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Sunday, 14th April - Weekend Round-up (Derry, Dublin and Finn Valley)

It was a busy week for Inishowen AC, with races in Derry, Dublin and Finn Valley. Wednesday saw the first of the Furey Insurance 5k series, incorporating the Northern Ireland 5k Championships. Over 150 runners took to the start line for the fast, flat Bay Road circuit. Evelyn Mc Ginley lead the women's team home in a time of 19.31, followed by Henrietta Elves in 22 minutes, Elish Galbrith in 24.28, and with Marie O'Donnell 25.07, Danielle Grant 25.31 and Sonya Mc Grory 25.31, the Inishowen Ladies were awarded the Bronze team medal on the night. Best of the Inishowen men was Gerard Doherty 17.39, followed by Sean Mc Daid 18.44, Sean Mor 19.06 and Vinney Hegarty 19.25.

The race action moved to Dublin and Finn Valley on Sunday with the main event being the National 10k Championships in the Phoenix Park. Pauric Mc Kinney was the top Inishowen performer on the day, winning the M45 race in a time of 33.05 and adding to his collection of national medals. Gerard Doherty was next of the Inishowen finishers in a time of 37.59 followed by Martin Mooney 38.03, Niall Mc Gee 39.27, Pat Gallagher 39.59, Dwain Robb 40.00, Owen Mc Kinney 41.00, Sarah Marie Doherty 43.26, Sheila Doherty 45.12, Sharon Mc Daid 45.54, Ruth Doherty, Aideen Mc Laughlin 50.12, Joanne McLaughlin 51.00, Linda Mc Daid 52.29, Michelle Donaghey 58.48, Rhonda Mc Colgan, Marie Lavelle 67.00.

Closer to home, the Run Donegal Women-only 5k was also held on Sunday last with 388 people taking part. Inishowen was again well represented. Henrietta Elves lead the Inishowen ladies home in a time of 24 mins followed by Ronnie Sweeney 25.57, Patricia Mc Laughlin 26.59, Pauline Doherty 28.32, Madeline  Redmond 29.26, Ursula Lynch 34.27, Bernadette Gallagher 44.57, Eimear Gallagher 45.00.

Next up for Inishowen AC is the Inishowen Hlaf Marathon on Sunday, 21st April at 12pm.

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