Brian Campbell seals Fairhill victory

Brian Campbell
Brian Campbell

For the second time in eleven days Brian Campbell and Mark McKinstry dominated the road race placings as they led home a field of 477 at the Fairhill 5 Miles in Ballymena.

Campbell from Willowfield and McKinstry from North Belfast had finished one and two at the Ballyclare 10K and they again quickly moved to the front.

Coming to half distance it was Campbell and McKinstry together with Brendan Grew, Andrew Considine and Aaron Meharg leading the chase.

Just as at Ballyclare former triple Northern Ireland champion Campbell accelerated in the last mile to cross the line with a five seconds advantage over McKinstry.

Grew and Considine followed to give North Belfast three of the top four. Meharg, Michael Bennett and Neil Weir were next.

David Hamilton getting the Junior prize.

Nat Glenn and Sam Crawford led the M45s, James Wallace and Greg Davison were top M50s with David Clarke M55 and Hugh Boyle M60 taking their groups.

Cathy McCourt quickly took control of the Ladies race and came to half distance clear of Gillian Wasson with Denise Logue and Gillian Burns next.

It was all Cathy who came back to the finish area with more than a minute in hand over Gillian with Denise, Gillian Burns, Geraldine Quigley and Amanda Perry making up the top six.