he 2016 Dromore 10K and 5K Run/Walk takes place on Saturday 25th June (12 noon) in what will be the town’s eighth year at hosting this cross community event.

A new route was introduced in 2014 and the 10K has less hills to battle and both races (10K & 5K) run along the picturesque ‘Riverside Walk’ with a finish through the centre of the town. McDermott’s Pharmacy have had a successful year since their move to the Main Street and have returned for their sixth year as title sponsors of the popular event. 
 
Entries have already started coming in on the online system. It is advisable to apply now before the closing date of Monday 20th June to secure your t-shirt and as after this late rates will apply.  Numbers and late entry will be available at Dromore Sports Centre on Fri 24th (6-8pm) & Sat 25th June (10am - 11.30am). Veteran prizes for the 10K race for male and female runners will be in the O35, O45 and O55 categories.
 
Stephen Duncan (Omagh Harriers) has dominated the 10K rostrum taking the top position every time he has turned up. Recent wins in the Bann, Killyclogher and Ballynahinch 10K shows his current form and he is looking like he is unbeatable over this challenging course. In 2015 club athletes from Lisburn (Stephen Morris) and Ballymena (Richard Johnston) took the remaining podium places and many Omagh Harriers as well as our top locals will be fighting for those top three spots this time around. 
 
Local runner Mairead McCann from Dromore has made a welcome return to the road racing scene and will be in contention for a top three finish after impressively finishing 6th in the Omagh Half Marathon. Michelle Sturm of Omagh Harriers could be one to watch if entered as she won the Killyclogher 10K recently in 38.01 and the Beragh 5 Mile in April. The Dromore Sports Centre running group have been training hard the last number of weeks and are all aiming for new personal bests on their local roads!

The 5K race in 2015 was won by Dromore GAA teammates Sean McNabb (20.22) followed by Aaron McNulty (20.35) last year but Killyclogher 5K winners Jack and Toni Moore will be looking to do the male and female double in Dromore should they appear on the start line.