The windy weather did not deter the runners of Sperrin Harriers as they finalised their preparations for the finale of the club’s Winter League, Parkanaur 10 mile on Saturday 15th February. This weekend saw a high level of participation in local Parkrun events, as well as Omagh CBS 10k.
At MUSA Cookstown, Fred Devlin ran a very fast time of 18.13 to take first place overall. The other standout performance was Damien Atkinson who achieved a new personal best of 23.50.
Also taking part were Brian O’Donnell (21.04), Damien McCaffrey (23.03), Hannah Glasgow (23.14), Gerard Jones (23.37), Ellen Glasgow (24.03), Tanya Quinn (24.27), Paula Glasgow (24.42) Martin Kolbohm (24.42), Richard Fox (24.42), Kevin Heenan (25.01), Mark Reid (25.10), Catherine Farley (25.23), Barry O’Neill (25.34), Carmel Fuller (32.58) and Gillian Robinson (42.36).
James Hepburn took on Enniskillen Parkrun. This course takes in the sights of Enniskillen Castle and the River Erne. James ran well and put in a good time of 21.50.
Ryan Treanor achieved a new fastest time for himself at Craigavon Citypark parkrun with a time of 17.56. The course is a single lap of the lakes, and Ryan’s performance was quick enough to see him as the first finisher.
At Dungannon Park parkrun, Andrew Newell took the top spot in a time of 18.28.
Other Harriers taking part were Peter Mitchell (21.49), Patsy Hughes (23.33), Dearbhla Glackin (27.55) and Laura Treanor (46.08, tailwalker).
Omagh CBS 10k
Stephen Lynch and Amanda Donnelly took on Omagh CBS 10k on Saturday. The course starts and finishes in the heart of the town and takes in parts of the Omagh Half Marathon route.
Stephen ran a time of 48.31 and was closely followed by Amanda in 48.36
The Sperrin Harriers Winter League continues with the Parkanaur 10 mile, on 15th February 2020, starting at 12 noon.
This event is sponsored by J & K Contracts, Kildress.
This course is well renowned for its scenic trails and forest paths. It makes a great challenge and is a fitting end to the series.
The Winter League has grown into one of Northern Ireland’s best loved set of trail races, attracting all types of runners from beginners to top athletes. Its popularity is testament to the picturesque venues, great atmosphere, and warm welcome that make the League so unique.
The 1 remaining League race is:
- Parkanaur Forest 10M, on 15th February 2020
The race is chip timed and entry is £7 affiliated, £9 unaffiliated. Tea, coffee and refreshments are served to everyone taking part.