Local runners at O’Cahan’s 5 mile Trail Race

Ciara McSherry receiving her award from Thomas Moore for 1st Lady at the O'Cahans Trail Race
Ciara McSherry receiving her award from Thomas Moore for 1st Lady at the O'Cahans Trail Race

On Saturday 13th February 2016, the events management group Northern Velocity hosted the O’Cahans 5 mile Trail Race in Limavady.

The event took the participants on a very tough but scenic route through Roe Valley Country Park.

It covered the majestic trails and interesting forest paths along the River Roe, in a race that was eventually won by City of Derry AC athlete Alan Bogle in 27:10.

There was a great turnout by Springwell running Club runners with an excellent fourth place overall for Martin O’Doherty and a brilliant one/two in the Ladies race by the very talented Ciara McSherry and the in-form Kerrie McIlmoyle, who both continue to impress.

Full Springwell club results are as follows:

Fourth Martin O’Doherty 36:18, Sixth Ciara McSherry 37:32 (First Female), eighth Andy Dowey 38:14.

In 11th Thomas Moore 38:45, 12th Aaron Craig 39:10, 14th Kerrie McIlmoyle 39:47 (2nd Female), 20th Peter Jack 41:12, 22nd Paul Campbell 41:39.

In 23rd was Graeme Montgomery 41:41, 25th Conor McGowan 42:46, 28th Neil McIvor 43:34, 34th Andrew Wilmot 47:49, 42nd Lynn Montgomery 50:41.

In the associated 5k race there was further Springwell Running Club success with Adam Campbell winning in 29:38, Jodie Patterson fifth in 33:10 and Lana Young tenth in 39:10, all aquitting themselves well over this tough terrain.