Club Report – Sunday 23rd December 2018

Yes folks, it that time of year again. The time when just three little words can strike fear into the bravest – “some assembly required”.
The time when nothing says Xmas like queueing for an overpriced German sausage outside City Hall.
My club mates have come round to our house every year for the last few Xmases. This year we’re doing something different. I’m going to let them in.

Doing the rounds of the parkruns were:
Valley parkrun:
Ramunas Stanevicius 19:56PB, Tom Fleming 20:04, Neil McCready 21:32PB, Adan McCann 21:42PB, Paddy Brooks 22:31PB, Neil Campbell 22:31, Ciaran Hawkins 23:15PB, Nuala Muldoon 24:45 (and 1st female finisher), Susan Thompson 25:27, Ken McAuley 25:28, Paul Skillen 27:10, Philip Fleck 29:53, Frances Kane 31:27, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 31:35, John Teer 35:12, Gemma Fowler 35:13, Clare Teer 35:13, Nikki Fleck 48:05, Mairead O’Hare 49:54
And a big well done and thank you to Ian Simpson and all the Harriers who took over the organising of the Valley parkrun this week.

Waterworks parkrun:
Lord Ian Brennan 23:46, Marie McFarlane 32:25, Freda Stubbs 33:36, Fidelma McCoppin 33:37, Josi McKeating 34:04, Patricia Kane 35:37PB, Rosalind Stitt 35:52, Miriam Clarke 39:34, Deirdre McCann 42:50

Victoria parkrun:
Louise Ladd 27:44PB

MUSA parkrun:
Aidy Hughes 23:57

Antrim parkrun:
Stephen Semple 22:44, Joseph Eager 23:58PB, Maeve Kennedy 24:37PB, Deborah Ewing 28:25, Tina Steele 28:26

Dungannon parkrun:
Elaine HOTM Kennedy 31:06

This week’s tourist is Emily Dowling who completed Listowel parkrun in 27:41PB. Listowel is in County Kerry and is well known for its week-long horse-racing festival. Its also the site of the world’s first ever monorail. I was going to make a monorail joke but couldn’t think of a good one liner. (I’ll wait for you…..). Thanks.

And ADav was at the valley 49:55

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 7:37PB, Leo McAuley 8:28PB, Eloise McAuley 9:53PB
Seriously showing us big folks up here! Xmas PBs all round.

I know a lot of Harriers, both junior and senior, were at the Leg It Hazelbank Xmas Run today. Full result are not available as I write this so I’ll catch up in the next report.

You may be dreaming of a white Xmas but if it runs out, drink the red.
I’m off to find a present for the current Mrs C. I don’t know what to get her but I was told that the one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Xmas morning is their husband.
So keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases. Here’s a lovely Xmas song to get you in the mood.
Happy Xmas Harriers!

Until next week, behave.