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Springwell Runners in action in Ireland and Scotland

This week saw Springwell RC on their travels to the Monaghan Phoenix Marathon, the East Donegal ¾ Marathon and Half Marathon, and the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow with 10k and half marathon distances.

Monaghan Phoenix Marathon Festival 2023

Sunday’s Monaghan Phoenix Marathon saw Chris Denton add another sub-3-hour marathon to his already impressive CV. Chris dominated the race, finishing with a time of 2:52:02, almost 32 minutes ahead of his nearest challenger, to claim first place.

Donegal East Running – 3/4 and Half Marathon

There was a field of Springers in Ballybofey on Sunday for the Excel Sports 3/4, half and mini half marathons. The favourable running conditions produced some excellent times with Rodney McPhee and Helena Dornan winning their age categories in the 3/4 event.

3/4 Marathon – 10th Rodney McPhee 2:13:57 (1st M40), 60th Jeff Young 2:35:39, 66th Timmy Bacon 2:38:39, 79th Jonathan Huddlestone 2:43:05, 100th Helena Dornan 2:48:38 (1st F50), 101st Adrian Finlay 2:48:38, 110th Deborah McPhee 2:51:02, 133rd Pauline Mullan 2:57:47, 162nd Magella McAteer 3:08:19, 181st Karen Campbell 3:16:57, 214th Alison Duncan 4:06:14, 215th Bernie Drain 4:06:14

Half Marathon – 37th Gael Butcher 1:45:55, 81st Leanne Quigley 1:57:43, 106th Sinead Graham 2:02:42, 119th Kathryn Campbell 2:08:10, 124th Amanda Kershaw 2:09:56, 161st Ivan Goldsworthy 2:34:50

Mini Half – 87th Linda McMichael 1:28:55

Great Scottish Run

Sundays Great Scottish Run saw four Springwell RC members make the trip to Glasgow. In the Half Marathon Paul Laverty finished 1730th with a time of 1:42:43 while in the 10k Adam Henderson was the first Springer home, finishing 2108th in 56:58, Rhonda Laverty was 6086th in 1:09:56 and Kenneth Bacon was 6086th in 1:27:24.

Chris Denton with his trophy at the Monaghan Phoenix Marathon
Jonathan Huddlestone at the East Donegal 3/4 marathon
Kenny Bacon & Rhonda Laverty are in the deckchair at the Great Scottish Run
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