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Springwell runners run the length and breadth of Ireland

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Springwell runners run the length and breadth of Ireland thumbnailSpringwell RCís Timothy Bacon and Thomas Moore at the SSE Airtricity 10 mile road race.

SSE Airtricity 10 Mile Road Race
SATURDAY March 10 saw nearly 500 athletes take on the re-scheduled SSE Airtricity 10 mile road race in Londonderry.  
Although considerably better than last week's weather, conditions were far from ideal as competitors faced a cold biting wind and an icy drizzle that developed into persistent rain as the race progressed.
Despite the conditions, the race saw some fantastic performances and it was local athlete and NI  and Ulster 10K champion, Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley AC), who dominated the race from start to finish. Scott led the race from the start and saw off a strong challenge from Neil Weir (Willowfield Harriers) to win in a time of 53.05. Neil finished second in 53.44 with Joseph Kennedy (Foyle Valley AC) completing the podium places in a time of 53.54.
In the ladies race, Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny AC) controlled the race throughout, winning in a time of 59.13. Karen Alexander (Acorns AC), on her return to competitive racing, finished second in 1.02.40, while Gemma McDonald (Ballycastle Runners AC) finished third in 1.05.40.

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