Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic

The Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic will take place on Friday 2nd August 2024 in Loughry College, Cookstown.

Registration open. Click here.

Entry Fees

  • Affiliated Entry – £15
  • Unaffiliated Entry – £17

A donation from this years race will go to our chosen charity this year, which is the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

COURSE 2023 RESULTS 2022 Results


About Stanley Reid

Stanley Reid took up running in 1995 at the age of 60. In 1998 along with other keen runners from the local area he formed a club based at Loughry College, who were known as the Cookstown Harriers (later to be reformed as Sperrin Harriers). Stanley picked the club strip which was a bright yellow vest and shorts with red and blue down the sides. Over the years the clubs membership grew and they were seen running all over Northern Ireland and further afield. The club soon earned the nickname “The Canaries” due to their bright running strip.

Although late to the sport of running Stanley was a natural. He completed the Belfast and Dublin marathon within his first year of running and was to become a regular at the Belfast marathon as well as completing the Boston Marathon. He regularly attended the Cross Country races and had the great honour of representing Northern Ireland in the Masters Cross Country on several occasions. He was a great man for fundraising and was given an award by Cookstown District Council in recognition of his efforts. In 2004 Stanley suffered a stroke which unfortunately cut short his running career. He was still very much interested in the running club and would always look out for the results in the local papers.

In 2002 the club decided to hold a 5 mile race in Loughry Campus with Stanley the driving force behind it. The race was a great success and has since become a permanent fixture on the Athletics Calendar. Stanley sadly passed away on 14th October 2012. He was gentleman and a real inspiration to the running fraternity and is deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Sperrin Harriers feel it only fitting to rename the race in honour of the man who not only organised the inaugural race but help establish our running club.