Davagh 10k Press report
On Saturday 11th November 2017, nearly two hundred athletes took on the opening race of the Sperrin Harriers Winter League Trail Series, the Davagh Forest 10k.
At the head of the men’s pack, it was Acorns AC man Eoin Hughes who excelled. Eoin put in a dominant performance to lead the field home in 35:51 (1st place). Northern Ireland international Shane Donnelly (Unattached) claimed 2nd place in 37:43, with Paul McAnespie of Armagh AC completing the top three just four second later in 37:47 (3rd place). Jason Wilson (Ballymena Runners) followed quickly in 37:50 (4th place) and Omagh Harriers’ Connor Maguire crossed the line in 37:55 (5th place).
Ballymena Runners’ Gillian Wasson continued her recent good form, taking a narrow victory in the ladies race. Gillian recorded 42:39 for 1st place, finishing just ahead of Julie Murphy (Lagan Valley AC), who claimed the runners up prize in 42:50 (2nd place). The ever consistent Karen McLaughlin (Springwell Running Club) crossed the line in 45:28 for 3rd place, while Greencastle AC’s Olivia Mullin (45:37) and Acorns AC’s Lisa Simpson (47:10) secured 4th place and 5th place respectively.
The results from the Davagh 10k are available by clicking on the button belowDavagh Forest 10K 2017 Results
The first race in the Winter League will once again be the 10K on the Forest Trails at Davagh Forest on 11th November 2017 at 12 noon.
As usual there will be refreshments served after the race and modern toilet facilities are available on site.
Your usual road running shoes are suitable for all our trail races. However it may be advisable to wear shoes that give you sufficient support as some of the trails can be uneven with loose or soft surfaces.
Find out more about Davagh Forest here: http://www.mountainbikeni.com/davagh-forest/
If you are using GPS the Postcode is: BT79 8JH. If you are using GPS check that it is bringing you to the Davagh Road entrance (and NOT the Bells Quarry entrance which is on the Lough Fea side of Davagh Forest)
If travelling from Cookstown or Omagh, Davagh Forest is signposted off the A505 Cookstown to Omagh Road at Dunnamore.
If travelling from Draperstown, take the B47 through the village of Straw before bearing left on the Sixtowns Road. Turn left on the Davagh Road signed East Sperrins Scenic Route and after 3 miles the trailhead will be on your left hand side.