Sonia 5km Race – Sat 13th June by Madeleine Byrne

Many runners/walkers joined Sonia O’Sullivan in a 5km to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of her win in the 5,000m World Champs in Gothenburg 1995.

It was a beautiful evening for a run, conditions were a bit humid but we couldn’t complain. Nice course with a couple of hills thrown into the mix at 1k and then again at the 4-5km mark. Sonia described the course in her pre race speech as ‘an interesting course’ that made me worry when a world champ describes the course as interesting!

The crowds out along the route made it all the more enjoyable, many spectators leaving their Sat night pints on the bar to come outside and cheer us on.

Sportsworld was represented by –
1. Conor Kenny aka Sandra Armstrong 21.01
2. Anne Dalton 21.34
3. Patrick Killian McMorrow 22.20
4. Madeleine Byrne 22.53
5. Catherine Gilmore 23.57

Featured photo from Sonia 5km website: Sonia 5km