Springwell Running Club - Press Release – 21th January 2018

Press Release – 21st January 2017

The wintry icy condition prevailing throughout the country resulted in the majority of races planned for the weekend being cancelled with organisers having to consider competitors safety.  One of the few events to survive the weather was the Northern Velocity Trail Series 5k Race at Ballykelly Forest on Sunday Morning.

The three lap race of Ballykelly Forest was the third of the Northern Velocity Trail Series and the first in 2018.  The cold, persistent rain that lasted the entire race did nothing to dampen spirits with some excellent performances being produced on this challenging course.

 Springwell RC’s Rhodri Jones winning the Northern Velocity Ballykelly 5k Trail Race

Springwell RC’s Rhodri Jones winning the Northern Velocity Ballykelly 5k Trail Race

Having already won the first race in this series at the Garvagh Forest 10k in November Rhodri Jones (Springwell RC) produced another great performance, leading from start to finish, to win in a time of 18.43.  Jason Scott (Springwell RC) claimed his first podium place taking second in 19.11 with Cathal Love (City of Derry) third in 19.31.

In the ladies race, Ciara Toner (Springwell RC) continued her excellent form with her third win in this series.  Having already won the Garvagh Forest 10k and the Muff Glen Trail Race Ciara once again dominated the race from the start, winning 20.13.  Hannah Shiels (City of Derry) was second in 20.55 with Leanne Sands (Acorns AC) third in 21.49.

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Springwell RC Results - 1st Rhodri Jones 18.43, 2nd Jason Scott 19.11, 4th Barry Mullan 19.56, 5th Alister Jamison 20.07, 6th Ciara Toner 20.13 (1st Lady), 9th Fergus Irwin 21.07, 10th Maurice Walker 21.11, 14th David McGaffin 22.13, 15th Darren Walsh 22.46, 22nd Paul Irwin 23.35, 27th Charlotte Conerney 25.27, 28th Peter Jack 25.43, 29th Gary Greene 25.46, 40th James Evans 27.32

 Springwell RC’s Jason Scott, Alister Jamison and Charlotte Conerney at the Ballykelly 5k Trail Race

Springwell RC’s Jason Scott, Alister Jamison and Charlotte Conerney at the Ballykelly 5k Trail Race

 Gavin O’Kane (Northern Velocity) presents Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner and Rhodri Jones with the 1st Place Trophies.

Gavin O’Kane (Northern Velocity) presents Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner and Rhodri Jones with the 1st Place Trophies.

 Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner winning the Northern Velocity Ballykelly Trail Race.

Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner winning the Northern Velocity Ballykelly Trail Race.

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