Sunday, 29th July - Malin Juvenile Mile & Senior 5K - Results and Report
A wet and windy Malin was the venue for the annual Juvenile 1 Mile and Senior 5k road race on Sunday, 29th July. Although weather conditions were not ideal for road racing, a large turnout of athletes decended on the venue for the tough 5k course. In the mile race, Brandon Browne was the winner in 6 minutes 34 seconds followed by Adam Whoriskey of Inishowen AC in 6 minutes 40 seconds. in the 5k race, it was visiting Finn Valley AC athlete, Martin Irwin who was the winner with a strong run to beat Inishowen AC athlete, Martin Mooney in a time of 18.01, with Mooney coming home in 18.13. The men's Over-40 winner was another inshowen AC athlete, Mick Harkin in 20.00. The men's Over-45 race was won by Drogheda and District athlere, Owen Quigley in 22.34, with Christy McMonagle winning the Over-60 prize in 20.06.
The women's race saw a clear victory for Sheila Doherty of Inishowen AC in a time of 22.08, followed by Patricia McLaughlin in 23.22 and Grainne O'Brien in 26.28 - a top 3 finish for Inishowe AC in the womens race. In the women's Over-35 age group, Joanne Enright was the winner in 29.42 and in the Over-40, Carmel Quigley won in 27.12. The women's Over-45 category was won by Laura Farren in 32.04 and Susan Byrne won her section in 28.47. Menwhile, on Friday, 27th July, two Inishowen AC athletes made the long trip to Burtonport for the 5k road race. Some great displays were had, with Dwain Robb posting a pb of 17.02 and Gareth Mc Laughlin also posting a pb of 17.42 on the night.