Three the magic number at
Waterside Half Marathon
THE Waterside Half
Marathon (WHM) recorded familiar victors on Sunday as Strabaneís Ann Marie McGlynn and Kenyan
Freddie Sittuk broke through the winnerís tape at St
Columbís Park running track to take the senior
female and male honours respectively.
It was a third WHM win for both runners at the event
which attracted a record registration of over 2,000
runners and had the added prestige this year of
hosting the Ulster Half Marathon Championships.
Runners get of to a good start in the
WHM at Ebrington Square in Derry.
The womenís Ulster
title went to McGlynn who also claimed the course
record in an outstanding time of 1.17.01. North
Belfast Harriers' Andrew Annett, who finished just
one second behind Freddie Sittuk, claimed the Ulster
Derry's James Divin took the wheelchair title in a
tight battle with Inishowen man Karol Doherty while
Foyle Valley's Scott Rankin was the first local
runner home as he finished third in the senior menís
Ciara Toner and Gemma McDonald took the other podium
positions in the womenís race.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council,
Councillor John Boyle, was at the finish line to
greet the runners as they finished where he
congratulated all the runners on completing the 13.1
"Well done to the thousands of athletes who took
part in the Waterside Half Marathon and the
Everybody Active Junior Games event that ran
alongside it on Sunday morning," he said.
To view more photos of the event
click here .