September. Autumn, “The year’s last, loveliest smile” as William Cullen Bryant described it. The time of falling leaves, falling temperatures and pictures of uniformed kids in front of doors. The time when the hopes of Utd fans have already turned to next season…
One late result on the vidiprinter from last week as Jonathan Carter came 6th in the Armagh Half Marathon last Sunday in 1:41:44.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Sean Doherty 23:28PB, Ciaran Hawkins 24:01, Damian Cole 25:28, Laura Rose 26:51 (and 3rd female finisher), Paul “Ironman” Skillen 26:52, Owen Fulton 27:40, Maeve Kennedy 27:57, David Esler 28:09, Sharon Dunn 29:03, Anita Piatek 29:43, Laura Campbell 30:21, Yasmin Lynn 30:50, Frances Kane 31:34, Marie McFarlane 33:32, Joanne Milne 33:45, Fidelma McCoppin 33:59
Jim Hewitt 26:21, Neil McCready 29:14, Hollie Brennan 45:23, Suzanne Brennan 46:58
Stephen Smyth 28:27
Elaine Kennedy 29:07
Tom Fleming 20:56, Peter Fleming 22:56, Tina Steele 30:09, Angela Stevens 44:00
Tourists this week include Stephen Weir back at Newcastle Upon Tyne, finishing in 30:15, Team Donaldson at Newark parkrun in Nottinghamshire, Danny 21:15 and Tiffany 38:58.. But the winner is Sarah Ross again who completed the Dunedin parkrun in New Zealand in 29:09.
Sarah also completed the Dunedin Half Marathon this week. Time unknown.
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:54, Hollie “doing the double” Brennan 16:06
Portrush junior parkrun:
Tom Fleming 8:50 and first place overall
And ADav was at the Valley, 27:07
The running began on Tuesday night with the Larne Interclub Race:
Male Race 5 miles:
Lee O‘Boyle 29:19, Alan Ladd 30:48, Neil Campbell 30:54, Joe Mathers 31:55, Stephen Gallagher 34:09, Jonathan Carter 34:12, Alan Erwin 35:02, Patrick Brooks 38:28, Brendan McElroy 39:04, Sean McQuade 39:47, Jonny Smith 39:55, Owen Fulton 42:50, Bernard McKeaveney 44:14, Neill McGlinchey 44:53
Female Race 4 miles:
Laura Rose 29:37, Karen McKee 32:10, Pamela McCafferty 32:58, Suzanne Brennan 33:57, Bernie McAllister 34:24, Anita Piatek 34:29 Leeanne Skillen 36:35, Angela Stevens 36:58, Roisin Brooks 37:32
I probably need Prof Ladd to confirm this but we believe the men’s team came 4th and the ladies team came 6th.
Friday night was the Ards 5-mile race. Bernard McKeaveney doubled for the week, finishing in 43:16. Victoria McCready finished in 56:34.
This morning David Esler took on the Waterside Half marathon, finishing in 2:08:30.
But the big event of the weekend was the North Belfast Harriers Laganside 10k:
Ramunas Stanevicius 38:39PB, Neil McCready 40:40, Paddy Brooks 46:03, Frances Murray 47:45, Suzanne Brennan 51:58, Galina Stanevicius 58:42, Dermot ROTM Boyd 1:01:41PB, Marga Regan 1:02:22, Angela Stevens 1:06:22
We were also more than ably represented by the juniors in the Laganside 1 mile race but results are not yet available. Probably too fast for the timers!
So, here’s one for the parents who have to get their kids out of bed tomorrow. Could be worse. You could be a teacher. Or a Utd fan.
Until next week, behave.