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Jayne Bleakley and Niamh O’Connor first home in Belfast Women’s 10k charity fundraiser for Cancer Focus NI… report and picture gallery

Top of the podium... (L-R) Dearbhla Cox, Niamh O’Connor and Catriona Edington

CHARITY was the biggest winner of the Moy Park Belfast Women’s 10K, a female only event open to runners, joggers and walkers aged 15 and over. The event is designed for women of all abilities, with many taking on their first ever 10K challenge, others chasing Personal Bests and raising funds for charity. 

First across the line was Jayne Bleakley, winning the wheelchair race in a fantastic time of 00:34:12.

The podium welcomed Tullamore Harriers Niamh O’Connor in first place with a time of 00:36:26. In second place was last year’s winner, Dearbhla Cox of Annadale Striders in a time of 00:37:10. In third place was Catriona Edington, also of Annadale Striders, in a time of 00:38:38.

Participants were encouraged to use the event as a platform to raise vital funds for the event official nominated charity, Cancer Focus NI which supports local cancer patients, their families and carers, funds research and campaigns for better health policies.

Last year, through the generosity of the runners, walkers, and joggers, the charity raised an outstanding £22,000. This fundraising was spent directly in supporting local women who were living with cancer. 

If you would like to make a donation, visit

 Entries are now open for the 2025 Moy Park Belfast City Women’s 10K. For more information and to register, visit and stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Moy Park Belfast City Women’s 10K is sponsored by Moy Park, Northern Ireland Electricity Networks, Belfast Live, Daily Mirror, Cool FM, Downtown, Downtown Country, Better, Belfast City Council, Deep RiverRock, Athletics NI, Charles Hurst, Mac in a Sac and Linwoods Health Foods. The official charity partner is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

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