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A 73 year-old grandmother – who has accomplished virtually 900 (9 hundred) marathons was among the many entrants at this yr’s Excessive North Quadrathon Problem in Inishowen.

Colette O’Hagan from Co. Louth gained the Feminine 60 plus class for being the quickest over the 4 gruelling marathons in 4 consecutive days.

Colette O’Hagan did 4 marathons in 4 days on the Excessive North Quadrathon in Inishowen.

As soon as once more, there have been some notable Donegal successes.

The winner of the general Warrior title for the very best mixed occasions for the 4 marathons over Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, was Aidan Hogan of Cork Metropolis AC, who clocked 13:19.36, forward of Rodney McPhee of Springwell AC (Derry), in 13:51.46.

Hogan gained the Kinnego Bay Marathon on Thursday, was second within the Malin Marathon on Friday, first within the Mamore Marathon on Saturday, and first once more within the concluding Muff Marathon on Sunday. Deborah McPhee of Springwell AC gained the feminine title over the 4 days, finishing the 4 marathons in 17:15.26.

The general Quest title for the very best mixed time over the 4 days for the half marathons (which had been all of the second half of the total marathon route) noticed Paul McCullagh of Metropolis of Lisburn taking the honours in 6:27.15 whereas Ciaran Hegarty of Enjoyable for Enjoyable Letterkenny was runner-up with 6:28.48.

Derek Wilson of Run for Enjoyable Letterkenny gained the Male 40 plus class for the 4 half marathons. Michael Thompson of Lifford Strabane Athletics was third within the Male over 40 class.

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

David McGaffin of Springwell AC (Derry) gained the M50 class with Kevin Doherty of Eglinton Street Runners in second.

Bernie Boyce, additionally of Run for Enjoyable Letterkenny, was second within the feminine class for the 4 half marathons. Anne O’Doherty of Mid-Ulster AC was the winner.

Run for Enjoyable Letterkenny entrants Derek Wilson, the M40 total half marathons runner-up; Bernie Boyce total feminine half marathons runner-up; and Ciaran Hegarty, total open half marathons runner-up on the Excessive North Quadrathon.

Fin Begley of the 24/7 Triathlon Membership gained the Feminine 50 plus class.

Different north-west athletes who picked up prizes included James Mooney of Finn Valley AC who was second within the Male 40 plus class for the 4 marathons, and Daybreak Houston of Eglinton Street Runners, who was runner-up within the Feminine 40 plus class over the 4 marathons. She was additionally first house in her class within the Muff Marathon.

Owen McKinney of Inishowen AC was third within the Male 50 Warrier class for the 4 full marathons.

Helena Dornan of Springwell AC gained the F50 Warrier class.

The occasion drew entries from numerous nations, together with the US, Finland, the UK, and France.

Nice credit score goes to the primary organiser Harold McGuinness and all these related to this occasion.

The suggestions was very constructive and the occasion is an excellent commercial for the delights that Inishowen has to supply.

For the total outcomes, see: https://www.sportident.co.uk/outcomes/ExtremeNorth/2023/Quadrathon/index.html

Awe-inspiring achievements at Excessive North Quadrathon was final modified: August twenty first, 2023 by Workers Author