5k Race Report .

Colaiste Iosagain 5k Race 2017.

The long term weather forecast for Friday 19 May was dreadful with thunder and lightning storms predicted .However once more the sun shone down on what is believed to be the only school 5k road race in the country .The event has now taken place six times .

Fifth Year , Christopher Whittle (who has another year left in the school ) completed a hat trick of victories despite teacher , David O’Mahoney remaining in contact with him until near the finish .The winning time 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 )
Once again Laois Athletic Club provided technical assistance along the route .Chip timing was by myrunresults.com .

First Year Emmanuel Hasstrup not only collected the most sponsorship he also finished in eighth place overall .Astonishingly three other First Year boys finished in the top ten Eoin Worrell 4th , Victor Udeze 6th and Stephen Lennon 7th .First lady home ,Athletics Coach , Fionnuala Cleary 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 tommorow .Rebecca Fenlon was the first girl to finish in 21 minutes and 32 seconds .
Organisers , Sinead Dempsey and Miriam Holland have outdone themselves !Congratulations to all who took part and helped in the running of this unique school event .

Colaiste Iosagain 5k results


1 Rebecca Fenlon 21 minutes 32 seconds
2 Della Maria Doherty
3 Jasmine Kennerk


1 Aisling Whooley
2 Ciara Murphy
3 Tara Guinan


1 Rioghan Murphy
2 Eoin Worral
3 Victor Udeze


1 Christopher Whittle 17min 14 seconds
2 Ben Slevin
3 Aaron Coss


David OMahoney
Fionnuala Cleary

Some pics of the action at the town square (more to follow)

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