Well done to all 904 who finished the New Ireland Rathfarnham 5k Run on Sunday 25th September 2016, out of 1,080 entrants. In dry sunny but blustery conditions we had a very close battle up front with Mark Christie from Mullingar Harriers just edging out Freddy KERON Sittuk, Raheny Shamrocks in an identical time of 14.26. Brian Maher, Kilkenny was third. In the ladies race Laura Shaughnessy, DSD, won in 16.30, Siobhan O’Doherty, Borrisokeane was second in 16.42 and Caroline Crowley, Crusaders, third in 16.45. Sam Allen, Donore Harriers won the junior men’s race in 16.02 and Carla Sweeney, Rathfarnham WSAF AC won the junior ladies race. In the men’s team race Raheny Shamrocks won, with Rathfarnham WSAF AC second and St. Abbans third. In the ladies team event Crusaders won, with Donore Harriers second and Sportsworld third. In the Junior men’s team race Rathfarnham WSAF took the honours. All the results are on the MyRunResults website. Pictures of all who ran are on our Facebook site at New Ireland Rathfarnham 5k Run.
The statistics show that there were 8 under 15 minutes, 29 under 16 mins., 68 under 17 mins., 190 under 20 mins., 427 under 25 mins and 669 under 30 mins., surely the fastest 5k course in the country. Well done and a great thank you to all who ran. Put the last Sunday in September, the 24th, in your diary for next year’s Rathfarnham 5k Run. Please check out out the Rathfarnham WSAF AC website for a report on the juvenile races which were run before the 5k.
Thanks to New Ireland Assurance for being our main sponsor again in 2016 and to Macarthy Auctioneers, Rathfarnham, Jackie Kingston Sports Massage and Rathfarnham Dental Practice as support sponsors.