Run Connswater 10k & 5k 2018:
On Sunday 19th August 2018, hundreds of competitors took on the Run Connswater 10k & 5k races in Belfast.
The course measured short, which has attracted a lot of criticism, but in terms of finishing positions, local club Victoria park & Connswater AC will have taken confidence away from the event having claimed six of the top eight positions.
John Craig of the aforementioned Victoria Park & Connswater AC broke the tape after he and club mate Stephen Wylie moved clear of the lead group with approximately 2k remaining. John recorded 32:19 for the course, which measured just over 6 miles. Stephen followed closely in 32:22 (2ndplace), before Ballydrain Harriers’ Glen Taylor completed the top three places in 32:49 (3rd place).
Ed Cooke (4th place – 33:06), Chris Hutchinson (5th place – 33:39), Gary Dane (6th place – 34:25) and Chris Sloan (8th place – 35:36), all of whom will be taking on the Bangor 10k next month (September 2018), completed an excellent day for the Lions.
In the ladies race, Scrabo Striders athlete Nikki Keery impressed with a win, crossing the line in 36:30 (1st place). Claire Dundas (Club Unknown) secured the runners up spot in 38:39 (2nd place), while Sinead Ward (Club Unknown) clocked 42:50 for 3rd place.
In the associated 5k event, Aidan Murray (Club Unknown) topped the podium with 17:25 (1st place), while young Lauren Madine (East Down AC) won the ladies race in 20:41; this was enough to see the rising star take 4th place overall.
Full Results: Connswater 10k & 5k Road Race 2018 Results