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O'Flaherty and McGlynn are set for a Titanic battle

By Staff Reporter

Published 09/04/2016

Kerry O'Flaherty
Kerry O'Flaherty

Kerry O'Flaherty will clash with rival Anne Marie McGlynn in tomorrow's big Titanic Quarter 10k Road Race at the Belfast Metropolitan College (2.30pm).

Both Irish internationals are in excellent form with Strabane-based McGlynn determined to make it a hat-trick of victories following wins in the past two years.

She will fancy her chances once again, particularly following her impressive victory over O'Flaherty in the Seeley 10k last November where she recorded a huge PB of 34 minutes 18 seconds.

Newcastle ace O'Flaherty will be out to turn the tables on her rival and continue her recent series of good results.

Her priorities lie in the steeplechase area and her ambitions of making the Rio Olympics received a tremendous boost when she recently clinched the Irish 3,000 metres Indoors title. She then followed that up with an easy victory in the Downpatrick 10k. The in-form 34-year-old will be intent on repeating her last Titanic victory back in 2011.

Gladys Ganiel of north Belfast, Northern Ireland cross country champion Shalene McMurray of Newcastle and Louise Smith will also be in contention.

The Men's event should also see a tight struggle between defending champion Conor Duffy of Glaslough and Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley.

The duo battled throughout the race a year ago before Duffy finally secured an eight-second victory margin. Omagh's Paul Barbour and Lisburn's Chris Madden, who were third and fourth respectively last year, are again in action.

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