ATHLETICS: Bronze joy for Springwell’s Gillian


SPRINGWELL’S Gillian Wasson was a member of the Northern Ireland team which won a bronze medal at the McCain’s Mountain Challenge on Saturday.

Earning her second international vest, Gillian completed the 10K uphill fell race at Melmerby in 1:01:40.

Springwell’s Chris Denton (18:41) was the first runner home at the third Portrush Parkrun on Saturday. Karen McLaughlin 23:31 (PB) was the first lady home. Conditions were again good for the 5K run and a lot of PB for the course were recorded.

Bryan Edgar 18:55 (PB), Andrew Dowey 19:46 (PB), Graeme Morrison 20:02 (PB), Jean-Claude Bourgeois 21:52 (PB), Johnny Goldie 21:59 (PB), Mervyn Thompson 23:52, Patricia Craig 26:07, Gerry O’Doherty 26:08, Sarah Chestnutt 27:06, Margaret Edgar 30:33 (PB), Emily McLaughlin 30:47 (PB), Conor Kendall 31:42, Kay Hack 31:51, Abby Tutty 32:15 (PB), Debbie Tutty 32:25 (PB), Nicki Higgins 34:11 (PB), Morgan Taylor 41:24, Caroline Taylor 41:25 and Fiona Walls 41:27.

The Parkrun relies on volunteers so if you would like to help out email Andy at If you would like to run and haven’t registered visit the website ( and register before 6.00pm on the Friday evening, print out your barcode and bring it with you on the Saturday morning.

Hugh Deighan (1:40:37) was Springwell’s sole representative at the Dublin Half Marathon in Phoenix Park on Saturday 15 September. The race was won by Joe McAllister (St. Malachy’s) who crossed the finish line in a time of 1:10:08.