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Cara Bundoran 10 weekend set to get bigger with marathon planned for 10th anniversary next year

Peter Campbell

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Cara Bundoran 10 weekend set to get bigger with marathon planned for 10th anniversary next year

John Travers winning the Bundoran 10 on Saturday Picture: Matt Britton

Despite the inclement weather at the weekend, the annual Cara Bundoran 10 was another major success, and there are plans to make it even bigger in 2020 to mark the 10th anniversary.
Sligo based runner John Travers, a member of the Donore Harriers club, retained his Cara 10 mile title which he won last year, improving his time from 52.22 to 51.44 on Saturday last.
It's been a hectic couple of weeks for Travers. Two weeks' previous he won the national indoor 1,500 metres title and then represented Ireland in the 3000m at the European Indoor Athletic Championships in Glasgow the previous weekend.
Kyle Doherty, City of Derry Spartans, finished second in 52.47 while Owen Hughes, 53.47, was third.
On Friday evening there was good local success with Mia McCalmont of Tir Chonaill AC first lady home in the 5k, while David Conwell of Killybegs was second overall.
The cycle race on Sunday had to be cancelled due to the inclement weather, but overall it was a great weekend.
And it will be bigger next year to mark the 10th anniversary with plans well advanced to introduce a marathon and half-marathon on the Sunday to replace the cycle event.