THOUSANDS ENJOY THE TQ10K

THOUSANDS ENJOY THE TQ10K

23rd April, 2013

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Over 1,500 runners took part in what was another hugely successful TQ10K run and family fun day on Sunday 21st April 2013.  

 

The men’s race was won by hot favourite Stephen Scullion, who crossed the finishing line in a time of 30 minutes and 42 seconds to claim the coveted title. Eddie McGinley came in second, 34 seconds behind the winner, with Declan Reed finishing third.

Co. Offaly runner Pauline Curley took the women’s title, finishing in a time of 36 minutes and 29 seconds – 10 seconds ahead of Julie Turley in second placed and over two minutes faster than third-placed Julie Balmer.

Co-sponsored by Titanic Quarter Limited and its telecommunications agent, Atlas Communications, and organised by Athletics NI, the established event had a triumphant seventh year. As the official Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon warm-up race, the Titanic Quarter event once again proved its credentials as the premier standalone 10K race in Northern Ireland’s athletics calendar.

All the runners were cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of friends and family, with the many children in attendance enjoying the face painting, games and bouncy castle in what was a carnival atmosphere. The ‘Titanic Sprint’, which offered children the chance to run the length of the Titanic boat deck and have their time recorded, once again proved very popular.

In the Junior Mile event, open to Under 15s, the Beechmount Harriers Athletics Club provided five of the top six runners, with Conor Magee taking the boys’ title and Shauna Brown finishing as the top girl.

The event once again partnered with local children’s charity Cash for Kids, with all proceeds raised going to support its works in promoting the social, physical and mental wellbeing of children and young people throughout Northern Ireland.

Titanic Quarter would like to thank all event sponsors, including Atlas Communications, CJ Utilities and ISL Waste as well as organisers Athletics NI for what was yet another fantastic TQ10K event.