Just three weeks until Sperrin ladies race

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SPERRIN Harriers Athlete Club will launch Mid Ulster’s first Female-only road race on Saturday, June 3.

The club has seen unprecedented growth in female membership this year and is excited to witness this fierce interest in the sport amongst in the aera.

To acknowledge the number of females pounding the pavements of Mid-Ulster on their own, the club would like to give these solo athletes the opportunity to test themselves in an official timed environment,it is also a chance for those less serious about running a ‘Personal Best’ to cover an established five-mile course without the interference of male competitors and in the company of their friends

It is to be a tremendous occasion in Magherafelt with much activity planned for race day to accompany this unique fitness event.

A health & fitness Expo will take place in the Meadowbank Sports Arena after the run. Here, local fitness clubs will be displaying information about the program of activities they provide, including demonstrations of classes. So for those who always fancied Zumba or Bootcamp, or want to make running a regular commitment but could pluck up the courage to get started, this is your chance to get signed up!

No serious event involving women would be complete without shoe so the Harriers have invited many local shops, Boutiques and Beauticians to display their wares in Meadowbank. Many have donated prizes for a raffle on the day in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care. In fact, a donation from every race will also go to this extremely worthwhile cause.

A DJ, celebration cupcakes and a fabulous goody bag for every entrant are the finishing touches to ensure an energetic party atmosphere and a great day out that’s lots of fun, with some seriour prizes for those ladies winning each category O/F,O’35/40,45,50,55,60, and the main Sponsor for the race in D.C. Contracts.

We hope to see you all there! Entry forms available on www.sperrinharriers.co.uk or why not enter on-line at the same address but you better hurry as the entries are coming in fast and as only the first 200 gets the tec-t-shirts so hurry and get your name in now.

Also next Saturday 12th May the girls will be in Meadowbank Shopping Centre where they will have a treadmill set up,so why not come along and test out your running ability on the treadmill,or come along and talk to some of the Sperrin athletes about the race,also in attendance will be the chosen charity for the race Macmillan Cancer Care.

McPeake wins Camlough 5 miler

Two Sperrin Harriers, Christopher McPeake and David O’Brien travelled to Camlough in County Armagh for the first running of the of the Camlough 5 mile road race.

Fron the start McPeake went straight to the front and had opened up a good lead at the top of the first of the many hills that was on the course he was been trailed by Brian Young, from Banbridge, and David Griffin, of Newry City Runners, with O’Brien back in 5th position and having a good steady run.

By half way McPeake was looking good for a win with no change behind him. Christopher crossed the finish line in 27-49 with Young 2nd in 28-40 and Griffin 3rd in 29-15, David finished in 5th in 32-10.