Results: Stack and Shiels Impressive Winners of the Bundoran 10 Challenge

The Irish Army work in unison at the Cara Bundoran 10

The Irish Army work in unison at the Cara Bundoran 10

Keith Shiels, Foyle Valley and local girl Fiona Stack, running in the colours of Raheny Shamrocks were impressive winners of the Cara Bundoran 10 held in ideal conditions at the popular seaside resort town.

Shiels had the company of Eoghan McGinley, Rathfarnham, Glenn Phair, Annadale Striders and Gerard Gallagher to the eight miles mark. The Derry man made a decisive break as the entered the famous and breath taking Rogay loop and a downhill finish to the beach car park. The winning margin over McGinley a former Cranford AC athlete extended out to 35 seconds with Lisnaskea’s Phair twenty seconds further back.

Local lass Fiona Stack, Raheny, was a very popular winner of the women’s section and was delighted with a PB time of 59mins 34secs.Breege Connolly, from nearby Tullaghan and North Belfast was 14 seconds behind with former Marathon Olympian Catriona Jennings fifty second behind in third place.

The overall event, 10miles/10K on Saturday and 5k on Friday evening, attracted 1,500 athletes, had superb organisation, an outstanding array of prizes, thanks to sponsors Cara Pharmacies and was blessed with weather associated with summer time in the popular tourist towN.

10 Miles

S.M 1 Keith Shiels, Foyle Valley 51:31 2 Eoghan McGinley, Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A. 52:06 3 Glenn Phair, Annadale Striders, Belfast 52:26

M40 1 Paul Ward, Tir Chonaill AC 56:41 2 Michael Murphy, Tullamore Harriers, 58:20 3 James Crampsey City of Derry Spartans 58:42

M50 1 Gerard Duddy 1:01:59 2 John Molloy 1:04:55 3 Richard McCarthy 1:05:42

M60 1 Enda Whelan, 1:13:27 2 Christy Mc Monagle 1:15:22 3 Paddy Croal 1:16:02

MJ 1 Diammaid Mac a Blaind 1:04:24 2 David Mc Gurrin 1:05:20

FS 1 Fiona Stack 59:34 2 Breege Connolly 59:46 3 Caitriona Jennings 1:00:36

F 40 1 Philomena Gallagher 1:11:10 2 Roseanne Mitchell 1:12:00 3 Karen Dolan 1:13:00

F50 1 Lucy Brennan1:06:36 2 Mary Furey 1:17:06 3 Bernadette McNeely 1:20:53

F60 1 Rose Hunter Young 1:32:03 2 Margaret Warnock 1:33:36 3 Kate Farrell 1:39:22

10k

SM 1 Shane Brady 35:30 2 Gregory Murphy 37:06 3 John McElhill 38:351

M40 1 Gerry Gallagher 37:27 2 Ray Gillen North Sligo Ac 40:04 3 Shaun Paul Byrne 43:21

M50 1 Paul McDermott 42:17 2 Philip Morrison 42:24 3 Donal Haughey 42:26

M60 1 Clifford Thompson 51:21 2 Liam Sweeney 56:54

MJ 1 Mark McGunness 37:12 2 Daniel Mannion 43.14 3NeilShanley 46.57

FS 1 Teresa McGloin 36.52 2 Patricia Mc Cosker 40:20 3 Andrea Horgan North Sligo AC 41:42

F40 1 Fiona Lenehan 47:39 2 Barbara-Anne O’Regan 49:18 3 Kay Drummond 51:46

F50 1 Jacqueline Harvey 48:24 2 Vera Haughey 48:29 3 Fiona Gallagher 56:11

F60 1 Mary Martin 53:21 2 Geraldine Boyce 59:24 3 Kathleen O Flaherty 1:28:241

FJ 1 Gabrielle McGloin 49:33 2 Claudia Coughlin 56:03 3 Elaine McLoone 1:02:49