Greencastle 5 mile Road Race 2017:
On Tuesday 26th December 2017 (Boxing Day), well over one thousand participants turned out for the 32nd annual Greencastle 5 mile road race in County Tyrone.
At the head of the field, Olympian Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) secured his fourth consecutive win in the men’s race, while the in-form Emma Mitchell (QUB AC) celebrated victory in the ladies event.
Paul put in a strong performance to claim top honours, leaving a strong field behind as he clocked 24:31 for 1st place. Newly crowned NI & Ulster 10k road Champion Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley AC) followed in 25:30 for 2nd place, while current 10,000m track Champion Eoghan Totten completed the top three twenty seconds later in 25:50 (3rd place).
In the ladies race, Commonwealth Games bound Emma Mitchell saw off Irish Olympian Catriona Jennings (Letterkenny AC) for the win. Emma broke the tape first in 28:28 (1st place), with Catriona recording 28:57 for 2nd place. Edinburgh AC’s Lauren Wilson crossed the line in 29:59 for 3rd place.
Full results for the event are available HERE.