Every morning in the animal kingdom, a gazelle wakens up knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion. That same lion wakens up each morning knowing it must run faster than the slowest gazelle. It doesn’t matter whether you are the lion or the gazelle. When the sun comes up – you’d better be running….
Friday 2nd June 2017.
Albertville 4 mile (Duncrue).
Being 1st male over 45 home and 10th place overall was the lighting fast youthful Mallusk Harrier Mark Smith with a time of 22:45. Danny Donaldson was next 24:02 and Neil Campbell 24:50, completed the first three Harriers home. Jim Green arrived in 28:03, with young Susan Thompson 28:13 close behind as 1st female over 45. Paul Skillen cantered in with a time of 29:23. Sam Hastings 31:07, had just enough to keep Owen Fulton 31:08 at bay. Joanne Milne 33:03, Sarah McCafferty 33:13, Clare Teer 33:30, kept Team Mallusk rolling in. The ageless Pamela McCafferty 33:47 became the 1st female over 50 home. Nikki Fleck raced to the line in 35:10, Lisa Thompson next in 36:16, Leeanne Skillen & Laura Campbell shared the tape in 37:41, with Tiffany Donaldson on their tails in 37:43. Roisin McLaughlin 39:11, Roseann McGeown 40:36, Dermot Boyd 41:14, Maeve McGinley 41:26, Mairead O’Hare 44:59, completed a roaring night for Mallusk.
Saturday 3rd June 2017:
The accomplishment is that you finished. The triumph is that you had the guts to begin…
Over 100 Mallusk Harriers and Run Newtownabbey descended to the Valley parkrun on Saturday, for the culmination of the club’s couch to 5K.
*Run Newtownabbey – RN.
Junior Harrier Adam McCann continues to inspire being the 1st to the line for Mallusk in 23:03. Dave Gibson 2nd Harrier home in 24:07. 1st lady and 3rd for Mallusk was Laura Rose back to the parkrun circuit with a PB 24:26. Patricia Moore next 28:27 bringing the 1st RN home Gabrielle McMillan also in 28:27, with Sarah McCafferty just behind 28:28. Roger Smith RN 28:36, Nikki Fleck 29:10. Yasmin Lynn RN with a PB 29:10. Terrence McIvor RN also with a PB 29:11.
Darren Linton 30:10. Kerry Smith RN 31:05, Patricia Gallagher RN 31:18, Bronach McAuley 31:43. Junior Harrier Ben Davidson 31:59, Ciara Burnell RN 32:01. Catherine McGrann 32:10, Junior Harrier Ryan McCready 32:20. Lisa Kerr RN & Leeanne Hutchinson RN 32:44, Elizabeth Davidson RN 32:57, Samuel Wheavil RN & Philip Hewitt RN 32:58. Junior Harrier Connor Burns in his 1st parkrun 33:25, Lyndsey Collins 33:44. Debbie Reid RN & Ken McAuley 34:07, Freda Stubbs RN 34:16, Susan Thompson 34:17, Hannah Hope RN 34:26.
Junior Harrier Sinead O’Hare in her 1st parkrun 35:43. Janet Grew 35:44. Tina Steele 35:47. Young Bentley Hodgson RN (terrific name!) in his 1st parkrun 35:48 along with Clare Teer also 35:48. Danny Donaldson 35:58, Heather Bowman RN 37:17, Mark Smith RN 37:31, Karen Jamison 37:32, Sharon Thompson RN 37:45, Neil Campbell 37:47, James Hewitt 37:49, Jackie Kelly RN 37:55, Deirdre McCann 37:56. Young Georgia Milne RN in her 1st parkrun 37:57. Elaine Kennedy & Gillian Bainbridge both brought junior Harrier Ella McGinley home in her 1st parkrun as all three finished together in a time of 37:58. Mal Quail 37:59, Fiona Wylie 38:00, Joanne Milne 38:02. Young Matthew Smith RN in his 1st parkrun 38:07, Tracey Whittley RN 38:15. Junior Harrier Alysha Carson in her 1st parkrun 38:26, Leeanne Skillen 38:27, Claire Hamilton & Carly Acheson RN 38:32. Mary Hodgson RN 38:40, Laura Campbell 38:41, Junior Harrier Mali Skillen 39:07. Young Sophie Bainbridge RN with a PB 39:09 along with junior Harrier Jack McCready also 39:09.
Sara McCloskey RN 40:21, Matthew Cromie 40:26, Michelle Fleming RN 40:27, Ciaran Skillen 40:29, Pamela McCafferty 40:44, Julie Quail RN 40:54, Tiffany Donaldson 40:55. Junior Harrier Elyse Taylor 41:21 in her 1st parkrun, Alyson Taylor 41:26, Maeve McGinley 41:57, Jennifer Butler 42:31. Junior Harrier Aimee Hughes 43:00 in her 1st parkrun. Noel Bloomfield 43:01, Miriam Clarke 43:49, Debbie Sterritt 43:50, Dawn Dubois RN 44:19, Sharon Dunn, Neil McGlinchey & Jackie McCreesh 44:20, Elizabeth Peeples 44:21. Junior Harrier Rory Burns also 44:21 in his 1st parkrun. Young Katelyn Patterson RN 44:49 also her 1st parkrun. Margaret Craig & Sharon Burns RN 44:51.
Breda Hughes RN 45:25, Alex Davidson, Patricia Kane & Neil McCready 45:26, Katherine McCloskey 47:30, Deirdre McCloskey RN 47:31. Wendy McCullough RN 49:38, Mairead O’Hare 49:39, Paul Skillen 49:41. Young Jager Boyd (another great name!) RN 52:33 in his 1st parkrun. Catherine Boyd 52:34, Dermot Boyd 52:48, Frances Kane 1.03:35 (sweeper).
parkrun thanks Mallusk volunteers Alex Davidson, Owen Fulton Frances Kane, Jennifer McCoppin, Nuala Muldoon.
A word of thanks for Alex Davidson who has sweated more than a few calories to fulfil this C25K programme. Through sun, rain, possibly a little bit of thunder and the odd rainbow, Alex has been the voice behind the mic, always offering encouragement and always available for questions. Without Alex, Ian Simpson and countless Mallusk Harrier volunteers, this healthy body and mind programme would not be possible…
Thank you guys.
Mallusk’s Martin Keenan was our solitary Harrier home in 25:05.
Three Harriers took part at the Waterworks this weekend, which saw Sharon McCavana with a PB in her 50th parkrun in 24:03, a massive congratulations for reaching the half century. David McCavana 36:00, Joanne Haddock 42:00.
Sunday 4th June 2017
Leg it Hazelbank 5 mile / 1 mile.
1 mile event for the juniors at Hazelbank saw Ben Davidson in cracking form 1st home for Mallusk in 6:50. Ellen Butler next 8:15, Christopher Campbell 8:16 and Chloe Davidson 8:17 all pushing for the line. Sophie Davidson 10:03, Eoghan Cromie 10:32, Erin Teer 11:28.
Another amazing weekend for this big hearted running club.
It is though unfortunately we finish on some sad news. This week we learned of the passing of club member Louise Ladd’s mother. All at the club pass on our condolences to Louise, Alan and the extended family circle at this difficult time.
Until next week, stay safe.
Unbeaten, unbowed, unvanquished. #London.