Weekend Results 2nd & 3rd September

Posted: 4/9/2017

    Legging It at Laganside

    The 2017 Pure Running Laganside 10K road race took place on Sunday 3 September 2017. The race started in Ormeau Park on a course that took runners through the park, exiting onto the Ravenhill Road, left over Albert Bridge then along the Lagan towpath to the Ormeau Bridge. Continuing along the Ormeau Embankment, over 1000 runners completed a second lap of the river before crossing the finish line back in Ormeau Park.

    We had 26 entrants at the event with Jared Martin first home for the gents in under 38 minutes and first lady finisher Amanda Martin in under 55 minutes. Yes, they are related, Son and Mum! Completing the very flat course in under 50 minutes next came Jonny Kinney, Connor McNamara, Colin Harper, Nigel Martin, David Turton, Graeme McGowan, Sebastian Long and Ian Frazer.

    Charles Allen, Gary Clarke, Mark Halus, Paul Moore and George McGonigal completed in under 55 minutes while Linda Dugan, Lyndsey Lappin, Lindsey Allen, Sharon Graham, Nicola McNamara and Kurtis Hunter finished in under an hour. Hot on their heels was Catherine Lavery, Emma Geddis, Karen Clarke, Angie Crone and Steven Craythorne. Well done all.

    Just before the start of the 10K, there was a 1 Mile Children’s Fun Race around a circuit within Ormeau Park, with each finisher receiving a medal and a goodie bag. Charles Allen Jnr and Logan Kinney completed the course with ease. The Striders who took part would like to thank the race organisers, marshals, Police, Paramedics and of course the crowds of supporters cheering us on, making 2017 Laganside a great afternoon of running.

    On Saturday 2nd September club members recorded five new personal best times at Parkrun, the weekly timed 5k races that are open to all. At Ward Park in Bangor Chris Stevenson was the first Scrabo Strider home in a new PB of under 22 minutes closely followed by Oliver Seeger in a PB of under 24 minutes. Next came Mervyn Kinney, Barbara McKechnie (PB), Ian Bailie (PB), Carol Bailie, David Turton, Niamh Andrews and Leanne Hanna.

    At Comber Parkrun first timer Owen Armstrong finished in exactly 26 minutes followed by Matthew Halus, Mark Halus, Andrea Surplus (another first timer) and Kathryn Chesney with a new personal best time. The Stormont event was completed by the Martin family (Jared, Nigel and Amanda) as well as Stephen Campbell and Lorraine Adams all in great times.

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