Yet another busy week for the Acorns crew. Action kicked of this week on Tuesday night when Roger McLean headed of the Bangor track meet to take part in a 3000m race. Roger ran through tough conditions of wind finishing in a fine time of 10.57.

On Wednesday night some of our members attended the Fairhill 5 mile road race in Ballymena. Perfect conditions for running and a extremely well run event. A big thank you and well done to Ballymena Runners. First Acorn to finish was Eoin Hughes in a new PB time of 26.39. Next Acorn to finish was Aaron Meharg on a time of 27.34, followed but first Acorn lady to finish, Leanne Sands in a time of 33.42.

Eoin Hughes 26.49 PB
Aaron Meharg 27.34
Leanne Sands 33.42
Niall Hassan 34.34
Mark Thom 35.01
Sandra McKeown 36.21
Patrice Laffitte-Fitou 36.23 PB
Marsha Abbott 37.29
Bridie Young 39.55 PB
Edel Kidd 41.16
Brendan Sweeny 43.17
Helen McToal 44.43
Declan Young 45.13 PB
Ciaran Brown 45.13 PB
Judith Dickson 48.29
Judith Maneely 50.05
Victoria McKee 56.00

Also on Wednesday night some Acorns upto Craigavon to take part in three events at the CRAIGAVON Lakes races, a 10K, 5K and 1K. A great family event and for some of our members this was their first time racing a 10K.


Leeona Davidson 56.08 PB
Leanne Johnston 60.11 PB
Linda Espie 60.21 PB
Jayne Hassin Scott 60.24
Gail Wilson 60.26 PB
Alanda Greer 63.19 PB


Stacey Hinfey 22.58
Colin Thom 23.22
Edel McGuckin 24.44
Erika Kudrenko 24.52
Gillian Kirkpatrick 25.57

Ilze Pastare also ran the 1K with some of the Acorns kids.

On Saturday morning Acorns were in high attendance at the Sperrin Harriers, Stunnerz ‘N’ Runnerz 5 Mile race in Magherafelt. Our very own Natalie Hall battled through very warm conditions to win the race in a fabulous time if 31.57. Next Acorn lady to cross the line was Ciara Goddard in 36.39 followed then by Lisa Simpson in 37.57. Wendy Wensleydale, Denise Dallas and Margaret McKee won their age category prizes. Acorns AC would like to say a huge thank you to Sperrin Harriers for organising a great race and for their hospitality afterwards.


Stunnerz n Runnerz 5 Mile Run Results

Natalie Hall 31.57 1st overall
Ciara Goddard 36.39 PB
Lisa Simpson 37.57
Barbara Wallace 38.23
Marsha Abbott 39.44
Jacqueline Cahoon 40.04
Wendy Wensley 40.41 Age group prize winner.
Judith Dickson 40.45
Olivia Moore 40.45
Denise Dallas 41.16 PB Age group prize winner
Tracey Quinn 41.36
Bridie Young 42.41
Donna Patterson 42.41
Edel Kidd 43.46
Gillian Kirkpatrick 43.48
Erika Kudrenko 44.22
Judith Newell 44.44
Sandra Hunter 45.18 pb
Orlagh Brownlow 47.16
Bronagh Stockman 47.35
Judith Black 47.41
Andra McKeown 48.11
Geraldine Mallon 49.20
Stephanie Jones 50.29
Margaret McKee 50.31 Age group prize winner
Samantha Gates 51.07
Michaela Duffin 51.38
Karleen Colton 54.01
Tracy Devlin 55.07
Brenda Buchanan 57.35
Cathy Cleary 58.06
Breige Walker 59.59
Mary Devlin 62.04



Andrew Shaw 19.23
Alan Shaw 19.36
Barry Loughran 20.36
Niall Hassan 20.47
Mark Thom 21.05
Roger McLean 21.22
Gary McGucken 21.22
Damien Kelly 23.46
Ian Hobson 23.53
Martin Conway 23.56 PB
Ciaran Brown 26.12 PB
Owen Coogan 27.06
Tanya Shaw 27.09
Erika Kudrenko 27.18
Shaun McKinley 31.41 PB
Helen Steenson 37.07
Ruby Morrison 40.34
Iris Thom 40.34 PB
Emily McLean 41.37
Marina Abbott 54.36
Sandra Smyth 54.37


Kevin Conway 20.21
Helen McToal 27.01


Leanne Johnston 40.19
Luke Johnston 40.19



On Sunday morning Acorns Mark Conlon and Mick Muldoon attended the Brendan McGlone 5K charity fun run in. Mark Conlon finished in a time of 22.10 and Mick Muldoon 25.25.



AcornsAC are proud to present the 2nd Year of the Blue Belles 5k. This is a ladies only race and whether you Walk, Jog or Run get out there and enjoy it.

The Run will take place on Saturday 22nd July at 12noon starting on the Killyfaddy Rd, Magherafelt and finishing at the Meadowbank Sports Arena, where you will enjoy some refreshments and famous AcornsAC hospitality.

Vests available for the first 150 entrants with the first 100 getting their name printed on the uniquely printed vests, so DONT DELAY, enter TODAY.

Entry is £12 for ANI affiliated athletes and £14 for Non ANI affiliated athletes.

Entries can be made on the Athletics NI website through the following link or on the morning of the race.

Look forward to seeing you all you ‘Belles’ on the day and enjoy your training leading up to it.


Acorns AC presents ‘Night of 3000m’, Wed 14th, 7pm, Meadowbank Sports Arena.
Centra Run Together, Wed 14th, 7pm, Derry Quayside.
Annaghmore 5K & 10K, Wed 14th, 7.30pm, Annaghmore.
An Creggan 5K Trail Run, Wed 14th, 7.30pm, An Creggan.
Dromara 5K, Wed 14th, 7.30pm, Community Centre Dromara.
Newell 10K& 5K, Thur 15th, 7.15pm(10K) 7.45pm (5K), Coalisland.
Comber 10K, Fri 16th, 7.30pm, Comber Leisure Centre.
Carrickmore 5K, Sat 17th, 11am, Carrickmore GAC.
Loup 10K & 5K, Sat 17th, 10.30am, Loup GAC.
Centra Run Together, Sun 18th, 10.30am, Parkanaur Forest.
Lisburn Half Marathon & 10K, Wed 21st, 6.30pm, Lagan Valley Island.
Killyleagh 5, Fri 23rd, 7.15pm, Bridge Centre, Kilkyleagh.
Dromore 10K &5K, Sat 24th, 12 noon, Main Street, Dromore.
Irish Milers Meet, Sat 24th, 1pm, Mary Peters Track.
Hell4Leather, Sun 25th, 1pm, Moneyglass Community Centre.