Club Report – Sunday 15th April 2018

A busy week for the Harriers as the lighter nights allowed us to start getting some mid-week running in again.

The club was well represented as the racing started mid-week with the ladies only Ballymena Belles 5 Mile event on Tuesday evening.
Sharon Dunn 40:04, Suzanne “not a 5k PB in it” Brennan 40:04PB, Sarah McCafferty 41:04PB, Gillian Bainbridge 42:02PB, Pamela McCafferty 42:35PB, Gemma Fowler 43:26, Nikki Fleck 43:38, Angela Stevens 44:00PB, Yasmin Lynn 44:30PB, Janet Grew 45:48, Roisin Brooks 46:49, Hannah Hope 47:38 1st time, Anna Seaward 47:50 1st time, Catherine Mullan 48:37, Erin O’Hagan 51:20, Roisin McLaughlin 51:40, Heather Barker 52:22PB

On Thursday night it was the turn of the juniors at the Lagan Valley Firmus Energy Fab 5 track & field event:

U11 Boys 60m
Ryan Millar 10:78, Owen Millar 12:64

U11 Girls 600m
Maili Skillen 2:47

U11 Boys Long Jump
Ryan Millar 1.47m, Owen Millar 1.15m

U13 Boys 100m
Adam McCann 15:36, Tom Fleming 16:54, Ryan McCready 17:21, Jamie Irwin 17:34

U13 Boys 800m
Tom Fleming 2:40, Adam McCann 2:54, Jamie Irwin 3:21, Ryan McCready 3:25

As usual, Harriers headed to the parkruns this weekend.

Valley parkrun:
Brendan McGeown 23:33, Terry McIvor 24:02, Owen Fulton 24:25, Yasmin Lynn 28:35, Roisin Brooks 29:06, Fidelma McCoppin 30:08, Lisa Kerr 31:42, Debbie Sterritt 32:10, Yvonne Thompson 34:07, Lorraine Forsythe 52:29, Mairead O’Hare 52:30

Waterworks parkrun:
Danny “elderly eye candy” Donaldson 20:50, Matthew Cromie 23:41, Nuala Muldoon 24:46, Patrick Hamill 25:23, David Mullan 25:48, Maeve Kennedy 26:28, Stephen Semple 26:31, Marie McFarlane 28:00PB, Nikki Fleck 28:47, Duncan Baxter 30:28, Tiffany Donaldson 30:35, Jennifer McCoppin 32:11, Freda Stubbs 32:14, Lord Ian Brennan 33:54, Sharon Thompson 35:05PB, Rosalind Stitt 35:48, David McCavana 38:58, Jo Smyth 48:06, Kelly Carlisle 48:07

Antrim parkrun:
Mark McIlroy 21:05PB, Tina Steele 25:45, Michael McFarlane 25:52, Deborah Ewing 26:07, Elaine Kennedy 27:02, Tom Fleming 27:10

Victoria parkrun:
Dermot Boyd 31:33, Anne Boyd 38:51

Ormeau parkrun:
Eamon Donaghy 21:28PB

And A Dav went to Valley 27:10

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:58, Leo McAuley 13:50, Eloise McAuley 13:51
Well done to everyone involved in this parkrun on its second anniversary.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 13:32PB

Saturday also saw the Born2 Run Glenarm Challenge with Harriers taking on the various distances on offer:
Heather Barker 1:08:57, Wes Barker 1:08:59
Half Marathon
Sarah Ross 1:59:04
Alan Kerr 2:00:58
Sarah Knowles 2:00:59
(seriously Alan! a dip on the line was it?)

Roads are too easy for some and so part time paramedic, full time header, Micky McAuley took on the NIMRA Mourne Highline Mountain race finishing in 2:26:15. His time obviously aided by not having to carry anyone this week. Alan.

This morning was the turn of other Harriers who have decided running is not hard enough and so they took on the Stena Line Newtownabbey Triathlon.
Neil McCready 1:32:50, Paul Skillen 141:27, Nuala Muldoon 1:37:40. A third place senior female finish for Nuala.
Not sure if this bikey, swimmy thing needs a new totally separate header department created. Will check with Hilary.

The final event of the weekend was the Centra Run Together event. Not sure if any Harriers took part as I can’t find the results posted anywhere and nobody posted any times on Team App (sniffs into hankie and stares sadly out the window as a single tear falls).

This time next week will be celebration time for those heading to London. Except Spurs fans obviously. For others, it’s the start of the taper madness before Belfast. For the rest of us, its just another week in the madhouse that is the Mallusk Harriers.

Until next week, behave.