Club Report – Sunday 25th August 2019

Obviously, my remark last week about the weather had the intended result and the gods have finally remembered it actually August for a while yet. So, like wasps to my pint glass, you all headed to the roads for some racing. Before it rains again.

First of all, a couple of late results from last week as Micky McFarlane completed the latest EAMS Fatlad Series Half Marathon in 2:16:18 and Bernard McKeaveney completed the Hillsborough Half in 2:15:51

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Neil Campbell 19:53 (and 2nd place overall), Ciaran Hawkins 25:02, Bernie McAllister 26:18, Sharon Dunn 27:40, Maeve Kennedy 28:35, Joanne Milne 28:37, Nikki Fleck 30:01, Roisin Brooks 30:23, Philip Fleck 32:35, Amy O’Boyle 44:27, Karen “good mummy” O’Boyle 44:28

Waterworks parkrun, sponsored by the McAuleys:

Danny Donaldson 19:31, Jim Hewitt 24:36, Suzanne Brennan 31:42, Tiffany Donaldson 31:43

Victoria parkrun:

Stephen Smyth 20:25, Susan Thompson 25:36, Ken McAuley 25:39, Anita Piatek 26:25PB

Antrim parkrun:

Tina Steele 28:11

Castlewellan parkrun:

Ramunas Stanevicius 19:29PB, Zoe O’Prey 41:09

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Laura Rose 22:26 (and first female finisher), Noel Bloomfield 23:32PB, Owen Fulton 25:49, Jennifer Maguire 35:19

Stranmillis parkrun:

Elaine Kennedy 29:42

Stormont parkrun:

Stephen Weir 34:27

Orangefield parkrun:

Ben Davidson 23:18

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Marie McFarlane 33:33

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Leo McAuley 9:40, Eloise McAuley 9:59, Joseph Eager 10:25

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Matthew Hawkins 11:24

And ADav was at Orangefield, finishing in 3rd place in 20:55.

The Rathlin Run took place on Saturday. The Harriers were represented in the 10 mile distance:

Michael Reid 1:27:49, Frances Kane 1:59:07

Sunday saw the latest Run Armagh event, with Jonathan Carter competing over the half marathon distance, finishing in 1:41:44 (and 6th overall)

But the event of the week for the club was the 5th Storming the Castle 10k in Carrick with a large Harrier turnout (large as in lots, not large as in big, obviously…):

Peter McGarry 35:06 (and 4th overall), Ramunas Stanevicius 39:37, Paddy Brooks 48:25, Pamela McCafferty 50:35PB, Scott Dowling 53:45, Owen Fulton 54:27, Alan Kerr 54:32, Maeve Dunseath 55:02, Claire McCann 56:01, Michael McFarlane 56:44, Bernard McKeaveney 58:22, Maeve Kennedy 58:40, Alan Erwin 58:42, Neill McGlinchey 1:01:37, Nikki Fleck 1:02:10, Stephen Weir 1:02:04, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 1:03:33, Galina Stanevicius 1:04:20, Suzanne Brennan 1:07:17, Karen O’Boyle 1:07:17PB, Dermot Boyd 1:07:42, Emily Dowling 1:08:30, Angela Stevens 1:16:34, Hannah Hope 1:16:49, Zoe O’Prey 1:27:51, Mairead O’Hare 1:32:27

And a big bow of respect to Head Coach Mr Skillen on completing his first Ironman 70.3 in Dun Laoighaire yesterday. Paul finished in 7:12:13. Well done Sir!

So enjoy what’s left of your Bank Holiday weekend folks. And get another run in.

Until next week, behave.