Sperrin Harriers in action at Ballinderry

The Sperrin Harriers team at the recent Ballinderry 5k and 10k
The Sperrin Harriers team at the recent Ballinderry 5k and 10k

Thirteen Harriers lined out at Shamrock Park, Ballinderry in fine weather conditions on Saturday to take on the 5K and 10K races.

Eirin McDaid was the first Harrier to complete coming fourth in an impressive time of 36.23.

Second Harrier home was Gareth Cardwell in 40.28, while less than a minute later Tommy Harraghy crossed the line on 41.15 to take second place in the M60 category.

Colly Gallagher, returning from injury, finished in 41.39, while John Bashford ran a great time of 42.05 to take first place in the M50 category.

Natalie Hall was the first female Harrier to finish in 43.51, closely followed by Barry O’Neill on 44.03.

Next in was Patsy Hughes in a time of 46.34 with Fiona Devlin and Emily McGowan completing in 54.06 and 55.56 respectively.

Stephen McWilliams, also returning from injury, ran another PB in 59.14, while Maureen Mallon completed the Harriers representation.

In the 5k the Harriers were represented by Roisin Martin.

Cookstown Park Run 5k- Adrian Devlin 18.19 (PB), Fergal McElroy 20.07, Colm McGuckian 20.18, Adrian Rea 22.52, Nicola Gillespie 25.31.

Glasgow Park Run 5k- Mark Reid 19.03.

Train in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Training continues as usual at 6.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Loughry. This Tuesday (12th) we will be having another session of our six weekly 5K training time trials in Drum Manor starting at 6.30pm.

Anyone seeking further information or 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

Week Ahead:- Darragh Cross 6M, Crossgar on Thursday 14th August at 7.30pm;

Burren 10K, Warrenpoint on Thursday 14th August at 7.30pm; Groomsport Half Marathon and 10K, Bangor on Friday 15th August at 7pm; Mallusk 5M on Friday 15th August at 7pm; Monaghan Town 5M and 10M on Sunday 17th August at 12.30pm; Bright Run 5k and 10k, Downpatrick on Sunday 17th August at 1pm.

Any member intending to participate in any of the above races is asked to send details in advance to pro.sperrinharriers@gmail.com.

There is only 11 weeks to the first race in our winter league. Keep an eye out in our press reports, facebook and website in coming weeks for more details.