Club Report – Sunday 17th February 2019

As with most weeks lately, we start the report with yet another late result from the Donaldsons’ travels in the US of A. Springsteen doesn’t tour this long.

Fed up with parkruns and 5 milers, the two lunatics decided to take on the Florida marathon, Danny finishing in 3:52:43 and Tiffany in 5:48:56. Another one chalked up guys, well done!

Another late result I promised to catch up on was the Junior results from the Stormont XC event:

U13 Boys

Ryan McCready 7:47

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Prof Alan ROTM Ladd 19:00PB (and 2nd place), Ramunas Stanevicius 19:47PB, Tom Fleming 19:52, Joe Mathers 22:38, Laura Rose 22:53 (and first female finisher), Stephen Semple 22:54PB, Ken McAuley 23:45, Sarah McCafferty 23:54PB, Maeve Kennedy 24:17PB, Paul Skillen 24:49, Neil Campbell 24:51, Noel Bloomfield 24:58, Susan Thompson 25:01, Pamela McCafferty 25:03, Anton Piatek 25:07PB, Brendan McGeown 26:31, Jim Hewitt 26:33, Nikki Fleck 30:02, Angela Stevens 30:23PB, Yasmin Lynn 30:33, Terry McIvor 30:38, Leo McAuley 30:44, Suzanne Brennan 30:59, Sharon Dunn 31:00, Roisin Brooks 31:28, Oran McKee 31:32, Karen McKee 31:35, Emily Dowling 31:40, Frances Kane 31:59, Karen O’Boyle 32:12, Lisa Kerr 33:57, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 33:58, Fidelma McCoppin 34:47, Louise Ladd 34:50

And big congratulations to Laura on completing her 100th parkrun. And despite the lack of sausage rolls, the food on offer was delicious.

And well done Tom on your 150th parkrun!

Waterworks parkrun:

Nuala Muldoon 24:09, Michael McFarlane 24:50, Claire McCann 27:32PB

Victoria parkrun:

Neil McCready 19:33PB

Well done Neil – a lot of hard work has paid off with an amazing sub 20 time. PB smashed.

Antrim parkrun:

Alan Kerr 27:10, Tina Steele 29:11, Deborah Ewing 29:12

Queens parkrun:

Elaine Kennedy 47:16

Wallace parkrun:

Dermot HOTM Boyd 31:57, Anne Boyd 43:43

And ADav appeared at the Valley 28:00

There was a big fight on this week for the parkrun tourist crown. Aidy Hughes had a bit of a go with Dungannon parkrun in 26:06. Then Maeve Dunseath tried with Portrush in 26:57. The Donaldsons, obviously, were back at it, this time in Pensacola, Florida. Danny in 21:46 and Tiffany in a not always vertical 39:00. But the winner should be Sarah Ross who has finally found a parkrun in New Zealand. Sarah completed the Western Springs parkrun near Auckland in 24:56

Auckland is built on over 50 volcanos and has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world but the best thing I know about Pensacola is that they have a minor league baseball team called the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Class. Pensacola wins.

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Joseph Eager 9:34

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Rhys Kerr 15:51

Another event taking place both yesterday and today (and possibly tomorrow) is the Atlas Running Last One Standing Ultra at Castle Ward.

Representing our headers division was Hilary Faith. Hilary completed 38 miles in the event. Amazing. Big respect Hilary.

So, this week’s tune is for Hilary and all those who were, or still are, running at Castle Ward.

And no, I didn’t pick the Elton John song that has Bruno in the video. This song is better. Fact.

Until next week, behave.