Harriers at Diva Dash and Great North Run

Over the weekend Sperrin Harriers ran at the Diva Dash and a variety of Parkruns on Saturday, travelling to Newcastle for the Great North Run on Sunday.

Diva Dash

Saturday saw Carmen Runners hold their third annual ladies only Diva Dash on the roads around Carrickmore, County Tyrone. 123 participants took to the 4 mile course, with the event benefiting the Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund and Saint Vincent de Paul charity.

The Harrier ladies put in great performances, especially Amanda Donnelly who lead the club home while placing in the top 10, and Ellen Glasgow who took first place in the 16-19 age category.

Amanda Donnelly 28:04 (9th)

Ellen Glasgow 30:44 (Winner 16-19 Category)

Hannah Glasgow Female 30:57

Ellie Robinson Female 32:12

Louise Kelly 32:36

Fiona Atkinson 33:12

Gillian Robinson 34:56

Bernie Sonner 42:53

Theresa O’Hare 54:31

Great North Run 2019

On Sunday 8th the Great North Run took place in Newcastle upon Tyne, the world’s highest profile half marathon attracting the attention of the racing world along with 57,000 dedicated athletes from over 130 different countries. A point-to-point race from Newcastle to South Shields, the Great North Run had participants travel through Gateshead and South Tyneside as they approached the finish line, on a route which included the iconic Tyne Bridge.

Congratulations to our club members who took their place among the field of thousands, with special mention going to Connor Martin who achieved yet another tremendous personal best.

Connor Martin 1:17:47 (PB)

Russell Bell 1:52:52

Joyce McMullan 2:27:50

Maureen Mallon 2:33:00

Melissa Glasgow 2:43:00

Kevin Heenan 2:40:15

Linda Heenan 2:40:15

Well done to everyone who attended from Sperrin Harriers, both runners and supporters, and our friends from neighbouring clubs, for playing your part in this truly world class event.

Parkruns

On Saturday Sperrin Harriers attended a variety of Parkruns throughout the UK. Andrew Newell won the Dungannon Park event for an outstanding 10th time with an impressive sprint finish, while at Cookstown Catherine Farley registered a new PB, and Martin Kolbohm had a momentous day as he celebrated his 100th Parkrun. Well done to the trio of Harrier ladies who all achieved new fastest times at Newcastle over the weekend, Maureen Mallon, Joyce McMullan and Melissa Glasgow all smashing their previous course personal bests.

Dungannon Park:

Andrew Newell 18:45 (1st overall)

Martin Donaghy 25:14

MUSA (Cookstown):

Damien McCaffrey 21:18

Shane Curtis 21:58

Paul O’Gara 22:01

Team Oliver 22:03

Martin Kolbohm 22:38 (100th Parkrun)

Patsy Hughes 22:41

Catherine Farley 22:44 (PB)

Stephen Lynch 23:43

Barry O’Neill 25:18

Jane Thom 25:31

Joanne Corey 25:32

Citypark (Craigavon):

Kieran Campbell 23:13

Newcastle:

Maureen Mallon 30:09 (PB)

Joyce McMullan 30:54 (PB)

Melissa Glasgow 32:45 (PB)

Oldham:

Kevin Heenan 25:45