Springwell Club runners in action across the country

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Springwell Runners were among the 50,000 runners who travelled to Newcastle on Sunday for the 2015 Morrisons Great North Run

Mo Farah won the race for the second year in a row in a thrilling finish ahead of Kenya’s Stanley Biwott.

Springwell Times - Catherine Jamison 1:43:05, Peter Jack 1:47:42, Alan McKeeman 1:50:52, Warren & Kerrie McIlmoyle 1:54:35, Mervyn Thompson 1:54:37, John & Gael Butcher 2:02:05, Kay Hack 2:04:16 and Roisin Walker 2:17:55.

Springwell’s Catherine Byers ran 58:55 at the Sure Run to the Beat 10K at Wembley on Sunday.

Owen Anderson ran a PB 22:55 at the Feel Good Fortnight 5K in Derry on Thursday evening.

On Saturday, Springwell’s Jonathan McKee and Jim Breen took part in the Ballinderry Bridge 10K. Jonathan had another excellent run finishing third in 35:43 and Jim won the M60 age category in 42:16.


Conditions were not as bad as forecast for the 93 runners who tackled Portrush parkrun on Saturday morning. Steven McAlary 18:31 was the first runner to finish and Springwell’s Sonia Knox was first lady in 20:36.

Springwell Times – Glenn Millar, Bryan Edgar 19:10, James Stewart, Sonia Knox 20:36, Brian Geddis 20:40, Sarah Chestnutt 24:05, Lynda-Jane Parkhill 25:11 (PB), Bob McLaughlin 25:23, Davy Patterson 26:50, Melanie Millar 26:53, Jim Blee 27:24, Judith McLaughlin 27:59, Rachel Blee 29:40, Emma Birrell 31:57, Fiona Walls 32:38, Kenny Bacon 32:40.

Portrush junior parkrun (2K) - Calum Knox 9:07, Molly Blee 9:28 (PB), Niall McLaughlin 10:27.

Newcastle parkrun – Mervyn Thompson 23:47, Kay Hack 26:23; Waterworks parkrun – Stephen Smyth 25:41; ECOS parkrun - Noelle Waterson 27:37; Limavady parkrun – James McMullan 19:55, Aaron Craig 20:25, Alwyn Hunt 21:24, Neill McIvor 23:00, Kevin McLean 25:18, Aidan Devine 25:19.