Sperrin Harriers at Washingbay

Sperrin Harriers in action at Washingbay and Parkrun

The hotly anticipated Washingbay Green Run finally got the green light to proceed after numerous COVID related postponements. The fast courses provided an excellent opportunity for runners to put in fast times and, for many, to sharpen their focus ahead of Autumn marathons. Runners had a choice of 3 distances...

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Sperrin Harriers in weekend action

The runners of Sperrin Harriers enjoyed a successful weekend of action at various events, including local Parkrun events. On Friday evening, Karen McGuigan took part in Bob & Bert’s North Coast 10k. The course looped around Portrush and finished on the East Strand. Karen finished in a time of 49.51....

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Dearbhla Glackin, Richard Fox and Anne Murphy at Antrim Coast Half Marathon

PBs galore for Sperrin Harriers

On Sunday, all roads lead to Larne for the prestigious Antrim Coast Half Marathon. Harriers were out in force at the largest running event held locally since pre-pandemic times. Months of lockdown training paid dividends with the majority of Harriers returning home with personal bests.   The IAAF certified course...

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(from left) Paul McLaughlin (first in his age category), Karen McGuigan, Louise Kelly and Declan Morrison (PB) Loup 5 Miler

Sperrin Harriers enjoy successful weekend

The runners of Sperrin Harriers continue their successful run of form over the summer, taking part in local Parkrun events as well as a variety of other races. At MUSA parkrun, Jarleth Loughran put in another great performance to finish 3rd overall with a time of 19.29, achieving a PB...

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Sperrin Harriers participate in Parkrun events

The runners of Sperrin Harriers continued to impress at Parkrun events with a number of course PBs, top 3 finishes and strong performances. At MUSA Cookstown, Paul McLaughlin finished 1st overall with a time of 18.33. He was followed by Damien Coey (21.33), Patsy Hughes (23.08), Damien Atkinson (24.52), Louise...

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Andy Linton ran at Broughshane 5k

Successful week for Sperrin Harriers

The runners of Sperrin Harriers continue to make the most of the limited races currently on offer as well as various parkruns events. On Monday 2nd August, Andy Linton competed in the Broughshane 5k and finished with a swift time of 22.21. On Friday evening, three Harriers took on the...

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Mark Reid completing his 100th parkrun

Parkrun success for Sperrin Harriers

Sperrin Harriers were well represented at a number of Parkrun events over the weekend.   Mark Reid reached a big milestone when he completed his 100th Parkrun at MUSA parkrun, when he crossed the finish line in a time of 22.47. At the same event Jarleth Loughran continued his good...

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Harriers at Galbally 5 mile

Successful weekend for Sperrin Harriers

As the warm summer weather continued, so too did the good performances from the runners of Sperrin Harriers. On Saturday, there were a number of notable achievements at various Parkrun events followed by a good turnout at Galbally 5 mile.   At MUSA parkrun, Jarleth Loughran was the standout runner,...

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Harrier Mums Anne Murphy, Joanne Corey, Laura Treanor

Harrier Mums and their Running Experience

One of the many great things about running is that it has something to offer to virtually everyone. No one is ever too fast or slow, young or old. Sperrin Harriers is a club which takes pride in its inclusivity and encouragement offered to all. The club supports everyone, no...

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Gordon Linton at Portrush Parkrun

Sperrin Harriers shine at Parkrun

Harriers took part in a number of different Parkrun events and achieved a number of course PBs and top 3 finishes in a weekend which saw record high temperatures.   At MUSA Cookstown Parkrun, Jarleth Loughran ran superbly to earn a course PB with a time of 20.08. Also taking...

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Stanley Reid 5M

Sperrin Harriers Launch Virtual Stanley Reid Memorial 5 mile Classic

Sperrin Harriers are pleased to launch the Virtual Stanley Reid Memorial 5 mile Classic. Current restrictions mean that for that second year in a row, the award winning race cannot take place in its usual format. Despite this setback, Race Director, Mark Reid remains optimistic, “Even though we can’t get...

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Sperrin Harriers in Action

Sperrin Harriers were represented in the 5K NI & Ulster Championship and a number of different Parkrun events. On Friday evening, Adrian Devlin took part in the Co Down 5K NI & Ulster Championship held in Downpatrick. Adrian took part in the elite race and ran a fantastic time of...

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Raymond Thom, Paul McLaughlin and Connor Martin at the Finn Valley AC Golden Jubilee 10 mile run

Sperrin Harriers in Weekend Action

Sperrin Harriers took part in multiple events over the first weekend in July, including the inaugural Larne AC Coastal 10k, Parkrun and the Finn Valley AC Golden Jubilee 10 mile run.   On Saturday, 5 Harriers took part in the Larne AC Coastal 10k. The out and back race started...

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A group of Harriers at MUSA Parkrun

Successful weekend for Sperrin Harriers

Sperrin Harriers enjoyed a successful weekend at various events, including the finale of the Paul Murray 5k Grand Prix Series, the return of Parkrun, Lifford Strabane 10k and the latest ChampionChip event.   On Friday evening, Andrew Newell and Brian Bradley ran in the final race of the Paul Murray...

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Andrew Newell, Brian O'Donnell, Richard Fox and Paul McLaughlin at Down Royal 10k

Sperrin Harriers in Racing Action

Down Royal Racecourse has become a familiar venue for local runners in recent times, with ChampionChip staging another event there, much to the delight of many athletes who are keen to race again as the COVID restrictions begin to ease. The blazing sunshine and climbing temperatures were less familiar, but...

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