In the team events, prizes were presented to 1st and 2nd teams of 4. the winning men’s team from North Belfast Harriers were presented with the Michael Fearon cup – Conal McCambridge, Andrew Milligan, Joe Malone and James Trainor. In 2nd place was a team from Drogheda and District AC – Tadhg Donnelly, Stephen Kelly, Paul Smith, and Cormac Canning.
The winning ladies team from Dromore AC were presented with the Kevin Marron cup and included Laura Bickerstaff, Jillian Redpath, Robyn McKee and Judith Nixon In 2nd place was North East Runners team of Laura Mathews, Karen McCrystal, Patricia Mulholland and Ursula Noone.
This event is widely known as one of the fastest 5k courses in the country due to its extremely flat gradient, this an be easily seen from the huge amount of athletics and sports clubs that are involved every year, this time round we had representation from (in no particular order) North Belfast Harriers, Drogheda & District AC, Victoria Park and Connswater AC, Ballydrain Harriers, Dromore AC, Armagh AC, North East Runners AC, Dunleer AC, Newry AC, Newcastle AC, Newry City Runners, Togher Fit to Run, Carrick Aces AC, Team Carrie, Blayney Rockets, Kernan Run Club, Annacolone Blister Sisters, St Kevins Phillipstown, North Down Ac, Clonliffe Harriers, Raheny Shamrocks, Boyne AC, East Antrim AC, Willowfield, Bure Valley Harriers, East Down Ac, Pace Running Club, Kilcoole AC, City of Derry Spartans, Carmen AC, Boyne AC, Bohermeen AC, Blackrock AC, Jog Lisburn, Donore Harriers AC, East Coast AC, Glaslough Harriers, County Antrim Harriers, Ardee and District AC, Orange Grove AC, Setanta Triathlon, Marathon Club Ireland, Slieve Gullion Runners, Hunterstown Rovers, Team Runwell, Syddan Runners, Murlough AC, Live4Performance, Team Dog, Balbriggan & District AC, Mourne Runners, Crossmaglen Area Running, Oriel Ac, Pink Ladies, Clones AC, Dromiskin Fit Club, Naomh Martin Rovers, Dundalk Park Run, Mallusk Harriers, Clare River Harrier, Ni Childrens Hospice, Roxys Runners, Reaghstown Chasers, Run like the Winded and lastly but certainly nor least, we had a team from our main sponsor Collen Construction.
Glenmore AC would like to mention its own members who participated on the night
Ciaran Flynn (18.00), Kevin Harnett (19.07), Tony Mulligan (19.26), Stephen O’Connor (19.37), Gerard White (20.30), Lloyd Byrne (21.14), Katie Conlon (21.51)
Cronan O’Shaughnessy (22.02), Pat Ferguson (22.07), Paul Flanagan (22.15), Sarah Dooney (22.42), Stephen Toner (22.53), Katie Mallon (22.54), Shane Arnold (23.13), Gavin White (23.37), Kinga Byrne (24.20), Kevin McDonald (25.07), Bridget McGreehan (26.06), Tony Elmore (28.13) Rose White (28.15), David O’Reilly (28.28) Anne McEvoy (29.45), Elizabeth Rafferty (30.07) John Page (31.15), Noeleen Hallahan (32.24) and Teresa Keenan (32.26)
Our race is in memory of our deceased friends, Michael Fearon, club member and Kevin Marron, former editor of the Sunday World, and a great friend in the early days of the clubs fundraising for our track.
Glenmore AC would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our main sponsor, Collen 200. We would also like to thank Mackle snacks of Moy for the supply of the popcorn. Balers Takeaway for the supply of Water and John Laverty Motor Factors.