2022 Team Results - 4 to Score


37th Consecutive Greencastle 5mile

Race Information & Prize Info


And so it all begins, preparations and plans for the 37th Annual 5 Mile Boxing Day Run but there's just one thing different this year, a huge difference, for the first time in 36 consecutive years the event takes place without the founder and main organiser, Oliver McCullagh.
Oliver was the engine behind our event, he founded it, he worked hard at making it the best he could, he gave up his time for it, he gave up his Christmas for it, he never stopped coming up with ideas and plans and he enjoyed every single bit of it...he gave it his all!
On Boxing Day he was the first there ready to get things started and the last to leave, never afraid to get stuck into the many, many tasks it took to ensure the run would go ahead...ice, snow, pandemics, you name it, Olly conquered them all...'You can never cancel an event' he would say and he stuck by it, many years he cleared and salted that route, by hand, on occasions to ensure the runners and participants could take to the road and face the famous hill. He could've called it his run, his event, but he never did that, he called it the Communitys Run. 'This run belongs to the community!'
Oliver we are indebted to you for the legacy you have left behind in the 'Greencastle 5'. We could sit back now and forget about the run, not bother with organising it and wondering where we should even start but we couldn't do that, its in our blood now, its part of us, the run will continue and we will do our best to make it great. We will make Oliver proud and he will guide us every step of the way. 'All you young one's will keep it going'...yes Olly you better believe we will!!
We look forward to welcoming you all to the beautiful hills of the Sperrins and may you enjoy every mile!

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2021 Race report by Malcom McCausland

Oliver McCullagh and is team held a successful 36th celebration of the Tyrone Classic.
Conor Maguire took his first victory in the event and judging by the manner of his win, it could be the first of many for the Monaghan man.
Maguire race shoulder to shoulder with Conan McCaughey until the notorious climb around the four-mile mark.
The Monaghan Phoneix athlete found an extra gear to distance himself from McCaughey and after that the contest was over, the UCD student raced home in an impressive 24:53 time.
North Belfast Harier McCaughey held on for second in 25:07, a time normally good enough to win the race.
Omagh Harrier Owen Mullan took third in 25:28 and also claimed the honour of being first master across the finish line.

Top 5 Men 2022 - L-R: 5th: Christopher Fielding, 4th: Gavin Corey, 1st: Conor Maguire, 2nd: Conán McCaughey, 3rd: Eoin Mullan

The women's race was equally competitive with Mid Ulster's Grace Carson also using the ascent to grab a key advantage over Catherine Whoriskey.
The City of Derry Spartan could not match the younger and faster Loughborough student on the final downhill kilometre.
The lead stretched to a comfortable 13 seconds at the line, reached by Carson in a swift 28:23, Finn Valley's Cassie Lagan was a somewhat distant third in 32:17

Top 5 Ladies 2022 - L-R: 4th: Pauline McGurren, 2nd: Catherine Whoriskey, 1st: Grace Carson, 3rd: Cassie Lagan, 5th: Charlene Abraham





2020 Results can be found here
2020 Photos Here

Inside Track Athletics - 2020 Race Report

Conor Duffy and Grace Carson were the winners of yesterday’s Greencastle 5 Miles Road Race in Tyrone. The race was brought forward from its traditional St. Stephen’s Day date and the field limited to 120 runners to comply with current guidelines.

Despite the changes, the 35th edition of the race lacked none of its character as Duffy made it third time lucky after placing second and third in recent years. The Glaslough Harrier was always in control and led a group of four through the three mile mark in 14 minutes and 41 seconds. Moving away on the notorious final long climb, the Castleblayney postman was able to breast the tape with a comfortable advantage in 24:35.
NI & Ulster Senior cross country champion Neil Johnston was next home, some four seconds in arrears with Ethiopia-born Eskander Turki grabbing third spot with a 24:43 timing. Mountain specialist Zac Hanna (24:49), Conán McCaughey (25:04) and Matthew Neill (25:22) made up the top half dozen. Tommy Hughes showed no signs of fatigue from a track 10,000m the previous day as he claimed the over-60 prize in 27:55.
Grace Carson was a class apart in the women’s competition, taking advantage of the mild conditions, the Mid-Ulster athlete impressed with a 28:22 winning time. Rachel Gibson was the next women with a 30:36 timing while Pauline McGurren, in third overall with a 32:10 mark, was the leading female Master. Full results

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1st Lady - 2020
Grace Carson (Mid Ulster/Loughborough University)

2020 1st 3
2020 L-R: 2nd Neil Johnston, 1st Conor Duffy, 3rd Eskander Turki

2020 start2020 Lockdown Race - Wave 1 - Start