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A Newry City Runners member has finished runner up out of over 800 registered runners in one of the norths most prestigious series of 10K running races.

Patricia Brown, 60, finished in second place in the 2018 Novosco 10k Grand Prix and was presented with a trophy at a recent ceremony in the Titanic Hotel Belfast.

Novosco 10k Grand Prix organiser Glenn Grant, left, with second place finalist Patricia Brown and Novosco Managing Director Patrick McAliskey.
Novosco 10k Grand Prix organiser Glenn Grant, left, with second place finalist Patricia Brown and Novosco Managing Director Patrick McAliskey.

In the inaugural Novosco 10k Grand Prix in 2016 Patricia finished 10th so to reach runner up spot two years later is an incredible achievement.

A not-for-profit competition, the Grand Prix is a 17-race series of 10-kilometre running races staged throughout Northern Ireland with a £6,000 prize fund divided among the top runners and clubs.

Sponsored by managed cloud IT firm Novosco and organised by Glenn Grant, owner of electronic timing chip company ChampionChip Ireland, in partnership with Athletics NI, Running NI and Forestside, the Grand Prix features hundreds of individual racers of all ages and ability as well as club and corporate teams.

Novosco’s Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, praised all the runners who took part in the 2018 Grand Prix. “A massive well done to everyone who took part in the Novosco 10k Grand Prix in 2018 and congratulations to Patricia, this year’s runner-up for another brilliant performance and climbing eight ranks of the top ten leaderboard since 2016.

“The Grand Prix is one of the many highlights of our calendar and is aligned well with Novosco’s community and culture. We’re really looking forward to launching the 2019 Novosco 10k Grand Prix in the coming weeks. The series is open to new and experienced runners of all ages and ability, so we hope to see more competitors step up to starting line to make their mark on the series rankings in the year ahead.”

Event organiser Glenn Grant congratulated all the runners and added: “Congratulations to everyone from the Newry area who participated in the series, particularly Patricia for coming runner-up in a hotly contested series.”

For more information on the 2018 Novosco 10k Grand Prix, including a full list of each runner’s final standing, visit www.novosco10kgrandprix.com.

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