Club Report – Sunday 28th July 2019

Do you hear that sound? It’s the bottom of the barrel being scraped as both Cav and Work Experience Boy are both off enjoying their holidays, and so it’s left to yours truly to report on last week’s running. So down to business, beginning with a round-up of all your parkrunning.

Waterworks parkrun
Ken McAuley 21:36, Susan Thompson 24:44, Jim Hewitt 25:52, Maeve Kennedy 26:50, Michael McFarlane 27:53, Marie McFarlane 31:15

Victoria parkrun
Stephen Weir 29:21

Queen’s parkrun
Stephen Smyth 21:28

Portrush parkrun
Laura Rose 22:48, Noel Bloomfield 24:22, Rhys Kerr 28:12, Nikki Fleck 29:26, Claire McCann 31:04, Ben Halliday 37:12, Lucy Fleck 51:24, Aimee Fleck 51:36, Philip Fleck 51:40, Jennifer Maguire 1:04:56

Antrim parkrun
Patrick Hughes 25:58, David Esler 26:40, Galina Stanevicius 28:15, Aaron Ladd 33:42, Alan Ladd 33:43, Angela Stevens 42:33

Valley parkrun
Neil Campbell 19:28 (third finisher), Owen Fulton 27:08, Clare Teer 30:09, Gemma Fowler 30:19, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 30:35, Lorraine Forsythe 1:03:06

Stormont parkrun
Ben Davidson 23:29, Sharon Dunn 24:40, Alex Davidson 24:41, Joanne Milne 29:08

Stranmillis College parkrun
Elaine Kennedy 30:44

Sixmilewater parkrun
Alastair Houldsworth 20:33, Kerry McDowell 29:53, Dermot Boyd 30:58, Tina Steele 38:46, Anne Boyd 42:40

Jordanstown junior parkrun
Matthew Hawkins 11:42, and third finisher.

Waterworks junior parkrun
Joseph Eager 10:20, Leo McAuley 10:39, Eloise McAuley 10:39

On Friday evening, Angela Stevens took on the Giant’s Trail race, a 6 mile scenic race hosted by Dub Runners, finishing in 1:07:22

Then on Saturday, there were a couple of races featuring Harriers, including the Crossgar 10k, where Paddy Brooks finished in 47:59, the Derrytresk 5k, where Aidy Hughes finished in 24:09 and Anita Piatek in 25:57. Also on Saturday, in Donegal was the Seven Sisters Sky Challenge event, which included more than 2,100m of climbing over a distance of 26km. The club was ably represented in that race by Mark Smith who completed the race in 5:29:15.

It was definitely a weekend of mountain running, as Lee O’Boyle and Micky McAuley both completed the Denis Rankin round in the Mourne mountains in 21 hours and 44 minutes. This is an incredibly challenging circuit of all the peaks over 400 metres, and one which both Harriers have overcome with an outstanding demonstration of strength and courage. Lee will join Micky on the very select list of those to have completed the challenge, Micky now having completed it twice. Amazing stuff from both guys.

PS – if you spot any omissions or errors, please PM the page, thanks!