Sperrin Harriers Enjoy a Successful Weekend

Sperrin Harriers attended the Run Forest Run Drum Manor 5k & 10k on Saturday 16th, along with achieving podium positions at the Dungannon and MUSA Parkruns.

Run Forest Run Drum Manor 5k & 10k

On Saturday a field of 390 attended the Drum Manor 5k & 10k, the second event in this season’s Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Winter Race Series. Taking place at the Drum Manor Forest Park, on the outskirts of Cookstown, both distances predominantly followed wooded trails which wove their sometimes hilly way through the estate. The Winter Race Series supports the Macmillan NI charity.

Sperrin Harriers were represented in the 10k by Brian O’Donnell (47:04), Richard Fox (48:41), Stephen Lynch (49:17), and Steven Dornan (49:28).

Parkruns

Harriers took top places at Saturday’s Parkruns, with Andrew Newell first across the line at Dungannon while Ryan Treanor achieved 2nd and a new course personal best by 17 seconds. Cheryl Cardwell also distinguished herself on finishing as the third lady overall in what was her first outing at the event. At Cookstown Deirdre Devlin celebrated a new PB, faster by almost a minute, on placing as 2nd Lady, with Tanya Quinn following soon afterwards to complete as 3rd Lady. Congratulations also go to Anne Murphy who registered a new personal best, improving on her previous fastest time by an impressive 20 seconds.

Dungannon Park:

Andrew Newell 18:16 (1st Overall)

Ryan Treanor 18:39 (PB) (2nd Overall)

Cheryl Cardwell 22:41 (Course first timer) (3rd Lady)

Malcolm McCullough 23:23

Patsy Hughes 23:31

Catherine Farley 24:45

Martin Donaghy 27:20

MUSA, Cookstown:

Jason O’Neill 20:52

Peter Mitchell 20:56

Norman Fuller 21:48

Deirdre Devlin 22:40 (PB) (2nd Lady)

Tanya Quinn 22:47: (3rd Lady)

Martin Kolbohm 22:48

Anne Murphy 22:59 (PB)

Michael McCrory 23:49

Barry O’Neill 24:49

Gillian Robinson 25:51

Hannah Glasgow 26:56

Ellen Glasgow 26:56

Maureen Mallon 29:20

Theresa O’Hare 53:44 (Tailwalker)

Fundraising for NI Chest Heart & Stroke and The Community Rescue Service

Sperrin Harriers want to recognise members Karen Devlin and Maureen Mallon for their outstanding efforts and success in raising funds for very important and worthwhile charities.

Karen generated £1324.33 for NI Chest Heart & Stroke by running the Dublin Marathon. This is a vital charity whose mission is to prevent chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland, and care for those already affected by those conditions.

Maureen, through running two half marathons in two weeks, The Great North Run and Belfast Half, raised £1640 for the Community Rescue Service (CRS), a hugely valuable charitable search and rescue organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland. They provide all aspects of search and rescue falling under the remit of Lowland Rescue including ground, inland water and in many other areas.

Very well done ladies!

Sperrin Harriers Winter League 2019/20

The Sperrin Harriers Winter League continues with the Lough Fea 5k on Saturday 14th December at 12 noon, an event located in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains which follows a course that circles the striking lake.

The Winter League has grown into one of Northern Ireland’s best loved set of trail races, attracting all types of runners from beginners to top athletes. Its popularity is testament to the picturesque venues, great atmosphere, and warm welcome that make the League so unique.

The 4 remaining League races are.

  • Lough Fea 5k, on 14th December 2019
  • An Creagan 5M, on 11th January 2020
  • Drum Manor 10k, on 1st February 2020
  • Parkanaur Forest 10M, on 15th February 2020

All races are chip timed and entry is £7 affiliated, £9 unaffiliated. Tea, coffee and refreshments are served to everyone taking part.

It is possible to pre-register on the club’s website.

https.//www.sperrinharriers.co.uk/winter-trail-series/pre-reg-form/