Trail.
The donations were awarded after the event and the recipients were very happy going away with their hard-won prizes.
The 2017 Noelle Feeney 5K results were as follows:
- Rory O Sullivan 16.27
- Bryan Crowley 17.33
- Damien Kenneally 17.43
- Laura Crowe 17.09
- Jennifer Walsh 20.13
- Martene Fitzgerald 22.27
- Eoghan Donovan 21.01
- Ella O Brien 34.01
The full race results for all 139 finishers can be seen here.
Helen is a cancer survivor and is now getting her life back on track through running and exercise. Motivating people to fight back is just one success story attributed to a healthy lifestyle. Through community spirit and aligning our efforts with hospices like Marymount, we can all achieved this.
We wish Helen all the success in the world in her future efforts, and encourage others to get active and participate.
See you all again in 2018!