Well over 250 ladies from far and wide met at Meadowbank Sports Arena last Saturday for the third annual ladies only Stunnerz ‘N’ Runnerz 5 mile.
In warm, sunny conditions the ladies enjoyed a pre-race dance warm up and then headed out along the country roads around Magherafelt.
Suzanne Higgins of Lagan Valley led from the off, closely pursued by Cathy McCourt (North Belfast Harriers), Pauline McGurren (Sperrin Harriers), Anne Paul (City of Derry) and Helena Quinn (Termoneny).
At the half way stage Suzanne Higgins remained in front followed by Cathy McCourt while Anne Paul had edged ahead of Pauline McGurren.
As the ladies ran onto the track at Meadowbank Sports Arena Anne Paul had gained another place overtaking Cathy McCourt.
However, leader from the start Suzanne Higgins held on to break the ribbon on 30.44, followed by Anne Paul on 31.05. Cathy McCourt was next in on 31.31 with Pauline McGurren finishing fourth on 31.40. Well done to the ladies from Sperrin Harriers who were victorious in the team competition.
Results for the Sperrin Harriers’ ladies were as follows:-
Angela O’Neill 34.06
Natalie Hall 34.25
Karen McElroy 38.00
Hannah Su 38.54
Clare McCallion 39.18
Nicola Gillespie 39.55
Tara Grimes 40.25
Ursula Kelly 41.02
Laura Mitchell 41.11
Louise Kelly 41.34
Claire Rogers 41.56
Laura McCreesh 42.14
Nicola Rea 43.19
Ciara Coyle 43.54
Jane Thom 45.10
Donna Britton 46.12
Roisin Martin 47.15
Roisin McErlain 47.33
Laura Cushnahan 54.15
Allison Taylor 1.03.24
After the race all enjoyed the now renowned after race buffet and activities including gait analysis, massages and beauty demonstrations. A great day was had by all and congratulations goes to Joanne Bell and her team for such a well organised event.
Last Wednesday the country lanes of Annaghmore played host to its annual 5K and 10K event.
In warm conditions Sperrin Harrier Pauline McGurren was the winner in a time of 41.09. Barry O’Neill was the next Harrier home on 45.54, closely followed by Patsy Hughes on 46.40. Toirleach Gourley (47.39) and David Moan also represented Sperrin Harriers.
Lifford 5K- Greencastle man Paul McLaughlin represented Sperrin Harriers at the Donegal race last Friday evening, finishing third in the M45 category in a time of 18.59.
Active Antrim 5M- Over 100 runners met at Antrim Stadium last Friday evening to tackle this relatively flat five miler. Sperrin Harriers was represented by Stephen McWilliams who finished on 56.18.
Park Run MUSA 5K- Colm McGuckian 19.43, Fergal McElroy 20:23, Hannah Su 24.37, Martin Quinn 27.41.
Week ahead: Lisnaskea 10K on Saturday 21st June at 12 Noon; Kenny McGirr Memorial 10K, Omagh on Sunday 22nd June at 12 Noon;
Between the Bridges 5K, Belfast on Sunday 22nd June at 9am.
Any member intending to participate in any of the above races is asked to send details in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training continues as usual at 6.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Loughry and anyone wishing to train on Sunday morning can contact Sean Donnelly on 07518983646.
All new members are welcome, whatever your current running abilities. Further details can be found on facebook and www.sperrinharriers.co.uk.