Weather fails to dampen Springwell enthusiasm

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Weather fails to dampen Springwell enthusiasm thumbnailSpringwell RCís Alison Kelly and Laura Wilson at the Dune Half Marathon in Newry at the weekend. Wk07057

THE inclement weather on Sunday saw the cancellation of the Northern Velocity O'Cahan's Trail Race in the Roe Valley Country Park.
Thankfully, the weather in Newry, while only marginally better, was still good enough for the Dune Half Marathon to go ahead.
Parkanaur 10 mile Trail Race
The final race of the 2017/2018 Sperrin Harriers Winter League Series took place on Saturday February 10 with the 10 mile trail race at Parkanaur Forest.
Comprising of three laps of the trail around Parkanaur Forest, the course took competitors past the stately Parkanaur House and its gardens and along the Torrent River.
Despite the heavy rain of the previous week the course was in good condition and the mild weather on the day provided perfect running conditions for the 113 runners who took on the challenge.
In the mens' race, Gary Slevin (City of Derry Spartans) had an excellent run, winning in 56.34 with Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) second in 57.21. Christopher McGuire (Glaslough Harriers) completed the top three, finishing in 57.37.
Cathy McCourt (Unattached) had another great event, finishing eigth overall in 1.05.20 to win the ladies race.
Olivia Mullin (Greencastle AC) and Karen McLaughlin (Springwell RC) had a close contest for second place and it was Olivia who moved ahead on the final lap to claim second place in 1.13.02 with Karen finishing third in 1.13.51.
Springwell RC's Jim Breen had another excellent race finishing 36th overall in a time of 1.17.22 to win the M60 age category.
Springwell RC Results - 8th Karen McLaughlin 1.13.51 (3rd lady), 36th Jim Breen 1.17.22 (1st M60), 101st Elaine Montgomery 1.42.52, 111th Lorraine Abernethy 1.54.51
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