Bann 10k Road Race 2018:
Paddy Hamilton (Slieve Gullion Runners) and Susan Smyth (Dromore AC) claimed top honours as well over three hundred competitors took on the annual Bann 10k road race in Banbridge last night (Wednesday 23rd May 2018).
Commonwealth Games athlete Emma Mitchell was the official race starter, with athletes starting and finishing in the sun-soaked Havlock Park. The well-organised event was the latest round of the popular Novosco 10k Grand Prix 2018.
At the front of the field, Paddy Hamilton marked his return from injury with a win. The international athlete saw off a strong challenge from the always impressive Andrew Annett (North Belfast Harriers) to break the tape in 32:24 (1st place). Andrew followed just ten seconds later in 32:34 (2nd place), while in-form Mark Smith (Mallusk Harriers) completed the podium in 35:41 (3rd place).
Consistent performer Susan Smyth led the ladies home in 40:10 (1st place), just over thirty seconds clear of Newry AC’s Ciara Coffey, who ran 40:43 (2nd place) for the runners up prize. Debbie Matchett (Ballydrain Harriers) crossed the line in 41:26 for 3rd place.
Full Results: Bann 10k 2018 Results