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National 5K Road Race

We had a sizeable contingent racing in the National 5k on Sunday which took place in the familiar surrounds of the Phoenix Park. It wasn’t the easiest of courses with a tough climb out of the Furry Glen before the finishing stretch on Furze road. Despite the challenging course there were fantastic times and even some PBs. 

First home for the club was Patrick O’Boyle who broke 18 minutes, finishing in 17:55. Next was Padraig Creed in 19:08, followed by Stephen O’Connor in 19:36 and Sean Ryan not far behind in 19:39. John Meagher (19:44) and James Gaffney (19:49) both achieved big PBs – well done guys.

First lady home for the club was Gemma Treacy in a time of 20:49. Nick Devery was next in 21:03, followed by Deirdre McCarthy in 21:17, Owen McFeely in 22:11, and Mark Rodgers in 22:57. Sunil Singh (23:25) and Claire Shanahan (23:30) were next but their times were affected by them stopping to help a fellow runner. A very kind gesture from both of them.

Meadhbh Ni Lochlainn was next in 24:09, followed by Joe Delaney in 25:19, Maria Pozo in 25:51, and Marie Norris in 28:05. Very well done to everyone who raced.

Civil Service Harriers A.C.

Civil Service Harriers Athletic Club is a running club based in the Phoenix Park in Dublin and was officially founded in 1867, making it Ireland’s oldest athletic club. However, these days you don’t have to be a Civil Servant to join the club. The club is comprised of runners of all levels and abilities who meet and run in the Phoenix Park. If you live in or near Dublin and are interested in joining a running club then contact us at civilserviceharriesac@gmail.com

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