Gallagher Brothers complete the “Rock n Roll” Madrid Marathon

COLLY and Niall Gallagher made the trip to sunny Spain, where they would join the other 10,000 competitors in the Madrid Marathon. Colly had a great run finishing in 3 hours 28 mins, and Niall crossed the line in 4 hours 2 mins.

Well done to Colly and Niall, it was great to see the Sperrin Harriers being represented in this International event.

Armagh 10k

Four Sperrin Harriers made the trip to Armagh on Sunday for the annual 10k event, which starts on College Hill, close to the Armagh City Planetarium.

The course then leaves the city and takes competitors on a 6.2 mile journey across rural roads, before finishing back in the City Centre. Approx 250 competitors took part in the event and the Sperrin Harriers finishing times were as follows:- Paul McLaughlin (27th) 41.08, Gary Coleman (46th) 43.14, Toirleach Gourley (61st) 44.44 and Ciara Coyle (84th) 47.31.

St Benedict’s College Run (Randalstown) – Meharg takes 1st Place

Aaron Meharg and Adele McNally attended the Randalstown run on Saturday morning, which took place through the Shane’s Castle estate. Weather conditions were ideal and Aaron picked up first place with a great time of 33.33, and Adele had a great run finishing with a PB of 48.24.

Stunnerz In Runnerz

This will be the second year running of the very successful ‘LADIES ONLY STUNNERZ IN RUNNERZ’ sponsored by JK Coaches. This event is due to take place on Saturday 15th June 2013 at Meadowbank Sports Arena Magherafelt at 12pm. This event covers a distance of 5 miles and gives all Ladies a choice to Walk, Jog or Race. This is certain once again to be a fun filled ‘ girly day out’, the day will include a D.J. playing all your favourite tunes and also a dance warm-up to get you motivated at the start line, first 200 entrants will receive a ‘Stunnerz in Runnerz’ T shirt and a girly goody bag.

On-line registration is now open, £11 for affiliated and £13 for non-affiliated. Please visit our website to register you can also register on the day from 10am until 11.45am. Please check out our Sperrin Harriers Facebook page and keep an eye out in the local press over the next few weeks for upcoming information, put this date on your calendar. Saturday 15th June, we will look forward to seeing all you lovely ladies there. Walk, Jog, Race YOU set the pace!

Race results and upcoming events

In order to ensure that all race results and events are captured in time for our weekly press release, Members are advised to ensure that they send through their times, reports, updates Francis Purvis or Gary McGuckin – contact details are available on the club website.


Harriers continue to train in Magherafelt at Meadow Bank Sports Arena on a Monday at 6.45pm, and a Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Cookstown training takes place at Loughry College on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 6.30pm.

Beginners and new members are welcome, as we cater for all abilities.

For those people interesting in a long training run, Sean Donnelly helps co-ordinate these at the weekend, so please keep an eye on Facebook and the Club Website for details. Plus, watch out for our new improved training schedules for during the summer months, details to follow in the coming weeks!