Summer is the time of year when we embrace brighter nights and have the luxury to add a little additional training in way of an extra run, or a long brisk walk if coming back from injury. In May and June when the late evening sun is still high, and the sky is the colour of a Constable canvas; pause, reflect and breathe deep the fresh country or salt sea air, for it is that, which we first miss when winter snatches it back.
Saturday 20th May 2017:
Neil Campbell stormed around the Lough Neagh course with a sub 20 in 19:28. Laura Rose was next for Mallusk with a PB in 23:27. Tina Steele 25:31, Neil McGlinchey with a PB 25:51, Laura Campbell a PB 28:31. Elaine Kennedy 39:53.
parkrun thanks Mallusk Volunteer Elaine Kennedy.
The award for the furthest travelled Harrier for a parkrun this weekend goes to Anna Marie Nolan for her forest run at Ballyconnel on the Atlantic shore and a PB in a time of 24:55.
A trip around the Falls for Mallusk’s Fidelma McCoppin saw her home in 30:22.
Mallusk’s Kelly Carlisle was on the lookout for peroxide blondes as she navigated the course at Stormont in 31:04.
parkrun thanks Mallusk Volunteer Mags Mathieson.
Dave ‘the power’ Gibson was 1st for Mallusk at Valley with a PB 23:45. Next came a Mallusk Junior in his first parkrun. Adam McCann was also the 2nd Harrier home in an impressive 24:14. Sarah Dinsmore 26:06, Alan Ladd 26:07, Frances Kane 28:40, Alex Davidson 28:56, Ken McAuley 29:27, Mairead O’Hare with a PB 35:15. Patricia Kane 48:34.
parkrun thanks Mallusk Volunteers Patricia Kane, Louise Ladd.
1st for Mallusk at Waterworks was Martin McCready in 21:22, Robbie Gould close behind 21:35, Junior Harrier Jack McCready with a PB 22:10, along with Danny Donaldson 22:10. Mallusk’s First lady Susan Thompson nursing that calf back to fitness in 22:23, Neil McCready a PB 23:27. Patrick Hamil 25:19, Sharon McCavana 25:54, Junior Ryan McCready 30:23. Runner of the month Tiffany Donaldson 31:28, Fiona Wylie 35:16, Rosalind Stitt 35:17, Deirdre McCann 36:12, David McCavana 37:41, Joanne Haddock 40:05.
parkrun thanks Mallusk Volunteers Catherine & David Mullan.
Lough Neagh Rescue Charity 5 mile.
Missing out on a podium place by just 20 seconds was Mallusk’s Mark Smith in 4th place, completing the Lough Neagh 5 miles in a phenomenal 29:21.
Sunday 28th May, is the date for the Edinburgh Marathon & Half Marathon. Making Edinburgh rock will be Mallusk Harriers Patricia Curistan, Deborah Ewing and Tina Steele in the marathon, while Janet Grew and Elaine Kennedy compete in the half.
An enormous Mallusk Harrier Best of Luck to you all.
Until next week