Weekly(ish) Report

Superman eats kryptonite for breakfast…

Many thanks to all the Harriers out running and volunteering at the events over the last few weeks… Honestly have been totally blown away this past week and lost for words, so no holding back and straight into the results…

Parkruns 5th November
Waterworks – Danny Donaldson 19:53, Robbie Gould 20:39, Ryan Clarke 20:52, Dave Gibson 20:58, Matthew Cromie 25:13, Patrick McGuckin 25:14, Patrick Hamill 26:02, James Hewitt 29:00, Tiffany Donaldson 32:44.
Ormeau – Fidelma McCoppin 30:38, Jennifer McCoppin 32:35, Deirdre McCann 36:37.
Antrim – Deborah Ewing 25:13, Tina Steele 25:49, Elaine Kennedy 28:53, Dermot Boyd 30:41, Anne Boyd 34:52, Dawn Dubois 40:51.
Valley – Martin McCready 21:19, Alex Davidson 23:19, Ciaran Skillen 25:02, Owen Fulton 25:21, Karen Jamison 28:13, Neill McGlinchey 30:07, Laura Campbell 30:15, Jack McCready 31:23, Debbie Sterritt 31:40, Tom Wylie 31:40, Duncan Baxter 31:42, Leeanne Skillen 31:56, Paul Skillen 31:57, Sharon McAuley 39:04, Lorraine Forsythe 47:14.

6th November – Tough love… a great representation from many from the club at the Decathlon 10k with many coming home with PB’s for the distance, unfortunately as it wasn’t a timed event we can’t classify the results obtained by our competitors, however you now know what’s in the locker for the next one.

12th November
Waterworks – Mallusk Harriers on tour 2016… Back where it all began, well for many of us… The Harriers tour bus rolled into the Waterworks where we were met with an exceptional greeting from Race director Ruth and her merry band of volunteers. 31 Mallusk runners took on the 5k parkrun course and also in attendance – Ian and his helping supporting crew and cheerleaders for all the runners. Mr Simpson, setting up from early doors providing a great cuppa only to be out classed by Joanne’s MH cupcakes and cookies… As the club has grown rapidly over the past 18 months, with 4 nights training along with long runs at the weekends, this is a smashing opportunity to catch up with everyone within the club, providing an opportunity to dress in the club top and pitch it to those thinking of joining up with a club.

Over to the results for the parkrun; Danny Donaldson 19:28, Robbie Gould 20:59, Robert Gould 21:09, Ciaran Skillen 21:46, Susan Thompson 22:41, Paul Skillen 22:54 New PB, thanks to ‘Elbows D’ clearing a pathway… Alex Davidson 22:54, Matthew Cromie 23:15, Noel Bloomfield 23:55, Owen Fulton 24:48, Patrick Hamill 24:53, Nikki Fleck 26:28, Laura Rose 27:24, Christopher Campbell 27:46 New PB, Neil Campbell 27:48 (you’re not getting a PB, you ditched Laura) Elaine Kennedy 27:54, Lisa Marie White 28:38, Gillian Bainbridge 29:19, Tiffany Donaldson 29:21, Laura Campbell 29:28, Dermot Boyd 29:48 New PB, Duncan Baxter 30:02, Neill McGlinchey 30:03, Kelly Carlisle 30:58, Anne Marie Craig 32:32 New PB, Ellen Butler 32:40 New PB, Jennifer Butler 32:43, Louise Keenan 34:18, Martin Keenan 34:58, Margaret Craig 39:53, Joanne Haddock 40:12.

Must say a huge thank you to Ian Simpson who has put a vast amount of work into arranging these touring events for all at the club to enjoy, many thanks Ian, already looking forward to the next one…

Victoria – Patrick McGuckin 23:01
Ecos Ballymena – Fidelma McCoppin 29:47, Jennifer McCoppin 33:06, Rosalind Stitt 38:34, Deirdre McCann 38:40
Omagh – Martin McCready 21:20
Antrim – Deborah Ewing 25:38, Tina Steele 26:09
Valley – Nuala Muldoon 23:51, Tom Wylie 27:40, Martin McCourt 27:41, Debbie Sterritt 32:09

Fresh from his Mourne Skyline run and back working in the Daily Planet, Superman… oops I mean Michael McAuley was lured back down to Co. Down for a wee run around Tollymore forest. The race had several options from the 10K, half marathon, full marathon and the Ultra marathon. Yep Micky decided to get full value out of his entrance fee and go all out with the 39mile Ultra. The lad has certainly put in some serious miles and hasn’t been daunted by any of the challenges he has faced in recent weeks, from the NIMRA Mountain fell running series to the Mourne Skyline and now has moved on another level to complete the Ultra marathon in a highly creditable 26th place in a smashing time of 6 hours 58 minutes & 10 seconds… though I took my hat off to you and Nuala for completing the Skyline, I’m lost for words matey for this, fantastic achievement lad…!!!

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…’