The will to win is nothing, without the will to prepare. Therefore, if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired, in the morning, the afternoon and the evening; but the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.
Seek and run towards your goal….
Thursday 6th July 2017.
North Coast 10K:
The Atlantic coast in Portrush saw Mairead O’hare break a PB in this 10K race with a time of 1.13:32. Also running was Elizabeth Peeples in 1.30:03.
Saturday 8th July 2017.
Mallusk’s Alastair Houldsworth 1st parkrun at Antrim’s Loughshore saw him home in 20:58. Alan Kerr with a PB 22:51, Michelle Ker with a PB 27:42, Kelly Forsythe with a PB 27:49.
One who was fighting fit in Carrick was Mallusk’s Ken McAuley as 1st Harrier home in 21:53, with Susan Thompson 23:23, Elaine Kennedy 29:28, Louise Ladd 33:37, Alan Ladd 41:05.
Pairing up again were Harriers’ Neil Campbell 21:20 & Martin McCready 28:16.
Mallusk’s Fdelma MCoppin was 1st for the club at Ormeau and with a PB 28:53. Jackie McCreesh 29:30, Marie McFarlane 29:31, Fiona Wylie 33:50, Rosalind Stitt 33:51, Jennifer McCoppin 35:05, Deirdre McCann 35:59.
Roundshaw Downs Croydon.
South London was the place to be seen for Harrier Tina Steele as she crossed the line in 30:01.
The Stretford end saw Harrier Owen Fulton on his Manchester debut 36:27.
Junior Harrier Ben Davidson at the local parkrun hit a PB in 23:25. Alex Davidson & Brendan McGeown 23:26. 1st lady overall was Laura Rose and with a PB in 23:57, Nuala Muldoon 25:23, Junior Ethan Hutchinson with a PB 26:25, Neil McGlinchey 27:49, Yasmin Lynn 29:11, Noel Bloomfield 30:27, Lee Anne Hutchinson with a PB 30:40, Maeve McGinley 32:53, Terrence McIvor 33:12, Junior Sophie Davidson 34:27, Junior Chloe Davidson 34:39,. The elusive Duncan Baxter 36:22, Mal Quail 40:50.
parkrun thanks Mallusk volunteers Jennifer Butler, Paul Skillen.
In the east of the city at Victoria Harrier Joe Mathers arrived in an impressive 20:12
Stephen Semple was Mallusk’s 1st runner home in 23:15. Ian Brennan with a PB 24:17, James Hewitt 25:43, Patrick Hamil 26:04, Maeve Kennedy 26:29, Lisa Marie White 29:19, Junior Ryan McCready 29:30, Neil McCready 29:32
parkrun thanks Mallusk volunteers Danny & Tiffany Donaldson.
Sunday 9th July 2017.
The Great Rosa Run in the village of Ardboe Tyrone, is viewed as one of the most picturesque races in the west of the province. Along with a great medal, T-shirt and slap up spread afterwards.
1st for Mallusk in the father and son battle was the old man himself Neil McCready in 23:00, Junior Harrier Jack McCready just behind in 23:39, with Mairead O’Hare 35:56.
Mallusk’s Anna Marie Nolan impressed with a great time of 51:35, Sam Hastings shortly behind in 52:52, with Joanne Milne 53:42.
Patrick McGuckin was 1st Harrier home in 1.38:10, with Alan Ladd 1.39:16. Martin McCready 1.40:10 who again pipped Stephen Semple 1.49:48 who was seeking revenge for last year’s event.
Until next week…
Stay safe folks…