There were some excellent performances from Letterkenny Athletic Club runners at the weekend.
Eoghain McGinley had an exceptional run in Sunday’s Antrim Coast Half Marathon. Eoghain took more than 3 minutes off his already impressive PB. He crossed the line in a tremendous time of 1.08.17. Ann Marie McGlynn was also in very impressive form. She had a 6th place finish in a very fast time of 1.13.12. The first woman home was Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw, in a new world best time of 1.03.43.
Philip McHugh also recorded a PB, with a superb time of 1.13.04. Conor Gallagher had an impressive time of 1.14.28.
Liam Tinney also notched up a PB; his time was 1.23.30. Dale Corbett’s time was 1.26.35. Stephen Shiels’ conscientious training paid dividends with a PB of 1.31.32.
The husband and wife Mullens had excellent runs. Marie clocked 1.44.47 and John crossed the line in 1.46.10.
Almost 300 hundred runners took part in Sunday morning’s very well organised Donegal Half Marathon in Letterkenny.
The first LAC runner home was endurance specialist Ciaran McGonagle, in a fast time of 1.14.53.
Kevin McGee was the leading M45 runner in 1.19.45. Darren Price was rewarded for his consistent training with a PB, of 1.23.53.
Michael Harkin’s training has seen him gain a plethora of PBs this summer and this race was no different. He crossed the line in 1.29.18.
Monica McGranaghan was a very impressive winner of the women’s race in a fast time of 1.30.03.
M45 LAC runner, Mark Nee, finished in 1.31.04. Another M45 runner, Aidan McGlynn, finished in 1.35.34.
Gary Price’s time was 1.48.15 and Adrian Callaghan’s was 1.48.22.
Lee Gildea and Gerard Mullen both crossed the line in 1.51.20.
Noel Lynch’s time was 1.52.18. Lorraine Duffy has trained consistently and conscientiously all summer and was rewarded with a PB of 1.55.47.
Gary Kearns’ time was 2.08.30. Mark McPaul, Finn Valley AC, was the race winner in 1.11.11.
The organisers of the event are very grateful to Kernan’s Retail Group for the generous sponsorship.
They are also grateful to the stewards and all the other helpers, who ensured that the event was run safely and efficiently.
Kathryn McDevitt’s outstanding recent form on the track continued on Saturday.
The in-form Sprint specialist was the victor of the 200m race in the Senior Women’s event at the Track Meeting in Belfast. Kathryn’s time was 27.01 seconds.
There were some fine performances from LAC runners in Sunday’s Donegal Track & Field Championships at the Finn Valley Centre.
Young Sheldon Nyoni took the Sprints by storm. He won the 100m in a speedy 11.4 seconds.
Along with Eoin Sharkey (Tir Chonaill AC), he was the joint winner of the 200m in an excellent time of 23.1 secs. Noeleen Scanlon very smoothly converted her most impressive road form to the track.
She came out on top in the women’s 3000m race in a fast time of 9.49.3.
Raymond Birch won the M40 3000m race in 9.49. Danny Sharkey had an excellent performance in the 1500m Walk, with a time of 9.57, which saw him finish 1st in the M60 category.
There were also good performances from young LAC runners at the Finn Valley Centre; they are detailed in the Juvenile report.
LAC runner, Gerard McGranaghan, is organising a race in Kilmacrennan on Sunday September 12th.
‘The Kilmac 10K & Family Walk’ will start at 10.00am . Proceeds are to support the Kilmacrennan Development Group.
Registration is online and there will be chip timing.
Number allocation and Parking will be at the Kilmacrennan Development Park. Further details will be given next week.