THE RUNDONEGAL Women’s only 5k raised a fantastic €8,373 for local charity Sharon’s Girls.
The event, which was run by Finn Valley Athletic Club, had 685 finishers earlier this month (photo by Kieran Carlin).
Catriona McGranaghan led home the large field in 19 minutes and seven seconds. Teresa Doherty (19:54) was second with Marie Harper (20:17) in third.
Sharon Alexander passed away in the Donegal Hospice in early November, just two years after her former partner, and the children’s father died tragically.
Three girls – Shannon (15), Amy (14) and Kayleigh (12) were left behind. Amy is being cared for by her aunt and uncle in Killygordon with Shannon and Kayleigh taken in by another aunt and uncle in Drumkeen.
Amy, who has Down Syndrome, is on a waiting list for heart surgery. The house in Killygordon has no downstairs bedroom, which Amy requires, while the Drumkeen bungalow is too small.