Over 500 compete in annual New Year’s Eve Lough5 Race

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Over 500 runners and walkers took part in the now well established annual Lough5 Race and Walk in Loughmacrory on New Year’s Eve with a great atmosphere as everyone prepared to bring in the New Year.

Overall it proved to be another very successful event with a new winner of the race in Stephen Prentice from Annadale Striders, with a time of 26.24 for the 5 mile route. Paul Barber from Omagh Harriers came in a close second on the day with a time of 26.40 and Michael Murphy from the City of Derry Spartans club was third with a time of 28.00.

First in the Ladies Open Category was Briege Connolly from North Belfast Harriers with an impressive time of 29.22.

From a large local participation it was Ciaran Meenagh who came in first with a time of 33.33, just two seconds ahead of Shane Dobbs who had a time of 33.35.

A full list of winners in all categories will be featured here shortly while the gallery from the 2014 Lough 5 Race can be seen below.

Overall it was another great occasion to bring the curtain down on what has been a hugely progressive and active calendar year for the Loughmacrory community and augurs well for a host of events and activities again in 2015!

CLICK HERE to see full result list for 2014 Lough 5 Race

CLICK HERE to read more about this and other events in Loughmacrory 

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