27 October 2017
Gideon Kipsang was an impressive winner of the Spooktacular 5K in Enniskillen from a field of 1500 plus runners. DTC’s adopted Kenyan broke the take in a record 14:32 to add to an impressive list of victories this autumn.
Conán McCaughey showed he was also getting back into top shape with a fifth place in 15:26 despite being misdirected by a marshall along the route.
Sean McIntyre was an excellent 12th overall in 17:25 to claim the U18 prize with 15-year-old Ben Mellon continuing to improve with an 18:23. Conor (Big Dawg) McIlveen also broke new ground with a 15:02 clocking.
New recruit Dylan Doherty impressed with a 19:51 posting. David Mellon was close to his best mark ever with a 20:22 while Mal McCausland picked up the first M60 prize with a 21:26 timing. Kayla McLaughlin rounded off an excellent evening for the green and blacks with 22:00 clocking for second U18 girl.
29 October 2017
John McQuade was the only DTC senior in action at the Bobby Rea Cross Country in Kilbroney. The Omagh man opned his season with a fine 31st place. The Haigneys were involved in the NI & Ulster Even Age Groups championships with Dan (U16 Boys) and Enya (U18 Girls) both finishing 13th in their respective races while Tomás made a welcome comeback to competition after an appendectomy with a 24th spot in the U14 Boys’ contest.