However once more the sun shone down on what is believed to be the only school 5km road race in the country. The event, with the support of main sponsor and next door neighbours Oakdale Nursing Home, has now taken place six times .
Fifth Year Christopher Whittle completed a hat trick of victories despite teacher , David O’Mahony remaining in contact with him until near the finish.The winning time of 17 minutes 14 seconds was a new event record.
There was great support from the local community with loud cheers for the participants along the half of the route that passes through the town (after a flat, fast start along Bog Lane).
First lady home was athletics coach Fionnuala Cleary who has clearly great talent to choose from and her teams are making their mark at all age categories with 5k winner Christopher Whittle, Jana Joha and Emmanuel Illori all competing in Leinster Finals tomorrow.
Rebecca Fenlon was the first girl to finish in 21 minutes and 32 seconds.
Congratulations to all who took part and helped in the running of this unique school event.
Many thanks to Frank Smith for sending these photos our way and to school PRO John Heraty.
The full list of results is below.
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1. Rebecca Fenlon