Club Report – Sunday 4th November 2018

As the leaves turn brown and the post-Dublin hangovers fade, the Harriers head back out on the roads and trails this week, making the most of the Autumn sunshine.

Doing the rounds of the parkruns were:
Valley parkrun:
Laura Rose 22:11PB (and 2nd female finisher), Stephen Gallagher 22:24PB, Gabrielle McMillan 24:11PB, Brendan McGeown 25:35(No PB – shamed), Alan Erwin 25:35, Neil Campbell 25:36, Neill McGlinchey 28:33, David Esler 29:32, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 29:34, Roseann McGeown 31:35, Frances Kane 31:35, Ryan McCready 31:50, Louise Ladd 31:51, John Teer 34:09, Mairead O’Hare 35:27, Neil McCready 57:33, Owen Fulton 57:55

Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 19:54, Robert Gould 24:02, Michael McFarlane 25:33, Jim Hewitt 25:38, Nikki Fleck 26:54, Philip Fleck 28:39PB, Sharon Thompson 33:49PB, Josi McKeating 33:52, Jackie McCreesh 34:24, Marie “50” McFarlane 34:25, Patricia Kane 36:31, Debbie Sterritt 36:32
And congratulations to Marie on her 50th parkrun!

Queens parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 25:26

Antrim parkrun:
Tina Steele 25:34

Orangefield parkrun:
Ben Davidson 23:33

A few tourists this week.
Alastair CHO Houldsworth went to Cliffe Castle parkrun in completing in 21:48. Its in Keighley. It’s near Bradford. It’s pronounced Keeth-lee. Alastair Campbell and Mollie Sugden are from Keighley.
Sarah Ross went to Buckingham parkrun. It’s in Buckingham. It’s near Milton Keynes. She was 3rd female finisher in 22:48. Obviously quicker at parkrun than she is getting to New Zealand!
But the undisputed winner this week is Anita Piatek who completed the Main Beach parkrun in 32:49. This parkrun is on the Gold Coast of Australia. And it’s probably near a beach!

And ADav went to Orangefield 24:03

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:35, Leo McAuley 9:36PB, Matthew Hawkins 11:02, Eloise McAuley 11:05PB
Plenty of Ready Brek in the McAuley household! (Other breakfast cereals are available).

Jordanstown Junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 13:09, Rhys Kerr 13:57PB

Saturday saw the latest Born 2 Run event, this time the trail course at Minnowburn.
Stephen Weir 33:47, Jo-Anne Smyth 42:11

Mark Smith was back on the podium yet again, finishing 2nd in 37:18.
Maeve Dunseath 56:12, David Mullan 59:53, Hilary Faith 1:02:49, Catherine Mullan 1:03:11, Debbie Morrow 1:15:27

Nuala Muldoon was our sole senior representative at the (non-league) McConnell Shield XC event, finishing in 23:31.
Tom Fleming represented the juniors finishing 2nd in the U14 race in 5:51.

This morning was the latest Decathlon 10k event. Enjoying the flatness were:
Peter McGarry 37:05, Martin O’Neill 39:42, Laura Rose 43:49PB (and 2nd female finisher for 2nd time this weekend!), Andrew Kerr 54:10PB, Janine McNevison 54:11, Paul Skillen 54:11, Roisin Brooks 57:02, Hilary Faith 1:02:22 (quicker than yesterday!)
Apologies if anyone else was missed as the results do not include club names.

Finally, Suzanne HOTM Brennan completed the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon in 1:54:40. The amount of wine taken or dine eaten has not been made available.
I note Hollie ran in a junior event on the same holiday. The Lord has a lot of catching up to do…….

As I write, Elaine Kennedy is still running the New York marathon. I’ll update her result in next week’s report.
In the meantime, here’s a wee song about NY to keep you going. (Not the obvious one).

Until next week, behave.