Successful weekend for Sperrin Harriers

As the warm summer weather continued, so too did the good performances from the runners of Sperrin Harriers. On Saturday, there were a number of notable achievements at various Parkrun events followed by a good turnout at Galbally 5 mile.


At MUSA parkrun, Jarleth Loughran was the standout runner, getting a course PB for the third week in a row, this time going under 20 minutes for the first time, and securing the first finisher position with a time of 19.36.

Tanya Quinn marked her 150th parkrun by finishing as 2nd lady with a time of 24.05.

Other Harriers at MUSA parkrun were Gavin O’Hagan (24.12), Kevin Heenan (26.47) and Grainne O’Hagan (27.23).

At Dungannon Park parkrun, Paul McLaughlin ran well to earn a third place finish and a course PB with a time of 19.40. He was closely followed by Malcolm McCullough (22.52) and Louise Kelly (26.15).

Andrew Newell competed at Waterworks parkrun, Belfast. He ran a swift time of 17.12, which was good enough to see him finish as 1st finisher.

Martin Donaghy took advantage of the summer weather and took part in Portrush parkrun and finished with a time of 41.01.

On Sunday 6 Harriers took on Galbally 5 mile race. This race is well known for its tough hills, and combined with the high temperatures, it was a real test for runners of all abilities.

Brian O’Donnell did exceptionally well to achieve a new PB for the 5 mile distance with a fantastic time of 33.52.

Also taking part were Shane Curtis (38.21), Patsy Hughes (40.09), Tanya Quinn (41.35), Damien Coey (41.39) and Briege McCann (56.28).

Sperrin Harriers have launched the Virtual Stanley Reid Memorial 5 mile Classic. Current restrictions mean that for that second year in a row, the award winning race cannot take place in its usual format. The entry fee is £10 and every entrant will receive a Stanley Reid T-shirt.

The event will take place between the dates 6-8th August weekend. Participants send their times and photos to the Sperrin Harriers Facebook page. Further details including on how to enter can be found on the club’s Facebook page.