Report by Crona ‘I couldn’t find my singlet’ Brady

Thanks to Anthony Gillen for his photos and the race finishing photos are by Eoin Fegan – for his full Flickr album: Click here

I learned two valuable lessons at Sunday’s Raheny 5. firstly I should always wear my sportsworld singlet and secondly I should never wave to Eoin OBrien approaching the 4 mile mark when not wearing the aforementioned singlet.

Not an hour had gone by after the race  when I received the dreaded text .  you’re writing the race report.
I’m not going to make excuses for my lack of vest; suffice to say I have ordered a new one from Emily!
A photo from Crona’s last race report. It was her last race report because she didn’t have a club singlet there either!
Back to the race. the Raheny 5 took place  on Sunday for its 33rd year running. it’s a fantastically organised race with almost 4,000 runners toeing the line for the 3pm start.
Sportsworld were out in force with 42 runners completing the race. the course is a mix of roads and park running with the section between mile 3 and 4 taking place in the scenic st annes park.
The race has it all, some down hill some climbing some sharp bends but most of all it has phenomenal support. all along the roads were people cheering and shouting encouragement. despite the rain, the atmosphere was fantastic  and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed every step of the race.
There was huge support from Sportsworld, the voice of the legendary Dick.Hooper greeted us in the home straight, with Susan McGovern shouting encouragement.
The pace upfront was fast. two time winner Mark Christie was the overall winner, pulling away from Rio Olympian and local man Mick Clohisey in the last 500m in an exciting finish. first lady home was Barbara Cleary from Donore in impressive fashion from Catriona McKiernan.
The Sportsworld crew had some great performances. 42 runners completed the course led home  by Conor McCarty in an excellent time of 2806 followed closely by Michael Cunningham. First lady home was Margaret Crowley followed closely by Naoise Waldron . Super to see so many people in the red and white running excellent times.
Fair to say it was a great afternoon and we will probably be eating the contents of the goody bag for some time to come!

Sportsworld Results

Conor MCCARTY 00:28:06
Michael CUNNINGHAM 00:29:37
Mark HORGAN 00:29:43
Diarmuid O’SUILLEABHAIN 00:30:10 – PB!
Martin KEENAN 00:30:18
Martin DOYLE 00:31:26 – PB!
Paul O’CONNELL 00:30:33
Denis MCCAUL 00:31:41
Sean DONEGAN 00:32:07
Nigel BURKE 00:32:15
Jose CHAPA 00:32:35
Peter KNAGGS 00:33:40
Adrian LANIGAN 00:33:44 – PB!
Margaret CROWLEY 00:34:16 – PB!
Noel LYNAM 00:34:17
Naoise WALDRON 00:34:19 – PB!
Crona BRADY 00:34:22
Paul CANNFFE 00:35:04
Gerard NEENAN 00:35:05
Liam O’BRIEN 00:35:16
Aoife O’LEARY 00:35:26
Philip KERR 00:35:27
Aidan CURRAN 00:35:38
Dermot SULLIVAN 00:35:54 – PB!
Ray CARPENTER 00:36:45
Thomas KINSELLA 00:36:50
Killian MCMORROW 00:37:01
Paul CASSIDY 00:37:12
Emma BARRY 00:37:21
Irene O’CONNOR 00:37:49
David RYAN 00:38:04
Eoin O’BRIEN 00:38:14
Grainne LYNCH 00:38:45 – PB!
Olive FOGARTY 00:38:54
Aileen MELODY 00:38:59
Amy LOOMEY 00:39:26
Ellen LAVIN 00:39:28
Fergal MOHAN 00:39:58
Valerie POWER 00:40:51
Thomas LYSTER 00:41:38
Trevor LLOYD 00:41:51
Orla GREAVES 00:43:53