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Races far and wide

Ballymena Belles

On Tuesday Ballymena welcomed ladies from all over the North to compete in their womens only 5 mile event to help raise money for charity. The event which is in its second year was won by the clubs own Cathy McCourt in a time of 30:56 three minutes clear of the next finisher. Ita McCambridge was next across the line in a time of 38:47 for 18th position. Ita was followed by her daughter Orla who finished in a time of 46:25 for 93rd position overall.

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Bay Road 5K

In Derry on Wednesday 3 members of the club took part in the Bay Road 5K hosted by the City of Derry AC. As always with the North West a fast field was present and James Wallace led the way for the club in a time of 17:24 for 20th place (2nd V50). James was followed by Laurence Johnston in 17:52 for 29th (1st V55) and Paula Wallace in 21:13 for 91st.

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Hills & Dales

The first of the Hills & Dale races took place on Thursday in the scenic Castlewellan Country Park. The race which measured 5.5 miles with an ascent of 1080ft was well supported with over 280 finishers. Simon Reeve who regularly competes in this series completed the course in a time of 37:08 for 17th position overall.

Castleward Challenge

Castleward Country Park saw the return of the Born2Run series with a 10k and Half Marathon taking place in the castle estate. Simon Reeve opted to compete in the trail half marathon putting in a great performance to finish in a time of 1:25:45 to finish in 4th position. Gerard McNamara was next for the club completing the course in a time of 1:29:13 for 9th. Mark Shields rounded up the action for the club with a 16th place finish in a time of 1:35:16.

Lions 10K

The Ballynahinch Lions 10k took place on Saturday. The annual race which was on an improved course this year still proved to be a challenge with significant ascents throughout the race. From the club Paul Horan and Mark Jennings toed the line. Paul finished first out of the pair with a time of 36:55 for a 6th place finish overall. Mark followed directly after with a time of 37:18 for 7th place finish.

Gortin 10K

The Gortin 10k also took place on Saturday. Record numbers of participants took part on the favourable course in the good weather. Martin Cox had a great performance in the race to finish in 3rd place overall in a time of 38:02

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Cooley Legends

Also on Saturday the annual Cooley Legend Half Marathon took place overlooking Carlingford Lough. The trail half marathon incorporates a variety of challenging terrain and is well known for its picturesque views and quality filled field. Helen Weir returned this year after last years success and was rewarded with a 4th place finish and the V40 category win completing the course in a time of 1:53:44 for 35th place overall. Sandy also took part in the half marathon distance and took a huge 11 minutes of the previous years event to finish in a time  of 2:16:35. In addition to the half marathon distance there was a 10k race which Lynn McCullough took part in. Lynn completed the course in a time of 57:22 for 17th position overall and first female V40.

SSE 10 Mile

On Sunday the final event of the SSE Airtricity series before Derry Marathon took place with the 10 mile event on the banks of river Foyle. David and Carol Clarke took on the distance and good weather and performed well. David secured the M55 category win with a finish time 1:01:37 for 11th place overall. Carol completed the course in a time of 1:22:23 for 75th position.

Manchester Marathon

The marathon season truly kicked off this weekend with Manchester and the Boston marathon taking place and with London and Belfast taking place in the coming weeks lots of Harriers will complete the 26.2 distance. Conor Shiels took on the distance on Sunday by competing in the Manchester event, regarded as the flatest marathon in the UK. Conor put in an excellent performance smashing his personal best with a time of 3:15:43. Well done Conor.

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Armagh 10K

Also on Sunday the Amargh 10K took place in the Cathedral City. The race incorporates many of the sights of the city and the surrounding countryside. Louise Smith continued her excellent form this year to secure the top spot on the podium with a finish time of 37:18 for 1st place. Padraigin continues to improve over the 10k distance with a finish time of 1:13:19 for 321st position.

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21st Colin SIMPSON 19:55
275th Drew CRAWFORD 31:50

Citypark

4th Peter SAVAGE 18:03

Larne

1st Nat GLENN 17:52
2nd Greg LAVERY 18:15
20th Janice PLUMB 22:52

Ormeau

65th Eva KISSENPFENNIG 23:28
223rd Clare HOLMES 31:20
233rd Nora CURRAN 31:47

Queens

18th Eoin MCQUILLAN 21:06
44th Ciaran HUNTER 24:46
49th Kevin LAVERY 25:26

Valley

53rd Maria MURPHY 33:55

Wallace

2nd John MCCONNELL 18:37

Waterworks

1st Kent SWANN 17:27
3rd Andrew MILLIGAN 17:45
4th Tony MC CAMBRIDGE 17:50
5th Paul CURLEY 18:15 – New PB
6th Tony MCNULTY 18:49
7th Sean MCSHANE 19:04
10th Drew KNOX 19:25
11th Gerry GRIBBON 19:26
12th John Gerard MURPHY 19:30
17th Greg MCCLURE 20:03
24th Paul WILLIAMS 21:09
25th Joe NORNEY 21:10
27th Jack CARBERRY 21:29
39th Tony REID 22:49
47th Eimear MCBRIEN 23:07
48th Matt SHIELDS 23:08
57th Paul BRENNAN 23:30
77th Steven THOMPSON 25:18
87th Marie-Louise LOWRY 25:55 – New PB
88th Thomas MCKINSTRY 25:56
91st John O’HARE 26:03
93rd Sean MCSHANE JR 26:08
104th Jim CLINTON 27:05
113rd Malachi MC GIBBON 27:37
116th Eadaoin DONALDSON 27:51
121st John Robert JOHNSTON 28:05
122nd Jason REID 28:06
142nd Trisha MURRAY 29:19
150th Margaret STEPHENS 29:55
156th Philomena DONALDSON 30:33
157th Kerry MCSHANE 30:33
166th Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 31:30
189th Bernadette DUFFY 33:55
195th Paul MCALLISTER 35:01