First BORN2RUN Race of 2020 a Big Success

The 5th race in the BORN2RUN Forest series took place in Tollymore Forest Park on Saturday last and almost 700 runners showed up to the event which offered both a 10K and a 5K route.

Running conditions were perfect on the day and Tollymore provided the perfect location for this annual event which is now well established as one of the must-do January races .

Noel McNally of Road Runners was the first across the line in the 10K race, followed by runner up Connaire McVeigh of Newcastle AC. Brendan McIlhannon finished in 3rd place.

The first female finisher in the 10K was Amy Bulman of Willowfield Harriers. Karen Wilton of Jog Lisburn was runner up and Chloe Gillard of Fitness Factory came 3rd.

5K results

The 5K was won by junior runner Tom Crudgington of Newcastle AC . David Conliffe of PACE running club came 2nd and his clubmate Ricky McKnight came 3rd,

Junior athlete Lauren Madine of East Down AC came 1st in the female 5K race with her clubmate Anna Gardiner following 2 seconds behind to take the runner up position. Dromore Lily Rimmer came 3rd.

Next up

The next race in the award winning series takes place in Gosford Forest Park (Markethill, Co. Armagh) on January 18th. For more information or to enter go to