29th November 2015- Murray, McGlynn and Rankin Fly the Flag for NW Athletics in Seely 10km

Gary Murray and Scott Rankin kept  North West male athletes to the fore at Saturday’s Seeley 10K road race in Belfast where in damp and windy conditions they finished first and third and then saw Anne Marie McGlynn take the female race honours with a great win over an arch rival Kerry O’Flaherty.

McGlynn failed to finish last week’s National Senior Inter Clubs XC championships in Dublin and saw fourth placer O’Flaherty claim a place in the Irish squad for the upcoming European championships, but on Saturday the Letterkenny AC star posted a swift 36m 16s winning time for an eleven second cushion over the Newcastle AC runner.

Murray was a key scorer in the winning Clonliffe Harriers men’s team in Dublin and a week later produced an excellent 31m 06s clocking to see off last August’s Dessies Run winner Paddy Hamilton of Slieve Guillion runners on 31m 22s and the consistent Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley with a 31m 35s clocking for the ANI 10k championship bronze medal.

City of Derry’s Hannah Shields was the runner up in the Female O50 age group with a 41m 09s clocking behind recent NI Masters team mate Anne Terek of City of Lisburn who posted 40m 08s.