Athletics: Magherfelt Harriers in Spring Duathlon action

Rodney Young, Paul McErlain, Martin Conway and Paddy Quinn from Magherafelt Harriers
Rodney Young, Paul McErlain, Martin Conway and Paddy Quinn from Magherafelt Harriers

On Sunday 10 April, the local representative for Triangle Triathlon Club – our very own Samantha Convery – ran the annual Mid-Ulster Spring Duathlon at Magherafelt Sports Arena.

It was a very cold day but the club was highly represented by our members: Paul McErlain, Martin Conway, Paddy Quinn and Rodney Young. The first member of the club to finish the race was Rodney Young and achieved an overall time of 1:06.

He was followed soon after by Martin Conway and Paul McErlain who garnered times of 1:13 and 1:14, respectively. Paddy was the fourth club member to finish in a time of 1:17, which is amazing for his first ever duathlon.

We would like to congratulate all our club members on their excellent times.


On the night of Friday April 8, Alvin Taylor was able to represent the Magherafelt Harriers at the annual Clabby 10K Road Race. Alvin finished in an amazing time of 40:35 on a very difficult, hilly course in very blustery conditions. His excellent time meant that he was the third finisher in his category.

The 10K was very well organised by the local running club. The hospitality after the race was second to one. The club would like to thank the Clabby Running Club for their wonderful hospitality.


This upcoming race is for the ladies – the Ballymena Belles 5-Mile Road Race will take place on April 12.

There are more upcoming races for all members of the club. The Maghera 10K will be held on May 24 at 8PM and it will start from the town’s leisure centre. The Derry City Marathon will take place on June 5. Limavady’s Round the Bridges 10-Miler will take place on June 30.


Club training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30pm leaving from the rugby club and also at 8:30am on a Sunday morning.

Ladies training is on Monday at 6:00pm and Wednesday at 7:00pm also leaving from the rugby club.