Springwell Running Club - Press Release – 29th July 2018

Lacpatrick Milk Run

Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Council in association with Springwell RC, and sponsored by Lacpatrick Dairies, the Lacpatrick Milk Run attracted over 150 runners to the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre in Ballymoney on Friday 27th July for this very popular 5 mile road race.

 Steven McAlary (Springwell RC) followed by Christopher Fielding (unattached)

Steven McAlary (Springwell RC) followed by Christopher Fielding (unattached)

Starting at 7.30pm in perfect running conditions the race provided the highest standard of competition, with the early pace being set by Emmett McGinty (City of Derry AC), Steven McAlary (Springwell RC), Stephen Nicholson (PACE Running Club) and Christopher Fielding (Unattached).  In a closely contested race it was Steven who eventually established a lead which he maintained to win in a time of 26.34.  Christopher was second in 26.45 with Emmett completing the podium in 27.02.

 Gemma McDonald (Ballycastle Runners) followed by Gary Hegarty (unattached)

Gemma McDonald (Ballycastle Runners) followed by Gary Hegarty (unattached)

 Christopher Fielding (unattached), Steven McAlary (Springwell RC) and Emmett McGinty (City of Derry AC)

Christopher Fielding (unattached), Steven McAlary (Springwell RC) and Emmett McGinty (City of Derry AC)

In the ladies race it was the inform Gemma McDonald (Ballycastle Runners) who led from start to finish, winning in a time of 30.24 and 17th overall.  Karen McLaughlin (Springwell RC) was second lady and 38th overall in 33.20 with Leanne Sands (Acorns AC) third and 41st overall in 33.35.

Springwell RC Results - 1st Steven McAlary 26.34, 10th Stephen Joyce 29.23, 16th James Stewart 30.15, 24th Jeff Young 31.39, 26th Stephen Fillis 32.00, 27th Alan Nevin 32.01, 28th Aaron Moffatt 32.12, 30th Terry Glenn 32.46, 38th Karen McLaughlin 33.20, 43rd Kevin McLean 34.08, 46th Rodney McPhee 34.24, 53rd Caroline Irwin 35.27, 58th Nigel Armstrong 35.46, 59th Alan McIlfatrick 35.51, 65th Mervyn Thompson 36.46, 67th Alan Platt 36.49, 77th Simon McLean 38.10, 78th Lynne Young 38.14, 81st Helena Dornan 38.23, 82nd George Brien 38.16, 86th Mark Neely 38.50, 88th Keith Nixon 38.57, 91st Ruari Bradley 39.07, 96th Andrew Wilson 39.46, 98th Claire Ramsey 39.57, 101st David Boorman 40.33, 102nd Michael Mulvenna 40.35, 103rd Pamela Howe 40.48, 106th Alanna Millar 41.36, 111th Mary Brogan 42.27, 112th Louise McDonnell 42.28, 119th Deborah McPhee 44.13, 121st Janet Patrick 44.25, 124th Heather McLaughlin 45.37, 131st Ingrid Hamilton 47.11, 135th Emer Thompson 47.54 PB, 136th Catherine Byers 48.10, 137th Fiona Walker 48.40, 138th Barbara Ferguson 48.40, 139th Judith McLaughlin 48.59, 142nd Pauline Duke 49.56, 143rd Rhona Laverty 51.45 PB, 148th Caroline Owen 56.01

Slieve Bernagh Mountain Race

The 3.9 miles and 2680 feet of elevation weren’t the only challenge for the competitors at Saturday’s Slieve Bernagh Mountain Race.  The thunderstorm that struck during the latest round of the NIMRA Championship produced such torrential rain that the Mourne Search and Rescue Team had to be deployed to assist some of the runners from the mountain.  Thankfully everyone was quickly accounted for and safely delivered to the finish.

Keeping ahead of the worst of the weather the three Springwell RC representatives at the event all produced excellent performances in challenging conditions to win their respective age groups.  Oisin Brennan finished 6th (1st M23) in 54.00, closely followed by Alex Brennan in 7th (1st M45) with a time of 54.20.  Colin Brennan completed the hat trick of age category wins in 18th (1st M55), crossing the line in 1.03.26.

Edwin May Nissan Classic 5 Mile Road Race

2018 will be the fifth year that Edwin May Nissan has generously sponsored the Classic 5 Mile Road Race.  Organised by the Causeway Coast and Glens Council in association with Springwell RC this popular road race will take place on Wednesday 8th August from Coleraine Leisure Centre.  With over 200 competitors already pre-registered the event is proving to be as popular as ever.  Online entries are available until 6th August at https://athleticsni.org/Fixtures/Edwin-May-Nissan-5-Mile-Classic

 The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers along with Amanda Scott and Kenneth Bacon from Springwell RC at the launch of the Edwin May Nissan 5 Mile Classic

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers along with Amanda Scott and Kenneth Bacon from Springwell RC at the launch of the Edwin May Nissan 5 Mile Classic

 

 

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