Over 500 sign up for the annual fun

Lord Mayor Darryn Causby congratulates Paddy Hamilton on his 10k success.
Lord Mayor Darryn Causby congratulates Paddy Hamilton on his 10k success.
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Paddy Hamilton and Heather Foley claimed the main medals around Craigavon Lakes but the annual borough showpiece attracted support across the spectrum.

The event - organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council - provided participants with a 10-kilometre challenge, five-kilometre run and one-kilometre family fun route around the lakes and City Parks areas.

The event started at Craigavon Watersports Centre, with Hamilton home in 31:10 to capture top spot across the 10k male section over Chris McGuiness’ 33:39 and third-place Desi Foley in 34:20.

The female category was won by Foley on 36:48 in front of Rebecca Murtagh (38:18) and Donna Evans (39:36).

Jim Corbett collected the 10k wheelchair race prize.

Gavin Campbell and Kate Mulholland lifted the 5k honours in times of, respectively, 18:06 and 20:20.

This hugely successful event shows how the sport of running is now more popular than ever

Lord Mayor Darryn Causby

The Blaney sisters - Jessica, Grace and Sophie - were the leading three home in the 1k family event.

“The annual 10k is always a fantastic event and this year exceeded all expectations with an amazing 500 people taking part,” said the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Darryn Causby. “This hugely successful event shows how the sport of running is now more popular than ever and it was great to see so many families attending with their young children too.

“I was delighted to be there on the night to hand out the prizes and congratulate all winners.”

Thanks go to Intersport House of Sport in Lurgan for providing sponsorship. Specials thanks to Craigavon Sports Advisory Council.