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Last Sunday close to 300 people participated in the 10K sponsored run from Lisburn to Belfast City Centre for the Irish Ship to Gaza. Runners from all walks of life braved the cold Irish weather to make a clear statement to Israel the Irish people say “The illegal Siege must be lifted” and we will see Ireland at the forefront when the siege is broken by sea.

The Irish Ship to Gaza campaign wishes to thank all those who made this event such a big success with special thanks to John Mallon, Philomena Flood, Michele Garrett, the stewards who did a great job on the day and the rest of the Belfast and Northern fundraising team! Such an overwhelming site to see entire families decked out to run, several schools sent teams including Colaiste Feirste, who won for the first team across the finish line. Trophies were awarded for 1st male, 1st female, 1st school, 1st team and also for the most support and effort. Young, old and in between all took part, we especially thank all the physically challenged people who participated. Everyone had one thing in common, to help make sure Ireland is represented with its own ship in the Freedom Flotilla 2 and fair play to those from Armagh and Downpatrick for coming up to run in this event.

The professional runners began arriving at the finish line only 27 minutes later with the winning time of 27 minutes 10 seconds! This was followed by the fun runners and walkers later on. Special thanks to Lilly Mulholland owner of Kelly’s Cellar who graciously opened Kelly’s up for free Irish stew, sandwiches, tea and coffee for everyone after the race and who personally donated £60.00 to the ISTG campaign as well.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, SDLP Cllr Pat Convery greeted the runners on the steps of City Hall after the race:

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, SDLP Cllr Pat Convery greeted the runners on the steps of City Hall

The results are below along with photos of the presentations.

Daniel Diamond winner with a time of 27 minutes 10 seconds, also the 1st male to cross finishline, Ryan accepts the trophy on Daniel’s behalf:

1st Place goes to Daniel Diamond

1st Woman to cross was Deirdre Glenholmes:

Caoimhe Prigent accepting trophy for Deirdre Glenholmes

1st School was Colaiste Feirste:

Colaiste Feirste

Fastest team winners: John Loughlinn & Caoimhin Mhic Goilla Mhín represeting the Sinn Fein team, winners for 1st team to cross the finish line:

John Loughlinn & Caoimhin Mhic Goilla Mhín represeting the Sinn Fein team, winners for 1st team to cross the finish line

Winner of most support and participation was Phil McCullough

Winner of most support and participation was Phil McCullough

Aoibhe Clarke a tiny supporter who was carried across the finish line by her mum. Aoibhe says let’s get this ship in the water!!

Aoibhe Clarke a tiny supporter who was carried across the finish line by her mum

below is a selction of of runners who participated:

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