1,700 Runners Take Off at Midnight in Cork Airport
1,700 brave runners fought the cold winter weather to take part in the inaugural Irish Independent A Lust For Life Runway 5k in Cork Airport on Saturday night.
It was not an evening for the faint hearted as temperatures dropped to 5 degrees celsius with nowhere to hide from the cutting wind.
First home was Michael Bruton with an impressive time of 15:54. The fastest female was awarded to Katie Hickson coming through in 20:03.
This was a new experience for Cork Airport, one in which they were delighted to share with the Cork community. Ciaran Carton, General Manager Operations at Cork Airport commented, "The entire crew here at Cork Airport were proud to provide our world class facilities and to support our partners at A Lust For Life and the Irish Independent to stage a really successful and highly motivational 5k run on our runway. Hopefully this is not a once-off event, but rather the start of a great journey of self discovery for everyone that took off at Cork Airport for this inaugural runway run".
The run was held in aid of 2 local charities, Cork Mental Health Foundation and Cork City Hospital Children’s Club.
Mental health and wellbeing was the focus of the event. Both this event and Niall Breslin’s (Bressie) initiative A Lust For Life aim to raise awareness of the importance of looking after ourselves both physically and mentally.