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Hill & Dale Race 2, Tollymore 18/04/24

The second race in Newcastle AC’s Hill & Dale series took place in more favourable conditions for the 296 runners at Tollymore on Thursday 18th April. The course of a little over 7k with @360m of elevation took in plenty of hills and trails in the forest park and a little bit of open mountainside to give athletes a roaster of what to expect as the races move into the mountains with Slieve Martin and Slieve Binnian to look forward to in races 3 and 4. North Down AC was well represented in the race once more with 10 runners taking part, and 5 of these runners taking age group prizes.

David McKeague was the club’s first finisher in 20th place overall in 35:47, and 2nd M45. Gareth Hardy followed in 38:34 followed by 1st F45 Clair Quigley in 41:51. Kevin Mulligan had another strong run in 43:56 followed by Matt Ormesher in 45:06. Gerard Adair added some extra distance to his race after a fruitless pursuit of his race number when it blew off, but recovered to finish in 48:00. Glynnis Boyle 1st F60 50:33, Claire Scott 3rd F50 50:40 and June McMinn 1st F65 50:42 had a race within a race with only 9 seconds separating the NDAC trio. Trevor Patterson finished in 56:35 and Ian McCreary crossed the line in 1:01:40.

Trevor Patterson, Gareth Hardy, Gerard Adair, Glynnis Boyle, June McMinn, Matt Ormesher, Ian McCreary, Claire Scott, Clair Quigley
David McKeague
Gareth Hardy
Glynnis Boyle
Ian McCreary
Clair Quigley
Claire Scott, June McMinn, Glynnis Boyle
Kevin Mulligan
Gerard Adair