Race Report by Lynda Martin
Photos by Graham McCauley
Photos by Neil Houston
Race 2 of the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series takes place in Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor on Sunday 13th October 2019. Registration closes at 12:45 sharp, with the first race starting at 1pm. To take part in the Series, athletes must be members of Newcastle AC, East Down AC, Burren AC, Dromore AC, 3 Ways AC or Murlough AC.
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McGrady Financial Services Junior Cross Country Race Series
Race 2 – Kilbroney Forest Park
We were again blessed with a lovely day for race 2 of this year’s series. Kilbroney Forest Park was looking resplendent and was dry and firm underfoot with a gentle breeze in off Carlingford Lough. There were lots of parents, grandparents and family dogs out to support the young athletes.
The racing got underway with the boys P4 race. This was dominated by the young men from Newcastle AC. William Taylor from East down was the only challenger. The winner, Darragh Ruddle, was the only one to beat 2 minutes with a time of 1:47, 15 seconds ahead of Joseph Uhomoibhi, with Rónán Grant taking 3rd by a single second.
The girls P4 race was a very competitive event with the first 3 athletes finishing in 1:51 (lily Foster East Down AC), 1:52 (Maisie McVeigh Newcastle AC) and 1:57 (Maisie Nicholl Dromore AC). This was the biggest race of the day with 12 competitors. Continue reading