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Almost 400 compete in inaugural Legends of Louth 5K

Almost 400 compete in inaugural Legends of Louth 5K

The inaugural Legends of Louth 5K race took place in Louth Village on Sunday with Darragh Greene storming over the finish line with a time of 15:49.

The Dunleer AC athlete was followed by North East clubman Brian McCloskey with a time of 16:16 ahead of local Louth Village native Martin Quinn who completed the challenging route in 17:19.

Legends of Louth 5k winner Darragh Greene presented with his award by run chairman Paul Kelly

The first female home was podium regular Laura Matthews in a time of 19:58 followed by first juveniles across the line Odhran Smith and Eva Nicole Loy.

Commenting on the race win Green said he was “delighted to have taken part in the first ever Legends of Louth run and looks forward to defending his crown across the superb route next year.”

Run Chairman Paul Kelly commented: “We are delighted with the superb turnout from running clubs across Ireland, to have near 400 runners take part in our first year exceeds all expectations, we are already planning 2019 which promises to be bigger and better, a must run date in any athlete’s diary.”

All proceeds from the event go towards the redevelopment of Louth Village Community Centre.

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