Club Report: Sunday 1st April 2018

Looks as if the committee will have to get the builders in at the Hub as we have once again expanded our Headers Department. But more of that later.

Couple of results from last week to catch up on:

5k Rabbit Run @ Hazelbank:
Fiona Wylie 29:06, Jennifer McCoppin 29:28, Duncan Baxter 30:45, Freda Stubbs 32:26, Frances O’Kane 28:48, Karen Jamison 32:52, Debbie Steritt 33:55, Josi McKeating 34:34, Rosalind Stitt 36:35, Maureen Ward 36:37, Patricia Kane 36:37, Deirdre McCann 38:08, Miriam Clarke 39:51, Jo Smyth 47:27, Kelly Carlisle 47:28

NIMRA Fallows Race @ Rostrevor:
Micky ROTM McAuley 1:46:46

Jimmy’s 10k, Downpatrick:
Anna Seaward 58:59

Back to this weekend then,

Valley parkrun:
Alan Ladd 20:44, Laura Rose 23:07PB, Gabrielle McMillan 24:46, Neil McGlinchey 27:02, Leeanne Skillen 28:12PB, Laura Campbell 30:02, Neil Campbell 30:03, Claire Skillen 43:36, Rosalind Stitt 51:48, Patricia Kane 51:49, Lorraine Ann Forsythe 53:30

Waterworks parkrun:
Joe Mathers 19:41, Kevin “I’m back!” Donnelly 23:39, Patrick Hamill 24:59, Maeve Kennedy 26:58, Sharon McCavana 29:07, Roisin Brooks 33:25, Deirdre McCann 35:45, Jackie McCreesh 35:58, Fiona Wylie 35:59, Jennifer McCoppin 36:00

Antrim parkrun:
Susan Thompson 24:32, Ken McAuley 24:33, Ethan Barrington 29:03, Alan Kerr 29:04, Cole Barrington 38:49, Anna-Marie Nolan 38:54

Stormont parkrun:
Duncan Baxter 30:51

Eamon Donaghy thought he was this week’s parkrun tourist when he went to Bangor 22:26. Then Benny & Roseann McGeown thought it was them as they went to scenic Citypark parkrun in Craigavon (21:20PB & 30:54 respectively). Owen Fulton had yet another crack at it as he went to posh sounding Lytham Hall parkrun 30:01.

But we were all outdone by Lee O’Boyle who did Rietvlei parkrun in South Africa in 21:08. Lee has been a bit of a podium chaser lately so the fact he only finished fourth overall would suggest he was slacking. Then again, the fact that there were 1,367 runners in this parkrun may suggest otherwise. Yes, that’s not a misprint. One thousand, three hundred and sixty-seven runners. How the heck do they get all the barcodes back?

And A Dav went to Victoria 25:33

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 10:05, Olivia McCready 15:15, Eloise McAuley 15:24, Ryan McCready 15:48, Leo McAuley 16:44

Ballygalget 10k
Wes Barker in ninth place with 41:05

However, the weekend really belonged to the new addition to the ever-growing Headers Department within Mallusk Harriers. This department is usually manned by Micky McAuley. And Nuala Muldoon has a corner office. But this week we have a new CHO (Chief Header Officer). Alastair Houldsworth completed the 107 mile journey from Belfast to Dublin as part of the Atlas Running ultra event. Not only did he complete it but he was the 10th male home. Huge congratulations Alastair, an amazing feat. Although those Facebook posts suggest your own feet are no longer so amazing. Your absence at the Sunday 10@10 today was noted however. Slacker.

Also, a big mention deserved for those Harriers who saw him off at the start and especially to those who gave up their night’s sleep to go cheer Alastair along the course. Proper Harriers.

This one’s for you Alastair, you hero.

Until next week, behave.