O’Gara leads Sperrin home

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EIGHT Sperrin Harriers athletes made the trip to Strabane for there annual 10k road race.

With a 12-00 start the Harriers were on the road early for the race and with good weather conditions and a good course our athletes were looking for good times.

As the race headed out through the town and into the countryside and at 2K Sean O’Gara and Martin Loughlin were running togather with the first of our ladies Pauline McGurrin hot on there heels with Paul McLaughlin chasing hard next was David O’Brien and Connor Henry, with Ryan Trainor just behind them, then our next lady Natasha Henry.

As the runners reached the halfway mark Sean had pulled away from Martin with Paul just behind him, but Pauline was losing a wee bit of ground and Connor was working his way through the large field,Ryan was next having passed David who at this stage was limping badly and things were looking bad for him, with Natasha was looking to run a good second half.

But it was the ever improving Sean that was the first Harrier to cross the line in a great time of 39-56 with Paul not far behind in 40-04 and finished 2nd O/45 then Martin in 40-52, with Connor in 41-35, Pauline in a great time of 41-37 ,with Ryan next in 42-14 then Natasha 49-44, David O’Brien finished the race but did’t take a time, Great running everyone

Harriers 5 mile classic

THERE is now just over 3 weeks left to our annual 5 Mile Classic road race which is been held on Friday, August 3, at Loughry College Cookstown

Registration will start at 5-30pm on the night,But why wait till the night of the race when you can Register online today but you will have to be quick as registrations are coming in fast so get online quick to guarantee your goodie bag and tech t-shirt. The race is sponsored by Performance Nutrition plus.

The evening will start at 6-30 with our fun run which will be held in the grounds of Loughry and will be followed by the main event at 7-30 the 5 mile classic hope to see you’s there for another great race with plenty of after race food and craic