Springwell runners take on 5K race

Martina McMullan (Foyle Valley AC) 2nd, Gemma Turley (Springwell Running Club) 1st and Catherine Whoriskey (City of Derry AC) 3rd at Marty's 5K Run. (s)
Martina McMullan (Foyle Valley AC) 2nd, Gemma Turley (Springwell Running Club) 1st and Catherine Whoriskey (City of Derry AC) 3rd at Marty's 5K Run. (s)

Springwell Runners where on home territory on Saturday, for the first race in the Valley 5K Challenge Series at Roe Valley Country Park.

The men’s race was won by Adam Boyd in 18:07 with Springwell’s Christopher Millar second in 19:42 and Colin Loughery third in 20:13. Anne Paul led the ladies home in 21:09 followed by Springwell’s Kerrie McIlmoyle second in 23:08 and Glenda Whitside third in 23:10.

Springwell Times - James McMullan 20:55, Stephen Fillis 21:17, Ricky Cochrane 22:03, Roger Poland 22:38, Kevin McLean 23:14, Paul Irwin 23:16, Amanda Connell 23:37, Catherine Butcher 25:03, Cathal McFeely 26:39, Judith Cromie 26:47, Collette Poland 28:47, Linda Dickson 31:10.

Gary Moore ran 1:33:52 and Catherine Pinkerton- Moore 1:44:57 at the Galway Bay Half Marathon on Saturday.

Barry McCluskey ran a PB 1:39:02 at the Great Scottish Run (Half Marathon) in Glasgow on Sunday.

Springwell’s Fran McFadden returned to her roots to win the Monaghan Phoenix Marathon on Sunday in a time of 3:31:15. Alistair Shaw completed the 26.2 miles in 3:29:22. Monaghan Phoenix AC hosted event was held in the beautiful picturesque surroundings of Rossmore Forest Park.

Foyle Valley AC hosted the 5th annual ‘Marty’s 5K run’ on Sunday in memory of the late Marty Gallagher, a rising on the local running scene, who was knocked down in October 2009 and tragically lost his life.

Springwell Results - Gerry O’Doherty 18:49, Colin Brennan 19:04, Katherine Woods 20:26 (PB) Molly Brennan 20:35 (1st Junior Female), Ryan Kennedy 21:01 (PB).

Springwell’s Caroline Irwin 45:57, Lesley Irwin 53:17 and Judith Smyth 65:04 ran the inaugural Belfast Telegraph Runher 10K in the Titanic Quarter on Sunday.