Heavy rains failed to spoil the mood of more than 12,000 runners at today’s Cork City Marathon.

The first was Middleton-born Tim O’Donoghue of East Cork. His time of 2.18.37 set a new course record.

He managed to maintain the advantage, at least from the tunnel of Jack Lynch with Paul Kosek, carefully following the mark of 10 thousand, and then through the mark of 21.1 thousand and to the mark of 30 thousand he established a strong leadership.

The first woman at home was runner Livle AC of Cork and mother of three children Lizzie Lee. She arrived at 2.44.54.

Immediately afterwards was a native of Kerry and a government spokeswoman, Sorcha Lognan of the Dublin-based company Donore Harriers. She ran a time of 2.45.12.

The women ran around their necks for most of the race.

Two months ago Socha started working in the Taoiseach office.

She previously worked as a press officer in the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication.

Brighton AB Training Group took first place in the relay with a finish time of 2:14:03.

The marathon, which was the largest in Münster this year, saw runners from around the world withstand a 42.195 km long track in near-constant rain.

It started on St. Patrick’s Street at 8.30am and the half marathon started later on Manahan Road at 10.15am.

At the finish on St. Patrick’s Street runners were waiting for 3,000 liters of water, thanks to Refill Ireland.

Several roadblocks and traffic jams have been in effect since the morning with traffic restrictions in the city and surrounding areas from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to the 39 riders, there are 280 stewards, 160 water station volunteers and about 110 medical volunteers.

110 guards and 20 members of the defense forces are stationed around the course.

This year’s Cork City Marathon, which is being held for the 14th year, became the first personal event in three years.

Members of the public greet runners in the rain. Photo: Denis Minihan.

Last year, more than 4,000 people from 70 different countries took part in the virtual event.

Among those participating this year is a woman who nearly died in a crash six years ago.

Olivia Keating participated in the race along with an ambulance doctor who helped save her life in 2016.

She was training to run a marathon in Cork in 2016 when she was hit by a car and left to die in a ditch near Balinacardi.

She herself and Dr. Jason van der Velde, the emergency medicine consultant who saved her life, took part in today’s race to raise money for the West Cork Rapid Response, which will be used to train volunteer medics in groups such as Civil Defense and Emergency the help of St. John. .

Also involved Sanctuary runnersa solidarity initiative through sport that welcomes refugees, which was recently celebrated for its work at the UN in New York.

The group, which has nearly 6,000 members in 29 groups across Ireland, has nominated a team of more than 200 runners, including about 20 people who fled the war in Ukraine, as well as asylum seekers and refugees from other countries who live in direct supply centers.

Founder and CEO Graham Clifford said the inclusion of Ukrainians in this year’s marathon was very important.

He worked with Together Razem, an organization led by migrants in Cork, which provides services to support Polish and Eastern European migrants in Ireland to involve Ukrainians in this year’s event.

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