Donegal Masters Track & Field Championships 2017:
On Sunday 18th June 2017, local runners secured an impressive medal haul at the Donegal Masters Track & Field Championships.
In the 100m race, Omagh Harriers’ Trevor McGlynn led the field home in 12.10secs, taking the Vet35 title. Manus McBride (Finn Valley AC) won the Vet40 title in 12.95secs, while Derry Track Club’s Elaine Connors won the ladies race in 13.59secs and with it the Vet40 gold – Isabella Breslin of Finn Valley AC won the Vet45 ladies category in 14.14secs.
Derry Track Club’s Martin Cox saw off City of Derry AC man Eoghan Furey to win the 800m race in 2:02.04; this meant that Martin won the Vet35 title – Eoghan was rewarded with Vet40 gold in 2:04.49. Cathal McLaughlin (Derry Track Club) won the Vet45 category in 2:09.88, while Catriona Devine (Finn Valley AC) took the ladies Vet45 gold in 2:25.26. Finn Valley AC’s Mark Connolly picked up the top prize in the Vet55 category with a 2:36.27 finish.
Only three athletes took on the 3,000m race and it was Tir Chonaill AC’s Ollie Thomas (Vet50) who broke the beam first, running 11:34 to edge out club mate Richard McCarthy (Vet55); Richard ran 11:35.
Vet45 competitor Cathal McLaughlin showed his class with a 57.24secs performance in the 400m – Omagh Harriers Trevor McGlynn picked up his second Vet35 gold of the day after crossing the line in 59.86secs. DTC’s Elaine Connors won the ladies Vet45 prize in 1:04.83, while Manus Peoples (Finn Valley AC) won the Vet60 top prize in 1:12.27.
In the 1500m, Martin Cox (Derry Track Club) dominated proceedings, winning in 4:25.16; this was enough to see Martin take the Vet35 gold. Cathal McLaughlin (Derry Track Club) topped the Vet45 podium again with a 4:54.10 finish, while Mark Connolly (Finn Valley AC) won the Vet55 title in 5:16.88. Elaine Connors (Derry Track Club) claimed yet another gold with a 5:29.00 performance to win the Vet40 ladies category.
Full Results: Donegal Masters Track & Field Championships 2017