Second Successful Dromore 10K - 19 June 2010
Second Successful Dromore 10K - 19 June 2010

The Dromore (County Tyrone) Community 10K and 5K Run & Walk took place on Saturday 19th June 2010. Like 2009 the weather was on our side although maybe a little hot for some! Official title sponsor was Humac Engineering while the local charities were Alzheimer's NI and the MS Society.

This year’s run was organized due to the huge success of the 2009 run, that helped raise funds for the Holy Trinity Church Dromore "Fields of Life team" to Build a school in Uganda, the team of 8 men are going to Uganda on July 27th.

Though this year the Rector, the Revd Bryan Martin opted out of the 10k race, and joined the 5k fun run, maybe showing signs he's heading towards a mile-stone birthday! A spokesperson from the run committee said “although Revd Bryan is moving to another parish, it would be just great to see him and his family back at the 2011 Dromore 10k and 5k fun run, which is already being organized.”

Over 622 people actually finished the race while there was just short of 700 entries in total - a great credit to the small team working on this event all year.

Omagh Harriers led the way with Steven Duncan winning the 10K well ahead of the rest of the field, despite having the Lisburn Half Marathon in his legs from Monday night. He finished in 31.27 and clinched the £200 prize money up for grabs. He was followed by Pius McIntyre in 36.13 while Conor Carroll was third in 37.18.

Julie Butler from Omagh Harriers was first lady home in 39.41 followed by Pauline McGurran (40.46) with Haxel McCausland in third.

The 5K winner was Conor Moore who just beat Mark McBearty to the line. First girl was Sara Moore while Edel Monaghan took second.

A huge crowd gathered in the small town with plenty to entertain the crowds including a DJ, bouncy castle and some Disney characters who actually ran the race!