This year's Rathfarnham 5k is on next Sunday 28th September at 10.00. You can now enter on the Precision Timing website across, for just €20 and the Administration fee of €1.40, the same price as for the 2013 run. Online entries close on Friday 26th Sept. at 17.00. Thanks to those who have already entered. You can collect your number, T-shirt and goody bag at Rathfarnham AC Clubhouse, Main Street, Rathfarnham on Friday 26th Sept. (19.00 – 21.00) and on Saturday 27th (12.00 – 16.00). On race day you can collect these at the Gym in Terenure College, Templeogue Road. Terenure from 8.00 to 9.30. Get there early to avoid queues as you need at least 10 mins. to get to the start. Pick up your T-shirt early to ensure you get your correct size as they are given out on a first come, best served basis. You can also enter directly at these times for just €20. From 8.00 on race day you can enter the 5k for €25, subject to numbers being available, at the Gym in Terenure College, Templeogue Road, Terenure. Car parking and changing facilities are available at the Terenure College Gym. Please join us at the Gym for the prize giving and refreshments after the race at 11.00. Full details of the 5k are on our New Ireland Rathfarnham 5k website. The best of luck to all who run.
At yesterday's Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park, Paul Moran was first home from the Club in 24th and was 1st in the M50 Class in 76.59. Next Came Peter Toomey in 64th in 80.15, followed by Colm Murray (6th M45) in 81.39, Archie O'Donnell 82.10, John Farrelly (2nd M50) in 82.28, Denis Everett 83.24, Richie Doran 87.51 and Terry Clarke 88.58 (3rd M55). Grainne Connor was 16th senior woman in a time of 1.33.12, and Helen French was 8th F40 in 1.34.37. The full results are on the Dublin Marathon website. Well done to all who ran.
In perfect conditions, the first XC League meeting of the season took place in the picturesque setting of Ardgillan Castle, Skerries yesterday. Rathfarnham had three young athletes making their Cross Country debuts: Zoe Richie, Fionn Kelly and Sophie Fasenfeld. First off was the Girls Under 9 race in which Zoe Richie finished in a blistering 2nd position. In the Boys Under 9 race Fionn Kelly put in a strong performance. Rathfarnham's quartet of Abbey Kelly, Sophie Fasenfeld, Lucie Richie and Elena Cullen performed strongly in the Girls Under 11. The Girls Under 12 trio of Clodagh Cullen, Sophie Richie and Alannah Fasenfeld finished the day. A great start to the Juvenile XC Season. Well done to all! Full results will be available on the Dublin Athletics Board website. Next up is Juvenile League 2, Sunday 28th September, Tymon Park @11am.
Girls Under 11: L to R: Lucie Richie, Elena Cullen, Sophie Fasenfeld and Abbey Kelly.
At the World Mountain Running Championships in Telfes Austria on 6th Sept. Mark Ryan had a magnificent run to take the bronze medal in the M35 Category. Mark is coming into great form for the Rathfarnham 5k in 2 weeks time and ran the 11,500m uphill course with 1,100 climb in 1.03.00. Mark was followed by Peter O'Farrell in 17th in 1.13.19 and Paul Fleming 22nd in 1.18.04. This Rathfarnham trio took the bronze team medal for Ireland. Padraig MacCriostail was 21st in the M40 race on the same course in 1.15.17. In the F40 race over 7,200m and 760m climb Zoe Melling was 21st in 57.36 and Vanessa Sallier 24th in 1.00.25. The Irish team was 5th. A full report is on the Athletics Ireland website. Well done to all.
Mark in action last week (Picture courtesy AAI website)