Emer McKee and Nick Griggs Win at London Mini Marathon
05 October 2021
The Ulster Schools team of 36 athletes travelled to London on Sunday 3rd October to compete at the Virgin Money London Mini Marathon, bringing back no less than 3 gold medals from the 2.6k course.
World 5k Age Record holder, Emer McKee (Willowfield Harriers) won the Girls U13 title in 8:28 while, European U20 3000m Gold Medallist, Nick Griggs (Mid Ulster AC) won the Boys U17 title in a time of 7:21.
The Girls U17 Team of Catherine Martin (City of Lisburn AC); Kirsti Foster (Willowfield Harriers); Rebecca Rossiter (Loughview AC); Lucy Foster (Willowfield Harriers); Eimear McCarroll (Finn Valley AC) and Ava Downey (City of Lisburn AC), won their event. Rebecca Rossiter finished in 5th place in 8:24, followed by Catherine Martin in 6th place in 8:26. Kirsti Foster finished in 17th place in 8:35 with sister, Lucy in 20th place in 8:43. Eimear McCarroll finished in 9:25 for 61st place, with Ava Downey in 69th in 9:31.
In the Elite Wheelchair event, Northern Ireland’s Mark Millar finished in 1:44.37 to take 19th place overall, in his marathon debut.
In the Men’s Elite race, Eoghan Totten (Newcastle & District AC) finished in 2:26.08 to take 20th place and 31st place overall.
The full results can be found here: https://results.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2021/