Athletics

Fintona's Holly Gibson helps launch Lough5 event

Fintona’s Holly Gibson helps launch this weekend’s annual Lough5 event, a five mile run/walk in Loughmacrory in county Tyrone.

Holly will be among the Lough5 participants, an amazing feat given that 2017 started out with the Tyrone lass going under major open heart surgery.

Undaunted, Holly has battled back and her recovery will continue on New Year’s Eve when she lines up to start the Lough5 event.

The Lough5 run, first launched in 2009, will get under way at Loughmacrory at 12 noon, the walk starts at 11.45am.

Many running and power-walking stars from across Ireland are set to feature, with stars from the GAA and wider sporting world also set to compete.

Race day registration opens at 9.30am with parking and shower facilities available as well as cash prizes, chip timing and post-race refreshments.

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