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Newry City Runners News 20th June 2021

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Jimmy’s 10K



L-R – David Vint & Peter Linden


Runners everywhere have been itching to get racing for a long while now, and with the ease of lockdown, there was relief all round as Jimmy’s 10K took place on Sunday.

A lot taking part, were those entrants who had been postponed from last year owing to the pandemic, and to ensure that numbers were within regulation, it was a race of two waves, with a mid-morning and an early afternoon event.


The race was moved to a different location this year, taking place in Bishopcourt Racecourse, just outside Downpatrick this time though it was the smell of burning rubber was from a range several brands of specialised runners, rather than tyres, but the performances were just as exciting.

Aine Fegan Mark Copeland Eva Kitchen


On a warm and breezy morning of 14 degrees, which probably felt more like 24, five members of NCR donned the Blue & Gold, running three laps of the ‘Race Track’ the hard work put in at track, and solo training was evident as everyone performed to their utmost.

Peter Linden, still running strong, was first home in a time of 39:31. Mark Copeland, continuous hard training paid dividends with a new PB of 41.38. The next time that I have was that of Aine Fegan, finishing in a time of 42.07. This an enviable time for most, but what makes it all the more impressive is that she is just back running, after being out for 3 months from injury. David Vint also ran a very strong race, running his second fastest 10K in a time of 42.18. I can also report Eva Kitchen, also returning to racing, had another great performance finishing the race in a time of 48:12.

Club training

Club Training continues each week St Colman’s Running Track on Tuesday evening at a new time of 19.15-20.15, a time solely reserved for Newry City Runners.

Thursday evening at 18.00, meeting point in the Courthouse carpark.

Up-coming Events

Club 5K Race:

On Sunday 27th June, the Club Members Only, 5K race will take place in Greenbank at 10:00 am.

This is chance, to put all the hard training over the last few weeks, to use. All monies raised from this event will go toward The Samaritans in Newry and Dundalk.

Rostrevor Park Run:

For the current position with regard COVID-19 and implications for Parkrun events, please check the Parkrun website and or Facebook for details.


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