Ford 5k Road Race 2017:
On Saturday 22nd July 2017, well over one hundred athletes took on the 2nd annual Ford 5k road race in Newcastle, County Down.
The event was organised by Bryansford GAC in association with respected local athletics club Newcastle AC.
At the head of the field, North Belfast Harriers man Andrew Annett and Newcastle AC new boy Patrick McNiff enjoyed an excellent dual. In the end, it was Kilkeel man Andrew who emerged victorious, crossing the line in 15:24 (1st place). Patrick clocked 15:33 for 2nd place, while NI & Ulster 10,000m silver medalist David O’Flaherty claimed 3rd place in 15:44.
Mourne Runners star Laura Graham continued her return to competitive action with a performance that saw the Belfast Marathon winner retain her 2016 title. Laura recorded 17:40 for 1st place.
Northern Ireland international’s Sharlene McMurray (Newcastle AC) and Esther Dickson (Newry AC) took 2nd place and 3rd place respectively, with Sharlene running 18:30 and Esther 18:34.
Full results for the event can be found HERE.