Club Report – Sunday 17th March 2019

Cav has taken a well-deserved holiday this week, clearly anticipating a huge amount of running to report on this weekend, or perhaps the weather. Either way, they have handed over the reins temporarily to keep you all up to date with this week’s running news.
Starting with parkrun:
Claire McCann 29:36

Alan Ladd 17:47 PB

Ecos Ballymena:
Catherine Mullan 28:12

Jim Guinn 29:05

Susan Thompson 26:16

Angela Stevens 41:07

Neil McCready 21:58 (second male), Neil Campbell 22:25 (third male), Stephen Semple 24:10, Paul Skillen 25:17, Maeve Kennedy (first female) 25:36, Matt Allen 25:52, David Esler 28:23, Frances Kane 30:58, Emily Dowling 32:33, Noel Bloomfield 48:34

Joanne Milne 32:01

(Cav will update junior parkrun results next week. They’re not out yet and I’ve yet to have my first St Patrick’s Day pint).

The shamrock isn’t the only thing to get drowned this weekend – pretty much anyone running would have been drowned, probably no one more so than Elaine Kennedy who swam, paddled and waded her way through the EAMS Stormathon 6 hour challenge yesterday, completing 5 laps in 4:02:14.

Another EAMS event today saw Zoe O’Prey taking on one loop of the St Patrick’s Day challenge in 1:21:23.

Mark Smith chalked up yet another impressive podium, coming in third place at the inaugural Ormeau Runners Forestside 5 Mile trail race, a really tough course by all accounts, and definitely a welcome addition to the calendar.

Also yesterday, our vest in the west ran 53:52 at the Washingbay Green Run 10k.

The big event of the weekend (quickly forgetting the rugby yesterday) was the SPAR Craic 10k, an event that attracts over 1700 runners running from City Hall to Titanic.
Martin O’Neill 37:47 PB, Ramunas Stanevicius 39:36 PB, Neil McCready 40:47, Chris Quinn 41:07, Tony McKeating 44:28, Stephen Semple 45:40, Damian Cole 47:31, Ian Brennan 48:40, Maeve Kennedy 51:25, Fidelma McCoppin 52:55, Nikki Fleck 53:53, Matt Allen 54:59, Janet Grew 55:45, Clare Teer 56:18, Gemma Fowler 56:21, Frances Kane 59:26, Michael McFarlane 1:00:04, Marie McFarlane 1:00:05, Leo McAuley 1:01:32, Micky McAuley 1:01:33, Freda Stubbs 1:06:22, Sharon Thompson 1:07:32, Josi McKeating 1:07:35, Mairead O’Hare 1:07:31 PB, Tracey Whittley 1:09:26, Angela Stevens 1:14:24

Meanwhile, in Downpatrick Maeve Dunseath came home in with a PB of 51:16 in East Down AC’s Jimmy’s Ten 10k race.

That’s all for now folks. Normal service will hopefully be restored next week, which is probably a good thing given my taste in music.