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SEELEY CUP 10k, BELFAST

Newry AC athletes joined over 800 competitors at the prestigious Seeley Cup 10k in Ormeau Park, Belfast on Saturday.

This is a highly anticipated annual event which attracts all the top talented local club runners.

The weather pre race was exceptionally wet but cleared for the race start and thankfully race conditions turned perfect for the competitors.

All the Newry AC athletes had great running performances - credit to their training regimes and coach Kookie O’Hagan.

Gary Crummy competing for the first time in a 10k event took it in his stride and had a gem of a race. Gary impressed his teammates with a flying finish of 35:21.

Hughie Mackin flew in too, breaking the 37 minute barrier in 36:52 and taking a new 10k PB.

The Patterson family at the Kevin Heaney Christmas Classic Run on Sunday
The Patterson family at the Kevin Heaney Christmas Classic Run on Sunday.

Jonny Gregg followed in with a time of 37:32 and Gavin Crilly came in at 39:41.

Esther Dickson left her fell shoes at home and took on the challenge of this fast, flat hard surface with ease. Esther finished 10th Female, recording a new 10k PB of 38:38.

BORN2RUN 5k LOUGHGALL COUNTRY PARK

Saturday morning saw Sarah Jane Beattie continue her fine form in the Born2Run 5k Trail Series.

The weather conditions were poor with continuous rain but this did not deter Sarah Jane.

In the undulating trails and beautiful surroundings of the Co. Armagh Country Park, Sarah Jane was in the lead pack from the start.

Sarah Jane Beattie racing at the Born2Run 5k race in Loughgall Country Park
Sarah Jane Beattie racing at the Born2Run 5k race in Loughgall Country Park.

She finished with a 2nd Female Podium placing, 10th overall out of a field of 188 runners and notching a course PB.

Kevin Heaney Christmas Classic, Greenbank, Newry.

On Sunday, 5 Newry AC athletes ignored the wet weather and supported this charity 4 mile run.

Gary Crummy in full flight at the Seeley Cup 10k
Gary Crummy in full flight at the Seeley Cup 10k.

The Southern Area Hospice and Ellen’s Journey were the worthy causes for the local event.

Noel Carr finished in 4th place in a time of 25:38; Junior club runner, Ethan Patterson came home on Noel’s heels with 5th place and time of 25:44; Ronan Mynes was next in 6th place in 26:27; daughter and dad duo Erin and Martin Patterson finished together in 28th place in a time of 35:10.

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