I had a whole spiel organised giving off about the rain.
I wrote it yesterday. I binned it this morning.
Instead I will have to give you my favourite metaphysical poet, John Donne:
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face”
This week’s long run was definitely more enjoyable than last week!
Yesterday, our own Mark Smith and Nuala Muldoon took part in the Northern Ireland Masters Athletics Association (NIMAA) XC at the Dub Playing Fields. Mark’s time over 8k was 28:29 but more importantly he qualified for the NI Masters XC Team and will be part of the squad competing in Wales next month. Nuala’s time in the women’s race over 6k was 30:14.
The Harriers should be very proud to have representation at this level. Well done Sir.
Over in Saintfield, a couple of Harriers were taking on the Atlas Running Saintfield 10k:
Maeve Dunseith 56:24, Lisa Kerr 59:32
Doing the rounds of the parkruns were:
Joe Mathers 19:23PB, Tom Fleming 19:49PB, Laura Rose (1st female finisher) 22:16PB, Alan Erwin 23:02, Brendan McGeown 23:55, Sarah Ross 24:07, Susan Thompson 24:59, Lord Ian Brennan 25:04PB, Janine McNevison 26:47PB (3rd week in a row!), Leanne Skillen 28:13, Neil Campbell 28:14, Oran McKee 29:35, Karen McKee 29:35, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 29:46, Frances Kane 29:55, Emily Dowling 30:22, Roisin Brooks 31:18, Sharon Dunn 31:18, Patricia Kane 41:39
Robert Gould 22:32
Jim Guinn 27:29, Jackie McCreesh 28:46, Marie McFarlane 30:39, Sharon Thompson 35:06, Josi McKeating 35:07, Miriam Clarke 39:20, Deirdre McCann 40:30
Maeve Kennedy 24:50PB, Deborah Ewing 28:44, Tina Steele 28:44
Aidy Hughes 25:37
Newbie Galina Stanevicius thought she was this week’s best tourist as she completed the Omagh parkrun in 28:38 but she didn’t count on Mr & Mrs Donaldson. They went as far as Boston, Massachusetts to take part in the excellently named Jamaica Pond parkrun. Danny finished 3rd overall in 18:56 and Tiffany finished in 31:48.
And ADav went to Orangefield 22:30
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:40, Ryan McCready 9:43, Matthew Hawkins 11:26, Olivia McCready 12:20, Aaron Ladd 14:24
Sophie Magee and Orin Calder headed to Manchester for the Half Marathon today, both finishing in 1:53:49 (you’ll be kept Sir!)
This week’s tune is to mark Sarah’s departure for New Zealand. Before you say anything, Crowded House only have one Kiwi, Neil Finn, so they’re basically Australian/American. Ladyhawke is 100% NZ.
Until next week, behave.