Club Report – Sunday 10th March 2019

Well, Spring didn’t last too long, did it? Back to Winter in Mallusk. Didn’t stop the running though. And plenty of racing this week.

Taking on the snowy parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Tom Fleming 20:29, Scott Dowling 24:44, Leah McEvoy 35:51, Jennifer Maguire 49:20, Noel Bloomfield 49:23

Waterworks parkrun:
Catherine Mullan 27:02, Claire McCann 30:02, Tiffany Donaldson 31:33, Danny Donaldson 31:40

Antrim parkrun:
Liam McGowan 23:58, Alan Kerr 26:40, Deborah Ewing 28:43, Tina Steele 28:43, Elaine Kennedy 31:05, Sarah Knowles 41:31

Victoria parkrun:
Neil McCready 19:41, Susan Thompson 22:55, Ken McAuley 22:56

MUSA parkrun:
Aidy Hughes 24:56

Queen’s parkrun:
James Guinn 31:09

Orangefield parkrun:
Ben Davidson 23:06

And ADav went to Orangefield 25:05

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:18, Leo McAuley 10:05, Eloise McAuley 10:21PB

Ormeau junior parkrun:
Mathew Hawkins 11:27

The racing started back on Tuesday night as Kevin Donnelly took on the Dublin 10k night run in 40:07.

Atlas Running held a multi-race event at Shane’s Castle yesterday with Harriers across the events:
Joe Mathers 3:23:41 and 2nd place overall, Sharon Dunn 4:12:15 and 3rd female finisher
Half Marathon
Neil Campbell 1:25:35 and 2nd place overall, Jonny Smith 1:54:45, Paul Skillen 2:04:24, Neill McGlinchey 2:35:14
Janine McNevison 58:16, Leah Burns 1:04:56
Plus, a special mention to Lee O’Boyle who completed 17 miles of the marathon course.

Stephen Semple had the wit to avoid the Mallusk weather and headed off to Barcelona for their marathon. Stephen finished in 4:25. Footy and Estrella time Stephen! (Other sports are available).

Also avoiding the weather, although on a more permanent basis, was Sarah Ross who completed the Lowe Hutt 10k in New Zealand in 51:17.

Not to be outdone in the races with strange names contest, Micky McAuley took part in the Glenariffe Spud Run, finishing in 58:44.

Then today, taking on both the Race to Recovery 10k and the weather were:
Ramunas Stanevicius 40:08, Ciaran Hawkins 49:04, Roisin Brooks 55:18, Anita Piatek 57:11 PB.

A big collective pat on the back to all those Harriers who made it out this morning, especially those doing their long runs. Not fun, but its all money in the bank and you now have it lodged for when its needed during those spring marathons.
So, toast some Veda, grab some coffee, head for the sofa and enjoy your tune. Well earned.

Until next week, behave.