NI and Ulster Teams take Silver at Cardiff Victory 5k

09 May 2019

NI and Ulster Teams take Silver at Cardiff Victory 5k

A team of 3 Men and 3 Women traveled to the Cardiff Victory 5k on Sunday 5th May 2019 to represent NI & Ulster in the second event of the Inter Area Road Race Series.

The Women’s Team consisted of Jessica Craig (North Down AC), Sinead Sweeney (Unattached) and Catherine O’Connor (East Down AC) who also finished 2nd overall with 11 points, just 1 point behind the home team leaders, Wales, with 10 points. In 3rd was the North of England team in 22 points and the Armed Forces team took 4th place with 33 points.



It was a very successful day for the NI & Ulster Ladies as all three women gained new PB times. Jessica Craig was the 6th lady across the line in a PB time of 16:51, with team mate Catherine O’Connor crossing the line in a PB of 17:21 to be the 9th female and Sinead Sweeney finishing in 11th place in a new PB of 17:31.

The NI & Ulster Men’s Team of Conan McCaughey (North Belfast Harriers), Chris Madden (City of Lisburn AC) and Kyle Doherty (City of Derry Spartans) finished 2nd overall with 21 points, behind the Welsh home team who finished with 6 points. The North of England team finished 3rd with 26 points with the Armed Forces team in 4th place, also with 26 points.


Conan McCaughey led the team to victory, finishing in 11th place overall in a time of 14:54, followed by Kyle Doherty in 12th place in a PB time of 14:57 and Chris Madden in 13th place in 15:03.

These extra opportunities, to compete in the Inter Area competitions, have been made possible thanks to the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon who are providing funding for athletes with future marathon potential.

You can find the full results here.


Elsewhere this weekend…

Commonwealth Games athlete, Emma Mitchell (Nike/AthleticsNI Unattached) won the Yapstone Drogheda 10k on Sunday 5th May 2019, finishing in a time of 36:58 in 20th place overall.


Slieve Gullion Runner’s Paddy Hamilton took 1st place overall in a time of 31:39, closely followed by Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) in 2nd place in a time of 32:36. Termoneeny Running Club’s Tommy Hughes finished in 7th place overall, taking the M50 title in a time of 33:55.

Find the full results here.