(Alison Duncan, Heather McLaughlin, Lorraine Mullan and Ingrid Hamilton at the Waterside Half Marathon)
The Waterside Half Marathon, incorporating the NI & Ulster Half Marathon Championship took place on Sunday 1st September with almost 1500 runners taking on the challenge. Thankfully the heavy rain stopped in time for the race start leaving bright, if blustery conditions for a couple of hours before a few light showers appeared to dampen the end of the race.
In a very competitive race, it was Gideon Kimosop (1Zero1 Athletes) who won in a time of 1.06.47 with Kyle Doherty (City of Derry Spartans) second in 1.08.34 and Declan Reed (City of Derry Spartans) completing the podium with a time of 1.08.35.
The ladies race saw favourite Anne Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) in an impressive 1.16.58 with Sinead Lambe (Donore Harriers AC) second with 1.22.53 and Gemma McDonald (Ballycastle Runners) third in 1.27.06.
Springwell RC was represented by 41 members with Hugh Boyle producing another impressive performance of 1.26.21 to win the M65 category and Steven Magill a 1.24.53 to claim 3rd place in the M45 category.
Springwell RC relax after the Waterside Half Marathon
Springwell RC – 17th Ciaran Ferris 1.17.35, 31st Aaron Moffatt 1.20.35, 37th Christopher McNickle 1.21.46, 55th Steven Magill 1.24.53, 63rd Hugh Boyle 1.26.21, 79th David McGaffin 1.27.28 PB, 86th Chris Holmes 1.28.10, 115th Jason Scott 1.29.36 (Pacer), 118th Rodney McPhee 1.30.10 PB, 132nd Ryan Kennedy 1.31.47, 147th Dave Sexton 1.33.08, 215th Michael Johnson 1.37.47, 230th Warren McIlmoyle 1.38.13, 268th Fergus Thompson 1.40.30, 410th Martin Smith 1.44.56, 433rd Keith Nixon 1.46.39, 540th Ryan Gray 1.49.32, 587th Majella McAteer 1.51.19 PB, 588th Stephen McLaughlin 1.51.20, 593rd Pauline Mullan 1.51.48, 662nd Michael McKeown 1.54.12, 745th Stephen Cassidy 1.57.20, 765th Fergal Mackle 1.56.32 PB, 778th Karen Haslett 1.57.28, 792nd Sinead Kearney 1.58.01, 813th Adrian Finlay 1.59.00, 879th Paul Dornan 2.01.46, 951st Deborah McPhee 2.04.42 PB, 998th Andrew Wilmot 2.07.05, 1056th Alison Kelly 2.09.57, 1103rd Ingrid Hamilton 2.11.33, 1109th Laura Wilson 2.12.17, 1132nd Caroline Foster 2.13.36, 1141st Caitriona Mackle 2.12.43 PB, 1209th Alison Duncan 2.16.37, 1210th Colin Connolly 2.18.45, 1281st Heather McLaughlin 2.22.29, 1287th Andrew Kincaid 2.22.55, 1300th Anne Marie McKenna 2.24.03, 1343rd Helena Dornan 2.28.36 (Pacer), 1360th Jonathan Lynch 2.32.00
In Other News
‘Dan White’s Dander’ mountain race in the Mournes above Rostrevor on Saturday 31st August saw Oisin Brennan produce another impressive display of mountain running to win in a time of 1.02.08. Despite a few minor injuries dad Colin still finished 15th and 2nd M55 in 1.12.40. In the Laganside 10k on Sunday 1st September Alan Platt was 514th in 54.12, Caroline Owen 895th in 1.10.10 and Gemma Craig 922nd in 1.14.04.