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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Emma Duffy completed the virtual Belfast Half Marathon

Sperrin Harriers Return to Action

The first in person race of the year took place on Saturday 24th April, signalling the beginning of the end of a long lockdown period. However, the continuation of virtual events is a reminder that running is not quite back to pre-pandemic times just yet. Nevertheless, the resumption of club...

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Sperrin Harrier’s Mark Reid to take on 50 mile Charity Challenge

Ahead of his upcoming 50 mile challenge, Sperrin Harrier’s Public Relations Officer, Andrew Newell, caught up with Mark to gain an insight into what’s inspiring him to complete a 50 mile run around Cookstown. Andrew: For most people, running 50 miles is a very daunting prospect. What’s your reason behind...

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Hannah, Paula and Ellen Glasgow who took part in the 1 year anniversary of virtual ParkrunFile

Sperrin Harriers Spring into Action

Like many different aspects of life, running clubs have found their usual activities curtailed by the ongoing pandemic. However, the members of Sperrin Harriers have been far from dormant. There have been a number of virtual races and challenges in recent weeks.   The Cara Bundoran virtual races have taken place...

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Mark Reid (left), with his late father Stanley on a past fundraiser.

Mark Reid to take on 50 mile Charity Challenge

Not many runners in the Mid Ulster area have made such an impressionable impact on the local running scene as Sperrin Harrier’s Mark Reid. In recent years he is perhaps best known for coaching the Harriers and as the Race Director for the award winning Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile...

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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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