Well, Newsie has had to step down from reporting duties, allegedly entering rehab for a bad Shot Blok habit, so whilst he/she is incapacitated, you’ll have to put up with me.
You’ve had the funny one and the poetic one, now it’s the bitter and twisted one. I’m the uncle nobody talks about, the one you hope you don’t sit beside at the Xmas dinner.
So, onto the results:
This weekend celebrated the 7th anniversary of parkrun in Ireland, Waterworks being the first back in 2010. 328 runners turned up to join the celebrations and Mallusk Harriers were more than ably represented by 33 runners and many more supporters, several still sporting post-Dublin hangovers.
Also not forgetting that Jack McCready celebrated his 50th parkrun by once again beating his Da. Obviously still not boring.
Alex Davidson 19:12, Kevin Donnelly 19:38PB, Robbie Gould 23:02, Laura Rose 23:17, Susan Thompson 23:25, Ken McAuley 23:26, Matthew Cromie 23:39, Eamon Donaghy, 24:00, Nuala Muldoon 24:05, Brendan McGeown 25:20, Patrick Hamill 25:35, Nicki Fleck 25:35, Robert Gould 25:39, Jack McCready 26:10, Martin McCready 26:15, Yasmin Lynn, 26:20, Terry McIvor 26:20, Sharon McAvana 26:35, Joseph Eager 27:08, Stephen Semple 27:09, Maeve Kennedy 27:29, Anna Seaward 27:58PB, Angela Stevens 28:10 (self-declared, no barcode!) Ryan McCready 29:32, Neil McCready 29:33, Neill “Boker” McGlinchey 29:36, Chris “Beat the Da” Campbell 31:53, Neil “Loser” Campbell 31:57, Patrick McGuckin 32:02, Danny “Why does this woman keep following me” Donaldson 32:03, Tiffany “Has he not gone yet” Donaldson 32:41, Anna-Marie Nolan 32:42, Claire Skillen 38:29
Well done to Patricia Kane on reaching the 100 mark this weekend.
Tom Fleming 20:53, David Esler 28:15, Frances Kane 29:19, Clare Teer 29:49, Michelle Kerr 31:16, Fiona Wylie 32:32, Debbie Sterritt 32:39, Freda Stubbs 33:36, Fidelma McCoppin 33:37, Alison Rogers 34:14, Sharon Thompson 35:11, Patricia Kane 37:38, Jennifer McCoppin 37:38, Miriam Clarke 39:16, Rosalind Stitt 39.17
Carol Leckie 26:24, Elaine Kennedy 27:50
Alan “Lonely pint” Kerr 24:21
Michael McFarlane 25:49, Owen Millar 29:20
Taking on the latest Born to Run trail race at Minnowburn were:
5k: Dermot Boyd 32:10, Kelly Carlisle 44:03, Joanne Smyth also at 44:03.
10k: Catherine Mullan 1:00:04, Elaine Kennedy 1:01:35 (2nd run of the day), Louise Ladd 1:03:04, Duncan Baxter 1:05:03, Stephen Weir 1:10:18, Jenni Reilly 1:14:48
Several runners headed east this morning for the race with no results (big friggin’ help) that is the Decathlon 10k. So far, these are the results I know of:
Alan Ladd 44:40, Kevin Donnelly 45:22, Neil McCready 46:14PB (regaining a smidgeon of self-respect after his mauling from Jack the previous day) Laura Rose 47:02PB – an amazing, and possibly unhinged effort, given her result in Dublin only a week ago, Suzanne Brennan 49:58, Nicki Fleck 51:50, Karen Jamison 59:01.
Also running, but with no time known were Nicola Hunter-Boyd, Tracy Whittley, Patrick McGuckian, Marie McFarlane, Michael McFarlane, Joanne Milne. (PM with time to update)
The XC runners (our very own lunatic fringe) were in action and mud at the EAH McConnell Shield event:
Mark Smith 30:11, Lee O’Boyle 35:04, Terry McIvor
Nuala Muldoon 23:49, Sarah Knowles 24:14, Yasmin Lynn (another 2 in a day lunatic) 29:23
Finally, not satisfied with the XC, Lee O’Boyle also took on the trails around Garvagh Forest today, recording a 10k time of 44:00 (wearing bib 44 – spooky!)
So, a typically quiet weekend for the Harriers.
You’ve probably, like me, got the Sunday evening blues so here is a little treat from me to you. It’s nothing to do with running, its only cus it’s my first week and it definitely doesn’t mean I like you, cus I don’t.
“If you never have a ‘bad’ day, you’re probably doing something wrong; if you never have a ‘good’ day, you’re definitely doing something wrong.”
Until next week, behave.
[Note from editor: big thanks to our last Newsie who did a brilliant job over the past few months pulling the weekly report together and sourcing all the results 👋👋]