Cllr Andrew Muir stated: “After completing the Dublin Marathon a few weeks ago as first Irish man in a blistering 2hrs 16mins 33seconds Paul’s achievement at the Seeley Cup is yet another sign that Paul is now one of Northern Ireland’s Premier Athletes.
“Paul completed the Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup 10km Road Race in an amazing 30minutes 40seconds thereby achieving Northern Ireland 10km Champion status. This is a massive achievement for Paul, his club (Annadale Striders), friends, family and Holywood. I wish him every success at future events in 2013.
“Whilst I completed the race in a relatively meagre 41mins 32seconds it was a great course with nearly 1,000 people taking part. Anyone inspired by Paul’s achievements and keen to try out running should consider joining one of their local Athletics Clubs for the necessary support and guidance to get you across the finish line. Details are available atwww.athleticsni.org or locally at www.northdownac.co.uk.”