Tue 6th Mar, 2012
Meharg Has Great Run at Lough Fea
Sperrin Harriers Aaron Meharg had his best run since joining the Harriers a few months ago when he finished third in the final race in our Winter league which was held over a distance of 10mile at Lough Fea.
At 12-00 over 100 athletes stood on the shore of Lough Fea in what can be described as very blustery winds waiting on Glenn Donnelly to start the race, then after a few words from him the hooter went and they were away and running through the first gap and down along the Lough Fea road and then back onto the path along the Lough. As they came to the first bridge there was a small group pulling away from the rest of the field that included Aaron Meharg, Delfin Pimental u/a, Martin Cox Omagh Harriers, Jim McCormick u/a, Ian Barrett Ballymena & Antrim, Fergal Mulgrew Sperrin, Paul Thompson Springwell, and leading female athlete Eilis McKechanie Hunters bog trotters. As the athletes went through the half way mark the leading contenders were Pimental, Cox, Meharg, Thompson, Barrett, Mulgrew, McKechanie, McCormick , Dempsey, O'Brien Sperrin. Little had changed as they headed into the final lap Pimentel was leading by 3sec from Cox with Meharg in 3rd while in the ladies McKechanie was in 7th pos overall and well clear of 2nd lady Anne Paul City of Derry, Alison Rarkin Springwell 3rd & Cheryl Cardwell Sperrin in 4th pos.
It was Pimental that went under the Finish to be chip- timed at 59-04 with Cox behind him in 59-11, and Meharg 3rd in 62-12, 4th pos went to Paul Thompson in 63-24, 5th Ian Barrett 63-37, 6th Fergal Mulgrew 63-56, then came leading lady Eilis McKechanie in 7th pos in 64-06, 8th Jim McCormick 64-34, 9th John McCambridge St Peters 65-03, 10th Darren Church Sperrin 66-02, 11th Jim Breen Springwell 66-26, 12th Rodney Young Sperrin 66-34, 2nd lady Anne Paul 69-07, 3rd lady Alison Rankin 72-02 .
We would like to thank our Sponsor Purvis Stone Products Castledawson, Greencastle Crew for Chip-timing & finish, Cooktown Council, Lough Fea, Forestry Services Drum-Manor, An Creagan Visitor Centre, and everyone that helped to make it a very successful winter league series.