Successful weekend for Sperrin Harriers

Sperrin Harriers enjoyed a successful weekend at various events, including the finale of the Paul Murray 5k Grand Prix Series, the return of Parkrun, Lifford Strabane 10k and the latest ChampionChip event.


On Friday evening, Andrew Newell and Brian Bradley ran in the final race of the Paul Murray 5k Grand Prix Series. Organised by Knockmany Running Club, the series consisted of a 5k race each Friday in June. Andrew finished 3rd overall in the standings, after running a new personal best of 16.10 in the final event. Brian also ran well across the series and finished second in his age category in the final race with a time of 19.56.

On Saturday, Parkrun events were held for the first time since March 2020. For many, this was a welcome step back towards normality. A number of Harriers marked the occasion with their own achievements.

Paula Glasgow completed her 100th Parkrun in a time of 25.21 and Rebecca Flanagan ran a personal best time on the MUSA Parkrun course with a time of 24.03.

Also taking part in MUSA Parkrun were Richard Fox (21.43), Steven Dornan (21.56), Hannah Glasgow (23.12), Ellen Glasgow (23.41), Joanne Fingleton (25.21), Tanya Quinn (25.22), Martin Kolbohm (25.22), Catherine Farley (25.23), Anthony O’Neil (25.25), Jason O’Neill (25.27), Mark Reid (25.28), Louise Kelly (26.48), Gillian Robinson (27.03), Joanne Corey (28.24) and Grace Glackin (32.11).

A trio of Harriers took part in Dungannon Park Parkrun. They were Patsy Hughes (24.01), Martin Donaghy (27.07) and Barry O’Neill (28.29).

On Sunday, Connor Martin and Paul McLaughlin took part in Lifford Strabane AC’s 10k race. Connor ran a personal best time of 34.41 and Paul completed the race in 37.50.

On the same day, Declan Morrison and Richard Fox took part in the ChampionChip Maze/Long Kesh Half Marathon. Declan also ran a personal best for the distance, finishing in a time of 1.38.39. Richard followed closely with a time of 1.39.22.