Springwell Ladies take top three places in Ballymoney

Andy Deal chases Springwells Sonia Knox (1st Lady) at the BCC Duathlon
Andy Deal chases Springwells Sonia Knox (1st Lady) at the BCC Duathlon

The Ballymoney Duathlon took place at the weekend and there was a good number of Springwell runners who took part.

This included a crew from the Portrush parkrun and they all aquitted themselves very well on a dank, damp but reasonably mildish day, with only light winds to contend with.

This Sprint event involved a two mile run, followed by a 10 mile cycle, then a final two mile run to finish, being a continuous event with no break between the three legs, with Gavin Corey being the overall winner in 46:50.

Undoubtably the stars of the show were our own three fantastic ladies, who duly produced the goods with a terrific one, two and three in the Ladies Race.

First in was the, returning from injury, current European Age-Group Champion Sonia Knox (13th in 54:30), followed shortly by the also recuperating but going impressively well, Alison Rankin (17th in 55:36) and then the ever competitive Katherine Woods (22nd in 56:39).

It was also good to see Ballymoney running newcomer and ex-rugby player Andrew Surgenor finish well up and it was also great to see Andy Deal and Brenda Boyle doing very well.

Other Springwell Results were as follows: 19th Andrew Surgenor in 55:43, 23rd Andy Deal in 56:58, 34th Brenda Boyle in 01:02:13, 47th Lynda-Jane Parkhill in 01:05:03, 53rd Mervyn Thompson in 01:06:35, 70th Norma Snelling in 01:10:09, 75th Sharon Bingham in 01:15:40, 76th Sharon Kennedy in 01:17:13