Edgar and Whoriskey Become the 2020 10,000m Champions

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04 August 2020. Source : Athletics NI

Edgar and Whoriskey Become the 2020 10,000m Championships
Friday 31st July marked the first NI & Ulster outdoor Championship to take place in 2020 at the Mary Peters Track, with athletes from across the country competing in the 10,000m event.
The event had a record-high entry split into 3 races to allow for social distancing. After so many months spent in lock down, with only virtual events allowed, it was a nice return to some form of normality for athletes, officials and coaches alike.2020-niulster10000mtop3men.jpg

City of Lisburn AC’s James Edgar claimed the 2020 NI & Ulster 10,000m title in Race 3 of the day, in a time of 30:44.01. This is only 2 weeks after his second place finish at the Championchip Ireland event at Down Royal on 18th July, where he finished the 10k event in 29:54. In second place, was North Belfast Harriers’ Conan McCaughey, who finished in 30:55.93 followed by Mourne Runner’s Andrew Annett in 3rd place in 30:58.91.

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Catherine Whoriskey (City of Derry Spartans) claimed the women’s 10,000m Champion title in a time of 36:43.2, just short of her PB time of 36:35.49 at the 2019 Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PBs. In second place was Inishowen AC’s Sarah Kelly in a time of 37:19.5, followed by Finn Valley AC’s Cassie Lagan in 3rd place in 38:25.6.

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Full results can be found on our website here: https://athleticsni.org/Results