Club Report – Sunday 27th October 2019


A quieter week this week as the hill headers and mudsuckers both took a week off. Unless you’re a junior. They don’t feel the cold like the rest of us. I know its cold when my teeth start chattering. And they’re still in the glass beside the bed.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Patrick Hughes 23:54PB, Yasmin Lynn 28:43, Neill McGlinchey 29:04, Stephen Weir 32:14, Frances Kane 32:46, Roseann McGeown 33:18

Waterworks parkrun:

Ramunas Stanevicius 18:38PB (and 3rd place overall), Claire McCann 27:32, Galina Stanevicius 27:42, Nikki Fleck 28:34, Philip Fleck 30:19

Antrim parkrun:

Joseph Eager 25:16, Maeve Kennedy 25:24

Wallace parkrun:

Dermot Boyd 30:06PB

Ormeau parkrun:

David Esler 25:55, Anita Piatek 46:54

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Alan Kerr 24:49

Stranmillis parkrun:

Elaine Kennedy 42:39

Our resident Kiwi, Sarah Ross, completed the NZ Dunedin parkrun in 26:18.

And ADav was at the Valley 23:58

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Joseph Eager 9:23, Hollie Brennan 14:10PB

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Riley Kerr 11:11, Rhys Kerr 14:25

Our juniors were once again showing up the oldies this week. This time it was at the NI & Ulster XC Championships:

Girls 10

Hannah Chestnutt 5:52

Girls 12

Jill Chestnutt 6:38

Boys 10

Peter Fleming 4:43 (and 4th place), Oran McKee 5:44, Joe Eager 5:47

Boys 14

Tom Fleming 10:16

Newbie Jay Scott competed in the EAMS Dublin B2B half marathon yesterday, finishing in 2:10:08PB.

The big running event of the week was, of course, the Dublin marathon. The Harriers had 8 brave souls taking on the half decent Autumnal conditions:

Joe Mathers 3:04:54, Stephen Gallagher 3:11:04, Alan Erwin 3:27:06PB, Patricia Curistan 3:39:42, Jonny Smith 4:03:17, Angela Stevens 4:28:48, Danny Donaldson 5:07:27, Tiffany Donaldson 6:14:05

So, this week’s song/singer is for our very own Dub runners. It’d from the best band out of Dublin since Power of Dreams. Sorry Bono.

Until next week, behave.