Drum Manor 10k – 1st February 2020
The penultimate race in the Sperrin Harriers Winter League series took place at Drum Manor Forest Park. The 10k event proved to be a difficult race, with some tough hills and uneven terrain.
Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) continued his fine form, with another win. He took the top spot in a time of 36.32. Once again, he was followed by Colin Heron (Keep Er Lit) in a time of 37.05, who took second. In third place was Seamus Bradley who finished the in 39.04.
The first lady finisher was Sinead Lambe (Dromore Harriers) who finished the race in 42.54. In second place was Helena Quinn (Termoneey) in a time of 45.32. To complete the lady’s podium was Catherine Roberts (North Down AC) who completed the course in a time of 47.28.
The host club was led home by Andrew Newell who completed the race in 41.54. The club’s first lady was Tanya Quinn who finished in 55.44.
The Harriers were also represented by Paul McLaughlin (43.36), Brian Bradley (48.14), Damien McCaffrey (48.38), Shane Curtis (48.51), Kevin McCullagh (50.09), Peter Mitchell (50.35), Doc Martin (50.43), Anthony O’Neill (52.54), Richard Fox (53.47), Hannah Glasgow (56.25), Toirleach Gourley
(57.28), Joanne Fingleton (57.55), Ellen Glasgow (59.03), Ellie Robinson (61.12) and Steven Dornan (75.10) (Tail Runner).
Sperrin Harriers would like to thank the many runners, and their supporters, who attended our event, and also show appreciation for the individuals and teams who worked tirelessly in the background to manage proceedings, including race organisation; course preparation; provision of chip timing; medical cover; marshalling; tail running; registration; hospitality and catering; photography; and post race clean up.
The club also thanks Oliver Corey Garages for sponsoring the race.
We hope to see you all again for the final event in the series, the Parkanaur Forest 10M on 15th February.
Drum Manor Forest 10K 2019 Race Review
Well done to all those who took part in our penultimate race of the Series, Drum Manor Forest 10K. There was a great turnout considering the cold weather with over 130 runners starting in frosty but sunny conditions.
A strong field of athletes made an appearance and despite some snowy parts on the course, some great times were achieved, with a number of finishers breaking the 40 minute threshold. Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) led from the off once again in his third race of the series and held onto this lead, crossing the line first in a great time of 36:33 to make it three wins and taking the Series Male Overall title for 2018/19. However, he was pushed all the way by Seamus Bradley (Unaffiliated) who tagged Eoin the whole way around the tough course to finish in 37:31, less than a minute behind an athlete who makes a regular habit of finishing first. Third man in was Jason Wilson (Ballymena Runners AC) who completed the podium finishers in 37:41.
In the ladies, once again Gillian Wasson of Ballymena Runners AC showed her dominance of the Series winning in a time of 44:21, making it a clean sweep of wins in the Series to date and confirming her Series Female Overall title for 2018/19. Olivia Mullin (Greencastle AC) took second place for a third time in the Series, finishing less than a minute behind Gillian in 44:59, 44:59, with Karen McLaughlin (Springwell RC) completing the top three in 47:40.
Well done to all those who took part and thank you to all of those who helped stage the event and supported the runners on the course. Particular thanks goes to Forestry Service for the use of the venue, to those providing the timing services and refreshments, Emergency Medical Services for providing medical cover for the event, and of course to race sponsor Cookstown Credit Union. We look forward to seeing you at the final race of the Series, Parkanaur Forest 10K on 16th February 2019.
The finalised results from Drum Manor 2019 are available by clicking on the button belowDrum Manor 10K 2019 Results
The category placings and points awarded in Race 4 are available by clicking on the button belowDrum Manor 10K 2019 Categories Points
This 10K race comprises two laps of the 5K scenic course through the forest. Click on the button below for course details
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 the course here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/268682222
Drum Manor is located approximately 3 miles outside Cookstown along the (Omagh/Drum Road). For anyone using a GPS the Postcode is BT80 9RT.
If travelling from Cookstown, take the A505 (Omagh/Drum Road) and travel for 3.5 miles. Entrance to Drum Manor will be on your left hand side (sign posted).
If travelling from Omagh, take the A505 (Cookstown Road) and travel for approximately 22 miles. Entrance to Drum Manor will be on your right hand side (sign posted).
Drum Manor Forest 10K 2018 Race Review
Well done to all of those who took part in Drum Manor Forest Park 10K and congratulations to our prize winners. An Creagan 5 Miler winner Jason Wilson (Ballymena Runners AC) broke the tape again in an impressive 37.13, followed by second placed Shane Donnelly (Unaffiliated) in 37.36. Conor Maguire (Omagh Harriers) matched his third place in An Creagan in 37.40, while Paddy Corr (Unaffiliated) and Seamus Bradley (Unaffiliated) completed the top five in 37.53 and 39.24 respectively. In the ladies Grace Carson (Mid Ulster AC) was the first to cross the line in an amazing 41.58, Gillian Wasson (Ballymena Runners AC) was second in 43.28, with Helena Quinn (Termoneeny Running Club) taking third place in 44.24. Edwina Ternan (Orangegrove AC) was fourth over the line in 44.46, while Karen McLaughlin (Springwell Running Club) took the fifth and final prize finishing in 45.22.
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. We look forward to seeing you at our final race of the season, Parkanaur Forest 10 Miler on 10th February 2018.