;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px”>St. Brendan’s AC had another successful race on 31st July 2016 for their seventh annual Banna 10km and 5km fun run. 300 athletes ran in ideal running conditions with many enjoying the flat route and scenic views of Banna and the surrounding Ardfert area. The first man home in the 10km and winner of the Tom O’ Riordan perpetual trophy was Patrick O’ Connor from Cork. However he faced stiff competition from second place runner Phelim Glynn, Dunboyne who came in three hundreth’s of a second to take take second place. In the women’s 10km local female Anna-Meria Costelloe from Kilmoyley & running with St. Brendan’s AC came home in first position with Maggie Carlin also from St. Brendan’s AC, taking second place. In the men’s 5km Ardfert local Diarmuid O’ Connor came home in 18.17 with Peter Jackson from St. Brendan’s AC taking second place. In the ladies 5km Niamh O’ Sullivan, An Ríocht AC won in a fantastic time of 19.15 with Elke Wolf from Germany taking second place. Thank you to the St. Brendan’s Fit4Life group who provided all the wonderful food, teas & coffee. It was a welcome sight after the race was over. Thank you to the many volunteers along the route who gave up their time to steward, and to Centra & Maguires & Co. in Ardfert, Louis Byrne, Spar, Tralee, and The Market Stall, Castleisand. Looking forward to seeing as many competitors at next year’s competition. It was great to see so much local support for the race including Club President Patrick O’ Riordan who ran with his grandson Gary.