Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the Midleton 5-mile road race - Thurs 4th May 2023

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Results & Photos of the Midleton 5-mile road race - Thurs 4th May 2023

This years Midleton 5-mile road race was held on a wet evening with 300 runners crossing the finish line. As can be seen from the chart above, that's down 18% on the 363 of 2022.

Post pandemic in 2022, nearly all races dropped in numbers with most showing an small increase in 2023 despite the new Athletics Ireland €2 levy for their one-day licence.

The present level of about 300 finishers is a big change from the 600 or so this race was getting back around 2016-2019. You'd have to back to 2009 since the numbers were down at this level.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Mark WALSH 00:25:57 249 M MS Leevale A.C. 
2 Anthony FORRISTAL 00:26:01 78 M MS East Cork A.C.
3 John MEADE 00:26:06 275 M M45 St. Finbarrs A.C.
38 Kate VEALE 00:30:45 312 F FS West Waterford A.C.
48 Carmel CRAWLEY 00:31:35 282 F F55 Bandon A.C.
50 Niamh CRONIN 00:31:40 43 F F45 St. Finbarrs A.C.

Full results HERE


1) Joe Murphy has a number of galleries ... a) Pre-race & start b) Finish 1 c) Finish 2

First place finish for Kate Veale of West Waterford AC


Anonymous said...

Wouldnt read too much into the low turnout for this race in comparison to previous years as it was a miserable night, I had planned to do it but didn't.

Anonymous said...

Racing is gone too dear. It isnt just the 2euro levy for AI. Look at the number of club runners in this race. They have no extra levy but still did not support the race. There are too many races in proximity to Cork in a short space of time charging 15euro and upwards to run a short race. It isn't sustainable