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350 take part in scenic run at Drum Manor Forest Park

By Staff Reporter

Published 21/11/2016

Runners take part in the run at Drum Manor Forest Park, Drum Road, Cookstown
Runners take part in the run at Drum Manor Forest Park, Drum Road, Cookstown
Runners take part in the run at Drum Manor Forest Park, Drum Road, Cookstown
Cathy McCourt, who was the first woman across the line in the 10k
Runners take part in the run at Drum Manor Forest Park, Drum Road, Cookstown

The second race in the Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Winter Race Series has taken place at picturesque Drum Manor.

Drum Manor is the most centrally located forest park in Northern Ireland, lying south of the Sperrin Mountains and west of Lough Neagh.

The race route, predominantly on forest trails, weaves its way through the estate.

Drum Manor is colourful in autumn, with a shrub, butterfly and Japanese garden, arboretum, ponds and mixed woodlands.

More than 350 runners crossed the finish line in the 10k race.

The winner was Stephen O'Gorman of Dromore in a time of 36m 06s.

He was followed by Aaron Woodman 51 seconds later, with Oliver Cook third in 38m 36s.

Cathy McCourt was the first woman across the line in fourth place with a time of 39m 11s.

In the 5k race, Anne Paul won in a time of 23m 28s.

She was followed by Paul Clements (24m 44s) and Juliane Keane (24m 51s).

n The full results can be seen at belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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