Benbulben 5k Results

Course records were broken at Benbulben 5km

First off, John Travers won the men’s, setting a new course record of 14:54.

Martin Brennan and Seamus Somers were best of the Sligo AC men, taking third and fourth place with just a second separating them.

Aoife Kilgallon won the women’s and took the course record of 17:23.

Sligo AC women took second place with Eimear OBrien in a time of 17:45 and third place with Sarah Kelly in a time of 19:27

Kate Brown won the 5k with a time of 42:05

Other Sligo AC athletes were

Kevin McGlone – 17:31

Domhnell Melly – 18:47

Finn Campbell – 19:38

Marty Cawley – 20:04 – a new PB

Myles Kavanagh – 21:09

Ross Campbell – 21:24

Ronnie Bailey – 21:42

Deirdre McCarthy – 22:12

Jurate Juctye – 22:26

Fionnuala O’Connell – 22:51

Dessie Foley – 23:27

Fiona McNasser – 24:03

Ultan McNasser – 24:05

Mike Browne – 24:57

Shiny Steve – 26:00

Niamh Kavanagh – 26:50

Ruth Campbell – 27:34

Dearbhaile Ward – 29:52

Official Results:


1st ​John Travers​​ Donore Harriers ​14.54

2nd​ Feidhlim McGowan Nth Sligo AC​15.40

3rd ​Martin Brennan​ Sligo AC​​16.33


1st​ Aoife Kilgallon​ Sligo AC​​17.23 New Record (Old Rec 17.50)

2nd ​Eimear O’Brien​Sligo AC​​17.45​(also broke old rec)

3rd​ Sarah Kelly​​ Sligo AC​​19.27

Junior Men

1st ​Marc Munnelly​ Moy Valley AC​18.27

Junior Ladies

1st ​Emma Carroll North Sligo AC​22.29

Ladies O35+

1st​ Jurate Juctye Sligo AC​​ 22.26

Ladies O45+

1st ​Laura Rooney​ Watergrasshill AC​19.45​

Mens O35+

1st ​Donal Egan​​ North Sligo AC​16.51

Mens O45+

1st ​Seamus Somers​ Sligo AC​​16.34

Benbulben 5k Road Race

New Years Eve
Saturday 31st of December
at Oxfield Sports Centre, Drumcliffe
Walk – 10.30am, Run – 11am
Register online at or from 9 am on the morning of the event.

Thanks to  Sligo Southern Hotel, ROM Fitness Sligo, O’Hehirs Bakery, Quality Meats, Radission Blu Hotel, Mc Bride Therapy Clinic, SFX Sports and Fitness for sponsoring it
All funds going to Alzheimers Day Centre Aughamore, Sligo

Sligo Coast 2 Coast Charity Donations

Sligo Coast to Coast returned after a 2-year break. We were delighted to welcome back Call of the Wild, as our event sponsor.

We had a wonderful uptake and interest in the event. However, it would not have been possible to have such a well-managed event without all our volunteers, Sligo Civil Defense, Sligo County Council, and An Garda Siochana, so we thank you all sincerely for your support.

Because of the success of the Sligo Coast to Coast, Sligo Athletics Club raised much needed funds and are in a position to make a generous donation to four wonderful local charities who serve our community tirelessly. These are RNLI, St Johns Patient Comfort Fund, Sligo Cancer Support Centre and Focus Ireland. We arranged to call into Call of the Wild during the week to present each organisation with a cheque in appreciation of their work.

Focus Ireland
RNLI Sligo Bay
Sligo Cancer Support Centre
St John’s Patient Fund

About Sligo Athletics Club

In 1971 Sligo A.C was formed to promote athletics in and around the area of Sligo Town. Organised athletics had always been strong in the County, with nearby Calry Athletics Club blazing a trail from the mid-’60s. Soon the black & white of newly formed Sligo A.C appeared at local and regional meetings of track & field, road and cross country competitions. Under expert coaching, local talent flourished, and the club produced champions at regional and national levels. Athletes such as Brendan Mooney (cross country); Joe Philips (Javelin); Stephanie O’Brien (Shot Putt); Kevin Martin (High Jump);