Top road runners confirmed for Seeley Cup 10K

24 November 2016

The Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup 10K has a fantastic line up of athletes ready to race at Ormeau Park!

Top road racers 2016 NI & Ulster’s 10,000m Track Champion Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley), and 2016 European Masters Indoor Champ, Kelly Neely (City of Lisburn) will race in Saturday's (26th November) NI & Ulster Road Race Championships, the 35th Podium 4 Sport Seeley 10K at Ormeau Park (2.30pm). This event is organised by Willowfield Harriers and sponsored by Podium 4 Sport, with a full capacity of entries.   

Kelly Neely is looking to add a Seeley title to her belt, but will face stiff opposition from Dromore’s Bobby Rea Champion Rebecca Henderson. Kelly will have a tight race with not only Antrim International Rebecca, but talented competitors Jodi Smith (North Down) and Gerrie Short (Beechmount) will be hot on her heels. However, Amy Bulman of Willowfield is showing exciting promise after snatching 3rd place in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in May and providing stiff competition for Rebecca Henderson in Bobby Rea Memorial race in October, will be one to watch at Saturday’s race.

The Men’s entries contain the Province's major road athletes with the exception of last year’s winners Garry Murray and Paddy Hamilton. Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley will be hoping to take the podium win after his third place finish in 2015. With a great start to the season, Scott put in an inspiring race at the Belfast City Half Marathon, taking second place behind Keyan’s Freddy Sittuck, with an impressive time of 01.07:53. 2015 Seeley Cup top race finishers Mark McKinstry (North Belfast), Neil Johnston (Springwell) and James Hamilton (Ballymena Runners) are also major contenders for podium positions at this year’s race.

Podium 4 Sport has also provided all Seeley Cup entrants with a complimentary 10% Loyalty Discount Card for use in store or online. There is a total prize fund of over £1500. Podium 4 Sport is the largest independent sports store in Northern Ireland, with over 30 years in business. 

Specialists in technical running we also cover all the sports you would expect from a traditional sports store and a bespoke Outdoor store and a dedicated Bike store. Stocking a wide range of equipment for Rugby, Hockey, Football, Cricket and all Racket Sports along with a huge range of Running

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