Male winner Barry Mullan from Springwell Running Club and joint female winners Kathleen Hawe, and Leona Spence were first over the finish line at the firmus energy Northern Lights Night Race last Friday evening.
Runners from across Northern Ireland travelled to the North Coast and battled the elements to take part in the first ever firmus energy Northern Lights Night Race. Portstewart welcomed hundreds of participants and spectators who lined the strand for a great evening of running and craic.
The overall event was won by Barry Mullan, who crossed the finish line with a time of 41:20. He was closely followed by David Jackson from Springwell Running Club, CEO of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council with 42:40 and taking third place with a time of 43:13 was David McGaffin from Springwell Running Club.
The ladies category, Kathleen Hawe came in, alongside Leona Spence completing the run in 50:17, just before Catherine Pinkerton finished third.
Director of 26 Extreme, Ian Cumming was delighted with the turnout:
“We had runners all over Ireland attend the firmus energy Northern Lights Night Race, which was our first event in Portstewart. It was a very wet, wild and windy evening at the most Northern part of the country, but we were delighted with the turnout. A big thank you to all of our participants, and to our headline sponsor, firmus energy, for all of the support.”
Speaking on behalf of firmus energy, Angeline Murphy, Marketing Manager is delighted to have headlined the first event of its kind:
“Congratulations to all of our participants, especially the kids – it looked like tough going from the sidelines as the waves spilled over the strand and splashed the runners! The atmosphere was great and we raised vital funds for our charity partner, The Children’s Heartbeat Trust.
We are delighted to have supported 26 Extreme’s event in Portstewart, a key town within our network area in which we have over 1,000 customers to date, and have plans to make natural gas available to even more homes and businesses in 2019. firmus energy is here to stay and we look forward to next year already!”
A full list of competitors and finishing times is available on www.26extreme.com/results