Bailey and O’Kane win on Rocky

By Ryan Maxwell

On Thursday 13th June 2013, Newcastle AC hosted the ninth race of their popular Hill & Dale Series. This week, nearly 150 competitors took on the 4.25 mile ‘Rocky’ course, which included 1,600ft of ascending.

Ian Bailey (Newcastle AC) replicated his Millstone performance (Race 6) and was first to cross the line in 32:17. Newcastle AC team mate and regular podium finisher, Seamus Lynch claimed second place in 32:48. Neil Carty (North Belfast Harriers) was the next best pharmacy online participant into view, claiming third place for the third consecutive week, in a time of 33:12.

In the ladies race, Shileen O’Kane (Lagan Valley AC) led the way from the off. After a strong climb and fast finish, Shileen claimed first place in 41:34. Patricia McKibben (Unattached), a previous winner of Millstone (Race 6) took second place in 45:01. Newry City Runners athlete Denise Mathers completed the top trio of ladies crossing the line in 46:24.

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