Raheny Virtual 5 Mile

Raheny Virtual 5 Mile

Raheny Virtual 5 Mile

28 runners from Blackrock AC braved the cold and rain in late January to take part in the Raheny Virtual 5 mile race. Our runners took part in multiple locations including Blackrock Park, Monkstown, Stillorgan, Dun Laoghaire, Fernhill, Kilbogget and Clonkeen. The high winds added an extra challenge, especially for the many who ran a coastal route.

Blackrock A.C. Performances

BAC had some notable performances in the team competition, with Igor, Colm and Brian from the men’s group coming 3rd overall while our women Sarah, Katherine and Victoria coming 4th. Special congratulations to Sarah who also posted the fastest individual time in the Female Junior category by several minutes. Full results can be viewed here. Other results of note included Clare Morgan who finished 2nd woman overall in the O/60 category and Susan Spain finished 11th in the 0/50 category.

There was great representation from across the club with the Fit4Life, Men and Women’s sections all taking part. A full list of Blackrock A.C participants can be seen below.

Blackrock AC. Raheny Virtual 5 Mile

Many thanks to our friends at Raheny Shamrock for putting on the event, which attracted over 1,100 participants. We certainly missed your hospitality and especially the goody bags which have ensured the ‘Raheny 5’ is a firm favourite of BAC every year, but we enjoyed the opportunity for a midwinter blast away of the cobwebs!

Blackrock A.C. Member Results

Place Name Time
15 Brian LENIHAN  00:27:57
16 Igor PASHCHENKO  00:28:05
27 Colm CUNNINGHAM  00:29:21
39 Andrew FLYNN  00:30:00
48 Paul HUNT  00:30:42
56 Ted BURKE  00:31:07
58 Rob ASHER  00:31:11
98 Peter BREDIN  00:33:59
102 Conor MURPHY  00:34:14
105 Ger O’TOOLE  00:34:24
116 Katherine DUFF  00:34:42
160 Sarah FLAHERTY  00:36:29
200 Ray MURPHY  00:37:42
229 Gerry FLAHERTY  00:38:24
242 Paul WALSHE  00:38:45
316 Victoria O’MAHONY 00:40:40
372 Karen MCGEOUGH  00:42:24
412 Clare MORGAN 00:43:35
418 Aideen SHEEHAN  00:43:48
434 Sinead HOWARD  00:44:17
438 Patricia FORDE  00:44:26
454 Susan SPAIN  00:44:45
456 Bryan SHEILS 00:44:52
506 Emma CASEY  00:46:17
559 Dervla BATT 00:47:36
606 Adrian HILL  00:48:43
798 Deirdre HOWARD  00:55:25
844 Sarah CONROY  00:57:43
1073 Patricia QUIGLEY 01:29:02


Thanks to Fit4 Life, Men and Women’s Captains Gerry Flaherty, Rob Asher and Sinéad Howard for their contribution to this article.