Running reminds us, that even in our weakest moments, we are strong.
It tasks us to be better than we were yesterday. To be better
tomorrow, than we are today, and when we think we’ve given all we
can give, we push a little more. For only those who risk going too
far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Monday 31st July 2017.
The first placed athlete of any race for Mallusk saw Mark Smith
37:29 take the 1st podium position. A terrific effort by Mark whose
form has continued to improve throughout the year despite struggling
last year with an Achilles injury.
Wednesday 2nd August 2017.
Crawfordsburn 5K trail
On the North Down coastal path saw Harrier Danny Donaldson home in
20:43, with Nuala Muldoon next 25:20, Louise Ladd 34:58, Tiffany
Donaldson 35:46, Dermot Boyd 35:48, Mairead O’Hare 38:38.
Friday 4th August 2017.
Stanley Reid 5 Mile Cookstown:
The second time in 48 hours saw Harrier Danny Donaldson 35:30 finish
1st for the club, with Pamela McCafferty 43:19 inching home ahead of
daughter Sarah in 43:32. Tiffany Donaldson 52:06, Mairead O’Hare
Saturday 5th August 2017.
Congratulations on reaching 50 parkruns this weekend were Neil
Campbell, Deirdre McCann, Stephen Semple.
After a couple of weeks absence this parkrun returned to the circuit
with Mallusk’s Alan Kerr arriving in 22:54, Michael McFarlane 24:32,
Deborah Ewing 24:47, Janet Grew 26:53, Tina Steele 29:36.
Three Harriers at Comber saw Duncan Baxter in 33:13, Kelly Carlisle
44:54, Joanne Haddock 44:59.
Lakeside this weekend were Harriers Danny Donaldson 40:59, Tiffany
Enjoying their break on the north Donegal coast were Junior Harriers
Ethan Barrington 31:33, Cole Barrington 38:12, and mum Anna Marie
Also in Donegal this weekend was Harrier Fidelma McCoppin 30:36.
An excellent visit this weekend for Harrier Team Davidson to Ormeau
as dad Alex 20:45, and junior Harriers, daughter Sophie with a PB
31:10, son Ben 31:11, daughter Chloe with a PB 31:19
Dipping their toes this weekend along the East Strand for Mallusk
were Ian Brennan 26:00, Dermot Boyd with a PB 32:50, Catherine Boyd
52:21 and very Junior Harrier Jager Boyd 52:32.
In South Down, Mallusk’s Patrick McGuigan finished in 20:09.
At the former seat of government this week, nothing could separate
Susan Thompson & Ken McAuley as they both finished in 24:19, with
Elaine Kennedy 28:09.
The local parkrun saw Mallusk’s Neil Campbell 1st for the club in
20:19, Alastair Houldsworth 21:13, Matthew Allen with a PB 22:21,
1st lady overall was Laura Rose with a PB 23:22, Ciaran Skillen
23:29, Paul Skillen 23:49, Terrence McIvor 25:12, Junior Ethan
Hutchinson 26:18, Brendan McGeown 27:45, Noel Bloomfield 27:46,
Yasmin Lynn 27:55, Jennifer Butler 28:34, Frances Kane 29:24, Neil
McGlinchey 29:26, Leeanne Hutchinson with a PB 29:45, Gillian
Bainbridge 30:16, Leeanne Skillen & Laura Campbell together in
31:17, Sharon Dunn 35:57, Patricia Kane 44:06.
parkrun thanks Mallusk Volunteer Owen Fulton.
Mallusk’s Kevin Donnelly was 1st home for the club with a PB 20:37,
next came Matthew Cromie in 21:49, with Neil McCready and a PB
22:41, Stephen Semple 23:11, Dave Gibson 23:14, Patrick Hamill
24:38, Martin McCready 24:56, James Hewitt 25:17, Maeve Kennedy
27:29, Roisin McLaughlin a PB 29:01, Maeve McGinley & Marie
McFarlane 31:53, Debbie Sterritt with a PB 33:09, Jennifer McCoppin
35:03, Jackie McCreesh 35:04, Rosalind Stitt 35:09, Deirdre McCann
36:22, Fiona Wylie 36:27. Mairead O’Hare 38:39, Miriam Clarke 40:12.
Kells & Connor Half Marathon:
Mid Antrim saw Harriers Nuala Muldoon 1.58:02, Sarah Dinsmore
2.02:05, compete in this picturesque 13.1 mile race with its mighty
mountain climb half way around the course.
Sunday 7th August 2017:
Mallusk Harrier Hillary Faith took part in the Ironman 70 mile
Triathlon in Gdynia, on the shores of the Baltic Sea about half an
hour’s drive from the Polish port of Gdansk, the amphibious Harrier
finished in an excellent 6 hours.
The Canigou in the French Pyrenees saw Alan Ladd complete the 22
mile race with a 7000 feet ascent in a remarkable 3hours 7 minutes.
Subway 5K Ormeau Park:
Where there’s rain and muck you will usually find at least one
Mallusk Harrier. At the Ormeau Park a plethora of Harriers took part
in this family event with plenty of children in tow. However, times
were pretty immaterial, for it was the taking part that mattered.
Plus the food at the end.
Another great weekend for this remarkable running club, with
Harriers travelling across Europe to compete.
Until next week.