Slacking – weekly(ish) – report

Slacking, me not you…
Apologies I haven’t kept on top of the report over the last few weeks, no excuse, irons in to many fires, if truth be told.

Anyway rewinding a few weeks previous the club had the luxury to progress from the previous year to enter an additional 2 teams in this year’s entries of 5 teams at the NI road relay championships at Victoria park hosted by Orangegrove, top marks to club captains Martin and Nuala for arranging the teams.

First up saw the 2 Masters ladies teams comprising of Team 1 – Nuala Muldoon, Susan Thompson & Patricia Curistan & Team 2 – Mairead O’Hare, Laura Campbell & Catherine Boyd. Smashing running ladies something probably totally new to you all; however both teams did extremely well, coming in 16th and 34th place. The Senior Ladies comprised of: Leeanne Skillen, Lisa Marie White & Lisa Brown, again great running coming home in 20th place, especially when you looked around at the stern competition you faced.

Next up was the mens Masters team comprising of Robert Gould, Jim Hewitt, Michael McAuley & Patrick McGukin – the lads also facing a highly competitive line up, with North Belfast looking to retain their title only to be eclipsed by a very strong team from Acorns. Our own Masters lads did extremely well and returned in 34th place. On to the finale with the line-up of the senior mens; the Mallusk team was made up of Matthew Cromie, Darren Taggart, Alan Ladd and Danny Donaldson. The lads did us proud and battled in with the big boys and returned in 27th place.

Smashing stuff lads and ladies, the club is extremely proud to have you out there wearing the club colours at a highly prestigious event, who knows what next year shall bring, maybe even more teams from Mallusk taking part. A very special mention goes out to Ian Simpson for his hospitality in setting up the club gazebo, tea & coffee, snacks and water. Also the kind gesture of the highly sought after personalised club bags.

A week later on the 8th October two of our members travelled to Dundrum to take part in the annual GR8 Dundrum race. First over the line in the club colours in 74th place from a field of 855 runners, was Patrick McGuckin in a great time of 56.40. Patrick was very closely followed home by Susan Thompson in a fantastic time of 59.54, Susan was 11th lady over the line and also recorded first home in her age group.

Also running on the Saturday afternoon at the Commedagh Chase Mountain Race, Michael McAuley continued to run in the mountains, returning in a time of 1.36… top man Michael.

Parkruns 10th October 2016
Waterworks – Matthew Cromie 20:01, Robbie Gould 21:16, Robert Gould 21:25, Patrick Hamill 25:28, Lisa Marie White 30:02 new PB, Jennifer Mc Coppin 31:56 new PB, Fiona Wylie 32:53, Mairead O’Hare 37:04, Deirdre McCann 37:44, Rosalind Stitt 39:44.
Belfast Victoria – Alex Davidson 20:20 & Dave Gibson 20:58 new PB
Antrim – Tom Wylie 23:59, Deborah Ewing 26:46, Tina Steele 26:46, Dawn Dubois 40:18.
Valley – Neil Campbell 20:49, Jackie McCreesh 27:35, Sarah McCafferty 28:28, Karen Jamison 28:33, Pamela McCafferty 28:40, Ryan McCready 29:47, Neil McCready 29:47, Duncan Baxter 30:02, Maeve McGinley 31:23, Anne Marie Craig 34:10, Katie McManus 35:00, Elaine Kennedy 45:30.

On to the Parkruns for the 15th October, the main event for the Harriers saw 37 members join Patrick Hamill on his milestone of 100 parkruns. Cracking performance Patrick, we all at the club are extremely pleased for you in achieving the infamous black jersey…
Matthew Cromie 19:42, Robbie Gould 20:09, Robert Gould 21:06, David Mullan 23:06 new PB, James Hewitt 24:53, Brendan McGeown 24:54, Patrick Hamill 25:31, Paul Skillen 26:02, Laura Rose 26:21, Neil McCready 26:46, Martin McCready 26:50, Karen Jamison 27:30 with new PB, Lisa Marie White 28:35 new PB, Jack McCready 28:58, Fidelma McCoppin 29:28, Catherine Mullan 29:32, Christopher Campbell 29:40 new PB, Ryan McCready 29:42 new PB, Neil CAMPBELL 29:47, Tiffany Donaldson 30:28, Fiona Wylie 32:04, Gordon Ward 32:11, Joelene Byrne 32:25, Dermot Boyd 32:26, Anne Marie Craig 32:33 new PB, Tom Wylie 32:33, Jennifer McCoppin 32:34, Debbie Sterritt 33:44, Sophie Davidson 34:25, Alex Davidson 34:26, Rosalind Stitt 36:47 new PB, Deirdre McCann 37:16, Anne Boyd 37:23, Mairead O’Hare 37:36, Joanne Haddock 42:43, Anna-Marie Barrington 42:44, Alan Ladd 44:21, Danny Donaldson 51:29.
Antrim – Deborah Ewing 24:35, Tina Steele 25:56 & Dawn Dubois 39:56.
Valley – Susan Thompson 22:42, Nuala Muldoon 24:08, Jackie McCreesh 27:46, Neill McGlinchy 28:56, Elaine Kennedy 39:35, Lorraine Ann Forsythe 45:20

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…’