Runners flock to Broughshane

Runners ready at the start line for the Broughshane 10k and 5k races.

Runners ready at the start line for the Broughshane 10k and 5k races.

Broughshane played host to hundreds of runners last Monday night for a charity run in aid of the North West Mountain Rescue Team.

Runners had the option of competing in either a 10k or 5k run around the village, with prizes available for first, second, and third, male and female places in both categories.

All those taking part were presented with goodie bags and medals.

For those of a less energetic persuasion, a 1k Fun Run around the playing fields at the Community Centre was also available with a medal presented to all who took part.#

All proceeds from the charity run will go to the North West Mountain Rescue Team, who have a base in the village, from which they undertake their valuable life-saving role.

Lexie Scott, Broughshane & District Community Association, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this new event which we hope will become an annual run, supporting the terrific work of the North West Mountain Rescue Team.”

Winner of the Ladies 10k race Pauline Thom.

Winner of the Ladies 10k race Pauline Thom.

Stephen Brown. Secretary of Ballymena Runners, added: “Thank you to Broughshane & District Community Association for supporting the race. We run throughout the local countryside. The NWMRT support us 24/7. It’s great to be supporting them.”