Belfast Marathon

Belfast NIR

Website: www.belfastcitymarathon.com

Race Winners (71 runnings)
02 May 2016 2:17:39 Joel Kipsang Kositany-3 (nc) 2:48:26 Birhane Aregawi Gebremichael-2 (nc)
04 May 2015 2:19:36 Joel Kipsang Kositany-2 (nc) 2:40:57 Birhane Aregawi Gebremichael (ETH) (nc)
05 May 2014 2:18:30 Freddy Sittuck Keron (KEN) (nc) 2:41:20 Bayush Abebe Shiferaw (ETH) (nc)
06 May 2013 2:19:28 Joel Kipsang Kositany (KEN) (nc) 2:36:50 Nataliya Lehonkova (UKR) (nc)
07 May 2012 2:13:41 Negewo Araisa Urga (ETH) (nc)

2:39:02

Alice Chelangat Kimeto (KEN) (nc)
02 May 2011 2:14:56 Jacob Cheshire Kipkorir (KEN) (nc)

2:46:04

Vera Ovcharuk (UKR) (nc)
03 May 2010 2:16:56 Negewo Araisa Urga (ETH) (nc)

2:44:03

Sarah Stradling (ENG) (nc)
04 May 2009 2:17:34 John Mutai Kipyator -3 (nc)

2:47:44

Joyce Kandie (KEN) (nc)
05 May 2008 2:16:31 John Mutai Kipyator -2 (nc)

2:39:22

Marashet Jimma (ETH) (nc)

07 May 2007

2:16:24

John Mutai Kipyator (KEN) (nc)

2:46:45

Desse Demelesh (ETH) (nc)

01 May 2006

2:16:59

Stephen Ndungu Muchiri (KEN) (nc)

2:43:11

Joyce Kandie (KEN) (nc)

02 May 2005

2:22:20

Eric Kiplagat (KEN) (nc)

2:41:33

Lemma Urge (ETH) (nc)

03 May 2004

2:23:51

Peter Edukan (KEN) (nc)

2:52:52

Julia Myatt (ENG) (nc)

05 May 2003

2:17:09

Lezan Kimutai Kipkosgei (KEN) (nc) (nc)

2:45:48

Trudi Thompson-3 (nc) (nc)

06 May 2002

2:22:21

Simon Pride (SCO) (nc)

2:49:39

Trudi Thompson-2 (nc)

07 May 2001

2:26:00

Joseph Riri (KEN) (nc)

2:56:56

Debra Curley (ENG) (nc)

01 May 2000

2:24:13

Wilson Cheruiyot Chumo (KEN) (nc)

3:02:31

Mary Jennings (IRL) (nc)

03 May 1999

2:20:58

Samuel Okemwa Kiplimo (KEN) (nc)

2:58:49

Barbara Brewer (WA/USA) (nc)

04 May 1998

2:23:33

Thomas Hughes (IRL) (nc)

2:57:25

Jackie Newton (ENG) (nc)

05 May 1997

2:20:17

John Ferrin-2 (nc)

2:55:10

Olive Nolan (IRL) (nc)

06 May 1996

2:21:36

Terry Mitchell-2 (nc)

2:44:57

Trudi Thompson (SCO) (nc)

08 May 1995

2:18:42

John Ferrin (NIR) (nc)

2:53:10

Patricia Griffin (IRL) (nc)

02 May 1994

2:20:24

Terry Mitchell (SCO) (nc)

2:44:42

Catherine Smyth-3 (nc)

03 May 1993

2:18:12

Gerard McGrath (IRL) (nc)

2:45:05

Catherine Smyth-2 (nc)

04 May 1992

2:20:52

Jerry Kiernan-2 (nc)

2:42:41

Catherine Smyth (IRL) (nc)

06 May 1991

2:18:56

Joel Kipchumba (KEN) (nc)

2:55:25

Brenda McNamara (IRL) (nc)

07 May 1990

2:18:58

Jerry Kiernan (IRL) (nc)

2:50:07

Eleanor Hill (IRL) (nc)

01 May 1989

2:20:45

Ian Bloomfield (ENG) (nc)

2:58:31

Rosaleen Hayden (IRL) (nc)

02 May 1988

2:19:00

Thomas Hughes (NIR) (nc)

2:49:10

Theresa Kidd-3 (nc)

04 May 1987

2:17:47

Calum Bark (ENG) (nc)

2:48:28

Theresa Kidd-2 (nc)

05 May 1986

2:16:05

Martin Deane-2 (nc)

2:43:26

Moira O'Neill-2 (nc)

06 May 1985

2:15:52

Martin Deane (NIR) (nc)

2:45:40

Moira O'Neill (NIR) (nc)

07 May 1984

2:18:01

Andrew Daly (SCO) (nc)

2:47:33

Theresa Kidd (IRL) (nc)

02 May 1983

2:20:14

Paul Craig (NIR) (nc)

2:58:07

Roma McConville (GBR) (nc)

03 May 1982

2:20:25

Gregory Hannon (NIR) (nc)

3:11:26

Susan Boreham (GBR) (nc)

1981

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n/a

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n/a

1980

2:32:26

Trevor White (GBR) (nc)

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n/a

1979

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n/a  

19 Aug 1978

2:27:11

Fred Howell (ENG) (nc)

13 Aug 1977

2:26:53

Davy Nicholson (nc)

1976

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n/a

1975

2:47:05

John Gilmore (nc)

1974

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n/a

25 Aug 1973

2:26:28

John McLaughlin (NIR) (nc)

01 Jul 1972

2:22:27

Michael Teer-4 (nc)

31 Jul 1971

2:23:58

Roy Kernoghan (nc)

30 May 1970

2:16:52

Michael Teer-3 (nc)

21 Jun 1969

2:17:37

Michael Teer-2 (nc)

22 Jun 1968

2:20:40

Michael Teer (NIR) (nc)

10 Jun 1967

2:31:34

Stanley Vennard-3 (nc)

28 May 1966

2:30:13

Stanley Vennard-2 (nc)

29 May 1965

2:28:35

Raymond Kirkland-3 (nc)

30 May 1964

2:49:06

Raymond Kirkland-2 (nc)

17 Aug 1963

2:36:44

Raymond Kirkland (nc)

09 Jun 1962

2:30:20

Dave Smythe (NIR) (nc)

01 Jul 1961

2:32:17

Hugh McEleney (IRL) (nc) (nc) (nc)

03 Sep 1960

2:26:11.0

Stanley Vennard (GBR) (nc)

27 Jun 1959

2:33:00

Robert Crossan-2 (nc) (nc) (nc)

07 Jun 1958

2:37:42

James Todd (NIR) (nc)

29 Jun 1957

2:39:58

Vincent Frazer-Walker (IRL) (nc)

1956

2:38:31

Robert Crossan (NIR) (nc)

1955

2:38:51

John Dawson (NIR) (nc)

1954

n/t

John Henning-9 (nc)

1953

n/t

John Henning-8 (nc)

1952

n/t

John Henning-7 (nc)

1951

n/t

John Henning-6 (nc)

1950

n/t

John Henning-5 (nc)

1949

n/t

John Henning-4 (nc)

26 Jun 1948

2:48:04

John Henning-3 (nc)

07 Jun 1947

2:39:51

John Henning-2 (nc)

03 Aug 1946

2:46:15

John Henning (NIR) (nc)
Notes: 1946 is the inaugural year. On 22 Jun 1907, a "go-as-you-please" race at just over the marathon distance was held from Belfast to Lurgan was won by W F Furlonger in 3:08:21.2. The race had 303 finishers. The 1998 race was rerouted due to two mortar bombs being found near the course; this added about 18 meters.

(nc) => Northern Ireland championships

2016 Ben Morrow was the Northern Ireland champion (11th place, 2:42:41)
2016 Laura Graham was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:48:56)
2015 Eddie McGinley was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 2:24:52)
2015 Gerrie Short was the Northern Ireland champion (9th place, 3:01:11)
2014 Joseph McAlister was the Northern Ireland champion (6th place, 2:33:09)
2014 Karen Alexander was the Northern Ireland champion (3rd place, 2:58:22)
2013 Thomas Hughes was the Northern Ireland champion (6th place, 2:32:31)
2013 Julie Balmer was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 3:00:29)
2012 Thomas Hughes was the Northern Ireland champion (8th place, 2:29:43)
2012 (women's champion not known)
2012 (women's champion not known)
2011 Thomas Hughes was the Northern Ireland champion (5th place, 2:33:16)
2011 Lisa Sturgeon was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 3:07:10)
2010 Richard Turkington was the Northern Ireland champion (6th place, 2:34:08)
2010 Maria McCambridge was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:58:17)
2009 Alan McCullough was the Northern Ireland champion (5th place, 2:33:09)
2009 Suzanne McCormack was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 2:59:18)
2008 Thomas Hughes  was the Northern Ireland champion (6th place, 2:28:38)
2008 Helena Crossan  was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:55:12)
2007 Cathal O'Connell was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 2:31:36)
2007 Anne Paul was the Northern Ireland champion (3rd place, 2:57:57)
2006 Alan McCullough was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 2:31:05)
2006 Amada Perry was the Northern Ireland champion (7th place, 3:19:51)
2005 Alan McCullough was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 2:28:54)
2005 Suzanne McCormack was the Northern Ireland champion (4th place, 3:04:47)
1996 John Ferrin was the Northern Ireland champion (3rd place, 2:22:13)
1993 John Ferrin was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:21:50)
1989 Martin Deane was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:22:28)
1987 Ricky Burke was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:19:24)
1984 Moira O'Neil was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:53:54)
1983 Martin Deane was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:21:51)
1961 E Beck was the Northern Ireland champion (5th place, 3:09:17)
1959 John Dawson was the Northern Ireland champion (3rd place, 2:36:27)
1957 Robert Crossan was the Northern Ireland champion (2nd place, 2:41:57)

(nc) => All-Ireland championships

2002 Gary Crossan was the Irish national champion (2nd place, 2:24:19)
2002 Teresa Duffy was the Irish national champion (2nd place, 2:50:33)

(nc) => Irish AAU championships

1959 Hugh McEleney was the Irish AAU champion (2nd place, 2:34:52)


Most Wins (1947-date)

Men

9

John Henning (NIR) 1946-54

Women

3

Theresa Kidd (IRL) 1984,1987-88
Catherine Smyth (IRL) 1992-94
Trudi Thompson (SCO) 1996,2002-03

Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
2016    $16,720    $18,115    $34,835
2015     16,725     17,560     34,285
2014     18,470     16,865     35,335
2013     15,570     15,180     30,750
2012     20,595     13,325     33,920
2011     13,200     11,695     24,895
2010     11,380      9,550     20,930
2009      9,340     10,465     19,805
2008     11,955     11,360     23,315
2007      9,660     11,060     20,720
2006     10,620     10,730     21,350
....
2003      6,270      5,630     11,900
....
1990      2,480        n/a      2,480
Sums   $162,985   $151,535   $314,520
Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men   Women
2014   +12.3     n/c
Competitive Level (1990-date)

Year     Men   Women
2015      17     n/c
2014      28     n/c


Quality Performances

Men 
<2:14       1
<2:15       2
<2:16       4
<2:17      11
<2:18      19
<2:19      30
<2:20      39
Women
<2:38       2
<2:40       4
<2:42       9
<2:44      15
<2:46      22
<2:48      26
<2:50      35

Last Updated on 09 May 2016

Contributors: Malcolm Heyworth, Frieda Michiels, Andy Milroy (21), Malcolm McCausland (10), Maurice Wilson (6), Alex Wilson (7), Klaas Loonstra (5), Paul Craig