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Weekend roundup – victories aplenty

Carlingford 5k

There were victories for harriers all around at the weekend. In Ards Jim Benson won the 5 miler, in the Cookstown 5 miler Stephen Scullion and Cathy McCourt both won,in Annagassan Gladys O’Neill won the 10k in 35:12 [clarification – Gladys was the first women, first man was Brian Mc Cluskey] and in Portadown Connor Magill won the 10k. In Carlingford Judi Graham was 3rd woman and in Ards Angela Burns finished 3rd.

Stephen Scullion in Cookstown

Ards 5 mile

Jim Benson showed a clean pair of heels in the last half a mile of Ards to fend of an old rival and win by 10 seconds in 27:39 while in the womans race Angela Burns followed her 3rd in Ballymoney with another 3rd in 32:12.Gerard McNamara continued his return to form for 12th open in 31:02 while Jim Clinton had another solid run to finish 9th M45 in 36:27.

Cookstown 5 mile

On Friday night in Cookstown there were victories in both the male and female races with Stephen Scullion being the clear victor in 24:36 and Cathy McCourt winning the womans race in 29:57. Alan O’Hara continued his good run of form to finish 2nd in 25:40 while Darryl Blair finished 5th in 26:47.

Portadown 10k

On Saturday morning Connor Magill won the Portadown 10k on Saturday for the second year in a row in 33:18 to continue his return from injury.

Carlingford 5k

In Carlingford three harriers travelled on Friday night for the local festival 5k with runners from all over the north and south taking part. After a few false starts and an ill timed three point turn across the lead race pack the harriers all recorded good runs with Conor Curran finishing 6th MO in 16:19, Judi Graham finishing 3rd woman in 18:54 and Eoin McQuillan recording a new PB in his first race of the year for 27th in 17:29.


The usual large contingent of harriers travelled to the waterworks on saturday morning. Clubmates Stephen Walker and Laurence Johnston had a good battle for 2nd with Stephen winning out in 17:57 and Laurence finishing in 18:04. Matt Shields followed up his victory from last week with another good time in 18:21 with parkrun leader Damien Gill posting another sub 20 in 19:29. New member Gerry Gribbon recorded a new PB in 20:18 with the Lavery brothers John and Kevin battling it out with John Lavery finishing in 22:06 and Kevin in 22:12. Regular Jim Clinton was next up in 26:17 with young Darragh McNairney finishing in 26:55 and Jimmy Nolan ran 35:48.


In other races Conor Curran donned the Northern Ireland vest for a 3k in Solihull. Despite the wind, rain, thunder, lightning and hail Conor had a good run to finish 2md M35 in 9:30. In Annagassan on Saturday Gladys won the 10k in an excellent time in 35:12 while in Galway City Breege Connolly had a good race among a strong field to finish 6th woman in 28:48.

Comments (2)

Brian Mc Cluskey

Annagassan 10k – Just a quick email to advise you that I won the 10k in annagassan on Saturday morning in a time of 33.30 with Gladys coming home 4th in the race overall and first woman home in an excellent time of 35.12 so to say that she won the 10k on your website is wrong as all anybody has to do is to check out the results online!!!

Hi Brian the post was changed to make it clear Gladys was the first woman.

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