In Pictures: Record number take part in Portlaoise 5k race

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 18th March 2018 Community Competitors at the finish of the Portlaoise 5k road race The Streets of Portlaoise 5k race saw a record number of 800 runners take part on St Patrick’s Day.The annual 5k road race took place on what was a cold but dry morning.Elite runners came from all over the country including Olympians Mick Clohisey and Kerry O’Flaherty.This year saw the introduction of a new course and team prizes.First to cross the line was Hiko Tonosa in a time of 14:40 from DSD AC, followed closely by Eric Keogh from Donore Harriers. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp 1 of 16 Previous articleLaois hurlers see off Antrim to maintain Division 1B status for another yearNext articleGlory for Portlaoise boxer Doheny as world title fight looms Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Mick Clohisey was hot on their tails to finish in 3th place, with Sean Heir Rathfarnham in 4th and William Maunsel, Clonmel A.C in 5th.The women’s field was equally as competitive with Kerry O’Flaherty winning in a fantastic time of 16:10.Shona Heaslip form An Riocht was 2nd, with Claire McCarthy following in 3rd. Linda Byrne from DSD A.C. followed in 4th with our own Mary Mulhare finishing in 5th place.Over 350 children lined up to take part in the three children’s fun runs with each child receiving a medal and Easter egg.Portlaoise Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who supported the 5k race including all our sponsors and marshals.A special word of thanks to all the Gardaí for all their help in ensuring that the Streets of Portlaoise 5k ran smoothly and safely.Full results can be viewed on popupraces.ie.Our photographer was also there and she captured some of the action: SEE ALSO – Laois hurlers see off Antrim to maintain Division 1B status for another year Twitter Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Competitors at the finish of the Portlaoise 5k road race Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste In Pictures: Record number take part in Portlaoise 5k race Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook TAGSStreets of Portlaoise Rugby Home Sport Athletics In Pictures: Record number take part in Portlaoise 5k race SportAthletics WhatsApplast_img read more