Mel Hughes claims the Cormac 10k

Louise and Ursula Kelly at Benone Surf N Turf
Louise and Ursula Kelly at Benone Surf N Turf

Congratulations to Sperrin Harrier Mel Hughes who was the winner of the Cormac 10K in Eglish in a time of 38 minsutes.

Other Harriers who put in strong performances were Barry O’Neill (45.20) and Patsy Hughes (47 mins).

Congratulations also to Sperrin Harrier Lady Ursula Kelly who picked up 3rd prize and narrowly missing out on second place, at the Surf n Turf Half Marathon last Saturday.

This tough 13.1 mile race is ran over multiple terrains including sand. Her sister Louise Kelly also completed in the 10k race achieving a respectable time of 51 minutes 55 seconds.

Les Jones Memorial 10k- On Friday evening well over 200 runners set off from Mary Peters Track in warm sunny conditions.

The runners headed out the Malone Road, along the scenic Lagan Towpath, finishing back on Mary Peters Track. Toirleach Gourley representing Sperrin Harriers completed in a time of 47.10.

Park Run MUSA Times- Pierce McCullagh 17.02, Adrian Devlin 19.29, Fergal McElroy 20.23, Gavin Wylie 21.07, Jolene O’Hara 27.01, Maureen Mallon 29.13.

Ladies there is less than four weeks to go to Stunnerz ‘N’ Runnerz which will take place on June 14th. There will be more details and pre-registration at

Upcoming races: Wilkies 5 mile- Thursday 22nd May at 7.30pm, Runher 10k - Friday 23 May at 7pm, Killyclogher 10k- Saturday 24th May at 11am.

Sperrin Harriers is expanding its coaching base and is offering members the opportunity to take up coaching courses. Any member considering taking up coaching should contact Sean Donnelly and then make their application to the Secretary.

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