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In Pictures: Huge crowd braves the cold at annual Great Heath Run

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It was a cold winter Sunday morning around Laois but it was dry as huge crowds attended The Great Heath at the weekend.

Hundreds gathered to take part in the annual run, which once again had 10km and 5km options, and supporters cheered from the sidelines as always.

As always there was a great atmosphere and people of all ages turned out to take part in the race.

The Great Heath run is a well-established one and has always proved a popular start to the new year.

There was an almighty spread of resherments in the hall afterwards with The Heath GAA famed for their post-run refreshments.

A huge number of helpers from the Heath GAA were on hand to make sure the event ran smoothly

Results are as follows:

Ladies 10K:
1st – Joanne Carroll
2nd – Lorraine Doyle
3rd – Paula Guinan

Ladies 5K:
1st – Aileen Doyle
2nd – Hilary Tracy

Men 10K:
1st – James Hamm
2nd – Angus Burke
3rd – Darragh Rigney

Men 5K:
1st – Andrew Kehoe
2nd – Eamon O’Connor

Our photographer was on hand to get a range of photos as the runners arrived back to the clubhouse.

Check out Julie Anne’s snaps below:

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