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Mighty Oaks Cross Country

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Mighty Oaks Cross Country thumbnailSpringwell RCs Karen McLaughlin second lady at the An Cregan five mile trail race.

SATURDAY, January 13, saw the rescheduling of the Mighty Oaks Cross Country event that was cancelled on December 9 due to snow. This race, hosted by Acorns AC, is well known for the energy sapping Acorns Hill which runners had to ascend on each lap.
The recent heavy rain meant that the saturated course was quickly churned into an energy sapping quagmire.
The mens' four mile, four lap race was dominated by Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers).
Mark, who had represented Northern Ireland at last weekend's Antrim International Cross Country, enjoyed a relatively comfortable win, despite the efforts of a talented chase pack, claiming victory in 24.45.

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