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.
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.
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