Donaghadee 5K


This year’s race was a change from previous years as it stayed off the main roads and took in the “Commons” a couple of times.  This made the course flatter, so more appealing.


North Down attended in numbers and were also well numbered on the podium.  Valerie McDonough made a return to racing, her first race since the Senior Cross country in February, and continued where she left off with a strong run to win the ladies race in 21:17 and Helen Byers had Valerie in her sights as she finished 2nd clocking 21:49.  Jack Bradshaw followed on from his Mountstewart success with a 3rd place finish at the ‘Dee recording 17:41 as he did so. 











Chris Downey was next male runner in 7th with a time of 18:56 and Philip Mulligan finished 30 seconds later on 19:27 which was 10th position. Paul Lynas finished 19th and was right behind the ladies winner on 21:18, Jamie Woods made it home in 24th, 21:41 and Alan Hughes recorded 21:58 in 30th place.  Youngster Ryan Lynas finished alongside veteran Davie Seaton timed at 22:35 and 22:36 placed 34th and 35th and Cliff McCausland dipped under the 23 min mark on 22:59, 37th.



(Chip Times)

Susan Spence – 50th 24:01

Freya Spencer – 89th 26:16     

Judith Gillespie – 92nd 26:07

Nicola Stevenson – 113th 27:24

Donald Smith – 123rd 27:50

Glenn Frazer – 139th 28:40

Noreen McCausland – 190th 31:07

Helen Beattie – 199th 31:40

Trudy Patterson – 228th 33:14

Alison Crozier – 246th 34:43


Full results