Patricia chisels out personal best

Ralph Hewitt

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Ralph Hewitt

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Ralph.Hewitt@newrydemocrat.com

PATRICIA Brown chiselled out a new personal best with a well-deserved time of 20 minutes and 11 seconds at the Runways 5K in Newtownards.

It won’t be long until she dips under the 20 minutes, so watch this space.

Patricia also showed fine form in the week prior to Newtownards as in Dublin on May 3, in the Irish Runner 5K, she completed the course in a magnificent time of 20.56. Congrats to Patricia. 

Meanwhile three Newry City Runners took part in the fourth in the Series of the Hill and Dale at Slieve Binnian, with yet again impressive times. Shane O’Callaghan did 36:26, Aidan Trainor did 41:01 while Evelyn Marsh posted up a 46:07.

In the Hill and Dale Series at Slieve Donard on Saturday, May 11, Clive Weir ran 58:42 a great time, especially as he completed a good race at the Belfast Marathon the week before - so well done to Clive.

Three NCR’s travelled to Mary Peter’s Track in Belfast to compete in a graded one-mile race. Times were as follows: Gerard McAleenan 5:50, Pat Rocks 6:01 and Willie McCracken 7:25. Well done to all three.   

Newry City 10k takes place tonight

THE Newry City 10K takes place tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm. This event has been fully booked and no registration entries will be taken on the night. THE NCR club wish everyone well and look forward to all the personal best results. 

This 10K is the perfect warm-up for the Newry City Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday, May 26 at 10am. Starting at Albert Basin this is a flat and fast course, where the much-sought-after PB can be attained. It is also a great family event, with an entertainment zone and fun run for the young and budding runners. This half marathon is again proving to be extremely popular already so get registered now to avoid disappointment. 

Watch out for the training plan that is posted on Instagram and Facebook each week.

Registration for both can be obtained via www.newrycityrunners.com

Finally please continue to support the Rostrevor Park Run event and PM their Facebook page if you are free to marshal in the coming weeks/months.

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