Tower of the Lakes 10k


The first official 10k race around Clandeboye estate took place on Sunday afternoon with over 170 runners making their way from the courtyard up to Helen’s Tower and back.  On a similar course to our own handicap race recently with the addition of a loop around the lake, a six mile round trip of off road trails welcomed the athletes.










Kerry Speers, 43:22 followed on from her Mountstewart trail success with another win here with over a minute to spare over clubmate Clair Quigley, 44:45. Clare Kennedy had a good run up the hill to record 48:01 which was 1st FO45 and Lindsay Doulton wasn’t far behind in 48:44.  Jane Stevenson and Claire Scott were next in 49:46 and 50:00 and Caroline Crothers stopped the watch on 55:28 with Joanne Cummings finishing on 56:41.  Tracey Hodgson was next timed at 1:03:30, Paula Simpson 1:07:56 and Alex Mellon 1:11:21.











The ND men also produced a podium finisher as Mitchell Brown took 3rd place in a quality time over the course of 41:54.  Gerry Irvine completed in 44:42 and Gordon Matchett, 51:33. Ivan Mellon was next in 54:16 followed by Ian McCreary 55:44, Glenn Frazer 1:03:29 and Pat O’Driscoll 1:07:02.


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