Club Report 15th October 2017

Park runs

Waterworks: Danny Donaldson 19:39, Robert Gould 22:46, Stephen Semple 23:25, Sharon McCavana 26:05, Joseph Eager 26:07, Maeve Kennedy 26:24, Kelly Carlisle 30:38, Tiffany Donaldon 31:14, David McCavana 35:56.

Victoria: Alex Davidson 18:53, Ben Davidson 25:04.

Antrim: Matthew Allen 20:56, Neil Campbell 21:14, Alaistair Houldsworth 21:51, Brendan McGeown 21:55 PB, Kevin Donnelly 23:36, Tina Steele 23:56 PB, Susan Thompson 23:57, Alan Kerr 23:58, Ken AcAuley 24:17, Anthony McKeating 24:40, Ian Brennan 24:42, Nikki Fleck 24:48 PB, Debroah Ewing 25:02, Neil McGlinchey 27:13, Jack McCready 27:41 PB, Elaine Kennedy 29:15, Sharon Dunn 30:19, Jennifer McCoppin 31:24 PB, Fiona Wylie 31:26, Ethan Barrington 31:31 PB, Ryan McCready 31:32, Martin Michael McCready 31:33, Debbie Sterritt 31:35, Marie McFarlane 31:36, Michele Ker 31:36, Dermot Boyd 31:48, Freda Stubbs 32:18 PB, Fidelma McCoppin 32:43, Roslaind Stitt 34:51, Deirdre Mcacnn 35:31, Brenna McGeown 35:41, Cole Barrington 36:58 PB, Anna -Marie Nolan 36:59, Niamh McGeown 37:43, Roseann McGeown 37:44, Anne Boyd 40:17, Katherine Todd 55:32.

Milestone 100th Parkrun for Tina Steele and Deborah Ewing! A PB for Tina too!! Thanks everyone for turning up for the celebrations especially those who had races to get to afterwards. Always finish a parkrun with cake. Yum!

Carrickfergus: Owen Millar 28:50, Ryan Millar 37:45

Valley: Clare Teer 27.00, Lee-Anne Hitchinson 29:23 PB, Frances Kane 30:19, Alyson Taylor 31:20, Lisa Kerr 32:04, Patricia Kane 38:29, Erin Terr 39:45 PB.

Fergal’s 10 Miler Davagh Forest Cookstown (Saturday 14th)
Hosted by Acorns AC in memory of Fergal Mulgrew
Martin McCready 1:37:05

GR8 Dundrum Run 8 Mile (Saturday 14th)

One of the most scenic in Europe and a very tough race tackled by Harriers on Saturday. Running on road, beach and broadwalk through the windy Murlough nature reserve.
Strong all the way Brendan MclHennon 52:23, Patrick McGuikan 56:38, Joe Mathers 57:24, Ken AcAuley 57:57, Susan Thompson 1:04:46, Sarah McCafferty 1:12:39, Gabrielle McMillan 1:23:28 together with Louise Ladd 1:23:30, Anna Seaward 1:25:13 PB followed closely by Roisin McLaughlin 1:25:20 PB
Great support, music along the way, a nice medal and a great spread enjoyed afterwards. One to put in your calender for next year.

Comber Cup (Saturday 14th)

This weekend saw the first race of the cross country league in Comber. A proud day for Ladies Club Captain Nuala Muldoon. The first year Mallusk has had a fullCross Country Team for the league. Well done to all those who stepped up, especially those on their debut cross country race. A very hilly and muddy course.
First to go and cut up the ground for the men was the Ladies 6k race. Captain Nuala Muldoon was first in 31.20.6, loving every minute Suzanne Brennan close behind in 32:56:6, sailing in third Jackie McCreesh 37:40:00, Yasmin Lynn with suspiciously clean legs in 41:00:1. Finally Margaret Craig and Anne-Marie Craig also getting their feet wet and muddy.
The Men’s 8k race was the last of the day and an extra lap. First for the Harriers was Mark Smith in a super fast 31:36:8, Lee O’Boyle was next in an amazing 37:31:7, followed closely by Kevin Donnelly looking like he was enjoying it far too much in 38:10:4, Neil McCready biathlon man cycled to Comber in an hour ran the course in 41:03:5 and then cycled home, Terry McIvor powered through despite a swollen foot in 45:36:5.
Special thanks to Ian Simpson Facilities Manager and Photographer, McIvor and Lynn Catering, Mark Smith’s Creche, Ian Brennan Head Cheerleader, and of course the brains of the entire operation Nuala Muldoon.
The next xc race will be Kilbroney on Saturday 28th October. The XC league is a team sport where points are awarded for performance and participation. Join us!

Till the next run.
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Club Report 8th October 2017

“You and me we are in this together now. None of them can stop us now. We will make it through somehow…” The Avengers have nothing on us. They don’t have a gazebo for a start. A very busy weekend for our club with International Parkrun Day, NI and Ulster Relay Championships, and various races. Everyone suited up (we even got Terry in a vest) and did Mallusk Harriers proud.

Parkruns – Saturday 7th October. The Best ideas are often the most simple ones. 13 years ago someone had this great idea: everyone meets in a park at 9.30 am on a Saturday morning and goes for a run. That’s it!!! And look where we are now!

Waterworks: Joseph Eager 25:38, Patrick Hamill 25:54, Maeve Kennedy 27:17, Roisin McLaughlin 29.19, Tiffany Donaldson 36:35, Danny Donaldson 36:37, Kelly Carlisle 43:42, Joanne Haddock 45:35.

Falls: Susan Thompson 24:14.

Portrush: On the beach Suzanne Brennan 27:58.

Antrim: Deborah Ewing 25:15, Marie McFarlane 29:03 PB, Elaine Kennedy 30:35, Maureen Ward 33:10 PB, Jackie McCreesh 33:11, Fidelma McCoppin 33:12, Freda Stubbs 33:14 PB, Deirdre McCann 35:37, Fiona Wylie 35:38, Margaret Craig 38:31.

Valley: Martin Michael McCready 27:26, Clare Teer 27:49, Frances Kane 29:54, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 29:55, Debbie Sterritt 32:48, Brendan McGeown 33:14, Patricia Kane 37:45, ErinTeer 41:36, Nikki Fleck 42:29, Aimee Fleck 42:30 PB, Lorraine Ann Forsythe 59:23.

Races Saturday 7th October

Orangegrove Relays -This Event was so Fantastic it has its own special report but here are the team times in summary just to remind you:
– Ladies Seniors Team A 48:20
– Ladies Masters Team A 53:05, Team B 46:24, Team C 50:00
– Mens Seniors Team A 50:27
– Mens Master Team A 47:18, Team B 56:21, Team C 1:06:00

East of Ireland Marathon Series Lusk 20 Miler: Three Amigos Matthew Allen, Anna-Marie Nolan and Catherine Boyd putting in some Marathon miles.

Races Sunday 8th October

Born2Run Cultra Charity Challenge: 10k: Patrick Hamill 57:52 and Duncan Baxter 1:12:15.  5k: Jo Haddock 00:46:57 and Kelly Carlisle 00:45:32.

10km Na Ceathrun Gaeltachta: Frances Kane 59:36

Running is ostensibly a solo act but really our strength is in numbers.

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Club Report 1st October 2017

Don’t worry Boromir Marathon Training is well underway. Lots of hard work being put in by Mallusk Harriers at training and races. Just look at these results.

Parkruns – Saturday 30th September

Bushy, London: Fighting their way across London on a Saturday Morning Danny Donaldson 32:30 and Tiffany Donaldson 32:32 completed the UK’s longest running parkrun.
Bushy Parkrun Trivia
– What year did it Start?
– What is the record number of runners for this event?
– Who holds the fastest time of 13 minutes 48 seconds? (Clue it wasn’t MO!)

Waterworks: Patrick McGuikan 21:25, Robert Gould 23:24, Susan Thompson 23:53, Ken McAuley 23:55, Stephen Semple 24:07, Ian Brennan 24:13 PB, Kevin Donnelly 24:26, James Hewitt 24:55, Patrick Hamill 25:05, Anthony McKeating 25:09 PB, Joseph Eager 25:16, Maeve Kennedy 26:32, Marie McFarlane 30:35, Fidelma McCoppin 30:39, Maeve McGinley 31:03, Alyson Taylor 31:10, Fiona Wylie 31:14 PB, Maureen Ward 33:32 PB, Debbie Sterrit 33:33, Jackie McCreesh 33:56, Rosalind Stitt 34:28, David McCavana 36:09, Deirdre McCann 37:13, Margaret Craig 38:10 PB, Miriam Clarke 39:46, Kelly Carlisle 40:49, Joanne Haddock 40:50. Lots of Personal Bests at the Waterworks this week, Well Done!

Victoria: Lee O’Boyle 20:17, Yasmin Lynn 25:46.

Ormeau: Eaamon Donaghy 22:15

Antrim: Alan Kerr 24:44, Michael McFarlane 24:55, Tina Steele 25:08, Deborah Ewing 25:38, Elaine Kennedy 28:29

Valley: Ciaran Skillen 23:40, Gillian Bainbridge 28:55, Frances Kane 30:32, Gabriella McMillan 31:25, Louise Ladd 31:26, Patricia Kane 39:40

Races Saturday 30th September

Bangor 10k: Mark Smith 35:00 PB, Neil McCready 47:25 PB, Nikki Fleck 52:56, Anna Seward 58:04 PB, Roisin McLaughlin 58:29 PB, Dermot Boyd 1:05:45, Freda Stubbs 1:11:30, Sharon Thompson 1:16:35.

Annaghmore Running Festival 18 Miles: Neil Campbell 2:11:15, Alex Davidson 2:12:05, Paul Skillen 2:34:34, Noel Bloomfield 2:43:30, Lee-anne Skillen 3:22:40, Laura Campbell 3:22:40, Laura Rose.

Races Sunday 1st October

Run Anon Lough View Crumlin 10k: Kevin Donnelly 42.23 PB

Remember to sign up for the Mordor Fun Run. It is completely flat!

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Club Report 24th September


Waterworks: Patrick Hamill 25:56, Joseph Eager 27:24, Maeve Kennedy 27:40, Anna Seaward 28:18 New PB!, Dermot Boyd 31:00, David McCavana 35:58, Anne Boyd 41:23, Miriam Clarke 43:27.

Belfast Victoria: Patrick McGuckin 19:24 New PB!, Alan Ladd 19:50, Alex Davidson 22:55, James Hewitt 23:52 New PB!, Yasmin Lynn 24:39 New PB!, Louise Ladd 38:21.

CityPark Craigavon: Jackie McCreesh 29:56, Marie McFarlane 30:12, Fiona Wylie 31:53, Jennifer McCoppin 33:45, Deirdre McCann 38:34.

Ormeau: Eamonn Donaghy 26:26

Antrim: Nikki Fleck 25:47, Tina Steele 27:51, Susan Thompson 28:13, Alan Kerr 28:14, Ken AcAuley 28:14.

Castlewellan: Among the very first 567 runners Mallusk’s own Ryan McCready 28:01 and Neil McCready 28:01

Carrickfergus: Owen Millar 28:13 New PB!.

Comber: Kelly Carlisle 44:34, Joanne Haddock 44:36.

Valley: Ciaran Skillen 23:07, Nuala Muldoon 24:11, Brendan McGeown 25:46, Gabrielle McMillan 26:04 New PB!, Clare Teer 27:39, Roseann McGeown 30:58 New PB!, Frances Kane 32:06, Rosalind Stitt 38:13, Patricia Kane 41:17, Erin Teer 43:44.

Limavady: Anna- Marie Nolan 29:15, Martin McCready 29:16.



Toome 10k (Saturday 23rd): Mark Smith came 2nd place with a time of 35:08.

26 Extreme Causeway Marathon (Saturday 23rd Sep): Running one of the best coastlines in the world Neil Campbell 4:23:15.7, Elaine Kennedy 5:34:56.0, Deborah Ewing 8:37:19.0 and Micky McAuley.

Leg It Cavehill 5 Mile Run (Sunday 24th Sep): Matthew Cromie 44:47. Well done to Harriers who supported this event.

Tough races but tough runners.

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