Newcastle AC host annual Mill Hill Mile:
On Tuesday 12th September 2017, close to one hundred athletes turned out for the annual Mill Hill Mile road race in Castlewellan, County Down.
The Newcastle AC organised event see’s competitors start in Annsborough and run one mile uphill to the Market House in Castlewellan.
The host club’s Zak Hanna (Newcastle AC) retained his 2016 title with an impressive victory. The in-form athlete sealed victory in 5:48 (1st place). Brendan Donnelly and David Hicks ensured a clean sweep of the podium for Newcastle AC, with Brendan claiming the runners up prize in 6:10 (2nd place) and David completing the top three in 6:14 (3rd place).
In the ladies race, it was two junior athletes who took the headlines. Dromore AC’s Bethany Nixon and East Down AC’s Lauren Madine put in performances behind their years to secure the top two places. Bethany broke the tape in 7:09 (1st place), with Lauren following just five seconds later in 7:14 (2nd place). Karen Wilton (Unattached) crossed the line in 7:17 for 3rd place.
Top 3 Men: 1st Zak Hanna (Newcastle AC) – 5:48, 2nd Brendan Donnelly (Newcastle AC) – 6:10, 3rd David Hicks (Newcastle AC) – 6:14
Top 3 Ladies: 1st Bethany Nixon (Dromore AC) – 7:09, 2nd Lauren Madine (East Down A) – 7:14, 3rd Karen Wilton (Unattached) – 7:17
Full Results: Mill Hill Mile 2017 Results