The focus of this weekend’s racing action was a sunny Mary Peter’s track where Harriers turned out in numbers for the NI Masters T&F Championships, collecting three gold and two silvers.
Conor Curran (M35) added NI Masters gold and to his Irish Masters Silver by winning the 5000m in 16.02.91
Conor had Cathal Mc Laughlin (Foyle) and Matt Wray (BAAC) for company in the early stages but pulled away for an easy win. Paul Jenkins collected silver running 17.30.75.
Laurence Johnston picked up the title of NI M50 champ running 17.40.08 beating close rival Karl Dines of Willowfield (18.06.17).
Third gold of the day went to Jim Newberry who won the M55 1500m title in 5.12.09, coming 4th in the race overall.
Cathy McCourt was disappointed to only get silver in the women’s 3000m in 10.35 – one second behind Irish Master Emer Brennan McGovern (Innyvale) – a fine result considering she was hospitalised and on strong medication for the last two weeks.
Finally, congratulations to Connor Magill who notched up an impressive new pb of 15.35.17 when running as a guest in the 5000m.
Full results here: http://www.niathletics.org/filestore/default.asp?itemId=500
Joe McAllister smashed the Waterworks course record on Saturday morning with a time of 15.32.
Alan Ritchie was second in 17.24 before running in the Loughshore 10km later that afternoon. Marty McIlkenny was 6th in 17.48.
– Damien Gill 17th, 19.59
– Tony Forde, 22nd, 20.45
– Damien Marquess, 30th, 21.36
– Matthew Verdon, 48th, 23.50
– Jim Clinton, 57th, 24.55
– Conall Browne, 71st, 26.23
– Darragh McNairney, 94th, 29.06
– Jimmy Nolan, 114th, 34.28
– Jack O’Dwyer Henry, 116th, 35.25