British & Irish Masters International XC

Thursday, 23 November 2017

British & Irish Masters International XC thumbnailSpringwell RCís Ciara Toner representing N. Ireland at the British & Irish Masters XC.

THE British & Irish Masters Cross Country International Cross Country race took place on Saturday November 18 at Gransha Park where the Northern Ireland team secured a number of individual and team medals.
Springwell RC had six members earning representative honours at this event. Locally based athletes who represented Ireland also impressed, with Paddy Hamilton (Slieve Gullion Runners) and Declan Reed (City of Derry AC) claiming podium places.
In the M70 event, Jim Patterson (Newcastle AC) who has been in exceptional form this year, retained his British & Irish Masters International XC M70 title in style. Jim covered the 6k in 26.00, leading the Northern Ireland team, which included Tony Gray and David Seaton to third place and the bronze medal.
In the same race, Hannah Shields (City of Derry AC) took second place in the F50 category, crossing the line in 25.03.
Hannah's performance guided the Northern Ireland team which included Grainne Neill and Penny Lindsay to second place, while Northern Ireland's M45 ladies, Amanda Perry, Jackie McMonagle, Martina McMullan and Niamh O'Connell also picked up a bronze medal in the team competition.


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