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Irish masters gold for Cathy / bronze for Cathy / Paul Elliot


 Irish Masters XC

At the Irish Masters XC in Boyle there were medals in both the individual and team fronts. Cathy followed up her Northern Ireland title with the Irish O35 title and the mens team won bronze with Paul Elliot following suit taking a bronze in the 55 category. The mens team consisted of Matt Shields, Laurence Johnston, John Patience and Paul Elliot while all four scored for county antrim who took a silver in the counties O55.

Breege Connolly

Breege Connolly took in the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco 1/2 Marathon on her travels and had a great run for 2nd lady in 77:42 finishing just outside the PB she set in the Great North run.

Active Belfast cross country challenge round 2

In round 2 of the inter-club cross country challenge North Belfast had a large contingent of the youth out with good performances all round and a few victories for good measure.

In the under 11 girls Kivsach Bradley, Aoife Gorman and Cara Carson all had good runs while in the boys Brendan McCambridge, Kelvin Kearney, Cian McGrath, Daire Brown and Aaron McCann all had good races.

In the under 13s girls Amie Bradley, Rosisile Hoy, Laila Murray and Ellie Bradley all ran well while in the boys Damien Marquess had a good win with Conall Brown and John-Paul Skillen also showing well.

In the under 15 girls Catherine McNicholl and Regan Hughes had good runs while in the under 17s Conall McCambridge had his second successive victory in the series.


Alan Ritchie had his second successive victory at the waterworks with a new PB in 16:58. Gareth Grew took 4th in 17:39 with Simon Reeve 8th in 18:18. There were new PBs for John Murphy in 19:26 and Lance Breen in 19:33 with Greg McClure splitting the two in 19:32 for 14th, 15th and 16th while Gerry Gribbon finished just outside his PB in 19:43.

Angela Burns won the womens race in 19:51 with Stevie Walker just behind in 19:53 and birthday boy John Lavery next harrier in 21:29. Jim Clinton and Paul Williams were 41st and 42nd in 22:30 and 22:47 while young Darragh McNairney was 80th, Joe Beattie 97th and Mannix McAllister 111th.

Over at Victoria park Mark Shields finished 8th with a new PB in 20:06.