Club Report – Sunday 29th September 2019

A busy week for the Harriers this week, on the road, over the hills, internationally. Plenty of running. And Utd haven’t even got beaten this weekend. Yet.
Not mentioning rugby any more.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Patrick Hughes 24:51, Own Fulton 25:59, Alan Erwin 27:35, Sharon Dunn 29:06, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 30:48, Frances Kane 31:58

Waterworks parkrun:
Matt Allen 24:29, Susan Thompson 24:56, Maeve Kennedy 26:11, Joseph Eager 26:50, Claire McCann 27:45, Angela HOTM Stevens 29:21, Danny Donaldson 38:26, Tiffany Donaldson 38:28
And a big congratulations to our King & Queen of Different as they both hit 200 parkruns at the same time. Young love, eh!?!

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 23:06

Antrim parkrun:
David Esler 25:48, Marie McFarlane 31:42, Fidelma McCoppin 32:02, Elaine Kennedy 50:13

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Peter Fleming 21:52PB

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 10:18,

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 11:38, Matthew Hawkins 11:43, Rhys Kerr 13:53

Saturday saw the 10th anniversary of the Causeway Coast Marathon event with races over several distances on this flat and fast course. Not.
Taking on the ultra distance was Neil Campbell. Neil ran (and no doubt talked) his way over the 40 mile course in 6:13:50, finishing in an impressive 8th place.
Taking on the half marathon distance:
Jonny Smith 2:12:08, Karen McKee 2:29:56, Suzanne Brennan 2:38:55, Alan Kerr 2:46:38, Laura Campbell 3:11:09, Leeanne Skillen 3:11:09, Neill McGlinchey 3:11:25














Other Harriers were at the Annaghmore Running Festival.
Working on their marathon prep in the 18 miler distance were Joe Mathers 2:04:30, Stephen Gallagher 2:16:20, Patricia Curistan 2:34:42 and Ken McAuley 2:34:42.
Taking on the half marathon were ADav 1:37:48 and Joanne Milne 2:12:46.














Harriers were at the aptly named Bangor 10k yesterday, in Bangor!
Ramunas Stanevicius 39:22, Paddy Brooks 48:36, Dermot Boyd 1:03:24













Aidy Hughes tried to outfox me by finding another 5k to run in deepest Tyrone. He completed the Brocagh 5k School Run in 26:18. Duckingstool Point is nearby and they used to dunk suspected witches there. I think they’ve stopped the practice now. But I’m honestly not sure.

Then today it was the Albertville 5k. Yasmin Lynn continued recent good form with another 5k PB in 24:25. Lord Ian Brennan continued his tune up for the upcoming XC season finishing in 24:27.












Angela HOTM Stevens completed the Monaghan Half Marathon in 2:10:51.











Andy McNevison completed this year’s FEARmanagh (trail running, cycling and kayaking) in 4:32:33.
















Divis 10k results are not available at the time of writing so will have to come through on the vidiprinter next week.

On the international front, our very own Lee O’Boyle was in Berlin, taking on his first major of the year. Lee finished in an amazing 2:42:16. Swift!














Folks, just another reminder to note any non-parkrun results in Team App if you want a mention in the report. Trying to match posted photos to results lists can be hit and miss and you may be excluded. Also, please always include your club name (correctly spelled!) wherever possible when entering events. Cheers.

So, this week’s song is for our Berlin hero. Yes, I could have used that Bowie song. I could have used Iggy Pop. I know Lee would personally have loved “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun, sung by Berlin. But I’ve chosen the best song that U2 ever wrote about Berlin Zoologischer Garten train station.

Until next week, behave.