Well done to all of those who took part in the final race of this Winter Series, Parkanaur Forest Park 10 Miler and congratulations to our prize winners. The 2016 Parkanaur winner Gary Slevin (City of Derry Spartans) was the winner again this year in an impressive 56.34, given the wet and muddy conditions of the course. He was followed into second place by Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) with a time of 57.21, which was sufficient to see him take the cup for overall best male performer in the Winter Series this year. Christopher McGuire (Glaslough Harriers) completed in third place in 57.37 followed by fourth place Shane Donnelly (Unaffiliated) in 59.46. Paddy Corr (Unaffiliated) completed the top five in 60.20. In the ladies Cathy McCourt (Unattached) was the first to cross the line in an amazing 65.20, given the tricky conditions. Olivia Mullin (Greencastle AC) rounded off a fine series record overall, finishing second in 73.02 bettering her three previous podium finishes, while Karen McLaughlin (Springwell Running Club) took third place in 73.51 complimenting her previous three top five finishes. Laura Mitchell (Sperrin Harriers) and Linda Petticrew (Ballymena Runners AC) took fourth and fifth places finishing in 76.58 and 79.30 respectively.
Thank you to all who helped to organise the race and assisted on the day as well as all those runners who supported it. Thank you also to Forestry Service for the use of the venue and to those who provided the timing. The results of Parkanaur Forest Park 10M are available by clicking on the button below.Parkanaur 10M 2018 Results
Thank you to all those who assisted throughout the series and provided the refreshments, to the organisations that permitted the use of their venues for the races, and especially to those who participated. We hope you all enjoyed being part of the ninth Winter Series and look forward to seeing you all at the end of the year for the tenth series!
The final race in the 2017/18 Winter League Series is the 10 miler at Parkanaur Forest at 12 noon on 10th February 2018. Registration is from 11am to 11.45am.
The Parkanaur Forest course comprises of three laps of the trail around the forest (as opposed to four laps of Lough Fea) taking you past the stately Parkanaur House and its gardens and along the Torrent River. Parkanaur offers plenty of car parking, toilet facilities and a large room for indoor assembly. The course is suitable for both experienced runners aiming for a fast time, and also runners looking for an easy starter 10 mile race. As usual there will be refreshments served after the race.
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.
Parkanaur Forest is located close to Castlecaulfield approximately four miles from Dungannon and eleven miles from Cookstown along the B162 (Old Ballygawley Road). For anyone using a GPS the address and postcode is 57 Parkanaur Road, Dungannon BT70 3AA.
If travelling from Cookstown take the A29 (Dungannon Road) and travel for six miles. After passing by Carland take the road on right for Donaghmore. Travel through Donaghmore, branching off to the left for Castlecaulfield in the centre of the village. Travel through Castlecaulfield and the entrance gates to Parkanaur will be on your right hand side one mile outside the village. Click on the button below for Google map directions.
If approaching from the A4 (from Omagh/ Enniskillen direction), take the exit to the left for Castlecaulfield onto Woodlough Road (sign posted for Parkanaur also) and follow the directional signs to Parkanaur by turning right onto Woodlough Road, taking a left onto Old Ballygawley Road, and then a left onto Parkanaur Road. The entrance gates to Parkanaur will be on your left hand side as you turn into Parkanaur Road. Click on the button below for Google map directions.
If approaching from the A4 (from Craigavon/Armagh/Belfast direction), take the exit to the left for Castlecaulfield onto Woodlough Road (sign posted for Parkanaur also) and follow the directional signs to Parkanaur by turning left onto Woodlough Road, taking a right onto Old Ballygawley Road, and then a left onto Parkanaur Road. The entrance gates to Parkanaur will be on your left hand side as you turn into Parkanaur Road. Click on the button below for Google map directions options.