Kyle Doherty and Ann Marie McGlynn Crowned NI & Ulster Champions at Waterside Half Marathon
03 September 2019
Kyle Doherty (City of Derry Spartans) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) were crowned Northern Ireland & Ulster Champions at the Waterside Half Marathon in Derry this weekend (Sunday 1st September).
Kenya’s Gideon Kimosop was an emphatic winner of the men’s race. The triple winner of the Belfast Half Marathon was unchallenged from a 1,600 strong field and romped home in a fast 66 mins 47 secs. Kyle Doherty of City of Derry Spartans was 2nd in 68.34. He just beat team teammate Declan Reed by a single second. Next came Gary Slevin of Foyle Valley in 68.45 followed by clubmate Scott Rankin (69.21). Foyle Valley took the men’s team honours closely followed by City of Derry Spartans and Foyle Valley’s B team.
In the Ladies race Letterkenny’s Anne Marie McGlynn smashed the course record. She repeated the feat again by successfully defending her title in 76 mins 58 secs which took another 4 secs off her record. Runner up was Donore’s Sinead Lambe (82.53) followed by Ballycastle’s Gemma McDonald (87.06) and Pauline McGurren (87.26). NI & Ulster Team Champions were City of Derry followed by Foyle Valley and Inishowen AC.
Jim Corbett (Torque Racing Club) claimed the wheelchair title ahead of Karol Doherty and James Divin.
Elsewhere this weekend:
Laganside 10k Road Race 2019:
Northern Ireland 5,000 and 10,000 metres record holder Emma Mitchell dominated yesterday’s Laganside 10k where 1,200 participants took the start line in Ormeau Park .
At the finish Emma was timed at 33 mins 57 secs which was one of the fastest ever times in this event. She was followed by Commonwealth Games marathon runner Gladys Ganiel of North Belfast (36.03) and City of Derry’s Catherine Whoriskey (36.25)
A delighted John Black of North Belfast took the honours in the Men’s event with a time of 31 mins 36 secs. He finished just a few yards ahead of Eoin Hughes after a close battle for the entire race. Eoin is the son of 1992 Olympic marathon runner Tommy Hughes . Next came Exskander Turke of Annadale Striders with Tony McCambridge taking 4th in 32.39.