School Cross Country

Boys prizewinners James Symington (Portstewart PS) 3rd, Tyler McNeill (Portrush PS) 1st and Patrick Irwin (Portrush PS) 2nd.
Boys prizewinners James Symington (Portstewart PS) 3rd, Tyler McNeill (Portrush PS) 1st and Patrick Irwin (Portrush PS) 2nd.

The second round of Flahavan’s ANI Primary School Cross Country League incorporating the Springwell Cup took place at the University of Ulster, Coleraine on Wednesday.

Conditions were good to firm and the competitors enjoyed the bright winter sunshine during the races.

The girls got the proceedings underway setting off at a blistering pace down the opening straight. Tolulope Jide-Ojo of Portstewart PS led from start to finish to win in 5:04. Cara McLaughlin (St Malachy’s) led the chasing pack to finish second in 5:16 with Lucy McCallum (DH Christie Memorial PS) third in 5:17.

Tyler McNeill of Portrush PS took the lead during the first lap and was chased by Patrick Irwin (Portrush PS) Cathal Hynds (Glenravel PS) and James Symington (Portstewart PS).

Tyler held off the challenge of the chasing pack to win in 4:54 closely followed by Patrick in 4:56 with James coming through to take third in 4:59.

Portstewart PS were top girls team, Portrush PS top boys team and Portrush PS best school on the day.

Springwell Running Club would like to thank University of Ulster for the use of the facilities.

Thanks also to schools and parents who turned up to support their kids and the members Springwell who helped out.

The final race in the series will be over a 1400m course at Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Wednesday 22 January at 10.30am with the team titles still wide open another exciting days racing is expected.