The following are the Letterkenny Athletics Club notes for the week.
The recent Ballyshannon 5km road race produced some fine club results. First across the line for LAC was club chairman Raymond Birch in a time of 16:03. The next club member to cross the line was Nikata Burke in 16:12, winning the women’s race. Liam Tinney finished the 5km race in 17:43, Dessie Shiels in 18:22, Eimear Wiseman in 18:43, Stephen Shiels in 20:02 and Paul Sweeney in 21:21.
Coláiste Ailigh held their annual 5km road race on the 17th May and the event was very well attended by LAC members. The race was won by club member Philip McGee in a superb time of 16:25. Well done Philip. Caolán Spratt finished the race in 18:46, Dessie Shiels in 18:47, while the proud father of the race winner, Kevin McGee, finished in a time of 18:52. Kevin Ferry finished in 19:06, Colly O’Donnell in 19:12, Enda McLaughlin in 19:19, Paul McMonagle in 19:27, Eimear Gormley in 19:29, Peter Gallagher in 20:00, Fintan Smith in 20:42, Christopher McMenamin in 21:07, Naoise Enright in 21:09, Noreen McGettigan in 22:01, Paul Lee 22:09, Phil Boyle in 23:14, Xisca Martorell 23:17, Margaret Shiels 23:21 and Denis Shields 23:32.
Congratulations to Gary and Darren Price who participated in the River Moy Half Marathon on Saturday the 20th May. John Hughes of LAC competed in the Downpatrick 5km race finishing a time of 20:40 while Paul Caulfield of LAC finished in second place in the Kilcornan 5 km race which was part of the Galway 5k series in an excellent time of 17:07.
In the National 5km race club member Barry Mackey crossed the line in a remarkable time of 19:09.
LAC meets Tuesday at 6.30pm for an interval running session, Thursday evening for a hill run at 6pm, Saturday morning at 9.30am for a tempo run and Sunday morning at 8am for a long run.
All runs start at the Aura. All levels catered for and encouraged.
Fit 4 Life which is run by LAC in conjunction with the Donegal Sports Partnership takes place every Monday at 5.45pm on the track at the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny.
The aim of the programme is to reach out to those who wish to improve their fitness and all are most welcome any Monday they choose to attend.
Fit 4 Life is not about speed but fitness and the coaches from LAC particularly welcome newcomers.
Notes and photographs prepared by Letterkenny Athletic Club P.R.O. and Club Photographer.