A: Grange, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland | E: info@mullingarharriers.com

AAI National 5 Mile 2024 (23rd June)


The Irish Runner 5 Mile, incorporating the AAI National 5 Mile Championships, took place on Sunday morning 23rd June in the Phoenix Park. With this being the second instalment of the Athletics Ireland Race Series, the race attracted a large number of over 1,600 finishers. An early morning race, the athletes were glad to be finished and on the way home before the day really heated up. Eddie Newman had the honour of leading the Mullingar squad home in 29 minutes 27 seconds, placing 2nd in his master category and bringing home a National silver medal. He was closely followed in by Gerard Gavin (29:35), Patrick Muldoon (32:19), Liam McGlynn (34:15) and Linda Cunningham (36:43), placing her a very creditable 8th place in her master category. Indeed, all of our athletes placed well up in their age categories. The team of Eddie, Gerard and Liam finished 6th Club in their master category and were happy with their placing in a National race. Attention will now turn to the final event of the series, the Irish Runner 10 Mile race to take place in late July, also in the Phoenix Park [LC].