Club Report – Sunday 16th December 2018

Feats of endurance, sore limbs, injuries, heavy breathing, exhaustion to the point of blacking out. But enough of the Xmas dinner, let’s do the running first.

A couple of results to tidy up from last week.

Alan Ladd completed the Kirkistown Half marathon last Sunday in 1:25:45. What I didn’t realise was that he actually won the thing. Too modest Prof Ladd!

Our own runners in the very successful Jingle All the Way 5k at Stormont for the Children’s’ Hospice were:

Peter McGarry 18:18 (and 1st place), Ramunas Stanevicius 20:34, Aidy Hughes 24:04, Emily Dowling 26:31PB, David Esler 28:27, Darren Taggart 30:08, Claire McCann 30:10, Rosalind Stitt 39:01, Patricia Kane 39:31, Deirdre McCann 41:04, Jo-Anne Smyth 44:06

Doing the rounds of the parkruns were:

Valley parkrun:

Nuala Muldoon 25:03, Laura “sweatin’ it out” Rose 27:58, Owen “still under the influence” Fulton 27:58, Frances Kane 37:14

Waterworks parkrun:

Maeve Kennedy 24:51, Claire McCann 28:41

Falls parkrun:

Alan Ladd 19:15PB and first place. Well done sir, second win in a week!

Ormeau parkrun:

Jackie McCreesh 30:46

Orangefield parkrun:

Elaine HOTM Kennedy 32:46

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Tom Fleming 8:04 and 1st place (again!), Riley Kerr 12:23, Matthew Hawkins 12:32, Rhys Kerr 14:32

Neil McCready put his Speedos on to run in the Sperrin Harriers’ latest Winter League trail race, the Lough Fea 5k, finishing in 21:38.

But the week was obviously dominated by the Club Xmas Dinner. It looked to me that many of us had been in training for this event for many months. However, we also know it’s often difficult to bring out the training at the big event. You know who you are…

Until next week, behave.