Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Pfizers 6-mile road race - Wed 10th May 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Pfizers 6-mile road race - Wed 10th May 2023

There was a good turnout of 368 runners for this years Cork BHAA Pfizer 6-mile road race on what was a nice sunny evening. As can be seen from the chart above, it was the 3rd highest number for this event.

In 2022, this race was cancelled so the 2023 race numbers should be seen in the light of pre and post pandemic. Nearly all races dropped in 2022 after the pandemic with a modest rise for 2023. 

The 2019 race was at the end of wet day so that would have lowered numbers back then, this is especially true for a race where you enter on the night rather than pre-enter online. We probably shouldn't compare 2023 to 2019 but to the general numbers in the few years before the pandemic. Taken in that light, the 2023 numbers are good.

The Cork BHAA is independent of Athletics Ireland and there is no need to online entry with the extra fees or the costs of a one-day licence. People just look at the weather, turn up on the night and put €5 or €10 into the biscuit tin. 

The fact that the BHAA races are now some of the cheapest to enter on the race calendar must surely have something to do with the good numbers.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Shane Collins M1 00:31:05 Apple M-A-1
2 Darragh Mulcahy M2 00:31:34 Pfizer
3 Donal Coakley M3 00:31:34 Gilead Sciences
24 Michelle Kenny 0/40F F1 00:36:33 Dept of Ed F-A-2
27 Carol Finn F2 00:36:56 Carol Finn Physical Therapy
29 Catherine Murphy 0/45F F3 00:37:05 Janssen F-B-1

Full results HERE


1) Joe Murphy has several galleries...
a) Start  b) Some of the early finishers                               

Race winners Michelle Kenny & Shane Collins

To be continued...

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