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Calling all runners to Coleraine road race!

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Coleraine Leisure Centre launched its second annual five mile classic road race, the ‘Edwin May Nissan 5 Mile Classic’ on Friday 10th July. The race, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in association with Springwell Running Club, will take place from Coleraine Leisure Centre on Wednesday 12th August at 7:30pm.

Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Those taking part can sprint, run or jog the five mile course in one of twenty individual categories. The categories include; an open male and female race, a veterans section for males over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 or the veterans sections for females over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65. There will also be a junior male and female category open for all aged 15 years and over and a male and female wheelchair category.

Brian Tohill, event organiser, Coleraine Leisure Centre commented, “The 2014’ Edwin May Nissan 5 Mile Classic’ was a tremendous success. Now in its second year I expect this year’s event will attract a lot more entries.

“Many of those who competed in last year’s race commented on how much they enjoyed it, therefore I am looking forward to seeing their return this year.

“The team at Coleraine Leisure Centre have worked in partnership with Springwell Running Club to bring the event back to Coleraine this year. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and of course the race sponsor Edwin May Nissan, who has made its return possible.

“I would encourage anyone interested in taking part to contact Coleraine Leisure Centre as soon as possible to secure your place. The first two hundred runners to register their place will receive a FREE technical t-shirt, don’t miss out!”

Steven Toms, Marketing Executive at Edwin May Nissan commented, “Following the success of 2014 we are very happy to be back as the main sponsors of the second edition of the ‘Edwin May Nissan 5 Mile Classic’.”

Kenny Bacon of Springwell Running Club added: “Springwell Running Club is delighted to be associated with the ‘Edwin May 5 Mile Classic’, it is great to see a road race back in Coleraine Town Centre.

“There is always a fantastic buzz in the build up to these races, with runners of all abilities out training on the course. Our members are looking forward to the race returning this year.”

To register contact Coleraine Leisure Centre via email at [email protected] or telephone on 028 7034 7202. To register for the ‘Edwin May 5 Mile Classic’ visit www.athleticsni.org.

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