Picture Special: New running club launched in Magherafelt

The official launch of Acorns Athletic Club has taken place at the Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt.

The club had invited some special guests along to this important occasion, including Gary Keenan (Athletics NI Chairman), Ryan Maxwell (NI Running), Mr and Mrs Matt Shields (Parkrun Ireland and North Belfast Harriers), Eunan Murray (MUSA/CDC) and Cormac McLaughlin, Meadowbank Arena and Magherafelt Council.

The Acorns AC prior to the Laganside 10k at the weekend. The team claimed bronze in the NI Championships

The Acorns AC prior to the Laganside 10k at the weekend. The team claimed bronze in the NI Championships

The evening got underway with a group photograph of the 80 plus members from Magherafelt and Cookstown areas, and committee who were in attendance.