26th April – London Marathon

London Marathon - Neill PBOn Sunday 4 athletes from Seapark Ac were among the 38000 runners taking part in the largest ever London Marathon. Gillian Barnhill was first over the line for Seapark with an impressive time of 3:41, followed closely by Gary Connolly in 3:42. This was Richard Hetherington’s first ever marathon and he completed it in 3:55. Neill Harper (picture) crossed the line in 4:45, a new PB.

Report: Angela McCormick

25th April – Jog Around the Bog

Jog around the Bog - groupSeapark AC members Bobbie Irvine, Vivien Davidson, Carol Downey and Tony Barclay joined members of Jog Carrickfergus in Dungannon to take part in Guide Dogs NI Jog Around The Bog. This 5 mile race proved to be a fairly boggy course, but was enjoyed by all, with many of the Jog ladies completing their first ever race. Picking up their medals were Julie Kelly, Nicola Irvine, Alison Gill, Cecilia Milburn, Nicola Clawson, Louise Shanks, Lisa Gepp, Suzanne McConkey, Helena Perry and Rosemary Hutton.
 Report: Angela McCormick


19th April – Castleward and Armagh

Castleward GroupThe fabulous weekend weather was enjoyed by Seapark athletes taking part in races in Counties Down and Armagh. On Saturday runners travelled to  Castleward for The Born to Run 10k and half marathon challenge. Times for the 10k race Neill Harper 57.46, Alison Welsh 1:02, Ann McCracken1:04 and Glenda  Murray 1:09. Half Marathon results as follows: Gillian Barnhill was back on form after her recent Marathon Des Sables success with a time of 1:42.46,, Robert
Murray 1:42.47, Gary Connolly 1:44.36, Mark Welsh 1:45.57, Philip Poag 2:06.11, Karen Poag 2:06.22 and Julie Ann Mitchell 2:06.22.

More pictures from Neill Harper


Armagh - Andy Smyth


Four Seapark Athletes travelled on Sunday to Armagh to compete in the Armagh 10k. Times : Gillian Barnhill 47:15, Andy Smyth (picture) 52:32, Tony Barclay and
Courtney Smyth 1:10.




 Race Reports: Angela McCormick


12th April – Titanic 10k

Titanic - Ian finish



Titanic - Group2

On Sunday almost 1200 runners took part in the Titanic 10k race in Belfast. This event was well attended by athletes from Seapark, with many gaining personal best times on the course. Ian Cleland ran a particularly strong race with a superb time of 37.46. Results: Ian Cleland 37.46, Jonathan Beattie 40.11, Mark Welsh 46.25, Neill Harper 50.23, Angela McCormick 50.28, Philip Poag 50.41, Karen Poag 52.14, Andy Smyth 52.25, Alison Welsh 55.51, Ann McCracken 58.09, Karen  McMaster 1.04 Geraldine Kane 1.10.


4th Apr – Jennie Hagan – Whitehead 5 mile

Monday 6th April 2015 (Easter Monday), Jennie Hagan, Seapark Junior,  was one of the two hundred athletes taking part in the annual Whitehead 5 mile road race.

Whitehead - Jennie Haggan


A first race for Jennie, the popular long standing Easter Monday fixture has become a ‘must do’ event for many Seaparkers and the weather was perfect as the athletes took on the challenging three lap course.

Good results were posted from all of the 14 Seapark runners with Jennie taking first place in her category. Well done Jennie!


Race Report from Angela McCormick

The great weather on Easter Monday attracted large crowds to Whitehead for the annual 5 mile road race. Twelve athletes from Seapark completed the race with
Ian Cleland taking 8th position overall and Jennie Haggan coming in first in her under 19 age group.


Whitehead - group all1


Results: Ian Cleland 29.20, Jonathan Beattie 31.56, Mark Welsh 35.38, Lynda Shannon 36.12, Jonathan Bell 37.01, Philip Poag 39.58, Allan Grant 40.13, Karen Poag 41.26, Wesley Wallace 42.38, Jennie Haggan 42.40, Trevor Lamb 43.32, Alison Welsh 44.57.


More pictures on FLIKR from Neill Harper