Well, the annual two weeks of overindulging, a diet consisting mainly of beer, pizza, wine, ice cream and beer again, has not really helped my elite training regime. Then again, I did do a couple of short slow runs when I was away. (Well, obviously just for the first week). I think that more than balances out any additional calorie intake. (Possibly not the official view of the club coaches).
My thanks to work experience boy and the lovely Debbie Magee for their adequate work in my absence.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Alastair Houldsworth 20:40, Neil Campbell 21:47, Stephen ROTM Gallagher 21:49PB, Paul Skillen 24:38, Noel Bloomfield 24:58, Laura Rose 26:26, Aidy Hughes 26:29, Owen Fulton 26:31, Joe Mathers 26:33, Neill McGlinchey 28:24, Ciaran Hawkins 29:53, Laura HOTM Campbell 30:41, Karen O’Boyle 31:18, Galina Stanevicius 31:19, Joanne Milne 32:01, Oran McKee 33:02, Karen McKee 33:03, Leanne HOTM Skillen 36:47, Fidelma McCoppin 38:42, Jennifer Maguire 57:47
Ken McAuley 20:53, Nikki Fleck 30:07, Marie McFarlane 32:30, Tiffany Donaldson 34:00, Danny Donaldson 34:00
Elaine Kennedy 30:16
Tom Fleming 20:22, Peter Fleming 22:37PB, Tina Steele 29:08PB
Still some parkrun tourism going on. Stephen Weir was back at Newcastle Upon Tyne again, finishing in 29:40. I have run out of Newcastle jokes so Stephen will never win the tourism award. Sorry Stephen. This week’s joint winners are Stephen Semple and Maeve Kennedy who headed to the home of parkrun, Bushy Park, for it’s 800th event. Both finished in 27:08 (awwhhh!). Just the 1,459 runners in this one. Wonder how many barcodes they got back!!
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 10:30, Leo McAuley 15:40
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 11:23
Portrush junior parkrun:
Ben Halliday 14:57
And ADav was at the Valley, finishing in 23:23.
In other racing, several Harriers were at Dervock for the Kennedy Kane McArthur Dark Hedges Half Marathon:
Prof Alan Ladd 1:32:00, Alan Erwin 1:46:55, Stephen Smyth 1:49:29, Roisin Brooks 2:10:12, David Esler 2:11:30, Angela Stevens 2:22:49
Jonathan Carter was at the Mount Stewart Trail Half Marathon, finishing in 1:46:56.
Dermot Boyd managed a 5k PB at Carlingford, finishing in 29:27.
Kevin Donnelly completed the Sperrin Harriers Stanley Reid Memorial 5 miles in 32:07.
So, this week’s tune is for ADav who this week posted one of the greatest Facebook posts of all time. A classic from Pearl Jam and, yes, they do sing that song from Frozen in the middle of it. What more could you ask for or deserve…..
Until next week, behave.