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North Belfast Harriers 5000m Track Meet, Belfast 22/04/23

Seven North Down AC athletes headed to the Mary Peters’ Track on Saturday 22nd April for the annual North Belfast harriers Track meeting and came back with 2 club records and a host of personal bests. In the men’s A race Craig McMeechan worked through the field brilliantly to finish 4th setting a new club record and PB of 14:24.95. Rachel Gibson moved up the field in a similar fashion to come so close to breaking 17 minutes while finishing 5th in a new women’s track 500om club record of 17:01.54, Sean McLaughlin made the trip back home from his Edinburgh base to set a time of 16:16.85 in the men’s C race as part of his progression back to full PB fitness. In the men’s D race, four North Down athletes fought out a close race with early leader Chris Moran placing 6th in a PB of 16:40.15 just ahead of Daniel Dines in 7th in 16:40.55. Francis Marsh was next from the club in 12th in 16:45.85 followed by Jack Russell dipping under 17 minutes for the first time in 16:53.11.

[photo Rachel Gibson]