A Ballymena runner has finished in the top 20 out of over 800 registered runners in the 2018 Novosco 10k Grand Prix. This is one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious series of 10-kilometre running races.

Brigid Quinn, 74, a member of Ballymena Runners finished in 14th place in the 2018 Novosco 10k Grand Prix.

Ballymena runner among elite in 2018 Novosco 10k Grand Prix

Pictured (L-R) are event organiser Glenn Grant, Brigid Quinn and Novosco Managing Director Patrick McAliskey.

A not-for-profit competition, the Grand Prix is a 17-race series of 10-kilometre running races staged throughout Northern Ireland with a £6,000 prize fund divided among the top runners and clubs.

Sponsored by managed cloud IT firm Novosco and organised by Glenn Grant, owner of electronic timing chip company ChampionChip Ireland, in partnership with Athletics NI, Running NI and Forestside, the Grand Prix features hundreds of individual racers of all ages and ability as well as club and corporate teams.

Novosco’s Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, praised all the runners who took part in the 2018 Grand Prix.

“A massive well done to everyone who took part in the Novosco 10k Grand Prix in 2018. Congratulations to Brigid for placing among the top runners this year.”

“The Grand Prix is one of the many highlights of our calendar and is aligned well with Novosco’s community and culture. We’re really looking forward to launching the 2019 Novosco 10k Grand Prix in the coming weeks. The series is open to new and experienced runners of all ages and ability, so we hope to see more competitors step up to starting line to make their mark on the series rankings in the year ahead.”

Echoing these thoughts, event organiser Glenn Grant added: “Whether it was one fixture or the full calendar of 17 races, well done to all of this year’s runners. Congratulations to everyone from the Ballymena area who participated in the series, particularly Brigid for ranking among the top competitors.”

For more information including a full list of each runner’s final standing, visit the Novosco 10k Grand Prix website here. Read more news about Ballymena Runners on their Facebook page here.