With a slightly quieter racing calendar this week the first event for our members was Thursday nights Jude Gallagher Memorial ‘Round the Bridges’ 10 mile Road Race held on Limavady and hosted by local club Springwell AC. It was a miserable night as athletes took to the start line but the wind and rain didn’t dampen the spirits of members as they all put on a great performance and there was PBs galore. First Acorn over the finish line was Aaron Meharg, finishing 6th overall and showing us all that he is back on top form with a new PB and new 10 mile club record time of 55.43. First Acorn lady over the line was Team Captain Leanne Sands, completing her first 10 mile race in a time of 1.11.14. A massive thank you and well done to Springwell AC for hosting a great event and for their hospitality afterwards.

Aaron Meharg 55.43 PB 6th
Aidy O’Hagan 59.50
Martin McGirr 1.02.37
Cathal Cassidy 1.02.41
Gary McGuckin 1.08.08 PB
Jay Crean 1.08.51 PB
Pat Groogan 1.08.59
Oli Murphy 1.10.09
Mark Thom 1.10.13 PB
Leanne Sands 1.11.14 PB
Niall Hassan 1.11.36
Gary McGucken 1.14.16
Lisa Simpson 1.15.02 PB
Les Maneely 1.15.12
Brian Thom 1.18.20 PB
Colin Thom 1.19.42
Damian Kearney 1.20.37
Deirdre Bradley 1.22.15 PB
Denise Dallas 1.22.21 PB
Jennifer Bradley 1.22.22 PB
Stacey Hinfey 1.22.55
Kate Semple 1.24.03 PB
Don Brownlee 1.24.04 PB
Chris Jones 1.25.20 PB
Erika Kudrenko 1.26.27 PB
Padraig O’Kane 1.27.56
Jason Crawford 1.35.55
Leeona Davidson 1.35.55 PB
Paul Bradley 1.35.55 PB
Carol Brownlee 1.42.28
Gail Wilson 1.47.45 PB
Jayne Hassin-Scott 1.47.45 PB
Trevor Allen 1.48.35 PB


On Friday night The Hub, Cookstown organised the Cookstown Summer Carnival to bring the community together and have some fun. Some of our members took part in the Carnival by parading up the streets of Cookstown along with many other local businesses and organisations. Lots of fun was had by all and a big well done to The Hub for organising such a successful event.

On Saturday morning Acorn Colm Mullan took part in a local to him, the Augabrack 5K. Conditions were tough for the race due to winds but Colm put on a strong race finishing 3rd in a great time of 18.08.


Again on Saturday morning many of our members were in attendance at local Parkruns.


Roger McLean 18.43 1st
Alan Shaw 19.29
Gary McGucken 21.02
Marsha Abbott 22.50
Jacqueline Cahoon 23.04
Ian Hobson 23.28
Martin Conway 23.30 PB
Tracey Quinn 24.09
Erika Kudrenko 26.05
Craig Badger 26.27
Geraldine Mallon 26.48
Judith Black 27.52
Samantha Gates 28.06 PB
Tanya Shaw 29.05
Mary Devlin 35.36
Emily McLean 43.38
Sandra Symth 51.11


Chris Jones 25.03
Stephanie Jones 28.05


Niall Hassan 21.40


Don Brownlee 21.33 PB
Kate Semple 25.46


Athletics Ireland Masters Track and Field Championships
On Sunday Darrell McKee travelled to Tullamore, Co.Offlay to take part in the Irish Life Health Masters Track Championships 5000m event. Darrell took bronze in the event finishing in a very impressive time of 15.58.


With less that 3 weeks until our Blue Belles 5K it’s time for all you lovely Belles to get registered especially if you want to be in with a chance of getting yours hands on one of our beautiful running vests as there is only 150 of them up for grabs. Registration can be done through the following link on on the morning of the race https://online.athleticsni.org/ps/event/AcornsBlueBelles5k

The run will take place on Saturday 22nd July at 12 noon, starting on the Killyfaddy Road, Magherafelt and finishing in the Meadowbank Sports Arena, where you can enjoy some refreshment and famous Acorns hospitality. Look forward to seeing all you beautiful Belles there.


Greyabbey 10K & 5K, Fri 7th July, 7.30pm, Greyabbey Village Hall.
NI & Ulster 10,000m Track Championships, Sat 8th July, 11am, Mary Peters Track.
The Great Rossa Run, Sun 9th July, 10am, Arboe Parish Hall.
Ballyvea FC 10K Run, Mon 10th July, 7pm, Stanley Park, Carrigenagh Road.
The Shore 10K Killough, Tues 11th July, 7.30pm, Killough Community Centre.
Sea2Sky, Fri 14th July, 7.30pm, Donard Park, Newcastle.
Portaferry 10 Mile, Tues 18th July, 7.30pm, Portaferry Leisure Centre.
Acorns Blue Belles 5K, Sat 22nd July, 12noon, Meadowbank Sports Arena.
Running the Dark Hedges Half Marathon, Sat 22nd July, 10.45am, Community Centre,Dervock.