Call to North West runners

Race organiser Conor Lavery and co-sponsor Brian Kealey of 1-2-1 Fitness. (DERR0212SJ20)

Race organiser Conor Lavery and co-sponsor Brian Kealey of 1-2-1 Fitness. (DERR0212SJ20)

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Runners from across the North West are being urged to start training for a New Year challenge organisers say is open to all abilities.

St. Patrick’s College, Dungiven 5k and 10k races are scheduled for January 31st; an event school Principal, Michael Gormley hopes will attract widespread support. Event co-sponsor Brian Kealey of 1-2-1 Fitness said: “This is an excellent opportunity for runners and walkers of all abilities to set themselves a new challenge for the New Year. Everyone can get on board and select an event that suits them best.”

Entry to the 10K and 5K events is being hosted online through Athletics NI at

www.athleticsni.org which is also accessible through the school website. For competitors aged 15 upwards, the price is £10 for club registered runners and £12 for non-registered runners for the 10K, and from 11 years upwards at a price of £5 for club registered runners and £6 for non-registered runners.

Race organizer, Conor Lavery said Oliver McCullough from Greencastle running club will supply the same finish clock as last year as well as having responsibility for race time recording using their chip timing system.

Brian is a certified personal trainer who is offering a FREE 1 hour circuit training session once a week leading up to the 10K and 5K events for anyone wishing to improve their general fitness. These free circuit training sessions will be held in the St. Patrick’s College, Dungiven Assembly Hall each Wednesday from 3:45–4:45, beginning on Wednesday.