On Saturday 13th June, the members of Sperrin Harriers raised £460 for the Stroke Association. The club matched the money raised by members resulting in a total of £920.
The fundraiser took the name of Stunnerz ‘n’ Hunks following the cancellation of Stunnerz ‘n’ Runnerz which was due to be held on the same date as this event.
Harriers completed a virtual 5k and then submitted their times. The event was a great success with dozens taking part. On the day, some members met and ran together in accordance with social distancing rules. For many, it was refreshing to feel a sense of renewed club community spirit.
On the day, some runners achieved new personal bests. This is undoubtedly as a result of consistent training over the last few months. They were Brian O’Donnell (19.58), Peter Mitchell (20.09), Joanne Fingleton (22.52) and Dearbhla Glackin (23.58).
Full results are as follows; Andrew Newell (17.22), Paul McLaughlin (19.57), Niall Devlin (20.58), Richard Fox (20.58), Gerard Jones (21.21), Shane Curtis (21.53), Paula Glasgow (22.35), Tanya Quinn (22.35), Colly Gallagher (23.09), Stephen Lynch (23.18), Mark Reid (23.23), Martin Kolbolm (23.27), Patricia Boyle (23.50), Ellen Glasgow (24.12), Damien Atkinson (24.51), Ellie Robinson (26.47), Michael McCrory (27.32), Emma Duffy (29.02), Gillian Robinson (29.30) (Gillian’s niece Grace Glackin completed in 36.47) , Brenda Loughran (29.45), Jarleth Loughran (29.45) (Accompanied by Marianna and Therese Loughran and Mya McCullagh), Roisin Martin (29.58), Briege McCann (30.38), Brian Morgan (30.44), Damien Coey (31.00), Jacinta Morgan (31.57), Melissa Glasgow (32.17), Joyce McMullan (32.37), Michelle McMenemy (35.44) (Accompanied by Ellie McMenemy), Bernie Sonner (36.37), Theresa O’Hare (40.00), Hannah Glasgow (43.00), Anne Murphy (45.00) and Joanne Corey (63.00) (Accompanied by Oliver Corey and their dog).
A spokesperson for the club said, “We are very proud to continue to support the Stroke Association. The cancelled races have hit many charities hard, and so we are pleased to raise funds for this worthy cause.”