Not so many other events this weekend (with one slightly mental exception) and so the Harriers headed for the parkruns, especially the Valley, mainly gamely incorporating parkruns into their long runs for the week.
Neil Campbell 19:48, Ken McAuley 22:19, Susan Thompson 23:56 (First lady finisher), Tony McKeating 26:05, Olivia Thompson 26:45, Clare Teer 27:21, Gabrielle McMillan 30:47, Frances Kane 31:00, David Esler 32:14, Marie McFarlane 32:53, Debbie Sterritt 33:26, Yasmin Lynn 33:59, Yvonne Thompson 35:13, Katherine McCloskey 35:13, Alyson Taylor 35:19, Freda Stubbs ROTM 36:30, Josi McKeating 36:30, Patricia Kane 36:43, Rosalind Stitt 36:44, Nuala Lyttle 37:15, Maeve McGinley 37:15, Sharon Thompson 39:15, Deirdre McCann 39:54, Anne Boyd 41:48, Jennifer McCoppin 41:49, Dermot Boyd 41:50, Fidelma McCoppin 45:18, Fiona Wylie 46:28
Patrick McGuckian 19:45, Alastair Houldsworth 22:13, Patrick Hamill 24:21, Roisin Brooks 27:44, Nikki Fleck 28:56, Joanne Milne 30:01, Duncan Baxter 31:06, Lord Ian Brennan 33:03, Kelly Carlisle 47:35, Jo Smyth 50:19
ADav 20:25, Alan Kerr 24:38, Elaine Kennedy 27:08, Tina Steele 34:25, Deborah Ewing 34:25
Alex Davidson has referred to me as Cav on two separate occasions now. Whilst his comments were both positive and welcome, such truncation is uncalled for and this uncouth behaviour requires retaliation. He will be henceforth be referred to as ADav.
Just be glad it wasn’t Alastair Houldsworth making the comments!
Stephen Semple 24:20, Maeve Kennedy 26:35
Our junior section was not to be outdone this weekend either:
Waterworks Junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 10:09, Cole Barrington 11:22, Ethan Barrington 11:37, Jamie Campbell 17:24 PB, Christopher Campbell 18:08
East Coast XC Series at Larne:
Owen Millar 4:13
Ryan McCready 7:08
At this stage we should congratulate all our marathon trainers, especially the first timers, who are all hitting the big miles now and feeling the pain. Medical experts have told me that both alcohol and complaining on Facebook are both equally ineffective pain relief methods. Doesn’t stop you lot though.
Alastair Houldsworth (full name to be used at all times) deserves a special mention for his 35-mile training run as he works towards his first ultra.
But performance of the weekend must go to our header in chief, Michael McAuley. Mental/Metal Micky (take your pick, probably both) took on Atlas Running’s Last One Standing Challenge at Castle Ward. He completed over 100 miles running in approx. 24 hours. Michael, you are a legend, we salute you. Go lie down.
Michael, I did want to end this week’s report in your honour with NWA’s classic “100 Miles and Runnin’ ” but thought it might then be my last ever report. I know you like your tunes a bit heavier so please enjoy this classic, even if it is a number short.
Until next week, behave.