Born 2 Run – Castlewellan 10k

Castlewellan Forest Park played host to the finale of the winter league this past Saturday, the 8th venue for the award winning trail race series. John Harvey was first North Down athlete, completing the course in exactly 44:00, whilst Christopher Ballentine was not far behind in 44:56. Stephen Mulvenna stopped the clock on 51:04 with Trish Nickell finishing on 1:08.57. Once again the star of the show was Catherine Roberts, whose clocking of 44:03 was good enough for 2nd female on the day and 1st place in the overall standings for the full eight race programme. Demonstrating remarkable consistency, Catherine claimed a podium position in six of the eight races (5 runners up and 1 win) and was fully deserving of her status of overall female prize winner.