RunHer 2013 - results, pictures and video from Crawfordsburn 10k race

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland -  Friday 24th May 2013 -

BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE

Competitors warming up

Picture by  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
A small gathering of Tracy's Angels and some other Marie Curie supporters before the start - picture submitted by Tracy Gilpin
Happy Angels - Glynis Hobson, Tracy Gilpin and Linda O'Loan on completion of the Runher 2013 - picture submitted by Tracy Gilpin
Runher 2013 - picture submitted by Sinead McBride
Runher 2013 - picture submitted by Emma McKee
A couple of photos of some Ballymena ladies who participated in Runher - submitted by Kelly Courtney, Ladies Captain
Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co Down. The runners make their way through Helens Bay.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
We did it! Our first RunHer ... Power walked in 1hr 28mins ... A great night! :) Sharon McCartney.and Heather. Picture submitted by Heather Houston
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Denise Watson from Lisburn Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Maria Doran Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Maria Doran Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Maria Doran warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Left to right. Adrienne Perry and Karen Batley from Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Northern Ireland Fire Service runners. Left to right. Lisa Watson and Gaynor O'Dowd.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Kilcooley Coast Busters. Left to right. Kelly-Ann Cole, Lynn Bloomfield, Lynn Brown, Emma Money doing it for Cancer Research.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Babs Babes - NICMA. Child minding association who are running for McMillan Cancer in aid of a staff member.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Left to right. Nicola McNeill and Fiona McToal from Larne.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Julie Balmer.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Jillian Campbell.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Left to right. Gillian Brooks and Susan Eatock from Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Jaki Conley - ONE Year WON. Girls from Strangford College running for Jaki Conley(centre) who is one year free from breast cancer.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Jodi Smith.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race starts.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Competitors warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Friday 24th May 2013 - BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUNHER COASTAL CHALLENGE Maria Doran warming up Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. BBC Current Affairs for Brain Tumour Charity.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race starts.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race starts.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Northern Ireland Fire Service runners. Left to right. Lisa Watson, Clare Jamison and Gaynor O'Dowd.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Left to right Hannah Fox, Gemma Stitt and Nolene Dougan from Belfast who are running for - Fighting Motor Neurone Disease.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Mark Pollock Trust.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Babs Babes - NICMA. Child minding association who are running for McMillan Cancer in aid of a staff member.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race begins.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race begins.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Cathy McCourt
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Helen Bateson.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Paula McAllister
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Jessica Craig.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Breege Connolly.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Lyndsey Pronger.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Penny Lindsay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Amanda Perry
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Penny Lindsay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Nikki Heywood.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race starts.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race starts.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race starts.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The goes through Helens Bay.
Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co Down. The race begins.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The race begins.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Shannon Berry.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The runners go through Helen's Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Irish Rugby International Grace Davitt(left) and Shirelle Wilson.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The runners make their way through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The runners make their way through Helens Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Shannon Berry.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Cathy McCourt
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Helen Bateson.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Paula McAllister
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Irish Rugby International Grace Davitt(left) and Shirelle Wilson.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. The runners go through Helen's Bay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Jodi Smith.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Irish Rugby International Grace Davitt(left) and Shirelle Wilson.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Jessica Craig.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Lyndsey Pronger.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Verity Cronford
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Nikki Heywood.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Breege Connolly.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Lyndsey Pronger.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Penny Lindsay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Amanda Perry
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Penny Lindsay.
Northern Ireland- 23rd May 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 10k from Seapark to Crawfordsburn Park in Co. Down. Nikki Heywood.

Up to 1,400 runners and walkers turn out for our second RunHer 10k event by seaside, writes Kerry McKittrick

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AS the sun went down over Crawfordsburn Country Park yesterday evening, it was the perfect setting for the second Belfast Telegraph Coastal 10k Challenge.

In the luscious setting of Crawfordsburn's green trees and rolling hills women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities took in the journey along some of Northern Ireland's most stunning coastline.

The race was won by Breege Connolly who recently qualified for the Commonwealth Games by running the London Marathon in two hours, 39 minutes.

Barely out of breath at the finish line Breege said: “I never thought I would win today.”

She continued, “It’s a lovely course though and you get so much support the whole way along. It was a lovely run.”

Newtownards woman Julie Balmer followed second, another marathon runner with her recent achievement becoming the fastest Northern Ireland woman to finish this year’s Belfast Marathon.

“I was stunned to come second, especially so close to the marathon,” said Julie.

“I love RunHer, if it wasn’t for this event I wouldn’t have started running and I haven’t stopped since.”

It was a family affair for Julie as her mum also took to the course as a walker.

Conditions on Friday could not have been better for the women taking part as a powerful sun lit up the countryside while runners were kept cool with a light breeze along the sea path.

Along the route physiotherapists were on hand to give aching muscles the once over for stricken runners and of course at the finish line everyone was met with bananas and bottles of water.

As is now the norm for RunHer the celebrities were out in force.

Mary Peters kicked off proceedings with her habitual style and Junior Apprentice runner up Maria Doran took to the course for her first ever 10K.

Sports journalist Denise Watson walked the course but not before announcing her next job — she’ll be a guest presenter on the U105 breakfast show with Maurice Jay for three weeks in June.

“It’s just been decided and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Denise.

“I think it will be good craic and a bit different for me.”

Instead of a nominated charity this year organisers Pure Running decided to let all of the RunHers choose a cause that was close to their hearts.

MacMillan Cancer Care, Age NI and The Alzheimer’s Society were all out in force.

This year was one of the biggest RunHers yet with organisers estimating participants numbered around the 1,400 mark.

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