Templemore Sports Complex
Marty's Run returned to the now well known 5km loop for 2017 taking in the hills of the Skeoge Road and then the flat and fast finish along the Buncrana Road and into Templemore. Scott Rankin of the home club, Foyle Valley AC, took an early lead however he was reeled in by Gideon Kipsang of Derry Track by around the halfway mark. Rankin struggled to hold onto the Kenyan native as they came down the hill through the 3k mark. Coming into the final 2k Kipsang showed his strength and pulled away, coming home strong to finish first in 15:05 with Rankin coming in 7 seconds later. Catherine Whoriskey showed her class winning the women's race by 1 minute and 40 seconds, covering the 5k in 18:07.
Another excellent year for this fantastic event with 576 finishers. See the full album on Facebook.