Purple Ladies 5k 2017:
On Wednesday 16th August 2017, nearly three hundred female athletes took on the popular Purple Ladies 5k road race in Ballymoney, an event hosted by respected club Springwell Running Club.
At the head of the field, in-form athlete Sarahjane Guiney (Unattached) was a class act. Following on from her win at the recent Giants Trail Race, former junior Sarahjane broke the tape in 19:20 (1st place). The final two podium places were contested by Karen McLaughlin (Springwell Running Club), Veronica Nellins (Unattached) and Lisa Simpson (Acorns AC).
In the end, it was Karen who secured 2nd place in 20:14, with Veronica following in 20:38 (3rd place). Lisa crossed the line in 20:54 for 4th place, before Nicola Sargent (Termoneeny Running Club) completed the top five in 21:40 (5th place).
Top 5 Ladies: 1st Sarahjane Guiney (Unattached) – 19:20, 2nd Karen McLaughlin (Springwell RC) – 20:14, 3rdVeronica Nellins (Unattached) – 20:38, 4th Lisa Simpson (Acorns AC) – 20:54, 5th Nicola Sargent (Termoneeny RC) – 21:40
Full Results: Purple Ladies 5k 2017 Results
Photo by Mark Alexander.