Successful ‘Up & Running’ Laganside 10K
Close to 700 people took part in the race and helped make it a great day; which included a fun run for the whole family.
Keith Purdy of Annadale Striders was first gentleman home in a time of 32:54 ahead of team mate Paul Carroll (33:11) with Adam Boyd, unattached, 3rd (33:24)
In the ladies race 1st was Julie Turley of Dromore AC was first (36:01), 2nd was Alleen Morrison from City of Derry ( 37:41) and 3rd was Jessica Craig of North Down AC (38:11)
There was a large Harrier group not far behind as Darryl Blair in 5th (33:39), Conor Curran 6th (33:50) and seasons best, Marty Rea 7th (34:23), Andrew Considine 8th (34:27) and that was enough for Harriers to take the male team prize.
Next home was Michael Fitzpatrick 12th (35:12), Eoin McQuillan 18th (35:46), Travis Todd 24th (36:06), Gerry Gribbon 69th (40:01), Sean McShane 78th (40:29), Robert Irvine (40:30),Philip Donnelly 84th (40:41), John Black 90th (41:04), Paul Williams 134th (43:34 and personal best), Mark Shields 165th (44:50), Athanasia Sevastaki 212nd (47:10), John Burns 233rd (48:02), Jack Carberry 237th (48:09).
Breege Connelly was first woman home and second overall in the 36:03 in the inaugural Charlestown 10K in Co. Mayo.
Killyleagh 5 mile
Paul Jenkins was 3rd in 29:32 down at Killyleagh on Friday night; Greg McClure also joined hime in the race and finished 13th in the East Down AC organised event.
Great Scottish Run
Jim Clinton traveled to sunny Glasgow to take part in the massive Great Scottish Half Marathon Run. He ran in a time of 1:47:37 (2215th).
Kilian Woods squeezed in the Vienna half marathon on his travels, finishing in 131st (1:42:57) and a new personal best.
It was heartening to see that the weekends road races didn’t dent the local enthusiasm for parkrun which recorded a healthy attendance of 550; which can only increase with the addition of the Portrush parkrun starting this week.
Waterworks Laurence Johnston was first Harrier in 5th (19:04) followed quickly by Jim Newberry in 6th (19:18). Greg McClure made the top 10 in 9th position (19:50). Lance Breen enjoyed himself in 20th (20:44), junior Tony McCambridge was 13th with the same time. Paul Williams and Patrick McShane achieved a personal bests of 12:19 in 19th and 21:28 in 23rd respectively. Damien Marquess was 25th (21:40), Matt Shields 26th (21:42), John Murphy 32nd (21:11). John Burns also scored a PB of 23:08 in 39th, Gerry Gribbon was 52nd (24:42), juniors Darragh McNairney 70th (26:44) and Kelvin Kearney 75th (27:07). John Marquess was 83rd (28:07), Tina Haggan 87th (28:55), Sean McShane 95th (29:58), Aaron McCann 117th (35:19).
Victoria park Peter Morrison did very well with a new personal best and 3rd place in a time of 18:00. Athanasia Sevastaki finised in a time of 22:14 (42nd) and Drew Crawford clocked 29:00 (116th).
The Citypark Craigavon parkrun was won in style by Conor Magill in a new course record of 15:55.
The Falls Rd parkrun was also won with a healthy margin of victory by Paul Blaney in a personal best time of 17:41.
At the Ecos parkrun in Ballymena junior Connor McQuillan was 5th overall (19:30) and over at Queens Ciaran Hunter was 35th (25:05)