McGranaghan delivers the goods in Operation Transformation 5k

HE’S a former Finn Harps player who is best known for his talents on the football pitch.

HE’S a former Finn Harps player who is best known for his talents on the football pitch.

But Raphoe native Gerard McGranaghan is also a talented athlete and he proved his worth when winning the Termon Operation Transformation 5k Run which was held in Termon on Sunday. Running in the colours of Letterkenny Athletic Club, McGranaghan- who works as a postman - delivered an impressive time of 17:43 to take first place. He was in ahead of Kevin McElwaine (20:14), Patrick McNamee (20:53) and Letterkenny AC’s Richard Raymond (21:06).

The Craoibhín Community & Enterprise Centre was the base for Sunday’s race which attracted a huge crowd, the majority of whom took part in a 6k walk.

Among them was a 70-strong group of people who came together in mid-January to begin training for this 5k run and 6k walk.

They registered with Termon’s Operation Transformation and have been training twice a week since with Craoibhin Gym Instructor Dermot Kelly and local volunteer Nicola Doherty. The group had various aims at the start of the programme including participants wishing to lose weight and others becoming more active.

A group of people also wanted to be able to complete a 5k race like the participants on RTE’s Operation Transformation. The Group from Craoibhín got a mention on the RTE programme in January.