Eoin Hughes and Gillian Wasson lead the way in Sperrin Harriers Winter Series opener!


Sperrin Harriers Winter League Trail Series – Davagh Forest 10k:

On Saturday 11th November 2017, nearly two hundred athletes took on the opening race of the Sperrin Harriers Winter League Trail Series, the Davagh Forest 10k.

At the head of the men’s pack, it was Acorns AC man Eoin Hughes who excelled.  Eoin put in a dominant performance to lead the field home in 35:51 (1st place).  Northern Ireland international Shane Donnelly (Unattached) claimed 2nd place in 37:43, with Paul McAnespie of Armagh AC completing the top three just four second later in 37:47 (3rd place).  Jason Wilson (Ballymena Runners) followed quickly in 37:50 (4th place) and Omagh Harriers’ Connor Maguire crossed the line in 37:55 (5th place).

Ballymena Runners’ Gillian Wasson continued her recent good form, taking a narrow victory in the ladies race.  Gillian recorded 42:39 for 1st place, finishing just ahead of Julie Murphy (Lagan Valley AC), who claimed the runners up prize in 42:50 (2nd place).  The ever consistent Karen McLaughlin (Springwell Running Club) crossed the line in 45:28 for 3rd place, while Greencastle AC’s Olivia Mullin (45:37) and Acorns AC’s Lisa Simpson (47:10) secured 4th place and 5th place respectively.

Full Results:  Sperrin Harriers Winter Series 2017 (Davagh 10k) Results