Seapark athletes are off to a running start with river race

Seapark AC members at Sunday's 'Bunny Hop' race at Hazelbank.  INLT 13-720-CON
Seapark AC members at Sunday's 'Bunny Hop' race at Hazelbank. INLT 13-720-CON

Six members of Seapark Athletic Club got off to a running start last week with the Queen’s 5k ‘Race around the River’.

The fast-paced event, attracting 700 athletes, saw the lead runners crossing the finish line in under 15 minutes.

Results for Seapark AC include: Charlie McCormick 19.15; Caroline Salters 21.36; Alanah McCombe 21.43; Angela McCormick 24.37; Andy Smyth 25.01, and Trevor Lamb 26.26.

Meanwhile, the 26th Omagh Half Marathon took place on Saturday (March 28).

This race is one of the most popular in the province with some 4,000 entrants participating in the half marathon distance, 5k and walk.

Seapark AC was well represented, with the following results: Charlie McCormick 1.32; Richard Hetherington 1.38; Mark Welsh 1.39; Gary Connolly 1.41; Gillian Cordner 1.49, and Gillian Strudwick 1.54.

Alison Welsh took part in the 5k race completing the distance in a personal best performance of 27.53.

The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Bunny Hop 5k was held at Hazelbank on Sunday morning.

This charity race proved very popular for local runners and was well attended by Seapark AC athletes and members of Seapark team jog.

Seapark runner Ian Cleland finished an impressive third overall in a time of 19.48 with Gillian Cordner(inset) finishing second female in a time of 23.57.