Clean sweep at Céide Coast Half-marathon l-r 3rd overall 1st M40 Tadgh Hanrahan, race winner Norah Newcombe Pieterse, 2nd overall 1st M50 John Gordon
The annual Céide Coast Half Marathon and Coastal 10k hosted by Ballycastle AC were held today.
This was the last edition of the event which has been held annually in October over recent years apart from a Covid-19 enforced break in 2020 and 2021.
Runners were transported from the village to the race start point at Céide Fields visitor centre/ cliffs.
Both courses were ‘levelled out’ for 2023 – in the past there had been a famously steep hill in Ballycastle Village for the finish, whereas for the final edition it was a different, not as steep, hill finish!
Congratulations to Norah Newcombe Pieterse today’s half-marathon winner and first woman home in 1:23.02. She led Mayo AC to complete a unique podium top three with John Gordon first M50 in second place 1:23.32, and Tadgh Hanrahan first M40 a close third in 1:23:36 – great running by all three – just over 30 seconds separating them at the finish line in Ballycastle!
Watch Norah at the finish here:
Colette Tuohy F50 also ran a great race to finish second woman and 12th overall in 1:30.41 – she was first last year and 7th overall in 1:32.19.
The 8th annual Coastal 10k took place in conjunction with the half. Mayo AC had six finishers:
Congratulations to Donna Gallagher who was first woman across the line in 42:51, completing a Céide Coast women’s win double for Mayo AC.
And well done to
Jimmy Feeney 49:07 1st M60
Caitlin Woods 53:08 2nd F50
Regina Kiernan 1:00.14 2nd F60
Colette McTigue 1:03.57
Linda Creagh 1:13.32
Race winner was John Regan Celbridge AC 37:48
The record for the Céide Coast Half Marathon stood at 1 hour 20 minutes, and the 10k at 37 minutes
Céide Coast results 2023:
Mayo Abbey 8k/4k results to be added here later
More Céide photos:
Ceide coast half marathon: l-r Colette Tuohy 2nd woman 1st F50, Race winner Norah Newcombe Pieterse, 2nd overall John Gordon, 3rd overall Tadgh Hanrahan
Céide Coast Mayo AC prizewinners l-r Caitlín Woods 2nd F50 10k, Donna Gallagher 1st woman 10k, Norah Newcombe Half-marathon winner, 2nd John Gordon, 3rd Tadgh Hanrahan, Jimmy Feeney 1st M60 10k, Colette Tuohy 2nd woman 1st F50 half marathon
Jimmy Feeney 1st M60 in Céide Coast 10k