“Dark Hedges” Podium 2019

Aaron Woodman, Eoin Hughes, Neill Weir

Runners from across the province and further afield descended on the village of Dervock, Co. Antrim for the annual Dark Hedges Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run on Saturday.

Billed as the Kennedy Kane McArthur “Festival of Running” hundreds of athletes took part, all hoping to get a great picture taken running through the internationally famous “Dark Hedges”.

Dervock is the birthplace of Kennedy Kane McArthur, Marathon gold medal winner at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. The Dark Hedges Half Marathon is organised by Springwell Running Club and Dervock & District Community Association.

Podium results below. Well done to all 301 athletes who ran the half and 102 who ran the 5 mile. Great job Springwell Running Club.

2019 Dervock Dark Hedges Half Marathon – Podium
Pos Bib First name Surname Team Cat Chip Time
1 201 Eoin Hughes Acorns AC MO 01:13:43
2 2 Aaron Woodman Willlowfield Harriers MO 01:14:10
3 314 Neill Weir Willowfield Harriers M40 01:15:53
8 108 Louise Smith North Belfast Harriers F45 01:25:01
27 104 Catherine Roberts North Down AC F45 01:34:16
43 87 Lisa Corry Saintfield Striders F35 01:38:19
2019 Dervock 5 Mile – Podium
Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Team Cat Chip Time
1 232 Oliver Cook PACE Running Club MO 00:29:35
2 304 Simon Seaton M40 00:30:25
3 286 James Stewart Springwell RC M35 00:30:47
10 302 Jodi Smith North Down AC F35 00:36:03
11 297 Caroline Irwin Springwell RC F35 00:36:13
17 237 Emma McKeen Larne AC F35 00:38:02


Catherine Roberts, Louise Smith, Lisa Corry – ladies HM podium

Photography : Robery McGaughey