Report by Katie Nugent

Photos by from race Facebook page: Rathfarnham 5k

This was my first year to enter the Rathfarnham 5k. I have participated in the Dublin Race Series over the last few years but decided to take a break from longer runs this year and try and concentrate on shorter distances. I heard some reports from the Dublin Half Marathon on Saturdayand was happy that I made the right decision to choose the familiar surroundings of Terenure and Rathfarnham instead.

Race reporter Katie in action on Sunday

I am happy enough with how my training has gone this summer but I have missed a couple of weeks recently with holidays and various things. My preparation for the race today was not ideal but I had signed up and decided I would do it anyhow and get myself back on track.

I jogged down to the start line just before 10am and met up with some of the Sportsworld crew. There seemed to be a good turnout from the club and we were all anxious to get started.

The race starts on Springfield Avenue near Tesco and continues along Dodder Park Road for approximately just over 1km. It then takes a left up Rathfarnham Road to Terenure Village and then out the very long Templeogue Road. We then took a left turn at the traffic lights and back past where we started on Springfield Avenue and along to the finish line at Rathfarnham Bridge.

The race is organised by our neighbours and rivals in Rathfarnham WSAF AC and has taken place on the last Sunday in September each year since 1998. The chosen charity for this year was St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar which is a very worthy and deserving cause.

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There were excellent performances by all of the Sportsworld team taking part. I believe a number of runners achieved personal bests. I didn’t manage to get a PB but given my lack of training over the last couple of weeks I was happy to have finished the race and got back racing again. Special mention to the Sportsworld men’s team who were second and ran an excellent race against some tough competition.

2nd place team (missing Pablo)

One of the best things about the race today was the amount of support from club mates throughout the course. Thank you to all who came out and supported us this morning.

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68 Sportsworld members completed races this weekend between the Dublin Half Marathon and the Rathfarnham 5k which is a reflection of all of the hard work and dedication which all of the members give to this sport and their club. Special mention to Emily and Myles for having us all fit and race ready as ever.

All Sportsworld results from today are below. Apologies if I have missed anyone.

6th              Pablo ARTIME    00:15:35 (2nd place team!)
17th           Karol CRONIN    00:15:35 (2nd place team!)
23rd           Gareth MURRAN  00:15:52  (2nd place team!)
49           Stephen O’DONNELL 00:16:30
50           Phil KILGANNON 00:16:32
51           Karl CHATTERTON  00:16:33
72           Enda KERIN         00:17:02
108         Diarmuid O’SÚILLEABHÁIN   00:17:57
113         Kate KELLY          00:18:09
117         Colin BEAGAN   00:18:12
123         Seán DUFFY        00:18:20
130         Anthony GILLEN 00:18:29
131         Michael LILLIS    00:18:34
139         Conor KEATING  00:18:52
152         Declan BRADY    00:19:15
158         Jim BROWNE      00:19:25
174         Noel TOBIN        00:19:46
176         Liam LENEHAN  00:19:48
191         David RYAN        00:20:06
197         Adelie REINNBO   00:20:15
201         Catherine MULLEADY  00:20:27
206         Sinead STAUNTON    00:20:34
253         Niall FORDE         00:21:36
256         Emma BARRY     00:21:42
266         Angela KEANE   00:21:55
286         Katie NUGENT   00:22:25
300         Kate LENEHAN  00:22:41
304         Catherine GILMORE 00:22:46
305         Linda O’CONNOR  00:22:50
310         Valerie POWER 00:22:54
322         Thomas LYSTER 00:22:51
350         Bronwyn MURPHY-WHITE  00:23:52
351         Michelle CURTIN  00:23:57
356         Delourdes SEYMOUR  00:23:50
373         Maria FINNEGAN   00:24:28
403         Tara KEOGH        00:25:10
456         Maureen KELLY 00:26:36
503         Laurence DELAIR    00:27:12