Kipsang and Mitchell take top honours at Northern Ireland and Ulster Championship 10K
Gideon Kipsang and Emma Mitchell have taken the top honours at the Northern Ireland and Ulster Championship 10K in Bangor in association with George Best Belfast City Airport on Saturday.
Gideon Kipsang finished with an impressive time of 00:30:15. Declan Reid was second across the line with a time of 00:30:58 closely followed by Conan McCaughey with a time of 00:30:58.
In the women’s race, Emma Mitchell was first across the line in a time of 00.34.44. Gladys Ganiel, who a recorded a time of 00.36.33, was second with Lauren Wilson in third, completing the race in 00.37.11.
Tony Wall, Chairman of North Down Athletic Club which organised the race, said: "The atmosphere in Bangor today has been incredible, with more than 1,000 runners from across the country and beyond coming out to compete against each other and break personal bests.
"We encouraged all abilities to take part and the range of people who came out today was fantastic to see. Each participant should be proud of themselves.
"We are extremely grateful to Belfast City Airport for its ongoing support, helping to grow the race year on year."
Stephen Patton, HR & CR Manager at Belfast City Airport, added: "This is the third year that Belfast City Airport has supported the Bangor 10K and the event is always so well received by athletes and the supporters who come out on the day to cheer on the runners.
"Congratulations to North Down Athletic Club for organising what is always a fantastic event for runners and spectators.
"Belfast City Airport is committed to continuing to make a positive impact in our community and supporting local sports clubs is just one of the ways in which we do this.
"Through our Community Fund, we have donated nearly £500,000 to local community projects and it is extremely rewarding to support such fantastic events like the Bangor 10K.”
The official race results of all competitors who participated in the 2019 Bangor 10K can be found at: https://www.belfastcityairport.com/Belfast-City-Airport-Bangor-10K-Results
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