A quieter week for running this week. Maybe you were all psyching yourselves up for the GoT finale instead. Maybe you were too busy planning your party for the annual unmissable train wreck that is the Eurovision “Song” Contest. (Madonna – please stop. Now. Thanks)
Firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Neil Campbell 21:36, Noel Bloomfield 24:20, Stephen Semple 24:44, David Esler 27:10, Neill McGlinchey 27:15, Angela Stevens 28:38PB, Clare Teer 28:52, Gemma Fowler 28:53, Roisin Brooks 29:07, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 29:11, Karen O’Boyle 31:00, Yasmin Lynn 33:01, Jennifer Maguire 51:33
Danny Donaldson 21:05, Neil McCready 21:06, Kevin Donnelly 23:13, Emily Dowling 31:36, Tiffany Donaldson 38:19
Alastair Houldsworth 20:21, Tina Steele 29:33
Elaine Kennedy 52:27
Ben Davidson 22:28PB
Ken McAuley 21:44PB, Susan Thompson 26:27
This week’s parkrun tourist was Stephen Weir who went to where the windscreen wiper was invented. Stephen completed the Newcastle (obviously!) parkrun in 28:47PB.
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 9:12PB, Joseph “ice cream with a flake” Eager 9:34, Eloise McAuley 10:11
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 12:13, Matthew Hawkins 12:24, Rhys Kerr 14:18
Tuesday night saw the first of the EAH Forest Trail Races at Woodburn. Running and eating midges for the Harriers were Alan Kerr 25:17 and Elaine Kennedy 28:17.
On Friday night, several Harriers took on the hill at the Les Jones 10k:
Prof Alan Ladd 37:56PB, Kevin Donnelly 39:43PB, Alan Erwin 45:27PB, Paddy Brooks 47:18, Aidy Hughes 50:48
Our own Mairead O’Hare took on the latest EAMS Fatlad event at the 10k distance yesterday. I can’t find official results but believe she finished unofficially in 1:22:00
Team Brennan headed off this weekend to take part in the Great Manchester Run half marathon.
Lord Brennan, ever the gallant, suave, courteous gentleman, let Suzanne beat him to the line, 1:57:53 to 1:58:26. Or else she just beat him. Again.
Slightly closer to home, Angela Stevens followed up her parkrun PB with a run in the latest instalment of the Pure Running Half Marathon Series. She completed the Portadown Half Marathon in 2:10:46.
Manchester, home of Alan Turing and Joy Division, LS Lowry and The Smiths.
Portadown, home of Gloria Hunniford and Joyrider (See TOTP circa July 1996).
So, this week’s tune is for Madonna. I wanted to show her how a Eurovision interval act should sound. I could have used Riverdance, I should have used The Hothouse Flowers. But I’ve used the Wombles from 1974. Sorry.
Until next week, behave.