Club Report – Sunday 20th January 2019

Well, it was a week where we all took a breath and gathered ourselves after the big effort of organising and/or running a huge XC event. Then again, judging by Strava, for many it was a week of 5am alarm calls and running 7 miles every four hours. You know who you are!

One we missed last week was Adam McCann competing in the UUJ Indoor Sprints and Hurdles on Sat 12th. Adam came 1st in the U14 60m hurdles in 13:82. He was also 3rd in the U14 and U15 60m sprint in 9:66. Well done on both Adam!

I also now have the full junior results from our XC event. And they are definitely worth reporting!
Primary School Race
Joe Eager 2:58, Jasper Brooks 3:00, Leo McAuley 3:03, Oran McKee 3:06, Rory Brooks 3:12, Peter McCann 3:14, Keeley McGarry 3:21, Eloise McAuley 3:41, Riley Kerr 3:42, Matthew Hawkins 3:54, Amy O’Boyle 4:02, Lucy Fleck 4:40
U12 Boys
Tom Fleming 3:03 (2nd place)
U14 Boys
Adam McCann 7:58 (3rd place)

I missed Tina Steele out of the Mallusk XC results last week. Tina, my most profuse apologies. I have taken myself out the back and given myself a good kicking. And I still look forward to recording your results at both Stormont and Lurgan!

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Neil Campbell 19:23 (second finisher), Tom Fleming 19:46PB, Laura Rose 22:57 (first female finisher), Noel Bloomfield 24:18, Nuala Muldoon 24:35, Emily Dowling 28:21, Frances Kane 30:58, Anita Piatek 33:14, Sharon Thompson 36:02, Marie McFarlane 36:02, Freda Stubbs 36:24, Fidelma McCoppin 36:24, David Esler 37:34

Antrim parkrun:
Philip Fleck 28:19, Angela Stevens 31:06

Waterworks parkrun:
Stephen Semple 22:22, Ken McAuley 22:24, Susan Thompson 23;43, Maeve Kennedy 24:35, Jim Hewitt 25:56, Leo McAuley 30:55, Suzanne Brennan 45:31 (with Hollie 45:30)
And big congratulations to Stephen for hitting the 100 parkruns total!

Queens parkrun:
Jim Guinn 25:44

Ormeau parkrun:
Neil McCready 21:14PB, Alan Erwin 26:42, Mairead “PB machine” O’Hare 32:54PB

Orangefield parkrun:
Elaine HOTM Kennedy 29:20PB, Dermot Boyd 34:08PB, Anne Boyd 43:48

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:16, Leo “parkrun double” McAuley 10:15, Matthew Hawkins 11:02, Eloise McAuley 11:10, Hollie “me double too” Brennan 14:48PB

Yesterday was the latest Born2Run event at Gosford. Our own Mark Smith gained yet another podium finish, coming second in 36:17. Well done (again) Mark! Ramunas Stanevicius continued his recent good form with 40:30 in the same event.
The results don’t record club affiliations in these events so please either post to Team App or come in the Top 3 to ensure you get included in the report.

The podium challenge continued today as Lee O’Boyle matched Mark’s 2nd place, this time in the Northern Velocity Garvagh 10k trail race in a time of 36:59. Well done Sir.

Mrs C wouldn’t let me post the video I wanted to do. Not being nice, she said. (Answers on a postcard…) So instead, here’s a tune to help you chill out after a week of long miles, early starts and double days. But remember, it’s not because I like you. Cus I don’t.

Until next week behave.