Club Report – Sunday 2nd September 2018

On Tuesday evening, we were well represented in both the women’s and men’s team events at the annual East Antrim inter club race hosted by Larne AC. Overall, the men were 6th and the women were 9th.

The individual results:
Women 4 Miles: Laura Rose 28:55PB, Sarah McCafferty 32:56, Leeanne Skillen 35:45, Tiffany Donaldson 36:45, Anita Piatek 37:23, Laura Campbell 38:55, Hannah Hope 39:49
Men 5 Miles: Lee O’Boyle 30:32, Danny Donaldson 30:39, Joe Mathers 30:43, Kevin Donnelly 35:37, Owen Fulton 38:26, Ian Brennan 40:38, Neill McGlinchey 45:54, David Esler 46:12

It was the final event in the Firmus track series on Thursday at the Mary Peters Track. In the Under 13s 100m, Adam McCann ran 15.07 for third place claiming another podium, while in the U13s 1500m, Tom Fleming also took the podium, with 5:06.37 for second place, with Adam McCann 5:39.26

On Friday, a number of Harriers headed to Magheralin for the 5k race, although Paul Skillen forgot to set his alarm clock. Brian McDonald 23:58, Gabrielle McMillan 24:59, Andrew Kerr 26:50, David McMillan 27:36, Lisa Kerr 28:26PB, Scott Skelton.

On Saturday, our ‘Vest in the West’ Aidy Hughes took part in the Great Torrent Run nailing 20:00 exactly for the 5k race.

Our furthest traveller this week was Nuala Muldoon, who added the Dingle marathon to her long collection of marathon races, finishing in 4:20:53.

And so to Saturday’s parkruns:

Newcastle – Stephen Weir 34:40

Waterworks – Patrick McGuckin 20:26, Stephen Semple 23:34, Maeve Kennedy 25:19, Maureen Ward 35:04, Rosalind Stitt 35:08, Miriam Clarke 37:52, Jennifer McCoppin 37:53, Jo Smyth 41:54, Deirdre McCann 44:46

Victoria – Ken McAuley 22:06, Robert Gould 23:07, Susan Thompson 23:44

Queen’s – Elaine Kennedy 26:46

Bangor – Danny Donaldson 27:16, Tiffany Donaldson 37:58

Valley – Neil Campbell 20:19, Tom Fleming 23:01, Suzanne Brennan 23:42, Owen Fulton 25:25, Brendan McGeown 25:51, Philip Fleck 27:14, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 31:00, Janine McNevison 31:47, Louise Ladd 32:39, Debbie Sterritt 33:48, Brenna McGeown 34:38, Mairead O’Hare 34:56, Niamh McGeown 38:12, Roseann McGeown 38:13, Ian Brennan 41:55,  Maeve McGinley 46:23

Orangefield – Alex Davidson 20:27, Joanne Milne 28:06

Bangor junior parkrun – Aaron Ladd 15:23PB

Waterworks junior parkrun – Joseph Eager 9:17, Leo McAuley 10:00, Eloise McAuley 11:19,

There were several contenders for highlight of the week, not least Team McGeown’s success at last night’s fundraising quiz, or Danny’s almost wardrobe malfunction with a last minute dash to Sports Direct sparing a few blushes just in time, but it was meeting running legend Paula Radcliffe at the Laganside 10k that takes top billing. Another great day for the club with some wonderful performances on what was a hot day. Special mention to all the juniors who took part and did amazing today in the 1 mile run:

Adam McCann 05:04, Ryan McCready 05:48, Oran McKee 06:19, Jasper Brooks 06:20, Peter McCann 06:27, Owen Millar 06:51, Olivia Millar 08:52, Rory Brooks 09:12, Will O’Hare 09:12, Hollie Brennan 09:28, Sinead O’Hare 09:33 (Any omissions, let me know as there were quite a few late entries not detailed in the official results).

The seniors did pretty amazing too: Mark Smith 36:26, Lee O’Boyle 37:29PB, Danny Donaldson 37:57, Joe Mathers 38:21, Martin O’Neill 40:02PB, Alastair Houldsworth 42:40, Kevin Donnelly 44:06, Brendan McGeown 45:04, Stephen Semple 47:31, Brian McDonald 49:08, Ian Brennan 49:10, Maeve Kennedy 52:31, Jim Grew 53:26, Nikki Fleck 56:29, Tiffany Donaldson 57:29PB, Roseann McGeown 1:05:34, David Esler 1:05:13, Mairead O’Hare 1:12:25PB, Debbie Morrow 1:15:48, Patricia Kane 1:22:17,