VIDEO: Under starter’s orders for Sperrin Harriers trail series

SPERRIN Harriers winter league trail series continues to grow in popularity.

It is now one of the country’s premier trail race series.

Sperrin Harriers chairman Francis Purvis

Sperrin Harriers chairman Francis Purvis

Club Chair Francis Purvis explains that they are expecting the interest in the series to continue when racing gets underway on November 2.

This year the number of races have been reduced from six to five in order to avoid clashes with other fixtures.

However the club has retained the variety of distances - 5k, two 10k’s in different venues, a 5 mile, and a 10 mile - that have contributed to its success.

The races are as follows:

November 2 - Davagh Forest 10k (new venue)

December 14 - Lough Fea 5k

January 18 - Drum Manor 10k

February 1 - An Creagain 5 miles

March 1 - Lough Fea 10 miles.

You can follow the series in the Mid-Ulster Mail and Tyrone Times.