Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the Newmarket 5k - Sun 3rd Dec 2023

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Results & Photos of the Newmarket 5k - Sun 3rd Dec 2023

There was a record turnout of 495 runners for this years Newmarket 5k in NW Cork on Sun 2nd Dec 2023, a huge jump of almost 33% on the 323 that turned out last year. When you consider that this is a 5k race in north-west Cork in the middle of Winter, it's an impressive number.

When I was taking photos of this race at the start, I could tell it was something special. There were club singlets from across Munster and it was just locals. It looks as if a few fast runners from the NE of England also made the trip over just for this race.

When I was waiting for the runners at the finish line, the clock was just turning 14:00 and the first few men were already in the home straight as can be seen above. This is in marked contrast to many of the local road races where there are huge gaps at the front of the race. 

First place finish for Cathal O'Reilly of Kilkenny City Harriers AC with a time of 14:15 in a competitive race

In the Newmarket 5k, just 4-seconds separated the first 3 men with 8 going under 15 mins! An amazing 69 runners broke 17 mins with 208 under 20 mins.

Top 5 men & women...
1 Cathal O Reilly Kilkenny City Harriers AC     14:15 MS 12
2 Carl Avery Morpeth Harriers 14:17 MS 40
3 Paul Hartnett East Cork AC     14:19 MS 214
4 Ryan Creech Leevale AC     14:22 MS 115
5 Emmet Jennings Dundrum South Dublin AC     14:26 MS 245
61 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC     16:49 FS 17
73 Holly Carroll Blarney/Inniscara AC     17:04 FS 81
81 Carol Finn Leevale AC     17:15 FS 996
92 Lisa Hegarty Leevale AC     17:32 FS 220
106 Michelle Kenny Leevale AC     17:44 FS 266

Full results HERE


1) There are around 450 photos up on the Running in Cork Facebook page.

a) Pre-race & start

2) Mick Dooley has a few albums
a) Start line
b) Finish line

First 3 men in the Newmarket 5k with the sponsors Ayrton Group & Fitness Solutions Mallow (L-R)...3rd Paul Hartnett (East Cork AC) 14:19, 1st Cathal O'Reilly (Kilkenny City Harriers AC) 14:15 & 2nd Carl Avery (Morpeth Harriers AC) 14:17

First 3 women in the Newmarket 5k with the sponsors Ayrton Group & Fitness Solutions Mallow (L-R)...2nd Holly Carroll (Blarney/Inniscara AC) 17:04, 1st Dymphna Ryan (Dundrum AC) 16:49 & 3rd Carol Finn (Leevale AC) 17:15

Some welcome visitors from the UK to the Newmarket 5k race with some fast finishing times! (L-R) 2nd Carl Avery (40) 14:17, 13th Peter Smallcombe (584) 15:08, 12th Ellis Hetherington (222) 15:04 & 9th George Lowry (292) 15:02

Dymphna Ryan (17) of Dundrum AC was the first woman home in the Newmarket 5k finishing in a time of 16:49. Also pictured is fellow club member Philip O'Dwyer (981) who finished in the same time

One of the rising stars on the Cork running scene...2nd place for Holly Carroll of Blarney/Inniscara AC with a time of 17:04

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