Online entries for prestigious Greencastle 5 are now open:
On Wednesday 20th November 2013, online entries opened for one of the provinces oldest and most prestigious races, the Greencastle 5 mile road race in County Tyrone. As always, the well-established event, now in its 28th year, will take place on Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December 2013 at 1pm.
In the past, the Greencastle 5 has attracted runners of all abilities from as far away as America, as well as top quality athletes such as Gareth Turnbull, Paul Pollock, James McIlroy, Stephen Scullion, Liz McColgan, Maria McCambridge, Gladys Ganiel O’Neill, Tommy Hughes, Dermot Kerr and Joe McAlister to name a few.
Despite the infamous ‘hill’, the route is fast and lends itself to personal bests. The current course record holders are Gareth Turnbull (St Malachy’s AC) and Maria McCambridge (Letterkenny AC); Gareth clocked an excellent 24:14 in 2008, while Maria took the ladies record last year (2012) after recording 28:18.
The entry fee is a very reasonable £10 and includes a quality technical t-shirt, goody bag and post-race refreshments. Chip timing will be in operation and there will be generous cash prizes on offer for the top five male and female athletes as well as the first three male and female finishers in the Junior (Under 20), Vet40, Vet45, Vet50, Vet55, Vet60 and Vet65 categories.
Online registration and full details of the event are now available at www.greencastle5.com