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Hundreds in half marathon fun

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By Fiona Reid
Sport

OVER 300 runners got on their marks for the 2016 Stranraer Half Marathon last weekend.

The winner was Robert Gilroy, of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers, in the time of 1 hour 10 minutes, 42 seconds.
He was closely followed over the finish line by team mate Kerry-Liam Wilson in 1 hour 14 minutes and 42 seconds and third across the line was Alan Baxter of Dumfries Running Club with a time of 1 hour 19 minutes and 36 seconds.
The winning female who completed the race in 1 hour 34 minutes 11 seconds was Angela Reid, of North Ayrshire AC; second place went to Shanna Stitt, of Kirkcudbright Running Club, with a time of 1 hour 39 minutes and 51 seconds; and in third place Alison McKean, of Dumfries Running Club, with a time of 1 hour 42 minutes and 47 seconds.
Ross Bark was the first local male home in a time of 1 hour 21 minutes and 28 seconds. The prize for first Wigtownshire local lady home went to Martina Moore of the Galloway Harriers in 1 hour 49 minutes and 7 seconds.
The team prizes were both won by Dumfries Running Club.
Nine races including fun runs were held throughout the day.
Victory in the Senior Fun Run, a four mile course, went to John Pulmridge with a time of 29 minutes and 37 seconds. The first female runner was Kirsteen Kellock with a time of 33 minutes and 33 seconds.
The 14-16 year olds winner was Lachlan Caulfield; the 12-13 age group was won by Euan Hannan; Ryan Edgar triumphed in the 10-11 year olds.

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