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Well done to all 837 runners, out of 1,100 entries, who finished the Rathfarnham 5k on Sunday 29th September. It was the race after the wind and rain, with perfect running conditions. With 13 finishers under 15.00 minutes, 30 under 16.00, 62 under 17.00, 111 under 18.00, 162 under 19.00 and 200 at 20.00 and under. With the first 4 ladies under 17.00 and 10 ladies at 18.02 and under, this is truely the fastest 5k in Ireland. In addition we had 424 under 25.00, 678 under 30.00 and 828 under 40.00 and several PBs were achieved.

Efrem Gidey, Clonlife Harriers won the race in 14.18, Ian Guiden, Clonliffe was 2nd. in 14.20 and  Kevin Maunsell, Clonmel Ac was 3rd in 14.23. In the ladies Race, Mary Mulhare, Portlaoise AC was first in 16.46, Cheryl Nolan, St. Abbans AC was 2nd. in 16.55 and Una Britton, Kilkoole AC was 3rd. in 16.56. In the men’s team event Clonliffe Harriers AC won, DSD AC was 2nd. and Rathfarnham WSAF AC was 3rd. In the ladies team event Rathfarnham WSAF AC won, Clonliffe Harriers were 2nd. and Raheny Shamrocks AC were 3rd. We had 18 teams finishing in the mens team event and 13 teams in the ladies event and so the AI Club event was very competitive.

The full results are at the link across and on the Myrunresults website. Photos of all who ran are posted on the Rathfarnham WSAF AC Facebook site. Videos of the race at the 1.1k mark and of the finishers are posted below. Well done to all who ran. We look forward to seeing you at the Rathfarnham 5k 2020 on Sunday 27th September.

Many thanks to DNG Rathfarnham and Heritatage Credit Union and Rathfarnham Dental Practice for their generous sponsorship. A cheque for €2,500 was presented to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Pictured with PJ Claffey, Rathfarnham 5k Race Director and the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind team are Al McCauley, Heritage Credit Union and Cathal Macarthy, DNG, Rathfarnham at the cheque presentation in Terenure College

If you have any questions or queries about the Rathfarnham 5k 2019 please contact us at rathfarnham5krun@athleticsrathfarnham.ie.