Club Report – Sunday 27th May 2018

Plenty of running this week, both mid-week and over the weekend.

Wednesday evening was the Bann 10k. Our only entrant was Mark Smith who gained yet another podium finish coming home third in 35:41. Well done (again) Mark!

However, this effort was eclipsed by newbie Mark McIlroy who won the dad’s race at his son’s sports day. Won, not third!
No time, distance or even proof is available but we don’t care. The battle of the Marks is ON!

Friday evening saw the Runher Coastal challenge in Bangor/Holywood. There were 5k and Half Marathon distances but our ladies focused on the 10k:
Suzanne Brennan 59:08 (no 5k PB included), Heather Barker 1:05:13, Zoe O’Prey 1:21:16, Lisa Thompson 1:21:44, Mairead O’Hare 1:24:20, Claire Skillen 1:24:22

Saturday saw a crowd of Harriers head over to nearby Ballyclare for the Co Antrim Harriers Mayfair events. Most went for the food afterwards but did run just to take the bad look off themselves. Enjoying (?) the heat but keeping their taps on were:
Danny Donaldson 18:30 (and 4th place overall), Neil McCready 20:58PB, Tiffany Donaldson 30:15, Debbie Sterritt 32:57, Patricia Kane 35:50, Rosalind Stitt 35:50, Maureen Ward 39:35, Deirdre McCann 39:37, Miriam Clarke 39:47
Lee “I love big hills on a Sunday” O’Boyle 42:06, Joe Mathers 42:37, Terry McIvor 46:44, Damien Cole 46:44, Eamonn Donaghy 46:46, Brendan McGeown 48:05, Angela Stevens 50:51, Owen Fulton 50:57, Nikki Fleck 54:57, Yasmin Lynn 57:02, Neill McGlinchey 1:00:30, Anita Piatek 1:01:09, Frances Kane 1:01:28, Lisa Kerr 1:02:03, Fidelma McCoppin 1:03:28, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 1:03:58, Dermot Boyd 1:06:55, Jennifer McCoppin 1:09:28, Freda Stubbs 1:09:41, Josi McKeating 1:09:40

Also on Saturday, Aidy Hughes ran the Gosford Run 10k in 57:05

There was also the usual suite of parkruns available:

Valley parkrun:
Neil Campbell 22:48, Liam McGowan 24:22, Sarah Ross 24:47PB, Gabrielle McMillan 25:00, Nuala Muldoon 26:44, Emily McKeown 27:47, Clare Teer 27:55, Roseann McGeown 32:38, Yvonne Thompson 33:08, Joanne Milne 33:51, Lorraine-Ann Forsythe 50:30

Waterworks parkrun
Stephen Semple 23:38, Maeve Kennedy 26:51, Jim Hewitt 26:57, Lord Ian Brennan 41:28, Suzanne Brennan 44:21, Jo HOTM Smyth 4:53

Falls parkrun:
Susan Thompson 25:22

Queens parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 46:25

Portrush parkrun:
Sharon Thompson 36:07

Enniskillen parkrun:
Patrick McGuckin 27:55

Despite good efforts at Portrush and Enniskillen, this week’s tourist was again Alan Ladd who completed the Bognor Regis parkrun in 20:28.

And ADav was at the Valley 25:02

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 10:19, Leo McAuley 12:56, Eloise McAuley 13:00
And well done Leo on completing your 50th parkrun!

Sunday did not see the end of the racing as several Harriers headed south to Newry to take part in the Half Marathon:
Mark Smith 1:17:57 gaining his second podium finish of the week with third place overall (in your face Mark McIlroy ). Great running Mr Smith!
Sarah Knowles 1:46:04, Joe Mathers 1:56:39, Joanne Milne 1:56:51PB, Brian McDonald 1:59:17, Emily McKeown 1:59:37, Elaine Kennedy 2:05:34, Roisin Brooks 2:10:14, Karen McKee 1:47:25, Sharon Dunn 1:56:39
Apologies if I have missed anyone but the club name was missing for most of you.

And our own merchandising wizard headed off to Edinburgh to try their Guinness, laugh at their rugby team and possibly run the Half Marathon:
Ian Simpson 2:57:38

There were also two Harriers who took on the Blackrock Triathlon in Co Louth today, with Damian Cole finishing in 1:06:54 and Frances Kane in 1:22:43

I would like some credit at this point. Not for the consistently high standard of my reports, not even for sitting inside typing it whilst you are all drunk and sunburnt in the garden but for the fact I have got this far without making any jokes about Liverpool. Cavillator, I salute me.

So here’s a tune to celebrate one of the acts playing at this week’s successful music event at our own Titanic slipway.
It has definitely nothing to do with football.

Until next week, behave.