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Wednesday, 18th July - Baliniska 5K (Furey Series) - Report

The last race of the Furey Insurance 5k race series came to a coclusion on Wednesday, 18th July with individaual winners of the series up for grabs. With six races held between Donegal and Derry, it was very well supported throughout. 126 runners took to the start line at Templemore and Inishowen AC was well represented on the night with eleven athletes turning out. Up front it was two local athletes battling for top spot, with Emmet Mc Ginty of City of Derry opening up a 10 second lead over Scott Rankin to win the race in 15.33, followed by Rankin, who won the overall race series, in 15:34. In the women's race. City Of Derry athlete Marina Campbell was the clear winner in 18.27 with clubmate Catherine Lilburn second in 18.38. Of the Inishowen AC athletes, Gerard Doherty was the first finisher in a time of 17.53 with Shane Doherty crossing the line in 18.37. 

Other Inishowen finishers were:
Ronan Whoriskey 19.25
Mick Harkin 19.36
Shaun Moore 19.39
Christian Mc Ginley 20.03
Sarah Marie Doherty 20.04
Seamus Mc Daid 21.38
Michael Donaghey 21.52
Breedge Collins 23.20

Next on the athletics calender is the Malin 5k and Juvenlie 1 Mile race on Sunday, 28th July, 3pm start, followed by The Danny Mc Daid 15k in Letterkenny on Sunday, 12th August, 11am start.

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