Fintown 5km

June 2012

Last Saturday was a glorious day for a run as Fintown hosted their inaugural Grand Prix 5k, writes Joe Brennan.

It was a good point to point course from Ballinamore to Fintown under the backdrop of Screig and Achla Mountains with a testing final kilometre.

The evergreen Domnic Bonner, Finn Valley was first home in an impressive 17.08 closely followed by Letterkenny Ac’s Brian Ferry in 17.21 with Michael O’Donnell third in 17.54.

The ladies bunched similarly with again an evergreen Gloria Donaghy, Finn Valley, getting the edge on local lady Emily Bonner followed closely by Nancy McNamee, Finn Valley. Local lad Eunan Doherty took the honours in the junior men with a very commendable time of 18.33 from a large grouping of local youths including Eoin Boyle, Cathal Ellis and Ciaran Brennan. Edel Ellis led home a full field of all local junior women with Catriona Boyle second and Elisha Doherty, third.

All in all a well run event on a good course according to the one hundred and fourteen finishers!

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