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Road Racing season gets underway with top performances


From Athletics Nothern Ireland Weekend Round Up

 Charleville Half Marathon

Paddy Hamilton (Annadale Striders) set a new personal best time in the Charleville Half Marathon in Cork on Sunday when finishing third in a time of 66.47. This improves on his 69.14 set in 2011 in Goteburg. The race was won by Seriu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers in 64.52.

Dromore AC’s Julie Turley was 4th female also setting a new PB dropping under 78 minutes with 77.59 behind winner Maria McCambridge in 72.52.

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South of England Road Relays

Annadale’s Paul Pollock had a fantastic run at the South of England Road Relays yesterday to clock the fastest time of 17.39 to lead his team Kent AC to overall victory in a time of 1:51:19.

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Decathlon Half Marathon & 10K

Over 130 took part in the Decathlon 10K with Ulster Schools Cross Country title holder and junior, Ryan Holt (Willowfield) taking the honours in 72.45 followed by Stephen McGrory (Annadale Striders) in 2nd in 74.16 and Sam Crawford (East Antrim Harriers) third with 77.41. Brian Kinsella of Queens Triathlon Club was only 2 seconds behind for fourth place in 77.43.

The ladies race was won by Natalie Bowbanks in 1.38.46 with Sharon Harvey (Ballymena Runners) 2nd in 1:41:58 and Letita Meenan (Lagan Valley) 3rd in 1:42:45.

The 10K race was won by an unattached runner, Conor Murphy in a time of 31.49 followed by Keith Purdy (Anndale Striders) in 32.07 while stalwart Paul rowan (Willowfield) was third in 33.19.

Jessica Craig easily took the Ladies title showing her form on the roads with a time of 38.36 ahead of Julie Murphy (Lagan Valley) with 40.58 and in third Fiona Johnston (Up & Runners) in 42.37.

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Felix 10k Road Race

The annual Felix McCollough 10K Road Race took place in Dungannon on Saturday. Marathon mission athlete Joe McAlister (St. Malachy’s) was once again in action after recently winning the Dublin Half Marathon. He looks to be in great shape as he builds towards the Dublin Marathon in October, winning the 10K in 30.43.

Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers) was a clear winner of the Ladies title as she also targets the Dublin Marathon and took the win in 35.14.

Story to be updated when official results available.