Phoenix Park, Dublin
The National 5K Road Championships was held in conjunction with the Irish Runner 5K. 1100 runners took part in this event which marks the first race in the Athletics Ireland Race Series. It was a fine day for a race, with a bit of a breeze and a chill but nothing to stop our runners achiving some of their all time best results.
Peter Arthur continues his strong form following his National 10K personal best (and 4th place finish) with a 5K personal best and a 3rd place National Seniors finish. The middle ranks were well supported by club stalwarts, Ciaran Reilly and Paul Balfe, each coming in the the 17 minute range. The final scoring team member was Anthony Mc Mahon, getting another personal best after the National 10K, and continuing his well earned development over the 2018/2019 season.
Conor Reilly had a good run only avoiding scoring by a few seconds. Brigid Reilly did not manage to get her third PB over this distance this season and Steven Coughlan is continuing his recovery from injury.
Overall, the Liffey Valley team was placed 3rd, an excellent start to the summer season for the club.
Full results below:
|Peter Arthur||3rd||14m 55s|
|Ciaran Reilly||30th||17m 06s|
|Paul Balfe||40th||17m 32s|
|Anthony Mc Mahon||51st||17m 56s|
|Conor Reilly||56th||18m 13s|
|Brigid Reilly||199th||21m 33s|
|Stephen Coughlan||262nd||22m 58s|