Sperrin Harriers enjoyed success at Parkruns over the weekend, and held their charity Santa run in Cookstown on Thursday.
MUSA Parkrun, Cookstown
Harrier Adrian Devlin distinguished himself at MUSA on finishing second overall in 18.00, followed by Paul McLaughlin in 19.08, and James Hepburn in 19.32, a tremendous course PB by 40 seconds. Sam Cuddy finished under 20 mins in 19.55, with many congratulations to Paula McMenemy who took third lady overall in 22.33. Tanya Quinn crossed the line in 22.40, followed by Martin Kolbohm (23.22); Patsy Hughes (23.23); Damien Atkinson (23.26); Damien Coey (23.27); Louise Kelly (25.24); Barry O’Neill (27.57); and Grace Glackin (35.35). Very well done to Amelia Corey who had a fabulous debut as a Junior Sperrin Harrier member, completing all three laps of the Cookstown course in 54.10, accompanied by Ellen Glasgow.
Andrew Newell added to his impressive tally of first place finishes at Dungannon with a time of 18.00 on Saturday, with Terry Hughes coming home in 25:48. Martin Donaghy enjoyed a momentous day of his own as he completed his 100th Parkrun on crossing the line in 28.19.
Hillsborough Parkrun, Sheffield
Rebecca Flanagan completed the Hillsborough course in 24.37.
Sperrin Harriers Santa Run
On Thursday evening the club’s annual Santa Run took place. Christmas cheer was in abundance as club members made their way around the streets of Cookstown dressed as a collection of Santa Clauses and his helpers.
Harriers enjoyed the hospitality provided by the Superstars Café, and the run raised £350 in support of Superstars Club, a dynamic Cookstown based charity which provides life enhancing opportunities for people with learning difficulties, many of whom also have physical, sensory and other impairments.
The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all members, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas.
Sperrin Harriers Winter League
The Sperrin Harriers Winter League continues with the An Creagan 5 Mile on 8th January, kindly sponsored by Coagh Pharmacy. It consists of a course located outside Cookstown and provides a balance of undulating stretches with flat straights, which along with the sometimes uneven terrain represents a good test for every level of runner.
This is followed by the Drum Manor 10k on 29th January (Sponsored by TES); and Parkanaur 10M on 26th February (Sponsored by Oliver Corey Garages).