Miserable weather greeted the entrants for the opening event in the Finn Valley AC Spring Series but an encouraging turnout sets matters up nicely for the next in the Series on Sunday week, February, again at 11am.
The winner on Sunday was Eoghain McGinley who was out on his own while local athlete and Ulster masters champion Catriona Devine led the women home.
Elswhere, Aaron McGlynn posted a new PB over 800m at the AAI Games at the weekend. His time of 1.54.13 was an improvement on his strong performances from 2015 which saw him compete and reach the European Youth Olympic Games final in Tbilisi.
Aaron has targeted a Q-standard for the European Youth Champinships which take place again in Tbilisi in 2016. The Q mark required is 1.53.50.
Two Finn Valley athletes in the US returned very positive results over the weekend. First up was Dempsey Mc Guigan who was in action in the 35lb hammer at Notre Dame.
He has improved week on week in competition getting out to a Donegal and Ulster best performance of 20.46m.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tori Pena, who is of course Rio0-bound, cleared 4.40m in competition. This was another good performance from Tori who is moving in the right direction.