One of Northern Ireland’s premier races, this event was the setting of the Northern Ireland 10k Road Running Championships. Organised by North Belfast Harriers, it got a strong turnout of nearly 900 for the flat and fast course along the banks of the Lagan and the edges of Belfast city centre. Always a popular event with OAC runners looking for a PB, it had over a dozen running for the club it fairly good conditions.
The star of the show on this occasion was Jenny Black, who was 4th lady overall against a strong field, and first of OAC to finish, with a stunning time of 37m54s. Coach Stephen Orr was next, dramatically getting his sub 40 minute PB with a time of 39m58s. Chris Downey did well with a time of 41m29s. Brian Todd, got a strong time of 42m37s. Michael O’Donoghue and Rachel Lyle got PB’s of 43m44s and 43m56s respectively.
Remaining times were:
The ladies strong performance meant that the club won 2nd place in the ladies Northern Ireland 10k Championships team event. A great result. Well done everyone.