Hillary Chirchir and Ciara Toner win Foyle Valley AC’s Wilkies 5 mile Road Race!


Foyle Valley AC host Wilkies 5 mile Road Race 2017:

On Wednesday 18th May 2017, North West based club Foyle Valley AC hosted their annual Wilkies 5 mile road race. The event attracted well over one hundred athletes, including some high profile names.

At the head of the pack, Project Africa Athletics man Hilary Chirchir eased to victory, seeing of his competition to win in 24:24 (1st place).  North Belfast Harriers’ Mark McKinstry claimed 2nd place in an excellent 25:15, before Chris McGuinness (Foyle Valley AC) crossed the line in 26:26 for 3rd place.

In the ladies race, Springwell Running Club’s always impressive Ciara Toner secured top honours in 29:45 (1st place).  Behind, Derry Track Club’s Marina Murphy narrowly missed a sub 30-minute clocking when she sealed 2nd place in 30:06.  Foyle Valley AC’s own Martina McMullan completed the top three in 31:28 (3rd place).

Full Results:  Wilkies 5 mile Road Race 2017 Results