Club Report – Sunday 7th October 2018

Winter is coming, as yer man says, and it was definitely felt by any of us out doing long runs this morning. As the coaches told me “If you feel good during a long run, don’t worry, you’ll get over it.”

The vest in the west found yet another Tyrone road race yesterday completing the Omagh 5 mile race in a PB time of 39:31.

Going further and farther were Stephen Semple and Maeve Kennedy who headed off to Galway. Stephen completed the marathon in 4:18:40 and Maeve completed the half marathon in 1:54:55.

Pints of black stuff were then completed in much shorter times.

Doing the rounds of the parkruns were:

Valley parkrun:

Alan Erwin 22:16, Brendan McGeown 27:09, Janine McNevison 27:25PB (again), Emily McKeown 29:35, John Teer 34:20, Patricia Kane 38:49, Rosalind Stitt 38:55

Waterworks parkrun:

Susan Thompson 23:35, Michael McFarlane 26:16, Marie McFarlane 29:08, Deirdre McCann 44:35

Victoria parkrun:

Danny Donaldson 24:12, Tiffany Donaldson 36:29

Queens parkrun:

Jim Guinn 24:01

Antrim parkrun:

Alan Kerr 26:20, Deborah Ewing 27:33, Tina Steele 27:33, Jo Smyth 40:44, Elaine NY Kennedy 49:49

Orangefield parkrun:

Ben Davidson 22:42, Joanne Milne 28:42

And ADav went to Orangefield 27:09

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Ryan McCready 9:52, Leo McAuley 10:15, Eloise McAuley 11:17, Aaron Ladd 13:51PB, Olivia McCready 14:37

Yesterday saw the latest running of the very popular NI & Ulster Road Relay Championships hosted at Victoria Park by Orangegrove AC.

Senior Men

Team A 47:29, Team B 56:43

Senior Ladies

Team A 43:42, Team B 46:16, Team C 51:52

Masters Men

Team A 46:31 (10th place and faster than the young ‘uns!), Team B 56:37

Masters Ladies

Team A 44:40, Team B 54:38

And not forgetting the juniors with Ryan McCready in the U13 race finishing in 7:20, and Adam McCann in the U15 race finishing in 06:29

This morning Kevin Donnelly took on the Run Anon Lough View 10k finishing in 42:41 (unofficial).

At the same time other Harriers were at the Born 2 Run Cultra Charity Challenge. Great to see volunteers from the club at the event. Of those running,


Joanne Haddock 43:44


Hilary Faith 58:36

The songs have been much too good lately. I don’t like you all that much really.

The big music news of the week was not the jaw dropping use of Abba’s Dancing Queen but the announcement of the return of Westlife! So, if I’m in pain today then you will all join me.

Until next week, behave.