Sponsored by Tullyraine Equine and Mullholland bespoke plumbing , this long established race (which can trace its origins back to Hugh of Pink in 1773 ) took place today . It was very considerate of the Orange Order to arrange for us all to have the day off .
Race HQ was at LOL 56 ( lovely old legs with average age 56) . The Banbridgers started at home and ” raced ” to the 1st transition at Ott car park . Hugh and Dermy must have had at least three punctures as Lorcan arrived long before them, not so shortly followed by Les. The Rostrevorers had arrived earlier and started with a road loop including the Spelga S see route below .
Runners were donned for a lap of the Lough Shannagh Horseshoe stopping on the beach at Lough Shannagh for a swim . The water was surprisingly warm , but not warm enough to tempt Dermy to get wet! .
Home over Carn and repaired to K’s in Hilltown for light refreshments and witty banter , mainly it may be said at Mr Sufferns expense.
And like the music says …”my legs are weak”