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Belfast Telegraph Runher: Wet and windy, but just a brilliant day for coast run

1,500 women defy the North Down rain for Runher 10K and 5K events

By Linda Stewart

Published 23/05/2016

Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5k and 10k at Seapark in Holywood. The start of the 10k and Cathy Mc Court leads the runners away. Photograph by Declan Roughan
Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5k and 10k at Seapark in Holywood. The start of the 10k and Cathy Mc Court leads the runners away. Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k and Judith Loanen leads the runners away
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Jill McPeake and Christine Gilespie
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Amy Fuller
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Pretty In Pink
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Amy Fuller
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan The start of the 10k
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Pretty In Pink
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Pretty In Pink
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Pretty In Pink
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Judith Lonnen
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Cathy Mc Court
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Pretty In Pink
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Äì SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Äì FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) First, Judith Lonnen, City Of Lisburn AC, Second, Cathy Mc Court, Unattached and third Lyndsey Tyro, Orangegrove AC
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) First, Judith Lonnen, City Of Lisburn AC, Second, Cathy Mc Court, Unattached and third Lyndsey Tyro, Orangegrove AC
Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Karen Russell, Hilary Bradshaw and Judith McCann all from Orangegrove AC
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Ballydrain Harriers
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Paula Wallace and Cathy Mc Court
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Left to right. 5K winners pictured at Crawfordsburn after finishing the race - Catriona Donaldson from Pure Running, Jodie smith 2nd, Jessica Craig 1st, Sarah Lyndsey 3rd and Csaba Egly from Saucony. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. 5K winner Jessica Craig pictured at Crawfordsburn after finishing the race Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Left to right. 5K winners pictured at Crawfordsburn after finishing the race - Jodie smith 2nd, Jessica Craig 1st and Sarah Lyndsey 3rd. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. 5K winner Jessica Craig pictured at Crawfordsburn after finishing the race Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Left to right. 5K winners pictured at Crawfordsburn after finishing the race - Catriona Donaldson from Pure Running, Jodie smith 2nd, Jessica Craig 1st, Sarah Lyndsey 3rd and Csaba Egly from Saucony. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Left to right. 5K winners pictured at Crawfordsburn after finishing the race - Jodie smith 2nd, Jessica Craig 1st and Sarah Lyndsey 3rd. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Second place Cathy Mc Court
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Third placeLyndsey Tyro, Orangegrove AC
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan Judith Lonnen, City Of Lisburn AC
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) First, Judith Lonnen, City Of Lisburn AC, Second, Cathy Mc Court, Unattached and third Lyndsey Tyro, Orangegrove AC
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) First, Judith Lonnen, City Of Lisburn AC, Second, Cathy Mc Court, Unattached and third Lyndsey Tyro, Orangegrove AC
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
BELFAST TELEGRAPH COASTAL RUNHER 5K & 10K Ð SEAPARK HOLLYWOOD Ð FRI 20TH MAY 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) First, Judith Lonnen, City Of Lisburn AC, Second, Cathy Mc Court, Unattached and third Lyndsey Tyro, Orangegrove AC
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners come across the finishes line at Crawfordsburn to finish the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Jessica Craig wins the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Jodie Smith comes second in the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Sarah Lyndsey comes third in the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Jessica Craig wins the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Jessica Craig wins the 5K. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th May 2016 Belfast Telegraph Coastal Runher 5&10k starting at Rockport and Seapark and finishing in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Runners start the 5K at Rockport. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Almost 1,500 women battled wet conditions to complete this weekend's Runher challenge on the North Down coast.

Around 350 runners took part in the 5K race, setting off from Rockport school and winding their way to Crawfordsburn Country Park.

The tough 10K route from Seapark to Crawfordsburn proved the most popular, attracting more than 1,000 runners.

Judith Lonnen won the 10K with a time of 38 minutes and 52 seconds, followed by Cathy McCourt around a minute later. Lyndsey Tyro came in third.

The winner recently became a mother, and both she and the runner-up were returning from injury.

Judith said: "It was a tough wee course. I've done it a couple of times. Last time I did it, it was lovely sunshine, so this was a different scenario. It's brilliant. There's always lots of girls that you know."

Cathy added: "I really enjoy it. I am really, really happy with my run today.

"It was well organised."

Jessica Craig won the 5K race with a time of 18 minutes and 46 seconds.

5k results

10k results

She said: "It was really good. The wind was a bit too strong for me coming in, but the weather was all right. It's Northern Ireland - what do you expect!"

The race organisers said the course was demanding despite the flat conditions, as it can be rough underfoot with a number of rocky outcrops to negotiate. A spokesman said: "It rained most of the night, but it didn't seem to deter anyone.

"There's a sense of co-operation and helping each other and there is always a lovely community atmosphere to it."

Third-placed Lyndsey said conditions were perfect for running.

"It was just a bit drizzly but the winds didn't pick up too much. But at the start we had the wind at our backs - it was perfect," she said.

Michael Jenkins of Pure Running said: "It's been windy, it's been wet, it's been cold.

"But we've had 1,400 women running the 5-10K down by the coast - it's been an amazing evening.

"We expected the sun and we didn't get it, but almost one-and-a-half-thousand women did turn out.

"There are actually a few tears at the finish line and that is what running is all about. It's about community, friendship and people celebrating goals together."

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