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Inaugural Port Glasgow 10k Success


 

Above: Eventual race winner Christopher Mooney (No 30) leads the way in the inaugural Port Glasgow 10k (Pic: Emma Banstead)  

The inaugural Port Glasgow 10k Community Fun Run has been hailed a fantastic success by participants and organisers.  The Riverside Inverclyde sponsored event took place on Sunday 12 August 2018.

Faced with torrential rain and difficult conditions, the race was started by Provost Martin Brennan with the finish line at Coronation Park.  The course also took in Kingston Dock, Port Glasgow town centre, The Gourock Ropeworks, Kelburn Park, Newark Castle and Ferguson Marine Engineering.

The event was organised by the Port Glasgow Runners group, a group of local runners which was set up by local athlete Andrew McCall and includes Councillor Curley, his wife Angela and Jennifer McKechnie, who helped launch Inverclyde 'Couch 2 5k' in 2017.  A total of 178 runners completed the course from an initial 180 participants.

First home was Christopher Mooney of Greenock Glenpark Harriers with a time of 34:09, followed by Daniel Thomas (34:20) and Glenpark Harrier's Daniel Doherty (36:11). 

Jennifer Rooney was the first female home with a time of 41:01, finishing 21st overall with Glenpark Harrier Emma Baxter (43:19) second female (39th overall) and Cath Ferry (43:29) third female (40th overall) respectively.

Kyle Brotherton was the first wheelchair athlete home with a time of 43:54, finishing 41st overall.

For a full list of results click here.

For more information on the event please visit here

Above: Andrew Bowman (Head of Business Investment at Riverside Inverclyde) presents Jennifer Rooney with the fastest women's Quaich. 

Above:  Councillor Jim MacLeod presents the fastest men's Quaich to Christopher Rooney.

 

Above: Kyle Brotherton was the first wheelchair athlete home.

Published: 13 August 2018 

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