Local athletes produce strong performances during a busy week of action!

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Local athletes produce strong performances during a busy week of action!

On Thursday 6th July 2017, runners from Northern Ireland impressed as just over 1,500 athletes took on the Docklands 5k road race in Dublin, Ireland.  Ben Branagh (St Malachy’s AC) and Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) claimed top ten places, with Ben running 14:35 for 4th place and Mark following in 15:10 (7th place).  Michael Crawley (Unattached) also ran well, crossing the line in 15:59 for 11th place!  Full results for the event can be found HERE.

Closer to home, in Portrush last night (Thursday 6th July 2017), athletes from Springwell Running Club excelled as competitors completed the North Coast 10k.  Steven McAlary (Springwell Running Club) led the field home in 33:41 (1st place).  Ciara Toner (Springwell Running Club) then won the ladies race in 38:18 (1st place).  Full results for the event can be found HERE.

Earlier this week (Monday 3rd July 2017), Rio Olympian Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle AC) looked to be back in top form (following a calf injury) in Hungary.  Kerry recorded a season’s best of 9:57.47 for 11th place in the 3,000m Steeplechase – this was just 3.5secs outside the Commonwealth Games 2018 standard.