Well done to all 758 runners who completed the Ratfarnham 5k Run 2017 today on a balmy sunny morning in Rathfarnham and Terenure. There were over 900 entrants. The 5k was won by Brian Maher, Kilkenny City Harriers, in 14.40. Second was Conor Dooney, Raheny Shamrocks, 14.44 and third was Bereket Gebreslese, Ethopia in 14.51. In the ladies race Ciara Durkan, Skerries AC won in 16.46, Ide NicDhomhaill, Donore Harriers AC was second in 16.55 and third was Sorcha NicDhomhaill, Donore in 17.00. In the Junior (Under 20) race Derek Crammond, Parnell AC was first junior home in 15.53 and Siobhra O’Flaherty, SLOT, Carlow, won the junior ladies in 17.23. In the men’s team race Rathfarnham WSAF AC won and Sportsworld AC were second. In the ladies team Donore won and Crusaders were second. The full results are on the Myrun results website at the link across and Here.
With 3 runners under 15 minutes, 31 at 16.00 and under, 68 at 17.00 and under, 109 at 18.00 and under, 143 under 19.00, 185 at 20.00 and under, 392 under 25.00 and 595 under 30.00, this is truly the fastest 5k in Ireland.
Well done to all the boys and girls in the Under 12, 14 and 16 who also ran in great numbers. Photos of all who ran are on Facebook at Juvenile Races. Full report to follow.
We would like to thank Emerson as our main sponsor for the Rathfarnham 5k Run in 2017. We also thank our support sponsors DNG Rathfarnham and Rathfarnham Dental Practice. Our chosen charity for this year’s 5k is St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar who will receive a large donation shortly.
Thanks to Aisling Claffey and SJF Productions for these two videos, featuring highlights of Rathfarnham 5k Run 2017.