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Parkruns enjoy fine weather

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Parkruns enjoy fine weather thumbnailSpringwell’s Neil Johnston pictured at the Armagh International Road Race 5K event.

IT was much warmer this week by comparison and, once again, stayed dry for the weekly Portrush parkrun.
There was a slight headwind in places on the return 2.5k and the incoming tide forced runners on to the soft sand at times.
Reid Jack was congratulated on reaching his 50th parkrun.
First finisher was Eoin Napier in 20.06 on his first appearance and first lady was Karen McLaughlin in 20.54 - her 40th time in 94 appearances.
This week there were 151 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and nine recorded new Personal Bests.
Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Results
Portrush - Karen McLaughlin 20.54, Stephen McCook 22.27, Mervyn Thompson 23.13, Robert Workman 24.02, Jean-Claude Bourgeois 24.48, Molly Blee 24.54 PB, Pamela Howe 24.59, Andrew Wilson 25.32, Andrew Wilmot 25.38, Patricia Craig 26.19, Camilla Long 27.54, Nichelle Atchison 28.17, Caitriona Mackle 28.58, Jack Blee 29.32, Fergal Mackle 29.59, Emma Birrell 30.02, Rachel Blee 30.49, Liadhan McAnena 31.57, Roisin Walker 32.50, Emer Thompson 48.04, Joan Trengove 49.05.
Derry City - Gerard Mullan 21.17, Ryan Gray 21.18 PB
Clacton Seafront - Gary Kendall 23.45, Connor Kendall 23.48, Kay Hack 25.57
Ormeau -Deborah Gilliland 20.11 PB
Limavady - Will Colvin 21.05, Paul Campbell 21.38, Catherine Shiels 23.34, Jonathan Lynch 25.32
Stormont - Alistair Shaw 18.28 PB
Flahavans Primary Schools XC League
The Flahavans Primary Schools cross country league takes place over three races with the best two results for each athlete being submitted to decide the final places.
Springwell's Sophia Coyle left no doubt as to the final result by winning round two and round three of the Causeway Coast section of the league to secure overall first place.
As the winner of the league, Sophia qualifies for the Ulster Schools cross country at Mallusk playing fields on February 22.
In preparation for this race Sophia took part in the Mallusk XC races on February 12 at Mallusk playing fields, where, in the U11 girls race, Sophia ran a fantastic 2.24 to take second place.
Armagh International Road Races 2017
On Thursday February 16, the City of Armagh welcomed athletes from 15 countries who took to the streets for the 27th annual running of the Armagh International Road Races.

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