Club Report – Sunday 28th April 2019

“Dull would he be of soul who could pass by a sight so touching in its majesty”

“If, when, why, what, how much have you got? Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how often? And which do you choose, a hard or soft option?”

William Wordsworth and The Pet Shop Boys may have phrased it differently but they all knew that a weekend in London was one to remember. More later.

Firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Tom Fleming 22:47, Noel Bloomfield 25:05, Paul Skillen 25:09, Sarah McCafferty 25:28, Pamela McCafferty 26:01, Nuala Muldoon 26:22, Eamonn Donaghy 26:41, Stephen Weir 31:10, Yasmin Lynn 31:36, Terry McIvor 32:20

Waterworks parkrun:
Stephen Semple 24:08

Orangefield parkrun:
Joanne Milne 30:01

MUSA parkrun:
Aidy Hughes 24:15

This week’s tourist ended up at the birthplace of the parkrun, Bushy Park. Elaine Kennedy added yet another parkrun location to her list, finishing in 50:30.

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 10:11, Owen Dunseath 10:30, Eloise McAuley 11:19, Leo McAuley 11:19, Erin Dunseath 16:03

The running started back on Easter Monday as a few Harriers were first to run off the Easter eggs at the Whitehead 5 mile:
Kevin Donnelly 32:13, Neil McCready 33:49, Yasmin Lynn 49:07, Dermot Boyd 51:03.

Then on Tuesday the ladies took over in the Springwell Purple Ladies 5k:
Anita Piatek 26:47, Suzanne Brennan 27:40, Roisin Bradley 31:18, Mairead “2 races a week at least” O’Hare 33:50

Then this afternoon was the Armagh 10k:
Ramunas Stanevicius 39:35PB, Kevin Donnelly (again) 40:29, Galina Stanevicius 1:06:19

A big thanks to John Black and who are taking up the space left by NI Running and keeping us poor report writers sane by posting loads of local race results. Cheers!

But the highlight of the week was the London Marathon and our own Magnificent Seven were glad to see temperatures this year were more like Mallusk than Malaga. (Thankfully, taps were definitely on)

Prof Alan Ladd, the birthday boy, was first home in a PB (and close to club record) 2:53:50
Patricia HOTM Curistan 3:35:55 another PB
Laura Rose 3:40:15
Deborah Ewing 4:25:04
Elaine Kennedy 5:16:35
Janet “it’s only a twinge” Grew 5:36:47
Mairead “The Newbie” O’Hare 5:47:43

Time for some well earned celebrations all round folks.

Until next week, behave.