Our annual word of thanks from those who organised Friday’s Giant’s Trail Race.
On Friday, 26th July 2019, a sell-out crowd of 350 athletes participated in the Dub Runner’s Giants Trail Race. This was the fifth running of our now infamous first event back in 2015 and certain monsoon conditions. A warm and sunny day left us with hot, humid and challenging conditions on the trail course.
The now traditional and popular 6 mile course which is largely off road, passes many landmarks including the Neolithic settlement at the Giant’s Ring and takes athletes over trails, stiles, through fields and the Lagan Tow path. It has become a firm favourite in the local running scene.
This year the race sold out in record time – two weeks out from the event, and we are happy to report there were 331 finishers on the night. The dry conditions were tempting to push for a time, but the balmy conditions made for quite a tricky and challenging run. Our lead man was Phillip Goss who completed the course in a time of 34:12, while Ita Monaghan took the women’s title in 45:06.
A night like this requires months of organisation and the team would like to also thank all the Dub Runners club members who helped out marshalling the course (there were over 40 out on the route), those who helped provide, run and clear the hospitality area.
A word of thanks to the awesome staff at the Dub Pavilion and Playing Fields who not only provided the facilities, but were on hand with support at a moment’s notice.
Please don’t forget to support our kind sponsors:
- Podium 4 Sport who provided some prizes.
- GymCo for their spot prizes.
- Richad Latimer Sports Massage for his generous spot prize.
- Bin-ovation and Sika for their generous donations.
- Asda, Co-Op and Tesco for their kind help and generous donations.
- Elite Timing for their timing chips.
- Queen’s Sport for their support.
- Last, but not least, Conor Diver Design for the flyer design.
A very final and special thanks particularly to each and every athlete out there who attended and ran the course. Well done everyone – remember to #EmptyTheTank!
Check out the full results and image gallery in our Giant’s Trail Race 2019 mini-site!