Boxing Day / Stephens Day Finn Valley 5k

And do so again on Sunday  26th 2pm from their Centre in Stranorlar ,Co Donegal  with people turning out for the charity of their choice or simply just turning out getting out and about meeting up with friends home for christmas  and entering into the spirit of the ocassion . 

News coming in as we get within days of the festive event is that the 2011 honorary starter is none other than local Glenfin man Mickey 'the post ' Gallagher the Glenfin postman who in recent days has been the subject of numerous t.v. programmes dealing with his predicting weather trends based on a rich heritage of lore,signs,and traditional methods of foretelling the very same weather . Author of a widely read booklet 'Tuar Na Haimsire'  we the community and Finn Valley are pleased he has agreed to attend, fire the gun and get the hundreds of young and old underway . Previous honorary starters have included former Lord Mayor Cora Harvey, Pat the cope Gallagher M E P ,Sinead Jennings world rowing champion a participant this time round ,Olympic cyclist Philip Deignan,comedian Conal Gallen  etc . Course records stand to world champions Mo Farah pictued here raising a glass on his last visit having returned 13-25 and Kenyas world lead and olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot her time for the course 16-14  . Mary Cullen a European medallist and olympic hopeful has expressed an interest in being present and also Olympic rower Sam Lynch will be taking the challenge and Jason Quigley Irish international boxer currently in Los Angeles where he boxs with the L A Matadors in the world Series  will be home and on the start line as indeed will representatives of all the local sporting clubs . 

Registration begins 11 am you can enter right up to 1-30, welcome to run /walk /jog indeed just go for a dander in the fresh air . Organisers would find it useful if you pre registered at and all are welcome fingers crossed for a good day. Its an event for All 8 to 80 .


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