Ballybean 5k Road Race 2017:
On Tuesday 16th May 2017, a record number of over one hundred athletes turned out for the annual Ballybean 5k road race in Belfast. The participants enjoyed much better weather conditions than the torrential rain of 2016 and this was reflected in the faster winning times.
Willowfield Harriers’ Chris Moren and Garry Morrow played a prominent part in proceedings, with Chris eventually emerging victorious in 17:10 (1st place). Last year’s winner Garry claimed 2nd place in 17:13, before Curtis McCaw (Scrabo Striders) crossed the line in 17:28 for 3rd place.
Amy Bulman then cemented Willowfield Harriers’ dominance of the top prizes when she led the ladies field home in 18:43 (1st place). Amanda Perry (Ballydrain Harriers) secured 2nd place in 20:01, while Debbie Matchett (Ballydrain Harriers), a podium finisher at the event in 2016, clocked 20:43 for 3rd place.
Top 3 Men: 1st Chris Moren (Willowfield Harriers) – 17:10, 2nd Garry Morrow (Willowfield Harriers) – 17:13, 3rd Curtis McCaw (Scrabo Striders) – 17:28
Top 3 Ladies: 1st Amy Bulman (Willowfield Harriers) – 18:43, 2nd Amanda Perry (Ballydrain Harriers) – 20:01, 3rd Debbie Matchett (Ballydrain Harriers) – 20:43
Full Results: Ballybean 5k 2017 Results (Photos by Mags Mathieson)