A run begins, the moment you forget that you are running….
Many Harriers returned to parkrun this weekend, and with their various aspects of training, many continued to push the barriers from previous unknown times. Again the term personal best, is becoming synonymous to the vest of Mallusk as once more PBs’ were shattered.
Saturday 8th April 2017.
Debbie Ewing cruised along the shores of Lough Neagh in a time of 27:04, with Tina Steele close behind 27:08.
In the west of the city Patricia Curistan got her PB in 23:42.
Our very own sheriff of Nottingham was Danny Donaldson’s sub 20 time of 19:38, with Maid Marion Tiffany Donaldson in 30:19.
Patrick McGuckin finished with the 3rd podium place and a PB in 19:00, Duncan Baxter preparing for London in a few weeks cantered around the park in 30:57.
There was a trip to the north coast and a paddle in the sea for Anna Marie Nolan’s 50th parkrun celebration. Elaine Kennedy enjoyed the salt air in 26:48, with Dermot Boyd 33:36, wife Anne 35:56, Anna Marie Nolan 41:17, Catherine Boyd & Kelly Carlisle sharing 41:19 with Joanne Haddock 41:20.
The furthest travelled Mallusk Harrier for a parkrun award this week goes to Nikki Fleck who went down under, completing her parkrun while most of us were in bed with a time of 26:19.
Storming across the finish line was Susan Thompson who was 2nd lady at Stormont in 22:36. Marie McFarlane next in 30:45 with Fidelma McCoppin a PB also with 30:45. Fiona Wylie 31:45, Darren Linton 32:30. Rosalind ‘PB’ Stitt with yet another PB 34:16. Deirdre McCann 37:07.
The local parkrun at the Valley was another location for a plethora of PBs, starting with Alastair Houldsworth with a PB in 20:08. Brendan McGeown PB 22:31. Liam McGowan 23:40. Clare Teer celebrated as 1st lady in her category with a PB in 24:44. Ciaran Skillen just behind 24:45, with brother Paul 24:55. Sharon Dunn 27:54 and sister Joanne Milne 28:06, Neil Campbell a breath behind 28:07, Neil McGlinchey 28:39. Alyson Taylor with a PB 30:34 and also Debbie Sterritt a PB in 31:26.
A big parkrun thankyou to Mallusk volunteers Lorraine Anne Forsythe and Owen Fulton.
Mallusk’s Alex Davidson again pushed his body to not only a sub 20 but a PB in 18:30. Matthew Cromie 22:22, Jack McCready with a PB in 23:33 and father Neil a PB 23:42. Sharon McCavana 25:00, Maeve Kennedy 26:03, James Hewitt 27:06, David McCavana 33:24.
One of the most picturesque settings for a race took place on the shores of Strangford on Saturday with the Born 2 Run Castleward 10K. Darren Taggart 55:33 and Hilary Faith 1.01:41 were our Harriers involved.
Sunday 9th April 2017.
Queens Island now renamed as Titanic Quarter saw Mallusk’s Mark Smith close the gap on the leaders in the 10K race with an impressive 36:42. Gareth Mcloughlin 47:42, Maeve Kennedy 52:20.
Palm Sunday brought out the runners before Easter with the Rabbit Run at Loughshore, Mallusk’s Brian McDonald was 1st Harrier in 24:31, with Karen Jamison the 1st female Mallusk Harrier in a time of 27:03, Ian Simpson 30:55, Rosalind Stitt 33:36, Joanne Haddock 42:45, Kelly Carlisle also 42:45, Deborah Finlay 44:51, Theresa Corrigan 44:54.
Stena Line Triathlon
Dedicated training pushes the body to preform in all aspects of sport and a big well done to star tri-athletes Mallusk Harriers Hillary Faith 1.36:13 and Frances Kane 2.06:03.
Hopefully everyone has been included for this week.
Therefore I wish all our Mallusk Harriers a Happy Easter.