NI & Ulster Senior XC at Lurgan

On Saturday Northern Ireland’s largest urban park, Lurgan Park in County Armagh played host to the NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships. The picturesque park has proved a popular choice of venue with competitors over the last number of years and nearly 300 taking part in the event. This event also incorporated the final fixture of the Athletics NI XC League 2016/17, with double points on offer for clubs. There was a fantastic turnout from the club in both the female (6k) and male (12k) race. The heavy rain on Friday made for soft conditions under foot.

In the ladies race the top three ladies for Orangegrove were Edwina Ternan (27:34), Julie McKimm (28:17) and Emma McWilliams (30:52). The race itself was won by Jessica Craig (North Down AC). It was great to see the ladies contribute three times to the team competition only bettered by two other clubs. Full results for the ladies are below.

39 Edwina Ternan 27:34
47 Julie McKimm 28:17
70 Emma McWilliams 30:52
78 Sharon Corken 31:43
79 Kerris Hamilton 31:46
89 Jenny Powell 33:16
91 Jacqui Maxwell 33:46
92 Trish Magill 33:47
105 Anna Rankin 35:24
107 Judith McCann 35:51
112 Sharon McFarland 36:31
122 Anne Devlin 44:25

When the men took centre stage Andy McIntyre (45:44) was first home for the club followed by Michael Broadhead (49:10) and chairman Robin Montgomery (51:16). The race itself was won by Aaron Doherty ( City of Derry Spartans AC). Orangegrove were one of four clubs to contribute twice to the team competition. Full results for the men are below. We wish Ian Reid a speedy recovey from his injury he picked up in this race.

46 Andy McIntyre 45:44
62 Michael Broadhead 49:10
80 Robin Montgomery 51:16
82 Timothy Robinson 51:45
92 Michael O’Donoghue 53:36
96 Brian Todd 54:18
102 Ian Millgate 54:57
109 Darren Houston 55:51
110 Andrew Allen 56:07
114 Rodney Corrigan 56:44
115 Stephen Anderson 57:00
122 Eoghan Rainey 1:03:42