Club Report – Sunday 16th June 2019

It’s Father’s Day! The day where we all renew our annual stocks of pants and socks. Where we pretend it really is the best meal we’ve ever had. When what we really want is what made us fathers in the first place……

Firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ramunas Stanevicius 19:52, Neil McCready 21:03, Alastair Houldsworth 21:48, Alan Erwin 22:03PB, Ciaran Hawkins 23:02PB, Noel Bloomfield 24:42, Neil Campbell 25:33, Anita Piatek 27:40PB, David Esler 28:00, Maeve Dunseath 28:46, Ben Davidson 29:35, Michael McFarlane 34:08, Sophie Davidson 35:17, Joanne Milne 35:19

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 21:46

Antrim parkrun:
Ken McAuley 22:17, Susan Thompson 24:08, Alan Kerr 24:25, Maeve Kennedy 26:29, Elaine Kennedy 30:33

Stranmillis parkrun:
Jim “ice cream with a flake” Guinn 29:50

This week’s tourist is Tina Steele who went the whole way to Portrush! Tina finished in 29:43. Amazingly, this is also the predicted average price of a pint in Portrush during the Open weekend.

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:14, Leo McAuley 9:17, Eloise McAuley 10:27, Hollie Brennan 16:00

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Ben Halliday 12:04

Racing began on Tuesday this week with the third and final Woodburn Trail Race. Completing the trio was Alan Kerr in 41:37 with Elaine Kennedy finishing in 46:19.

On Friday night, Elaine Kennedy (again!) took on the Aghalee 5k and finished in 44:23.

I know there were plenty of Harriers at the EAMS 6 hour challenge on Friday night (and the previous week) but I can’t find any results posted publicly anywhere.

On Saturday, Shane’s Castle was the venue for the Born 2 Run event, Run for Roscor, over 5k and 10k.
Our very own, in form, Peter McGarry was there for the 10k and, following Lee’s lead last week, went and won the thing. Peter finished in 35:11, over a minute ahead of the second finisher. Well done Sir.

So this week’s tune is for the Dads in the club. Not a classic, just funny. Slightly.
A good description of most of us too.

Until next week, behave.