Saturday, May 14, 2016

Waterford...Results of the Splashworld 10k in Tramore - Fri 13th May 2016

The annual Splashworld 10k road race in Co.Waterford was held on Friday the 13th of May and attracted a field of 186 runners. That's a drop of about 21% on last year.
As you can see, the numbers were very steady for the previous three years but were well down this year. The race had been rescheduled from an earlier date so that might have had an impact. It was a lovely summer evening so that wasn't a factor. The one big change this year is that there in a new 5k parkrun in Tramore every Saturday morning. That event which is free contrasts to the €15 which it cost to enter the 10k. On Saturday the 14th, 83 people took part in the parkrun so some may well have opted for the free event.

1    Murphy    Brian    32:35    5:15/M    Top Fin   
2    Jackson    Kieran    33:00    5:19/M    Top Fin    W. Tri
3    Lyons    Eoin    33:42    5:25/M    Top Fin    FOF
23    Malone    Sylvia    39:00    6:17/M    Top Fin    WAC
25    Davin    Denise    39:12    6:19/M    Top Fin    TAC
29    Forristal    Sally    40:16    6:29/M    Top Fin    St Joseph's

The results can be seen HERE

Chip timing site

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd say the fact it was rescheduled was a major factor and that alone would explain the fall in numbers. It was moved from a Sunday morning to a Friday evening. I know one person who signed up for the original but could not attend the rescheduled race as he works on Friday evenings.

It was a really enjoyable event and credit to the organisers and stewards who had a tricky job on what was a busy sunny Friday evening in Tramore.