Harriers on Podium Throughout the Week

Sperrin Harriers had top three success at the Clogher 10k on Wednesday, along with the Ballinderry Road Race and the Dungannon and MUSA Parkruns on Saturday. The club also competed at the Hillsborough Castle Running Festival and EAMS Knockathon 2019 on Sunday.

Clogher 5k and 10k

The Clogher 5k and 10k took place on Wednesday evening, following a flat and fast course surrounding the Clogher GAC grounds in County Tyrone. Along with the 5 and 10k distances the event included a 5k family walk.

Congratulations to Harrier Brian Taggart who took to the winner’s podium yet again, competing amongst a talented field to place 3rd in the 10k with a great time of 34:17.

Ballinderry Road Race

Saturday saw the Ballinderry Road Race wind through the area surrounding Shamrock Park, close to the western shore of Lough Neagh. The event attracted 167 participants to the 5 mile and 5k races, and also included a 5k fun run.

Sperrin Harriers turned out in force on the day, with Connor Martin excelling to take 3rd overall in the 5M race with a personal best time, followed by outstanding performances from Laura Treanor and Tanya Quinn who were the 1st and 3rd ladies respectively. Congratulations also go to Peter Mitchell, Damien Atkinson, Gillian Robinson, and Briege McCann who all achieved great PBs at the 5M distance.

5 Mile:

Connor Martin 28:41 (PB) (3rd)

Paul McLaughlin 31:49

Luke O’Neill 34:38

Robert Newell 35:30

Richard Fox 35:34

Damien Coey 35:43

Laura Treanor 35:56 (1st Lady)

Doc Martin 36:06

Declan Morrison 36:43

Peter Mitchell 36:57 (PB)

Steven Dornan 37:51

Tony O’Neill 38:41

Tanya Quinn 39:27 (3rd Lady)

Martin Kolbohm 39:29

Kevin Heenan 40:35

Patricia Boyle 40:40

Anne Murphy 40:48

Nicola Gillespie 41:36

Damien Atkinson 42:02 (PB)

Dearbhla Glackin 43:28

Gillian Robinson 43:37 (PB)

Maureen Mallon 48:09

Joyce McMullan 49:59

Briege McCann 50:43 (PB)

Jacinta Morgan 53:40


Brian O’Donnell 21:01

Russell Bell 22:15

Karen Devlin 22:29

Paula Glasgow 22:44

Hannah Glasgow 23:33

Ellen Glasgow 23:46

Ellie Robinson 25:52

Theresa O’Hare 40:00

Brilliant running from you all!

The results from the Ballinderry Road Race have been included in Sperrin Harriers’ Summer Series, a club based competition which will continue with September’s Belfast Half Marathon.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival

The inaugural Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival took place on Sunday, an event which included 5k, 10k, and half marathon distances, along with family races. The day started and finished within the striking grounds of Hillsborough Castle, including the local area’s rural roads and historic attractions.

Very well done to Harrier Jane Thom who completed the hilly and challenging half marathon course in 2:01:00, amazingly her third such race in as many weeks.

EAMS Knockathon 2019

The first East Antrim Marathon Series Knockathon took place on Sunday in Greenisland, near Belfast, and involved a 10 mile route where runners could determine the number of laps they wished to complete. The looping course included many scenic views, also passing the historic Knockagh Monument.

Congratulations to Harrier Deirdre Conway who covered a tremendous 31.51 miles at the event.


On Saturday the Dungannon Parkrun celebrated its first birthday with a record turnout of 205, making Andrew Newell’s 3rd place all the more impressive. Ryan Treanor and Brendan Gildernew also distinguished themselves, both breaking the 18 minute barrier to take 2nd and 3rd respectively at the MUSA Parkrun.

Dungannon Parkrun:

Andrew Newell 18:45 (3rd)

Malcolm McCullough 22:36

Catherine Farley 24:29

Martin Donaghy 25:16

MUSA (Cookstown) Parkrun:

Ryan Treanor 17:57 (2nd)

Brendan Gildernew 17:59 (3rd)

Mark Reid 20.01

Steven Fearon 21:01

Jason O’Neill 23:53

Stephen Lynch 24:57

Roddy McIvor 28:37

Bernie Sonner 35:02

Narin Beach Parkrun:

Barry O’Neill 31:02