Stop, look and listen

It’s been a while and I am very sure I will leave someone or some race out, sincere apologies before I get in to the report, shall try my best to keep it short, however I am sure there will be a story along the way somewhere…
Excuses : – dog ate my pencil and I had to wait for Mrs S to buy the kids the school goodies before I could nick a pencil…
Truth : – Plain lazy, sorz…


First up, well done to David Mullan on running the race, ‘Thank God that’s over and never again’, otherwise known as the Lurig Challenge Mountain Race.

Waterworks parkrun – Patrick Hamill 24:55, Deirdre Lavery 33:42, Cathy McGowan 40:43.

Belfast Victoria parkrun – Robbie Gould 19:49, Fidelma McCoppin 29:24, Jennifer McCoppin 32:16, Fiona Wylie 33:32, Rosalind Stitt 34:55.

Falls parkrun – Susan Thompson no recorded time

Antrim parkrun – Laura Rose 25:24, Deborah Ewing 26:38, Elaine Kennedy 26:57, Tina Steele 27:01, Ellen Butler 33:50, Jennifer Butler 33:54.

Valley parkrun – Martin McCourt 21:30, Nuala Muldoon 23:41, Jack McCready 26:43, Martin McCready 26:46, Paul Skillen 26:46, Jackie McCreesh 30:05, Alyson Taylor 31:02, Tom Wylie 31:03, Debbie Sterritt 33:16, Joelene Byrne 33:23, Anne McCaffrey 33:47, Sharon McAuley 38:00, Mairead O’ Hare 39:21.

Tandragee 10k – As part of the Novosco 10k running series 5 almost ever present runners travelled to Armagh to take on the Tandragee run. First for the Harriers to cross the line was Jennifer Butler 50:31, followed by Jim Hewitt 51:40, Laura Rose 53:22, Anna-Marie Barrington 54:09, Joanne Haddock 82:24.


Waterworks parkrun – Robbie Gould 20:37, Anna-Marie Barrington 27:47, Darren Linton 29:26, Anne Marie Craig 33:45, Fiona Wylie 35:02

Belfast Victoria parkrun – Ellen Butler 35:12, Laura Rose 35:13

Falls parkrun – Susan Thompson 22:20

Ormeau parkrun – Dermot Boyd 33:04 and Anne Boyd 35:55

Antrim parkrun – Tina Steele 26:21, Fidelma McCoppin 30:10, Jennifer McCoppin 33:37, Rosalind Stitt 35:25

Carrickfergus parkrun – Ben Davidson 27:57, Alyson Taylor 30:14

Valley parkrun – Liam McGowan 22:13, Nuala Muldoon 24:00, Martin McCready 25:42, Karen Jamison 27:11, Gemma Fowler 27:44, Neil McCready 29:08, Jackie McCreesh 29:35, Clare Teer 30:12, Michelle Ker 31:02, Kelly Forsythe 31:02, Tom Wylie 31:03, Joelene Byrne 33:39, Mairead OHare 39:57, Cathy McGowan 41:25


Portrush 5mile road race – Susan Thompson 34:55 & Deborah Ewing 39:02

Given a choice some of the folk travelled to the Silent Valley for the annual Dambusters 10k and Half Marathon, a race becoming an ever popular event in the calendar with 5 of our runners taking on the 10k race and 6 runners taking on the half marathon.

First over the line in the 10k race was Noel Bloomfield in a time of 52:34, followed by Jennifer Butler 52:40,Patrick J Hamill 52:50, Leeanne Skillen 64:16, Laura Campbell 66:01. The 6 half marathon runners were led home by Danny Donaldson 1:30:59, Danny finished in a highly respectable 7th place overall and completed all the half marathons in the running series, extremely well done…!! Next home was Neil Campbell 1:47:08, Darren Taggart 1:57:07, Catherine Boyd 1:57:36, Elaine Kennedy 2:06:37, Tiffany Donaldson (nee McAllister) 2:33:19, smashing running by all, well done folks…


Waterworks parkrun – Danny Donaldson 18:45, Robert Gould 21:35, Jack McCready 25:51, Laura Rose 25:54, Patrick J Hamill 25:56, Noel Bloomfield 29:00, Laura Campbell 29:00, Jennifer Butler 29:01, Lisa Marie White 30:35, Dermot Boyd 32:10, Roseann McGeown 32:52, Brendan McGeown 32:54, Christopher Campbell 34:28, Ellen Butler 34:49, Paul Skillen 35:30, Anne Boyd 36:12, Deirdre Lavery 36:13, Mairead O’Hare 37:42, Tiffany Donaldson 46:18.

Belfast Victoria parkrun – Gordon Ward 31:46.

Portrush parkrun – Susan Thompson 23:09, Deborah Ewing 25:04, Elaine Kennedy 26:34, Kelly Forsythe 29:28, Michelle Ker 29:32

Cross Flatts parkrun – Alan Ladd 20:22

Valley parkrun – Nuala Muldoon 24:13, Debbie Sterritt 32:46, Sharon McAuley 37:43, Kelly Forsythe 40:18

Stormont parkrun – Fidelma McCoppin 31:13 , Jennifer McCoppin 32:51, Fiona Wylie 35:30

Colin Glen parkrun – Patricia Curistan 24:33


On to the Sunday crew, where from a spectators point of view and I am sure the sentiment is also echoed by all at our club, how great a road race Seapark AC put on for all the competitors and spectators alike… 17 runners from Mallusk headed over the old Carrick road to take on the 10K race in the sunshine. Some a little more used to the distance than others, however we did have a few of the recent C25K graduates taking on the distance for the very first time, and didn’t they put in a smashing shift. Extremely well done to Martine Murphy 65:47, Katrina Murphy 66:14, Anne Marie Craig 68:18, now no time to rest on your laurels time to move on to the next one… The remainder of the field was made up of the following runners from the club; Susan Thompson 44:16, Deborah Ewing 47:59, Darren Taggart 48:27, James Hewitt 49:46, Anna-Marie Barrington 50:24, Tina Steele 53:30, Louise Keenan 50:35, Patrick J Hamill 53:47, Laura Rose 54:11, Nicola Fleck 54:20, Jennifer Butler 55:34, Ian Simpson 62:15, Clare Teer 62:30, Leeanne Skillen 62:41.

Remember folks even if your dressed in very bright orange clothing and a car signals to turn right and moves into the right hand lane and almost turns into the road, take heed of the green cross code as there are some drivers set on taking us runners out…..

Again apologies if any of our runners have been missed out in this week’s report, as I am sure someone may have been overlooked…
Safe running to you all, ‘pay it forward…’ and remember ‘Right to the Line…’