Bay Road 5k Road Race 2018:
Conor Bradley (City of Derry AC) and Ciara Toner (Springwell RC) secured top honours as well over 100 athletes took on the annual Bay Road 5k, an event hosted by City of Derry AC.
In windy conditions, Conor broke the course record of 15:12, which he had held jointly with North Belfast Harriers’ Mark McKinstry as he led the field home.
The Saprtan track star recorded 15:04 for 1st place, finishing just five seconds ahead of team mate Declan Reed (City of Derry AC), who crossed the line in 15:09 (2nd place). Interestingly, Mark McKinstry clocked 15:12 (3rd place), the same time as the previous course record, for the final podium place.
In the ladies race, 9 ladies went under the 20 minute mark, with 6 of those dipping below 19 minutes, in what was a quality race.
In-form Springwell Running Club athlete Ciara Toner ran out victorious, winning in 17:48 (1st place). NI & Ulster 10,000m Champion Marina Murphy (Derry Track Club) followed in 18:04 (2nd place), before North West native Sarah Lindsay, of North Down AC, crossed the line in 18:13 for 3rd place.
Full Results: Bay Road 5k 2018 Results