Taggart Flies at the Weekend

In the lead up to Sperrin Harriers Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic on Friday 2nd August the club’s runners attended and excelled at a range of races, namely the Lakeland Dairies 5 Mile Milk Run (Friday 26th), Derrytresk 10k and 5k, along with a variety of Parkruns (Saturday 27th), and the Galbally 5M and 5k (Sunday 28th).

Lakeland Dairies 5 Mile Milk Run

The Lakeland Dairies 5 Mile Milk Run took place on Friday 26th in Ballymoney, an event included in the Baker McKenzie Super Fives Series. Well done to Harriers Andrew Newell, 7th overall in 29:08, and Jane Thom, who won her age category in 41:50.

Derrytresk 10k and 5k

Held on Saturday 27th at Derrytresk, County Tyrone, close to the shores of Lough Neagh, the 5k saw Brian Taggart in outstanding form, seizing first place overall and setting a new course record in 16:27. Also, congratulations to Catherine Farley who achieved a new PB of 48:08 in the 10k.


Brian Taggart 16:27 (1st overall and course record)
Paul McLaughin 19:15
Louise Kelly 25:12


Kieran Campbell. 46:38
Catherine Farley 48:08 (PB)
Martin Donaghy 48:39
Claire Fuller 58:08

Galbally 5M and 5k

On Sunday 28th 35 Harriers attended Galbally, Tyrone, to take part in the 5M and 5k races, an event organised by Galbally Runners. Both distances started and finished at the Galbally Community Centre, winding through the hilly local countryside with weather that remained dry and relatively cool given the time of year. In addition to well marshalled courses, the fine refreshments and facilities laid on by the organisers were much appreciated by those in attendance.

In the 5 mile race Brian Taggart distinguished himself yet again, placing 4th overall and taking first in the Male Over 40 category (28:34). Hannah Glasgow (43:36), Ellen Glasgow (43:37), and Ellie Robinson (44:11) also stood out taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Female Under 18 category. Congratulations go to Richard Fox and Brian O’Donnell who achieved personal bests of 35:38 and 36:04. In the 5k Karen Devlin (23:21) had a great day on placing as the 2nd lady overall.


Brian Taggart 28:34 (4th overall and 1st Over 40)
Paul McLaughlin 33:24
Robert Newell 35:24
Gavin O’Hagan 35:37
Richard Fox 35:38 (PB)
Brian O’Donnell 36:04 (PB)
Laura Mitchell Treanor 36:08
Damian Coey 36:34
Doc Martin 36:38
Declan Morrison 37:23
Norman Fuller 37:42
Patsy Hughes 37:45
Steven Dornan 38:05
Peter Mitchell 38:06
Tony O’Neill 38:06
Paula Glasgow 38:56
Martin Kolbohm 39:19
Nicola Gillespie 40:32
Tanya Quinn 41:55
Anne Murphy 42:03
Joanne Fingleton 42:15
Damian Atkinson 43:34
Hannah Glasgow 43:36 (1st Female Under 18)
Ellen Glasgow 43:37 (2nd Female Under 18)
Joanne Corey 43:38
Louise KELLY 43:55
Stephanie Henry 44:11
Ellie Robinson 44:11 (3rd Female Under 18)
Gillian Robinson 44:12
Barry O’Neill 44:39
Maureen Mallon 48:55


Gerard Jones 21:39
Malcolm McCullough 23:07
Karen Devlin 23:21 (2nd Lady Overall)
Carmel Fuller 34:27

MUSA (Cookstown) Parkrun

Many congratulations to Ellen and Hannah Glasgow who both reached their 100th Parkrun on Saturday at the MUSA event. Very well done to you both on such an impressive landmark! Ellen also achieved a personal best in the process (22:32), as did Gillian Robinson (26:09). Tremendous running all round.

Fred Devlin 18:33 (4th Overall)
Brendan Gildernew 18:45
Team Oliver 22:08
Steven Dornan 22:31
Ellen Glasgow 22:32 (PB) (5th Female)
Russell Bell 22:34
Damien McCaffrey 22:39
Hannah Glasgow 23:00 (7th Female)
Norman Fuller 23:01
Tanya Quinn 23:17
Paula Glasgow 24:00
Richard Fox 24:35
Ellie Robinson 25:41
Dearbhla Glackin 25:59
Stephen Lynch 26:00
Barry O’Neill 26:07
Gillian Robinson 26:09 (PB)
Gergo Poloskei 26:10
Stephanie Henry 26:11
Damien Atkinson 26:14
Joyce McMullan 29:46
Briege McCann 30:06
Maureen Mallon 31:33
Carmel Fuller 31:55
Bernie Sonner 33:44
Jacinta Morgan 34:30
Joanne Corey 51:10

Dungannon Parkrun

Martin Kolbohm 24:25
Patsy Hughes 29:02

Oldham Parkrun

Kevin Heenan 29:16

Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic

Now in its 18th year the Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic takes place on Friday 2nd August, from Loughry Campus Cookstown, at 7.30 pm.

It is dedicated to the memory of Stanley Reid, a fine runner in his own right who organised the first 5 mile classic in 2002. He was also instrumental in the formation of Cookstown Harriers, later to become Sperrin Harriers.
Many thanks to our main sponsor, Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd, for helping to make this event possible.
This year’s chosen charity is Mid Ulster Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Please note that a light weight technical running T-Shirt is available for the first 250 entries.

Race entry is £11 for affiliated runners, and £13 for those unaffiliated (Online entry closes on Midnight Monday 29th). Entry is available on the night and will be £13 for affiliated runners, and £15 for unaffiliated entrants. The minimum age for participants is 15.

For a more relaxed evening there is the ‘Family Mile Fun Run/Walk’. This event takes place at 6.45 pm within the confines of Loughry Campus, away from any traffic. It is suitable for all the family, both young and old, and in keeping with the fun aspect no times or placings will be recorded. There is no age limit and all fun run finishers will receive a medal. Entry for this event is £5, and registration takes place on the night.

Changing facilities are available and there will be a post race buffet at the finish. Prizes are to be awarded for all categories.

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Wed 31st July, Donaghadee 5k, The Harbour, Donaghadee at 7.30pm

Fri 2nd August, Sperrin Harriers Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic Loughry Campus, Cookstown at 7.30pm

Fri 2nd August, Carnlough Quarry 5k, Bridge Street, Carnlough at 7pm

Sat 3rd August, Run The Trails Mount Stewart Half Marathon & 10k, Mount Stewart House, County Down, at 6pm

Sat 3rd August, Dark Hedges Half Marathon, Recreation Grounds, Dervock at 11am

Sun 4th August, Run For Fionntain (10k & 5k), St Trea’s GAA, Ballymaguigan at 12 noon

Sun 4th August, Felie 5 Mile Run, Yorkgate, Belfast at 9am