Newmarket will welcome a large field for the Duhallow 10-miler

Newmarket will welcome a large field for the Duhallow 10-miler
Michelle Finn of Leevale AC. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

IRELAND’S fastest 10-mile road race is sure to attract a big and representative field for the Duhallow 10 on Sunday.

Organisers are catering for big race fans with quality runners such as defending holder Hiko Tonasa (DSD), Sergiu Cionbanu (Clonliffe Harriers), Alan O’Shea (Bantry), James McCarthy (East Cork) and Michelle Finn (Leevale) chasing highly attractive prizes to the Newmarket hosting.

Ethiopia native Tonasa clipped a terrific 49.10 minutes for the distance at the inaugural race last year.

The new race lived up to its billing, the fastest witnessed from a long season, Tonasa driving forward with pace to shade the outcome by a three-second margin from Muldovia native Ciobanu. Such was the pace, the timing posted by both Tonasa and Ciobanu were the quickest recorded on Irish soil during 2018.

Duhallow organisers are preparing for a big entry, attractive prizes for the top ten finishers including €500 for first male and female.

There is an assortment of prizes, the club with the most athletes participating will receive €250 with additional prizes for the next two clubs.

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