Weekend Review Telford 10k
11 December 2019
On Sunday 8th December a Northern Ireland and Ulster team of eight athletes competed at the Telford 10k, as part of the Inter Area Road Race Series.
The team produced a solid performance over a challenging course, to gain a number of PBs. In the Women’s event, it was Letterkenny AC’s Nakita Burke who came first over the line for the team, finishing in 9th place overall in a massive PB of 34:08.
Following behind was North Down AC’s Jessica Craig, who finished in 21st place in a time of 35:46, while East Down AC’s Sinead Sweeney finished in 23rd place in 35:52 and Beechmount Harrier’s Sarah Lavery finished in 24th place in a new PB of 35:53.
In the Men’s event, Finn McNally (Brighton Phoenix) made his debut in the NI & Ulster vest, finishing in 22nd place overall in 30:09, making him the first finisher for the team. He was followed by Glaslough Harrier’s Conor Duffy in 37th place and a new PB of 30:27. North Belfast Harrier’s Conan McCaughey finished in 45th place in 30:48, while Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) finished in 90th place in a time of 31:45.
Director of Coaching & Athlete Development, Jackie Newton stated, “This was a great end for NI & Ulster, to the 2019 Inter-Area Series with more personal best times and valuable experience of running in races that have such depth. We are looking forward to the 2020 series and for our athletes to build on these experiences.”
Elsewhere this weekend…
Anne-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) continued her good form of late as she broke her own course record at The Rudolph Run, Eskra 10k on Saturday 7th December 2019 by 46 seconds. Running in the 10th edition of the Eskra 10k, Anne-Marie finished in 34:15. In the Men’s event, Foyle Valley AC’s Scott Rankin broke the course record by 20 seconds to finish in a time of 31:24, beating the previous record set by Stephen Duncan in 2012.