Thumbs up at Greencastle 5 mile (Vincent Hollywood, Tanya Quinn and Paul McLaughlin)

Sperrin Harriers in pre winter lockdown action

For many, the races around the Christmas period are some of the best races of the year, particularly those in the Mid Ulster area. However, this year, as with everything else they have been impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Nevertheless, some members of Sperrin Harriers have found some running action...

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Briege McCann and Maureen Mallon complete the virtual Run in the Dark 10K

Sperrin Harriers action and AGM Update

The latest wave of COVID related restrictions continues to severely impact the local running scene. Determined to get involved in as best they can, Maureen Mallon and Briege McCann completed the Run in the Dark Virtual 10k in times of 58.25 and 61.00 respectively Further to previous announcements, the club...

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Ellie and Gillian Robinson completed the virtual Davagh 10k

Sperrin Harriers Complete Virtual Winter League Opener

Like many events this year, the Sperrin Harrier’s Winter League could not proceed this year. The League is well known for its challenging routes in picturesque locations around the local area. The club takes great pride in hosting one of the most popular running series of its kind in Ulster....

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Catherine Farley, Shannon Cunningham and Terri McWilliams in action at the weekend

Sperrin Harriers in action

The Halloween period usually provides plenty of local running races as well as the Dublin marathon. However, action has been limited this year due to COVID restrictions. However, on Saturday, a trio of Harriers took part in a 10k event organised by local club Galbally Runners. The conditions were windy...

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Sperrin Harrier’s chairperson Maureen Mallon

Sperrin Harriers support World Mental Health Day

On Saturday Sperrin Harriers marked World Mental Health Day. This year the occasion was particularly poignant given the current circumstances we find ourselves in.   The club’s chairperson, Maureen Mallon commented, “Running and mental health can go hand in hand. The sense of comradery and social interaction is invaluable, not...

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Marathon weekend for Sperrin Harriers

Undeterred by the bad weather, six Harriers completed marathons over the weekend as part of the Virtual London Marathon and Keep ‘Er Lit marathon. The roads of Tyrone replaced the streets of London as runners Paul McLaughlin (3.36.30), Raymie Thom (3.36.30) and Declan Morrison (3.52.02) ran the 26.2 mile distance....

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Andy Linton completed his first half marathon

Early Autumn action for Sperrin Harriers

Coronavirus concerns continue to impact the local running scene. Nevertheless, several events have proceeded, both virtually and as races. A trio of Harriers took part in a half marathon event organised by local running club, Keep ‘Er Lit. The event was very well organised and allowed for competitive times. Brian...

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Connor Martin and Andrew Newell after completing Down Royal 10k

Sperrin Harriers in Weekend action

Races at Down Royal and a novel Man v Horse event at Lissan House have been the main sources of action for the Harriers outside regular club training. Man v Horse At the end of August, Stephen Lynch competed in the Man v Horse event organised by Lissan Horse Riders...

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Mark, Kenneth and David Reid who ran the Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic course together

Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic goes Virtual

As a sign of the times the Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic, which was due to be held at the weekend, had to be run virtually. The event was recently crowned Spirit of Running best 5 mile event. Members of Sperrin Harriers pulled together to ensure the occasion was...

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Sperrin Harriers Return to Road Racing

On Saturday, the long wait for road racing finally ended. The first event in many months took place at Down Royal Racecourse. The tarmac route which runs parallel to the horse racing course, paved the way for Harriers Brian Taggart and Andrew Newell, who competed in the Elite 10k race....

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Sperrin Harriers fundraiser for the Stroke Association

On Saturday 13th June, the members of Sperrin Harriers raised £460 for the Stroke Association. The club matched the money raised by members resulting in a total of £920. The fundraiser took the name of Stunnerz ‘n’ Hunks following the cancellation of Stunnerz ‘n’ Runnerz which was due to be...

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Stephen Lynch ran his first marathon at Lissan House

Sperrin Harriers Virtually Active

There was plenty of weekend activity for Harriers with a plethora of virtual races and challenges, as well as fundraisers for local charities. For many, it was the first time in a lengthy period in which they could wear their familiar red and white club vests. Brainwaves ½ marathon Organised...

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Sperrin Harriers take on the world (virtually)

Virtual Race Around the World With the racing calendar bare, parkruns cancelled and club training put on hold, the runners of Sperrin Harriers have had to think big. The virtual race around the world challenge will see the club travel across the globe with the miles logged by members each...

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Andrew Newell was first at Dungannon Park parkrun

Quiet weekend for Sperrin Harriers

What’s usually one of the busiest spells of running races, turned out to be extremely quiet one, with virtually all races over the St Patrick’s period either postponed or cancelled. The only fixtures that went ahead were Parkruns.   Dungannon Park Parkrun   Andrew Newell took the top spot with...

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Connor Martin competing at Bohermeen Half Marathon

Harriers Spring into Action

The runners of Sperrin Harriers took part in multiple races over the weekend across the province and beyond. Results included a plethora of Personal Bests and podium places across Saturday and Sunday. Carlingford Half Marathon Raymond Thom took on Carlingford Half Marathon. This event for large parts runs parallel to...

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