Springwell Running Club - Press Release 19th November 2017

British & Irish Masters International XC

The British & Irish Masters Cross Country International Cross Country race took place on Saturday 18th November at Gransha Park where the Northern Ireland team secured a number of individual and team medals. Springwell RC had six members earning representative honours at this event.

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 Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner and Jim Platt representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish Masters XC

Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner and Jim Platt representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish Masters XC

Locally based athletes who represented Ireland also impressed, with Paddy Hamilton (Slieve Gullion Runners) and Declan Reed (City of Derry AC) claiming podium places.

In the M70 event Jim Patterson (Newcastle AC) who has been in exceptional form this year, retained his British & Irish Masters International XC M70 title in style.  Jim covered the 6k in 26.00, leading the Northern Ireland team, which included Tony Gray and David Seaton to third place and the bronze medal.

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 Springwell RC’s Chris Denton and Steven McAlary representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish International XC

Springwell RC’s Chris Denton and Steven McAlary representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish International XC

In the same race Hannah Shields (City of Derry AC) took second place in the F50 category, crossing the line in 25.03.  Hannah’s performance guided the Northern Ireland team, which included Grainne Neill and Penny Lindsay to second place, while Northern Ireland’s M45 ladies, Amanda Perry, Jackie McMonagle, Martina McMullan and Niamh O’Connell also picked up a bronze medal in the team competition.

Declan Reed (City of Derry AC) was in top form as he secured a third place finish overall in Race 3, the 8k (M35-M45); this was enough to see Declan take third place in the M40 category in 26.33.

For Northern Ireland Chris McGuinness (Foyle Valley AC) produced the performance of his life to claim a bronze medal in the M35 race.  Showing true grit in the latter stages, Chris led the NI team home, taking third place, covering the 8k in 26.58. Chris and his M35 team mates Allan Bogle, Jonny Steede, Steven McAlary, Stephen Cassidy and Martin Cox collected silver medals after finishing in second place in the team standings. Slieve Gullion Runners’ Paddy Hamilton (Ireland) took second place in the M35 race in 26.39.

 Springwell RC’s Philip Tweedie representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish International XC

Springwell RC’s Philip Tweedie representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish International XC

Northern Ireland’s Eamonn White, Gary Henderson, Justin Reed, Gavin Mc Dermott and Nigel McKibbin all ran well to take third place in the M45 team competition.  There were also team medals for Northern Ireland’s M50 with third place for Neil Carty, Duncan Bell, Philip Tweedie, James Turtle, Paul LeBlanc and Frank Sharkey, and the M55 team of David Clarke, Noel Connor, James Wallace and Lawrence Johnstone who took second. The M75 of Jim Platt, Hugh Young, Michael Gilmore and Ivan Baxter also claimed a bronze medal as they finished in third.

 Springwell RC’s Gerry O’Doherty representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish International XC

Springwell RC’s Gerry O’Doherty representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish International XC

Springwell RC Results

Race 1 Ladies and Men 65+ (6K) - 25th Ciara Toner 23.54 (10th F35), 170th Jim Platt 32.03 (9th M75)

Race 2 Men 50+, 55+ and 60+ (8k) - 21st Philip Tweedie 30.10 (16th M50), 65th Gerry O'Doherty 35.12 (17th M60)

Race 3 Men 35+, 40+ and 45+ (8k)

34th Steven McAlary 28.16 (17th M35), 67th Chris Denton 29.29 (22nd M40)

Stormont Run In The Dark 5 & 10k

On Wednesday 15th November almost 2,500 runners took part in the annual Run in the Dark around the Stormont Estate. In the 5k event Springwell RC’s Junior Captain, Aine McKinney had an excellent run finishing 16th overall and 3rd lady with a time of 21.51. In the 10k race club mate Deborah Gilliland also claimed a podium place, finishing 16th overall and 2nd lady in 41.26.

Springwell RC Results

5k - 16th Aine McKinney 21.51 (3rd lady, 27th Tom Close 23.06, 58th Michael McKeown 25.06, 245th Caitriona Mackle 30.55, 266th Julie Corbett 30.48, 587th Lorraine Abernethy 36.02, 979th Stacey Montgomery 44.49

10k - 11th James Stewart 40.00, 16th Deborah Gilliland 41.26 (2nd lady), 30th Bryan Edgar 41.30, 73rd Conor Burns 44.58, 86th Meabh Close 45.40, 152nd Mervyn Thompson 48.48, 162nd Jude Moore 48.51, 207th Pamela Howe 50.23, 325th Geoff Glass 53.00, 368th Grainne Moore 54.02, 378th Andrew Kincaid 53.53, 417th Janet Patrick 54.57, 429th Paul Dornan 55.35, 433rd Fergal Mackle 55.50, 513th Betty O'Kane 57.17, 514th Paula McNicholl 57.18, 515th Brenda Burns 57.18, 870th Margaret Edgar 1.02.38, 945th Fiona Walker 1.05.49, 1053rd Elaine Montgomery 1.08.11, 1054th Amanda Scott 1.08.11, 1084th Emer Thompson 1.09.17, 1114th Jennifer Moore 1.10.1
 

Irish Universities Athletics Associations Road Relay Championships

The annual IUAA Road Relay Championships took place on Saturday 18th November on the South Campus of the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. This nine mile, five leg relay race has a one mile first leg, a two mile second leg, a three mile third leg, then another two mile leg and finishing with a one mile leg. Springwell RC members Luke Dinsmore (first leg) and Neil Johnston (third leg) were competing for Queens University Belfast and along with Max Travers, Craig McMeechan and James Edgar they had an excellent race taking second place and the silver medal for QUB. This is the first medal QUB has secured at this event since 2009

Drum Manor Forest Park 5 & 10k

Events management company, Born 2 Run staged the second of their ‘Run Forest Run’ series of events at the scenic Drum Manor Forest Park outside Cookstown on Saturday 18th November. In the 10k event Andrew Kincaid finished 162nd in 54.55 and Janet Patrick 181st in 55.57 (2nd F55). In the 5k event Stacey Montgomery was 156th in 48.01

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon

Springwell RC’s Linda Gillen travelled to Las Vegas on Sunday 12th November for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon. Linda had an excellent race finishing 382nd out of 2,978 finishers with a time of 3.50.33.

EAMS Midweek Marathon

Having run a personal best on Saturday 11th November in the 39 mile TTM to finish 3rd Helena Dornan then ran the EAMS midweek marathon on the 16th November in 3.56.09 to finish 7th and 1st Lady.

Parkruns

On Saturday 18th November 62 Springwell RC members completed Parkruns at nine different venues with five personal bests being recorded. Debbie Tutty completed her 50th Parkrun at Portrush.

Waterworks - Sylvia Pollock 27.42

Inverness - Barry McCluskey 23.38

Ecos - Marlyn Munnis 34.10

Portrush - Jonathan McKee 16.43, Karen McLaughlin 21.03, Thomas Bradley 21.42 PB, Nigel Armstrong 21.58, Gary Kendall 22.20, Mervyn Thompson 22.28, Meabh Close 23.03, Jude Moore 23.32, Joshua White 24.50, Patricia Craig 25.08, Pamela Howe 25.19, Elizabeth Deighan 26.04, Alanna Millar 26.22, Grainne Moore 26.31, Paul Moore 26.31, Andrew Wilmot 27.11, Brenda Burns 27.44, Sophie Moore 27.48, Kay Hack 28.08, Andrew Wilson 28.11, Caitriona Mackle 28.37, Fergal Mackle 28.39, Debbie Tutty 28.55, Jim Blee 30.08, Emma Birrell 30.20, Roisin Walker 30.45, Deborah Purdy 30.59, Liadhan McAnena31.01, Caoimhe Armstrong 31.55, Elaine Montgomery 33.39, Heather McLaughlin 34.29, Nicola White 34.29, Lynn Montgomery 35.15, Ali McAllister 35.16, Emer Thompson 40.10, Fiona Walls 43.09

MUSA Cookstown - Andrew Kincaid 25.18, Janet Patrick 25.32

Ormeau - Rosanna Jack 26.18, Amy Dobson 31.51

Limavady - James Stewart 18.36 PB, Alister Jamison 19.00 PB, Bryan Edgar 19.12, Maurice Walker 19.27 PB, Aaron Craig 19.57, Gary Moore 20.37, Catherine Pinkerton 22.11, David McCool 22.16, Ryan Gray 24.02, Fergus Thompson 24.15, Martin Smith 24.24, Annita McCullagh 24.28, Bridgeen Canning 26.07 PB, Margaret Edgar 26.26, Jonathan Lynch 28.29, Julie Corbett 29.13

Stormont - Alistair Shaw 20.07

Bushy Dublin - Catherine Byers 28.13

Buncrana - Will Colvin 22.10

 

 

 

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