The recent easing of restrictions enabled organisers ChampionChip Ireland to quickly reschedule the 5km and half marathon events from the postponed ‘Lisburn festival of running’ at the Down Royal racecourse at the weekend. Several NBH athletes made the trip to enjoy getting back to racing and were rewarded with glorious weather and some fine performances.
5km RaceS Sunday 25th April
The athletes were grouped into 4 different races starting an hour apart according to their predicted finishing times in order to comply with current regulations on numbers of participants in a sporting event. The club was well represented with 10 athletes taking part overall.
Gavin McCaffrey was the fastest harrier in a speedy 15:27, with Peter McGarry not far behind. The combined results across all the races were:
Half Marathon RaceS Saturday 24th April
There were two harriers taking on the half marathon distance on Saturday morning and their results were: