Darragh Greene Leads 750 Runners Home to Win the 2017 Mc Mahon’s Supervalu Castleblayney 5K

Sunday the 26th November saw the running of the seventh Mc Mahon’s Supervalu 5K Race in Castleblayney. Over 750 runners turned up for the race, the race which is now one of the best races in the North East was packed with a quality field with thirty five clubs been represented on the day as well as a host of other sporting groups.

The Under 14 race started proceedings at 1pm which saw 200 young athletes cover a 2K distance. The winner of this race was Odhran Hamilton from Armagh AC.

The winner of the Adult race was Darragh Greene from Dunleer A.C, finishing in 15:19. In the last 2k Darragh opened up a gap of 45 seconds from Irish International Athlete Thomas Cotter who was also representing Dunleer A.C.

First female home was Donna Mone from Monaghan Town Runners in a time of 18:41

After the race all participants and supporters attended a packed Glencarn Hotel where the staff supplied free Tea, Coffee and sandwiches to all. The audience was entertained as Stephen Dignam held a question and answers session with Irish Paralympic cyclist Eve Mc Crystal.

Next year race date will be Sunday the 25th of November 2018, I recommend that you put the date in your Diary; it really is a great occasion. Well done to all.

To view Photographs of the day taken by local photographer Glenn Murphy click on the link below:


To view the results of the race click on the link below: