Club Report – Sunday 25th November 2018

Let’s start with some great results that came in too late last week.

Lee O’Boyle and Alan Ladd both competed in the latest Kirkistown Half Marathon. They obviously competed fairly well as they finished first and second respectively, Lee in 1:20:40PB and Alan in 1:23:38PB. The Harriers’ first double podium result?

Doing the rounds of the parkruns were:
Valley parkrun:
Eamonn Donaghy 25:53, David “two runs a day man” Esler 28:12, Emily “two runs a day woman” Dowling 30:03, Karen O’Boyle 31:53, Stephen Weir 32:49, John Teer 34:32, Patricia Kane 36:38, Claire Skillen 48:52, Mairead “at least two runs a day woman” O’Hare 48:52. Congratulations to Stephen on reaching his 50th milestone parkrun.

Waterworks parkrun:
Ken McAuley 21:51, Tony McKeating 22:18PB, Stephen Semple 23:18, Susan Thompson 23:27, Joseph Eager 24:49PB, Maeve Kennedy 24:55, Neil “two runs” McCready 25:28, Jim Hewitt 25:43, Josi McKeating 31:45PB, Freda Stubbs 32:35, Sharon Thompson 34:52

Stormont parkrun:
Suzanne Brennan 25:37

Ormeau parkrun:
Ramunas Stanevicius 19:52PB, Galina Stanevicius 27:17PB

The only tourist this week was Big O, as Owen Fulton did Sale parkrun in 25:56PB. Sale parkrun is held in Sale Water Park. Its lake was created artificially during construction of the M60 in the 1970s. That is honestly the most exciting fact I have about Sale. Please somebody run somewhere else next week. Thanks.

And ADav went to Stormont 25:37

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 10:22, Matthew Hawkins 11:46, Eloise McAuley 12:29

Jordanstown Junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 11:38, Rhys Kerr 13:17PB

On Saturday afternoon, the Harriers descended en mass on Sixmilewater Park in Ballyclare for the Annadale Striders Malcolm Cup XC league event. Obviously being a header is a contagious condition as almost 40 Harriers, male and female, senior and junior, elite and hungover, took to the mud:

Jasper Brooks 4:01, Leo McAuley 4:15, Oran McKee 4:21, Rory Brooks 4:25

Ladies & Vets 3m Race
Laura ROTM Rose 20:49, Karen McKee 22:15, Sarah McCafferty 23:00, Noel Bloomfield 23:12, Sharon Dunn 23:45, Suzanne Brennan 23:37, Pamela McCafferty 23:50, Jackie McCreesh 26:39, Emily Dowling 26:50, Laura Campbell 27:17, Joanne Milne 27:27, Leeanne Skillen 27:34, Louise Ladd 27:35, Roisin Brooks 27:58, Marie McFarlane 28:59, Fidelma McCoppin 29:11, Tiffany Donaldson 29:30, Mairead HOTM O’Hare 30:05

Men’s 4m Race:
Peter McGarry 23:33, Lee O’Boyle 23:40, Alan Ladd 24:20, Joe Mathers 24:24, Neil Campbell 24:37, Stephen Gallagher 26:35, Danny Donaldson 26:44, Kevin Donnelly 26:54, Micky McAuley 27:26, ADav 28:51, Neil McCready 28:52, Alan Erwin 28:55, Brendan McGeown 31:07, Lord Ian Brennan 31:35, Aidy Hughes 32:03, Neill McGlinchey 35:46, David Esler 36:44

Then today, showing us oldies how it’s really done, Tom Fleming came 28th in the U12 boys’ race at the National XC Championships, and Adam McCann came 91st in the U14s.

Finally, newbies Ramunas and Galina Stanevicius donned club vests for the first time at the Castleblayney 5k race in, er, Castleblayney, finishing in 19:24 and 27:55 respectively. Welcome to the madness folks!

So, this week’s song continues the theme of the week – mud!
Whether you were at Ballyclare yesterday or up Divis this morning, this song reflects how many of us felt. But we still love the mud, honey…

Until next week, behave.