Sperrin Harriers got into the festive spirit last week, taking part in their annual charity Santa Run on Thursday and Christmas themed Parkruns on Saturday.
Connor Martin and Ryan Treanor both produced strong performances to take 1st and 2nd respectively; and very well done to Roddy McIvor who hit the landmark of 50 Parkruns as he crossed the line on Saturday.
Connor Martin 17.31 (1st); Ryan Treanor 18.01 (2nd); Damien McCaffrey 20.32; Jason O’Neill 20.59; Richard Fox 21.04; Paul Fearon 21.17; Stephen Lynch 22.18; Karen Devlin 22.22; Hannah Glasgow 22.52; Tanya Quinn 23.17; Ellen Glasgow 23.31; Martin Kolbohm 23.46; Roddy McIvor 24.13 (50th Parkrun); Paula Glasgow 24.13; Barry O’Neill 25.42; Brian Taggart (with his dog Buddy) 25.52; Joanne Fingleton 25.53; Stephanie Henry 25.54; Jane Thom 26.01 and Gillian Robinson 26.27.
Congratulations to Peter Mitchell who achieved a new course PB on Saturday, and to Malcolm McCullough who celebrated his 100th Parkrun.
Peter Mitchell 21.35 (PB); Gerard Jones 23.27; Patsy Hughes 23.52; Malcolm McCullough 24.05 (100th Parkrun); Russell Bell 24.54 and Dearbhla Glackin 26.43.
Charity Santa Run 2019
On Thursday evening the club’s annual Santa Run took place. Wet weather certainly didn’t dampen the Christmas cheer as club members took to the streets of Cookstown dressed as a collection of Santa Clauses and his helpers.
The run was in support of Superstars Club, based in Cookstown. It is an exciting and innovative centre providing a social space, along with training and employment opportunities, for people who have learning difficulties.
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 11th January 2020.
This course located outside Cookstown provides a balance of undulating stretches with flat straights, and along with the sometimes uneven terrain marks a good test for every level of runner.
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 3 remaining League races are:
- 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.