Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington , 5K Fun Run .

FRIDAY 25TH OF MAY was one exciting and apprehensive day for students and staff in Coláiste Íosagáin. After weeks of training all the participants were putting their fitness to the test around the streets of Portarlington for the school’s first ever 5K Fun Run!

At the starting line the “elite” runners took off like rockets. Participants were togged out in red t-shirts and with over 250 students running in the event it was a proud day for Coláiste Íosagáin. The course was ran around the town with many locals out supporting. The course was flat but conditions were very, very warm on the day. It was both a test of physical and mental ability! The local traffic corps led the way. Some students sprinted home ( like Ambasador and Thanchanook , elbow to elbow , pictured above , in one of the closest finishing sprints ) and others went at their own pace but the most important thing was that everyone participated and finished the run. Well done to all involved. Results of the race are as follows:

1st Senior Boy            Evan Clancy             1st Junior Boy             Seán McLoughlin

1st Senior Girl             Libby Waldron          1st Junior Girl              Claire Faherty

Valerie Moore , presented the cup to the winners , on behalf of Oakdale Nursing Home.

The PE department in Coláiste Íosagáin would like to thank their many sponsors for the 5K Fun Run:

Oakdale Nursing Home                                                      Dr. Honan

Coláiste Íosagáin Parents Council                                   Portarlington Credit Union

Supervalu                                                                             Centra Kilmalogue

John Davis Courtfield’s Restaurant                                 Whelan’s Buses

Colgan Sports                                                                      Clown Around

Mullaney’s Pharmacy                                                         Cam McGettrick Printing

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First Year , Jonathon Parminter , cools down while celebrating a fine performance at the recent Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington , 5K Fun Run .Jonathon won an award for one of the most regular attenders at after school training .

Fastest girl , Elizabeth Waldron with a young fan

Katie Whelehan , Siobhan O’Hora and Amy Lawlor , all first years put in a burst of speed to finish

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