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Cook Medical Mini Marathon 2022 – Over 2,000 men and women from across Limerick and Ireland took part in the Cook Medical Mini Marathon.

Cook Medical has been sponsoring the inclusive marathon for eight years

Over 2,000 participate in all-inclusive Cook Medical Mini Marathon 2022
First male Niall Harris from Doneen and First woman (overall) Kealey Tideswell from Clonmel.

Over 2,000 men and women from across Limerick and Ireland participated in the Cook Medical Mini Marathon 2022 on Sunday, September 25. The race entered its 24th year in 2022. Over the last two years, the fundraising marathon has been a virtual event where over €80,000 was raised for local charities.

Starting at University Limerick Sports Arena, participants of all ages and abilities came together to run, jog, and walk the 5 km and 10 km courses, while raising funds for charities in Limerick, the Mid-West, and nationwide.

The Cook Medical Mini Marathon 2022 saw the name change from “Women’s Mini Marathon” to “Mini Marathon” which brought great excitement and fun to Limerick as families, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate at the finish line. 

First female and overall winner was Kealey Tideswell (Clonmel AC), closely followed by Dymphna Ryan (Dundrum AC), the third fastest female was Carol Finn (Leevale AC). For the male competitive participants for the 10km route, Niall Harris (Doneen AC) came first, followed by Pierpaolo Pizzolla and Sean Blackburn.

Commenting on the event, Angela Moloney, Director of Ethics & Compliance, EMEA at Cook Medical said, “Today’s event celebrated inclusivity and togetherness, and I want to say well done to everyone who participated, everyone’s a winner here Today” “Every year it gives me great pleasure to be part of such a fulfilling, fun and motivational event. Seeing everyone come back together to participate is truly inspiring. We are delighted to be part of this remarkable event”

Cook Medical has been sponsoring the mini marathon for eight years. Cook Medical has been based in Castletroy, Limerick for 26 years. Cook Medical work to design minimally invasive technologies to eradicate the need for open surgery for patients worldwide. The 800 staff at Cook Medical Castletroy focus on doctors’ needs in the areas of urology, gastroenterology, and peripheral vascular intervention.

Speaking at the Marathon, Race Director John Cleary said, “I’m absolutely delighted to see the great turnout today as we return to our physical event. The mini marathon is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in the local community, and it’s encouraging to see so many people getting out and active again.”

For more information on Cook Medical Mini Marathon, go HERE 

For more stories on marathons in Limerick, go HERE 

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