O’Flaherty turns up the pace to win Uphill Mile title

Brendan Teer
Brendan Teer

Kerry O’Flaherty returned to action after the Commonwealth Games steeplechase with a blistering record breaking victory in the Millisle Uphill Mile in Castlewellan.

She had only three men ahead of her as she clocked six minutes exactly to win comfortably from holder Joanne Mills with Laura Gardiner third.

Brendan Teer retained his men’s title in 5:39 finishing eight seconds ahead of young 800m star Oisin O’Callaghan who just beat David O’Flaherty for second.

The event promoted by Newcastle AC raised more than £800 for the Shimna Valley Cancer Fund for Children.

Stephen Wiley and Mark Weir gave North Down the top two positions in the PSC Six Miles Road Race in Millisle.

Wiley led for every step of the way and crossed the line more than two minutes ahead. Gareth Lyons was a good third and he led Ballydrain to four of the top 10 places.

Helen Stockdale followed her four golds at the Masters Championship with another runaway success as she dominated the ladies to win by almost three minutes from Leanne Gibson with Julie Murphy third.

Aaron Harrison and Jessica Scott were the winners of the Three Miles event which was held alongside.