Laura Graham set to compete in the Newell 5K and 10K races in June

15 June 2018

Laura Graham set to compete in the Newell 5K and 10K races in June

A host of international and commonwealth athletes including Emma Mitchell, Paddy Hamilton and 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon champion, Laura Graham have confirmed that they will travel to Coalisland to compete in the Newell 5k and 10K races taking place in the town on Friday June29th.

They will be joined by what’s hoped to be over 1000 runners in an event that is fast gaining a reputation for being a one of the stand-out races of the season.


With a prize pot that matches any event of its kind locally, a fast, flat course through idyllic countryside and its carnival atmosphere, it’s no surprise to see why the event has become a much loved in the community by runners and non runners alike. 

The race, organised in association with local running collective Keep Er Lit Runners, also boasts an additional prize pot for any runner that can break the course record which currently stands at 31.30 for Male and 38.55 Female. 

“We’re fully expecting that prize money to go”, said Cathal O’Hagan from Keep Er Lit Runners. “The success of last year’s event, which attracted over 1000 runners, has seen more elite runners register so it’s more of a question of what the new times will be.”

Speaking of the atmosphere and community support he continued “The Newell 5/10K is much more than running, it has quickly become an event that brings the community together in celebration and we’ll reflect that with the addition of street performers, live music and family friendly entertainment”. 

The Newell 10k will start at 7.30pm in Coalisland Friday29th Junewith Newell 5k to begin at 7.50pm. Online registration is available until 12 noon on Wednesday 27thJuneat  There will be a pre-registration day on Saturday 23rd Junewhereby entrants can collect their race pack and goodie bag in advance.


Prize Categories

Prize Categories:

Course Record Male (31.30) & Female (38.55) £200

1st Male/Female £250

2nd Male/Female £150

3rd Male/Female £100

4th Male/Female £75

5th Male/ Female £50

+40 Male/Female

1st £50

2nd £25

3rd £20

+45 Male/Female

1st £50

2nd £25

3rd £20

+50 Male/Female

1st £50

2nd £25

+55 Male/Female

1st £50

2nd £20

Team Male/Female

1st £40

2nd £20

5k Male/Female

1st £50

2nd £30

3rd £20



A list of confirmed elite athletes attending Newell 10k 2018


Conan McCaughy Y

Keith Shiels Y

Eoin Hughes Y

Vinny McAlister Y

Michael Crawley Y

Vincent McKenna Queens Y

Chris McGuinness Y

Gerard Heaney Y

Conor Duffy Possibly

Pierce Mccullagh Y

Paul Barbour Y

Conor Bradley Y

Brian Taggart Y

Neil Johnston Y

Martin Cox Y

Stephen Duncan Y

Darrell McKee Y

Luke dinsmore Y

Paddy Hamilton Y

Stephen Cassidy Y

JP Williamson Y

Laura Graham Y

Emma Mitchell Y

Bridge Connolly Possibly

Ann-Marie McGlynn Possibly

Cathy McCourt Y