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Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington 5k Run In Eighth Year .

02-May-19
Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington 5k Run In Eighth Year .

Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington 5k Run In Eighth Year .

Over five hundred students and staff are expected to participate in the eighth school 5k road race (believed to be first of its kind in the country although there are now a number of ‘school 5k races ‘ held around the country ).This means that the race has now been held longer than any student has been in the school .The race is on Friday May 17 starting around 1115 am .
The now traditional route is down the Bog Road as far as Marian Hill, turn right into Spa Street , around by the leisure centre , up Main Street and back to the school via Patrick Street ( passing the Boys National School for the last time before it moves onto its new campus .Best of luck to all involved !) Hopefully the community will continue to turn out in their dozens if not hundreds to support the participants .
Guest of honour this year is to be anounced .Last year it was Mixed Martial Arts local star and past pupil , Philip Mulpeter .Invaluable technical assistance will once again be provided by St. Michaels Athletic Club .While there will be prizes for the first three across the line in the Junior and Senior boys and girls categories the emphasis is squarely on participation and fun . Third Years Dualtaigh Unuvar ( 18 minute 5k race time to his name )and Eoin Worral ( third overall in first year despite finishing with one shoe!)will be podium favorites .Despite a massive haul of medals at recent Athletics meetings the boys and particularly girls races lacks a firm favorite however .Rebecca Fenlon was amongst the best of the girls last year and could emerge on top .The male teachers’ race meanwhile is also wide open with previous perennial rivals , Christopher Booth and Conor Mitchell under pressure from amongst others Tom King along with Jason Aughney and Keith Bracken and GAA stars ,Ronan and Martin Walsh can’t be overlooked either . Meanwhile Fionnuala Cleary should easily retain her ladies teachers crown .Once again the question can be asked could this be the first year a teacher arrives home overall winner ?In the absence of Christopher Whittle (pictured above in 2018) who won most years he participated the stage is set for a student to come and make the race their own .

Guest of honour last year Philip Mulpeter with Miriam Holland and Sinead Dempsey .JPG

Miriam Holland and Sinead Dempsey with last years guest of honour Philip Mulpeter .

Helen Ikpotokin 100m national champion and representing Ireland in Spain in July obviously doesnt run out of steam after sprinting and is well able to go the distance ..JPG

Helen Ikpotokin 100m national champion and representing Ireland in Spain in July obviously doesnt run out of steam after sprinting and is well able to go the distance .

In 2013 , Jonathon Parminter left the school after First Year to go to Dublin but this Frank Smith photo remains one of the classic 5k shots.JPG

In 2013 , Jonathon Parminter left the school after First Year to movee to Dublin but this Frank Smith photo remains one of the classic 5k shots

Rioghan Murphy is on the irish basketball team and was second last year .Could he go one better this year.JPG

Rioghan Murphy is on the irish basketball team and was second last year .Could he go one better this year

Teachers Claire Kelly , Caroline Kingston , Conor Mitchell and Carol Browne invent the selfie in 2014 with a 'sea of orange' behind them .jpg

Teachers Claire Kelly , Caroline Kingston , Conor Mitchell and Carol Browne invent the selfie in 2014 with a 'sea of orange' behind them

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