Podium Spots and Super PB'S
Pat Rocks, Patricia Brown, Danny McAlinden and Willie McCracken at Co Down Championship
County Down 5K NI and Ulster Championships
On a very warm and humid Friday evening, when the majority of people are unwinding after the working week the magnificent trio that was Pat Rocks, Patricia Brown & Danny McAlinden headed to Downpatrick for the County Down 5K Championship.
It was a race of three waves, 22 minutes+, 17-22 minutes under 17 minutes. Consisting of 7.5 laps, it was flat and fast but there was strong headwind towards the finish. With Willie McCracken as support, he kept our runners ‘on track’ as he shouted the countdown of laps as they whizzed past.
Patricia with 3rd Lady prize
Taking part in the first race at 19:00 were Pat Rocks and Patricia Brown, both doing themselves proud and running a strong race. Pat finished the course in 21:29 and took 6th place overall. Patricia Brown, running just her second race since before lockdown, finished in 21:44, and was back to podium position by taking 3rd lady prize.
Danny McAlinden speeds through the course for a new PB
Danny McAlinden ran in the second wave of the race at 20:00, in the 17-22 minute run time. Danny’s hard and dedicated solo training, often late in the evening toward night, paid off as he ran a superb race in a PB time 18:24, which was 37 seconds off his last.
Rostrevor Park Run
There was another good turnout at Rostrevor Park Run on Saturday with 54 runners taking part. It was a spectacular morning as was the running.
William Oliver was 5th home in superb time of 21:38, on his heels, just seconds behind and achieving a new course PB was Lorcan Daly in 21:40, and Andrea Burns was back racing, finishing the course in 34:26. Well done to all, running the most picturesque Park Run – Number one in Ireland, and one of the most challenging in the UK.
Club Training continues each week St Colman’s Running Track on Tuesday evening at 19.15-20.15, a time solely reserved for Newry City Runners.
Thursday evening at 18.00, meeting point in the Courthouse carpark.
Rostrevor Park Run
Please keep continuing to support the Rostrevor Park Run Event and PM their Facebook page if you are free to marshal in the coming weeks/months. If you have not registered you can do so www.parkrun.org.uk/register.