Club Report – Sunday 8th March 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt said “Well-behaved women rarely make history”. I can only say that we must be one history making club.

A couple of late results off the vidiprinter last week from Malta. The results of the Malta jury were:
Half Marathon – Neil HOTM Campbell 1:23:50 and Marathon – Jay Scott 4:59:46

Taking the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Paul Skillen 23:18, Ben Davidson 23:23, Karen McKee 26:16, Maeve Dunseath 26:48, Clare Teer 27:18, Anton Piatek 28:17, Bernie McAllister 28:50, Frances Kane 30:27, Dermot Boyd 32:53, Roseann McGeown 33:34, Neill McGlinchey 38:29, John Teer 39:37

Waterworks parkrun:
Dawn Blain 23:54, Maeve Kennedy 24:52, Ciaran Wright 26:25, Joseph Eager 27:06, Claire McCann 28:11, Tiffany Donaldson 35:23, Danny Donaldson 35:26

Victoria parkrun:
Angela Stevens 33:27PB

Antrim parkrun:
Tina Steele 30:07

Carrickfergus parkrun:
Lorraine Ann Forsythe 47:56, Zoe O’Prey 54:24
And congratulations to Lorraine on completing your 100th parkrun!

Stranmillis parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:37PB

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 19:13 (and first finisher)

The only tourist this week was Prof Alan Ladd who completed the Stretford parkrun in 17:10. This parkrun is in Manchester, the home of football, music and rain. It is also the name of the revered Stretford End in Old Trafford Stadium (2-0, mic drop, the end).

And the Rt. Hon. ADav was at the Valley finishing in 29:54

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:55, Eloise McAuley 10:28, Hollie Brennan 13:57PB

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Ben Halliday 11:25, Matthew Hawkins 16:37

Plenty of other racing this week too as the road racing season really kicks into gear.

Yesterday, our own Team Kerr took on the Walled City 10 miler:
Andrew Kerr 1:21:00, Lisa Kerr 1:56:41

Yesterday also saw the latest Carlingford Half Marathon. They forgot to add the wind and rain this year, possibly a result of Coronavirus. But it didn’t stop the Harriers who caught it, binned it and killed it:
Ken McAuley 1:37:48PB, Patricia Curistan 1:43:39, Susan Thompson 1:57:36

Also yesterday was the Shane’s Castle Atlas Running Series. Taking on the Half Marathon for the Harriers there included:
Neil McCready 1:36:02, Jonny Smith 1:58:15

Today our own hasty header took on his latest ultra challenge. Lee O’Boyle, for it is he, took part in the We Run Wild Castle 2 Castle Ultra. This is a 50km run from Glenarm to Carrickfergus (see, castle to castle – geddit?) with over 4,000ft elevation. Not only did Lee take part, he went and won it, finishing in 4:17:18. Micky McAuley also got the headband out to finish in 5:15:55.

Finally, the Race to Recovery 10k also took place today. Nuala Muldoon finished in 49:20 and Anita Piatek in 56:32.

Another not so gentle reminder that not every race result notes your club name and not every race makes results widely available. So, if you want to show off your latest PB, please post in the results section in Team App to make sure you are included in the weekly report. If you’d rather not associate yourself with this drivel then don’t mention it and I won’t mention you. Totally understandable.

So, this week’s tune relates to International Women’s Day. I know it should be Beyoncé’s Run the World (Girls) but this is just better. Fact.

Until next week, behave.