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Mid week race reports

A few races missed the weekly round up or were held midweek. Details below.

THURSDAY: Portglenone 5km

The Run n the Bann 5km was held in Portglenone on Thursday evening and the travelling stags ran well.

122 runners took to the line and were led home by Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley AC in 15.43.

Gregory Walsh signalled a welcome return to form with 4th place in 16.19 – but only good enough for second in the M40 category behind Matt Wray.

Gareth Grew declared himself a deserved member of “the select 16 minute club” with 8th place in 16.45, while Stevie Walker was 13th (17.35) followed by Gerry McNamara 23rd in 18.31. Linda Petticrew was 44th in 21.47 and won the F40 category.

Gareth always knew he was the fastest in the family..

Results here: http://www.niathletics.org/download/1/Results2011-RunBann5K.xls

TUESDAY: Dessie’s 10km

Gerry McNamara and Jim Clinton both had excellent runs at Dessie’s Run (10km) in Derry on Tuesday night.

Gerry’s time of 37.57 was his second time under 38 minutes and signals a welcome return to form whereas Jim’s pb (45:23) suggests there must have some sneaky training going on in Santa Ponsa.

The Gransha event always produces fast times and this year’s race was no different with 73 sub 40 minute performances.

Greg Roberts lead home City of Derry (COD) by winning in 30:49.

Regular training companion to the Harriers and COD athlete, Brendan Murphy was disappointed with his 7th place time of 33.36 but aims to rectify that when he runs in the Bristol Half Marathon in two week’s time.

Brendan leaves for London this week and we wish him all the best with the move and his new career.

Results here: http://www.niathletics.org/download/1/Results2011-DessiesRun.xls

LAST SATURDAY: Loughshore 10km

Alan Ritchie was so dissatisfied with his Parkrun effort last Saturday morning, he decided to run in the Loughshore 10km later that afternoon.

Alan ran 37.06 for 3rd place. The race was won by Christopher McPeake of Sperrin Harriers.

Results here: http://www.niathletics.org/download/1/Results2011-Loughshore10k.xls