The Midleton five mile road race resulted in a fine return to form for John Kearney of East Cork who simply ran away from the opposition, winning in a time of 25.07, with William Harty of West Waterford second in 25.25. Roy Fahy of Leevale was third in 25:43 ahead of clubmate James McGee, James Murphy of Grange Fermoy, Peter Maher of St. Finbarrs (marathon Team Canada in recent years), and his clubmate Cathal O’Connell. Mary Sweeney of St. Finbarrs won the womens section in 31.39, ahead of Angela McEvoy, Frankie Devlin, Kathleen O’Brien, and Patricia O’Brien. Vet wins were recorded by John Cody, John O’Riordan, Frank Cashman, Flor Lovell, John O’Leary, Flor O’Leary, Breeda Hayes, Eileen Lynam, Rose Foley, and Eileen Kenny. Team winners were St. Finbarrs and Midleton.