Strong Showing at An Creagan
Almost 200 runners turned out on Saturday 21st January 2017 for the third race of the Winter League, An Creagan 5 Mile. The frosty conditions didn’t deter runners from across Ulster from taking to the pleasant forest trail course which comprised of two laps of the forest and finished in the courtyard of An Creagan Centre.
Derry Track Club’s Paul Barbour was tracked all the way around the course by Vincent McAlister (Unaffiliated) and Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC), but managed to hold off both chasers to win in a time of 27.03. Vincent McAlister followed just four seconds later in 27.07 to take second place, with Eoin Hughes crossing the line for third in 27.18.
In the ladies, Catherine Whoriskey of City of Derry Spartans made her debut at the Winter League a winning one taking first lady in an impressive time of 28.25. Karen Alexander returned after missing the second race of this year’s Winter League, to claim second place in 30.31, adding to her win at the Series opener, the Davagh 10K. Springwell Running Club’s Ciara Toner took third place in 32.20 to add to her second and first places at the Davagh and Lough Fea races.
Thank you to all those who supported the race and particular thanks goes to those who helped stage the enjoyable event. Thanks also goes to An Creagan Centre for the use of the facilities and the refreshments afterwards. We look forward to seeing you at the next race, Drum Manor Forest 10K on 4th February 2017. The full set of results can be viewed by clicking on the link below.An Creagan 5M Results
Pre Registration Form, Results, Rules & Scoring, etc are on the Winter League Series page. Winter League 2016/17
The third race in the 2016/17 Winter League Trail Series was the 5 miler on the trail around An Creagan on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 12 noon.
This 5 mile race comprised two laps of the scenic course through the forest and a return leg to the reception buildings. Click on button below for course details:-
Directions to An Creagan
An Creagan is located approximately halfway between Cookstown and Omagh along the Barony Road. For anyone using a GPS the Postcode is BT79 9AQ.
If travelling from Cookstown, take the A505 (Omagh/Drum Road) and travel for approximately 13 miles. Entrance to An Creagan will be on your right hand side (sign posted).
If travelling from Omagh, take the A505 (Cookstown Road) and travel for approximately 13 miles. Entrance to An Creagan will be on your left hand side (sign posted).
2015/16 Results An Creagan 5M 2014/15 Results
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