CBS Run 2020

Results news

On Saturday the 8th February we held our annual 10/5k run and walk. This event has grown to become a significant event in our school calendar. Despite the threat of storm Ciara a huge crowd turned up to provide us with some very competitive racing. 287 runners competed in the 10k race with 120 participating in the 5k race/walk.

The aim of the CBS 10K/5K Run/Walk is too raise £3000 for Sables Nua which is a centre for the most vulnerable children in Kabwe, Zambia. It offers free food, clothing, medical care, accommodation, counselling, education and vocational training for over two hundred and eighty street children and other orphaned and vulnerable children. Sables Nua is a place of refuge, of hope, of happiness for some of the most needy children you could imagine. The children come from the streets of Kabwe; they have lost their parents to disease, been rejected by their families and forced onto the street to beg or steal in an effort to stay alive. The Centre has taken these children, in many cases literally, off the streets and given them a place of comfort and safety.



10k Open Male winners

The always competitive 10k male Open race was won by Chris Hopkins from County Antrim Harriers in a time of 36mins 23 secs. This was an excellent run in somewhat difficult conditions.


Place Name Club Category Finish Time Average Pace
1 Chris Hopkins Co. Antrim Harriers Male Open 36:23 3:38/K
2 Ben Dolan Run for Enda Male 15 to 18 37:17 3:44/K
3 Stevie McKenna Knockmany Runners Male 15 to 18 37:17 3:44/K

10k Open Female winners

Pauline McGurren was back to claim top spot in the 10k Female Open with a time of 39.51.

Place Name Club Category Finish Time Average pace
1 Pauline McGurren N/A Female 40 to 49 39.51 3.59k
2 Marsha Abbott Acorns Ac Female 40 to 49 46:18 4:38/K
3 Susan O’ Neill Tri Limits TC Female Open 46:29 4:39/K

5k Male Open Winners

The first three students home in the 5k race where all CBS pupils. Year 13 pupil Oisin McGuigan was the first runner to cross the line in a time of 18mins 24 secs.

Place Name Club Category Finish Time Average pace
1 Oisin McGuigab CBS Male Open 18:31 3:42/K
2 Sean Diamond CBS Male Open 18:37 3:43/K
3 Michael McCartan CBS Male Open 19:20 3:52/K

5k Female Open Winners

Lauren Molloy from Omagh Harriers was the first female home in the 5k race with a time of 20.03.  Coincidentally this was exactly the same time as last years winner.


Place Name Club Category Finish Time Average pace
1 Lauren Molloy Omagh Harriers Female Open 20:05 4:01/K
2 Cora McNamee CBS Female Open 22:29 4:30/K
3 Kelly McCaffrey CBS Female Open 19:20 3:52/K


As a school we would like to thank all the runners that participated and supported today’s race. To our sponsors and those who made donations towards the refreshments, we are very grateful.  Without your help this event would not be possible.

We would also like to acknowledge our senior prefects who did an excellent job in marshalling today’s races.

Click here to access some of the photographs taken by our in-house photographer Mr Christoper Eccles


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