Club Report: 14th May 2017

That scent of rain on dry pavements is called Petrichor, and it returned this weekend as temperatures cooled and the sky darkened. Mallusk Harriers are however a hardy bunch, wearing the vest come shower or shine, and giving one the excuse….. To run through the puddles.

Saturday 13th May 2017:

After a couple of weeks break Antrim returned to the parkrun circuit and Mallusk’s Deborah Ewing turned on the speed with an impressive 24:35. Tina Steele not far behind and just missing a PB in 25:20. Martin Keenan 25:48 our only Mallusk male senior as Elaine Kennedy finished in 27:22. Junior Harrier Ethan Barrington arrived next 31:47, with Catherine Boyd a step behind 31:48. Another Junior Cole Barrington 36:48, with mum Anna Marie just behind 38:49.

Ken McAuley 30:05, was the solidary Harrier at Falls this week.

Mallusk’s Neil Campbell was our first man home in 20:27, with his training buddy Martin McCready 21:38. Patrick McGuickin 23:45, and Nuala Muldoon 24:42 our 1st lady. Mark Hay 25:51, Neil McGlinchey 27:57, Fidelma McCoppin 31:35, Debbie Sterrit 32:30, Patricia Kane 37:25.
Parkrun thanks Mallusk volunteer Owen Fulton.

Mallusk’s Danny Donaldson appeared to stroll to his 21:37 at the Waterworks, with Stephen Semple next 22:50, Junior Harrier Jack McCready with an impressive 23:24 and Catherine Mullan a PB in 25:33. Patrick Hamil 25:45, Tiffany Donaldson 30:54, Mairead O’Hare impressive with a PB 35:21. Deirdre McCann 35:28, Lisa Thompson 38:56, Elizabeth Peeples 40:19, Joanne Haddock 40:30.
Parkrun thanks Mallusk volunteer Fiona Wylie.

Jengana 10K
At Shanes Castle the Jengana 10K saw Mallusk’s Mark Smith tackle the woodland course in an excellent 37:05.
(no results available for 5K)

As our Couch to 5K participants continue to improve, it is important to remember that there is not any other quality essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, including nature. Whether you are training for your first 5K or moving up to a 10K. A half marathon, full marathon or demonstrated by some Harriers, an Ultra. Perseverance should be engrained in your soul.

Have a good week….

The Insider.