Many politicians this week end were found licking their wounds from the turmoil of the General Election, which saw some parties failing to get out of the starting blocks, while several failed to reach the finishing line, with one needing a little help just to break the tape. Mallusk Harriers however, were once more powering over the line without the slightest hint of assistance.
Wednesday 7th June 2017.
Fairhill 5 mile.
Several Harriers took part in this evening race through the centre of Ballymena. Once more Mallusk’s Mark Smith upped the gears for the club in spectacular form finishing in 28:19. Darren Taggart arrived next 37:56, Gillian Bainbridge 45:24, Dermot Boyd 52:03.
Saturday 9th June 2017.
At Lough Neagh Mallusk’s Deborah Ewing sprinted home in 24:46, with Tina Steele 25:47 and Nicola Hunter Boyd 34:26.
Junior Harrier Cole Barrington finished his parkrun in 35:19, with Anna Marie Nolan not far behind 35:54.
Lone gunslinger Martin McCready was our solitary Harrier at the City parkrun in Craigavon with a time of 25:20
Alex Davidson was 1st for Mallusk at the local parkrun in 22:07, with Paul Skillen having to settle for being 2nd Harrier this week in 26:36. 3rd home for Mallusk was Clare Teer 26:50, with Neil Campbell just behind 26:51. The improving Neil McGlinchey arrived in 27:34. Yasmin Lynn 31:03 and just ahead of Terence McIvor 31:04. Joanne 37:17, Patricia Kane 37:59, Maeve McGinley 43:15.
Venturing east this week for Mallusk were Ken McAuley with an excellent time of 21:17, Susan Thompson who accelerated home in 22:16 and Elaine Kennedy easing back to running in 27:53.
Mallusk’s Matthew Cromie just missed a sub 20 at Waterworks in 20:37. Robbie Gould next 21:48, with Stephen Semple 24:20, completing the first three Harriers home. Patrick McGuckin 25:21, Sharon McCavana 27:26. While Tiffany Donaldson was on fire with a PB 27:42, with hubby Danny just behind in 27:45. Fiona Wylie 32:31, Deirdre McCann 37:40, Jennifer McCoppin 37:43, Rosalind Stitt 38:16.
Stunnerz n Runnerz.
This ladies only 5 mile race hosted by Sperrin Harriers in Magherafelt got under way at midday. Clare Teer after competing in the Valley parkrun only a few hours earlier, sliced her way through the hills and blasted home in 45:48. Mairead O’Hare was next for Mallusk 1.01:17, with Lisa Thompson 1.03:23 and Elizabeth Peeples 1.05:09.
If Mallusk Harriers were a political party, we’d win every time.
Until next week… Stay safe.