Sheephaven Half 2023, Another Great Day for 24/7!

Sheephaven half podium

Matthew Kinkaid took the honours in the Sheep Half for 2023! Saturday saw a great day of racing with our own club members joined on course from competitors that travelled from clubs as far away as Athlone, Galway, Dublin, and Harriet Henderson flew in from Scotland.

The weather varied from drizzly to Mediterranean-esque, thankfully the experienced 24/7 Marshalls were on hand to keep everything running along smoothly. The day went off seamlessly, a testament to the hard work and long hours put in by the organisers. Huge kudos and thanks to Liam Tinney, Adrian Wasson, Anne Robinson, Niamh McDaid, Mervyn McDowell, Patrick Patton, and Paul Doherty. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the event

Matthew Kinkaid of Newry TC (4:29:02) had almost eight minutes to spare over second placed Stephen Donnelly (4:37:22) The podium was completed by Sean McLaughlin (4:40:33) from NorthWest TC. Kerry McGrillen of Olympic TC was the first female home (5:39:06), just ahead of 24/7’s Harriet Henderson (5:44:43). Harriet lead for the entire race until 5km from the end, a super performance. All results are available by clicking here.

Results for other 24/7 club members as follows:
32. Matthew McKinley 5:35:55
41. Paddy Doherty 5:43:32
42. Harriet Henderson 5:44:43
46. Mark Gallagher 5:46:53
51. Erik Korba 5:50:11
69. Eamonn Mc Gee 6:01:49
85. Garrett Doherty 6:10:19
90. Neil Sullivan 6:14:50
99. Philip Browne 6:20:10
133. Hugh Treaty 6:50:30
134. Rachael Stilvern 6:50:57
DNF Fin Begley
DNF Alaistair Hetherington

If you haven’t signed up for Gartan yet, do so soon! Spaces are filling up fast. This race counts for the North West Triathlon Series and every point counts!!

This week’s training schedule as follows:

Monday 6.30pm: Open Water Swimming at Gartan Lough. Sign on: Garrett Doherty Kayak Cover: Claire Nicholls.

Tuesday 6.30pm/7pm: Running Session. Session will be posted in WhatsApp group on Tuesday and members can arrange to meet that evening.

Wednesday 7pm-8pm: Lane swimming at the Aura. Online booking/paying available on

Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm: TT/Brick Session at Foxhall. First bike away at 6/45pm sharp. Marshalls: Paul Dillon and Paul O’Gara – please arrange a swap yourself if you can’t make it.

Saturday: Details posted in WhatsApp group.

Sunday: Long run or long bike TBC. Transition practice will be incorporated in the weeks leading up to races.

Please remember to send on results and pictures so we can include them in club updates.

A reminder that 2023 club membership is now due. Visit – select 247 Letterkenny and the additional racing and license offers that you require.

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