Saturday, 31st March - Omagh Half Marathon - Results & Report

Omagh Half Marathon 2012Inishowen AC were in Omagh on Saturday, 31st March to compete in the annual Omagh Half Marathon. A strong team of twenty-nine Inishowen AC runners, the biggest club participation on the day, made the journey to mid-Ulster. It was encouraging to see so many from the Fit4Life programme competing, some of whom were racing over the distance for the first time. Overall, 1500 runners took part in the race and it was a visiting athlete from Dublin, former National Marathon champion Sergiu Ciobanu, who destroyed the elite field in a time of 64.08, which was a near four minutes ahead of second place finisher, Stephen Duncan of Omagh Harriers.

Finnbar Gallagher was the in-form Inishowen athlete on the day with a 1.23.41, followed by Buncrana athlete, Christian Mc Ginley who finished strongly in a time of 1.24.35. Helena Crossan continued her good form with a 1.26 finish to get on the podium as winner of the Masters Ladies race. She was also third female finisher overall.

Inishowen AC finishers on the day were:

(Revised Tuesday, 3rd April 2012)

67 1047 Finbar Gallagher M40 01:23:41
72 1245 Christian McGinley M35 01:24:33
82 6 Helena Crossan F40 01:26:00
94 903 Dwain Robb MO 01:27:00PB
138 1159 Gerard Doherty MO 01:29:58
161 1255 Owen McKinney M40 01:31:44
171 1315 Michael Collins M40 01:32:10
178 605 Shaun McLaughlin M35 01:32:28
247 860 Sarah Marie Doherty FO 01:35:28
432 1162 Peter McKinney M50 01:41:55
620 1157 Denise Doherty FO 01:48:01PB
640 1254 Brendan Duffy M50 01:48:47
663 1100 Brid Collins F40 01:49:36PB
743 1198 Grainne Gallagher F35 01:52:40PB
745 445 Tracy Harley F40 01:52:43PB
790 1283 Ruth Doherty F35 01:53:42PB
897 331 Claire Doherty FO 01:57:14PB
905 660 Linda McDaid F35 01:57:37PB
919 1129 Linda Jackson FO 01:58:18PB
941 1314 Marie O'Donnell F35 01:59:10PB
995 1054 Mary McHale FO 02:00:55PB
1059 788 Marie Mulhern F35 02:04:08PB
1107 1388 Sonya McGrory F35 02:05:36PB
1111 333 Condy Doherty M65 02:05:50
1143 160 Patricia Barnett F35 02:08:09PB
1183 344 Mary Doherty FO 02:10:39PB
1184 1391 Danielle Grant FO 02:10:48
1278 350 Michelle Donaghy F35 02:19:02PB
1355 217 Martina Callaghan F35 02:39:23

Next on the fixture list is the Ballyliffen 10 Mile Coastal Challenge on Saturday, 7th April with a 2pm start, followed by the National 10k Championships on Sunday, 15th April in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

247 860 Sarah Marie Doherty FO Inishowen AC 01:35:28

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