A record 305 runners completed the annual Maghera 10K on Tuesday (24th) with Gavin Corey taking the top spot among the men in 33:55 minutes and Karen McLaughlin crossing the line in 40:50 to take the female first place.
The race and relay, which is organised by Mid Ulster District Council with sponsorship from HM Electrics and Kelly’s Eurospar, saw competitors from serious athletes to fun runners, run the course which loops around the town and ends at Maghera Leisure Centre.
There to present prizes to the winners was Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton:
“The weather was kind, local people came out to encourage the runners and there was a great atmosphere throughout the evening.
“I was delighted to present prizes to the winners in all 9 categories, but congratulations go to everyone who took part, particularly those who were running and raising money for a good cause at the same time”.