I needed a bit of inspiration this week and so I watched Chariots of Fire. Must have had an effect as it made me run in slow motion all weekend.
Valley “extension of the swimming pool” parkrun:
Paul Skillen 23:40, Neil McCready 23:48, Stephen Semple 24:10, Brendan McGeown 24:15, Gabrielle McMillan 25:35, Owen Fulton 25:44, Maeve Kennedy 26:56 PB, Clare Teer 27:39, Frances Kane 29:41, Erin Teer 41:43, Patricia Kane 46:03, Yasmin Lynn 51:01, Terry McIvor 51:02 (Yasmin & Terry volunteering)
Matthew Cromie 20:26, Patrick Hamill 25:53, Sharon McCavana 29:47, Marie McFarlane 29:59 PB, Jennifer McCoppin 30:15 PB, Duncan Baxter 31:38, Debbie Sterritt 32:37, Rosalind Stitt 34:52, Deirdre McCann 37:25, Kelly Carlisle 50:17, Jo Smyth 50:17
Tom Fleming 20:59, Alan Kerr 25:10, Deborah Ewing 28:03, Tina Steele 28:04
Laura Rose 22:47, Noel Bloomfield 24:54 PB
Waterworks Junior parkrun:
Joseph “where’s me jumper?” Edgar 9:49, Ryan McCready 10:18, Leo McAuley 13:13, Olivia McCready 13:49
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Tom Fleming 7:50 PB
Well done Tom on the PB after already being first Harrier home at Antrim the previous day.
Several Harriers headed off to Carlingford a week later than they planned as the snow delayed Half Marathon took place with torrential rain replacing the snow. Rumours an ark was spotted near the 9 mile mark are unproven but highly likely.
Patricia Curistan 1:42:35, Susan Thompson 1:44:37, Ken “the pacer” McAuley 1:50:18, Nuala Muldoon 1:52:09, Darren Taggart 1:52:58, Sharon Dunn 1:54:31, Joe Mathers 1:54:16, Joanne Milne 1:58:46, Fidelma McCoppin 2:27:16 PB, Nicola Hunter-Boyd 2:27:38 PB
Helpfully, the published results do not include runners’ clubs and so apologies if I missed anyone, there were nearly 500 names to go through. Also, I have no idea if you got a PB unless you put it on team app. So well done and gold star to Fidelma. No wonder you’re a pin up!
Atlas Running Shane’s Castle Half Marathon
Anna Marie Nolan 2:09:12
Addiction NI 10k
Yasmin Lynn 54:00, Terry McIvor 54:02, Fiona Wylie 1:04:08
So, whilst some lucky Harriers are off enjoying the ice hockey, I’m at home burning my annual attempt at dinner on behalf of my kids for Mothers’ Day.
It always reminds me of the advice my dear old Mum gave me many moons ago – “Son, children are like farts” she used to say, “you can just about stand your own”.
But here’s to you Mum and all you mothers out there!
Until next week, behave.