Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the Echo Women's mini-marathon - Sun 17th Sept 2023

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Results & Photos of the Echo Women's mini-marathon - Sun 17th Sept 2023

The Echo women's mini-marathon was held on Sunday 17th Sept 2023 on what was an overcast but dry day. A total of 2664 runners and walkers crossed the finish line this year, a drop of 8% on the figure for 2022.

The first woman was Lizzie Lee pictured above in a time of 17m 19s, just 7-seconds ahead of Hannah Steeds in second place.

Top 5 women...
1 Lizzie LEE Leevale AC 17:19
2 Hannah STEEDS Leevale AC 17:26
3 Amy POLLMANN-DAAMWN An Riocht 17:43
4 Carol FINN Leevale AC 17:44
5 Michelle KENNY Leevale AC 17:48

Full results HERE

1) There are 8 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page....
a) Album 1 of 8

2) The Snapper has several albums at Pairc Ui Chaoimh...

3) Joe Murphy has several albums...

Numbers... A post event article in the Echo claimed the following... "The annual Mini-Marathon got underway at 12 noon on Kennedy Quay and between 4,000 and 5,000 people participated in today’s event."

This is way more than the actual number of 2,664 recorded by the chip timing company crossing the finish line.

The numbers for the Echo Women's mini-marathon are shown above and there has been a dramatic drop since 2019.

Not so long ago, the entry fee for this event was down around €10. Now it's €20-€25 which is a lot considering the participants get nothing like a dry fit running top and none of the entry fee goes to charity.

Over the years, the participants of the Echo Women's mini-marathon have generated millions for charity. By contrast, the organisers give nothing to charity.

I suspect a lot of women are questioning the point of paying €20-€25 for an entry fee when they can just do a run for free and give that money to a charity instead.


Anonymous said...

That is so true. A lot of money for a bottle of water, thats donated. Medals are the same.

Anonymous said...

Excellent run today, well done to the organisers