Club Report – Sunday 22nd September 2019

On Sunday, it was raining outside, Utd took another tanking on live tv, people kept talking about something called rugby. Not my favourite day to be honest. But I put my family sized trifle down long enough to read the Half Marathon results achieved by the Harriers and that cheered me up. A bit. More of that later.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Yasmin Lynn 26:37PB, Neil Campbell 26:53, Brendan McGeown 26:54, Angela Stevens 28:07PB, Suzanne Brennan 29:22, Joanne Milne 29:37, Stephen Weir 31:23, Karen O’Boyle 34:23

Waterworks parkrun:
Neil “ice cream with a flake in it” McCready 23:31, Susan Thompson 25:07, Maeve Kennedy 25:37, Joseph Eager 26:33

Queens parkrun:

Stephen Smyth 28:19

Antrim parkrun:
Tina Steele 29:19

Orangefield parkrun:
Ben Davidson 23:34

Stranmillis parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 44:05

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:57, Eloise McAuley 10:50, Leo McAuley 14:24

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 11:34, Riley Kerr 12:10, Rhys Kerr 14:49

And ADav was at Orangefield, 20:41 (and second place overall)

No racing during the week this week for anyone as you all prepped for the Belfast Half. Such dedication!

Belfast Half Marathon Results:
Peter McGarry 1:13:40 (and 11th place overall), Prof Alan Ladd 1:23:40, Ramunas Stanevicius 1:26:29PB, Stephen Gallagher 1:29:16, Alan Erwin 1:30:55PB, Neil McCready 1:33:22, Stephen Smyth 1:35:54, Ken McAuley 1:38:52, Patricia Curistan 1:40:35, ADav 1:39:43, Andrew Kerr 1:42:34, Brendan McElroy 1:45:34, Paddy Brooks 1:48:48, Paul Skillen 1:50:47, Pamela McCafferty 1:52:40, Sean McQuade 1:54:36, Lord Ian “bokey” Brennan 1:57:53, Anton Piatek 1:59:02, Darren Taggart 1:59:13, Owen Fulton 2:02:05, Angela Stevens 2:03:19PB, Bernard McKeaveney 2:03:30, David Esler 2:05:10, Joanne Milne 2:09:45, Gemma Fowler 2:09:35, Roisin Brooks 2:11:24, Clare Teer 2:11:57, Lisa Kerr 2:13:56, Michael McFarlane 2:16:35, Galina Stanevicius 2:14:34, Neill McGlinchey 2:22:01, Leeanne Skillen 2:22:17, Anita Piatek 2:21:26, Stephen Weir 2:29:42
Well done everyone.
And a big thank you to the volunteers and non-running club members who took a soaking to add their support.

So, this week’s tune is for everyone who ran the Belfast Half, for those who supported and those who organised the Shebeen. Half a World Away was too obvious.
It has to be Half Man Half Biscuit. Not only do they use the word half twice in their name, they also gave us the only song I know of that is dedicated to Lurgan’s most famous snooker referee (The Len Ganley Stance). Honestly.

Until next week, behave.