Belfast, 4th May 2012
McAlister makes it a double as he powers home to take the Powerade Queen’s Sport 5K
Over 400 athletes took part with the top prizes in the male and female open going to Joe McAlister, with a time of 00:15:04 and Dromore athlete Julie Turley, with a time of 00:16:56.
Irish gold medal winning Para Olympian, Michael McKillop, also representing St Malachy’s, finished second in the male open race. The race, now in its 10th year, once again attracted students, Queen’s Sport members, Northern Ireland’s top distance runners and members of the local community. The event places a strong emphasis on student involvement in not only participating, but also marshalling and event management, providing invaluable experience for everyone who gets involved.
Connor McCready from Powerade said: “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Queen’s Sport by supporting the Powerade Queen’s 5k and are delighted with the success of this year’s event. This is one of a number of sporting initiatives we are working on, in partnership with Queen’s Sport and the University Development Office and we are committed to developing the talent of the future, as well as the sports stars of today. Congratulations to each of the runners and of course to everyone involved in organising this fantastic community sporting event.”
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