Letterkenny AC's Journey through Recent Races

May 22, 2024

The Hickey, Clarke & Langan Inter Firms 5km took place on Tuesday the 14th May 2024 from Diver’s Hyundai on Canal Road, Letterkenny.

The event was well supported.

LAC’s Mark McPaul ran an excellent time of 15.43 to win the race. Mark was running with Enterprise Rent a Car while Noeleen Scanlon was the first member to cross the line in 17:04 followed by Michael Harkin in 17:14 running with St. Eunans. Enda McLaughlin ran 17:56 with Zeus, Cian Friel ran 17:58 with Donegal County Council, Dessie Sheils ran 18:09, Luke Daly 18:38, Luke Sweeney ran 19:05 with St. Eunans, Callum Keaveny ran 19:12, Caolan Spratt ran 19:14 with St. Eunans, Aidan McKenna ran 19:24, Barry Mackey ran 19:53, Colly O’Donnell ran 20:05 with Sweeney’s Spar, Paul Toner ran 20:21 with the ATU, Mark McFadden ran 20:54 with Glenveagh, Frances Judge ran 21:56, Frank Pinder ran 23:32 with TCS, Denis Gallagher ran 29:46 and Claire Price ran 29:47.

Congratulations to LAC’s Ann Marie McGlynn who raced in London in the Highgate “Night of 10,000m PBs”. Ann Marie crossed the line in 33:17.

Well done to club members who competed in the Strabane half marathon. Philip McHugh ran an outstanding time of 1:14:01, Kieran Crawford 1:23:02, Alvaro Azpetitia 1.31.04, Ciaran O’Donnell 1:36:46, Margaret Shiels 1:49:51, Ray McDermott 1:52:25, Conor McDaid 1:56:31, while Diane Bustard ran 2:10:03.

In the National 5k which was held in the Phoenix Park, Dublin LAC’s senior men’s team were crowned National Senior 5k silver medallists. It is great to see the black and amber at the business end of National competitions. It made the long journey and early start well worthwhile.

There was a clean sweep in the over 35’s category in the National 5k championships with Danny Mooney, Mark Grennan & Eoghain McGinley taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd place respectively.

Also, congratulations to Ciaran Doherty who was the winner of the over 45’s category.

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