Club Run Report – 17th October 2021

I, as I’m sure we all do, still eagerly await the takeover of Mallusk Harriers by a billionaire petroleum-based nation state. But, as it hasn’t happened yet and I haven’t been replaced (yet) by JK Rowling, here’s yet another week of results and nonsense.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 21:14, Alan Erwin 21:37, Lord Ian Brennan 24:26PB, Karen McKee 25:15, Paul Skillen 25:16, Clare Teer 28:12, Cathy Ryan 29:05, Marie McBrien 29:59, Owen Fulton 30:21, Joanne Milne 32:19, John Teer 39:48


Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 23:03, Ciaran Wright 24:04, Susan Thompson 27:06, Claire 29:09


Queens parkrun:
Roisin Brooks 30:13


Wallace parkrun:
Stephen Semple 24:14, Maeve Kennedy 25:05, Dermot Boyd 31:54

Antrim parkrun:
Stephen Armour 20:39, Sharon Dunn 26:35PB


Carrickfergus parkrun:
Alan Kerr 24:33, David Esler 26:37

Limavady parkrun:
Johnny Carey 24:12


Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:09 and first finisher (again), Peter Fleming 20:38PB, Emily Murphy 25:54

Garvagh Forest parkrun:
Martin McCready 34:58


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Tom Fleming 6:50PB and first finisher (again), Joseph Eager 8:49, Emily Murphy 9:00PB, Sinead O’Hare 10:52, Matthew Hawkins 10:53


Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:18 Kobe McClelland 9:50

It’s the weekend so it’s another 5k race for Aidy. The man must have more bling than the Kardashians by this stage. He certainly has more medals than his beloved Arsenal (sorry Aidy!). Mr Hughes took part in the Centra Run Together 5k in Ormeau Park today. Unofficial time of 26:40.


This weekend was a headers’ dream as the Belfast 24-hour event took place. Despite poor conditions at times there were some amazing performances from our own Harriers and from others.


Lee O’Boyle had a Top 10 finish with a distance of 128 miles. Unbelievable Jeff! Angela Stevens completed an amazing 57 miles. Micky McAuley completed almost 65 miles before having to pull out due to injury. Neill McGlinchey completed nearly 33 miles before the same fate befell him.

All completed ultra distances. All are complete headers. We salute you and your poor wee feet.


So, this week’s tune is for the 24-hour headers. Lee and Micky should appreciate this one. The rest of you, maybe not so much. But they’re headers and they’re right. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/hNHhhzG4cJU
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – 10th October 2021

This week seems to have been a bit of a post marathon comedown. Some reflecting and basking in personal glories; others still traumatised. Or both.


But firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Adam McCann 20:19, Joe Mathers 23:06, David Esler 25:00PB, Leo McAuley 25:46, Clare Teer 27:28, Neill McGlinchey 29:01, Ramunas Stanevicius 30:55, Galina Stanevicius 30:56, Joanne Milne 31:10, John Teer 40:47


Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 18:50 and 2nd finisher, Lord Ian Brennan 25:08, Susan Thompson 27:09, Emily Murphy 27:14PB, Claire McCann 31:18


Victoria parkrun:
Anita Piatek 38:52


Wallace parkrun:
Dermot Boyd 32:25


Antrim parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 24:41, Elaine Kennedy 28:14


Belfast Victoria junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 8:47, Kobe McClelland 9:16

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:40 and 3rd finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:38


Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:05PB, Kobe McClelland 9:31

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:31, Eloise McAuley 8:36PB, Emily Murphy 8:58, Sinead O’Hare 10:50

Our sole 26.2 warrior this week was Marty O’Neill who took part in the Manchester marathon earlier today. Despite picking up an injury during the race, Marty delivered (geddit?) a great time of 3:16:22. 😎

So, this week’s tune is for the Martython himself. His trip gave me a chance to pick a classic tune from the fabled music city of Manchester. So I didn’t.
https://youtu.be/425GpjTSlS4

Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Great to see Adam McCann back running 🤩🎉🎉

We were delighted to see our Junior club member Adam McCann return to action.
Adam suffered a horrific injury at school some time ago. He has battled back through a lot of hard work and dedication.


Throughout his rehabilitation he helped out the club coaches by acting as an assistant coach at out Junior sessions.
A great young man we are proud to have at the club


Well done Adam 🏃🏃🏃

Club Run Report – 3rd October 2021

Today’s 10@10 has turned into tv@10, and 11 and 12 as we watch London on the tv and check for Belfast updates online. Or else we are out on the road shouting support, banging pans and ringing the obligatory cowbell. Whatever way we support the runners, marathon day always bring a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye. A bit like the bag drop queues.


But firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 19:49, Adam McCann 20:17PB, Stephen Armour 21:58, Brendan ROTM McGeown 23:24, Leo McAuley 26:01, David Esler 26:21, Aidy Hughes 27:04, Neill McGlinchey 28:59, Sharon Dunn 29:00, Cathy Ryan 29:01, Marie McBrien 29:24, Ramunas Stanevicius (and Ugnius) 30:26, Galina Stanevicius 30:29, Karen McKee 30:29, Prof Alan Ladd 30:30 (obviously reliving their Berlin highlights on the way round), Emily “the comeback kid” Dowling 31:40, Roseann McGeown 31:43, Roisin Brooks 32:10, Janet Grew 32:35, Joanne Milne 33:06


And well done to Marie who tried to sneak through her 200th parkrun without anyone noticing!


Waterworks parkrun:
Dawn Blain 23:18, Susan Thompson 27:43, Claire McCann 29:00


Victoria parkrun:
Tom Fleming 17:22PB


Ormeau parkrun:
Bernard McKeaveney 27:33
Brave boy a day before the big one!


Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:03


Carrickfergus parkrun:
Anton Piatek 25:09


Orangefield parkrun:
Martin McCready 35:20


Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Stephen Semple 23:38, Maeve Kennedy 24:39 and first female finisher


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:32 and 2nd place finisher, Emily Murphy 9:21, Sinead O’Hare 10:31, Matthew Hawkins 13:32


Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:05PB, Kobe McClelland 9:31


Waterworks junior parkrun:
None today! Big boy (and girl) stuff on.


Today, attentions turned to the majors – London and Belfast – as our 26.2 warriors took to the streets.


Let’s start with our much loved home marathon. 8 Harriers were in action:
Alan Erwin 3:10:35PB, Micky McAuley 3:12:43, Pamela Mooney 3:46:19, Ken “is that really a beard?” McAuley 3:51:28, Johnny Carey 4:00:18, Ciaran Wright 4:13:19, Bernard McKeaveney 4:35:53PB, Angela Stevens 4:39:56


Over in London there was a great turnout for the Harriers as qualifiers for the last few years finally got a chance to run the streets paved with gold.


Lee “why is this so flat?” O’Boyle 2:42:20, Kevin Donnelly 2:59:52PB, Neil Campbell 3:18:52, Stephen Gallagher 3:31:03, Patricia Curistan 3:34:08, Paul Skillen 3:57:00, Suzanne Brennan 4:06:25PB, Joe Mathers 4:09:12, Lord Ian Brennan 4:32:15, Leeanne Skillen 6:17:41, Laura Campbell 6:18:49


So, this week’s tune is for those who took on the 26.2 tests today.

Your time is irrelevant. You all beat the distance. And for this we salute you.
https://youtu.be/Y1D3a5eDJIs
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Have you volunteered lately?

Mallusk Harriers star in the Latest Active Running advert for Volunteering at Parkrun. Have you Volunteered lately?

It’s so easy to volunteer and show your support. Why not give a little back and support your running community.

How to volunteer at parkrun
We would be lost with out the many volunteers who keep all our Parkruns running and giving up their free time.

If you can help volunteer at your local Parkrun , please see how too below and become part of a great team of people who make sure our Parkruns takes place and is safe for everyone each Saturday.

parkruns are community events delivered every weekend by volunteers. Anyone and everyone can be a volunteer. You need no prior experience and you can volunteer regularly, or just once in a while.

All the roles are explained to you on the day, it’s super easy, fun and rewarding. Plus you get to feel a part of your local community. Fancy giving it a go? Here’s how.

  1. Send an email to your local parkrun

The simplest way to sign up to volunteer is to send an email to your local parkrun. You can find your local event here, and you can locate their email address on your event’s home page, under the ‘volunteer’ tab.

Let the team know when you’d like to volunteer (it might be the coming event, or further ahead), and if you have a preference, you can say what role you might like (or not like!) to do. Include your parkrun barcode number too. Then, the volunteer coordinator will be in touch to book you in. Easy.

  1. Tell the event team when you’re at parkrun

When you’re at parkrun or junior parkrun, just tell the team (someone in a high-vis vest) that you would like to volunteer (again, you may want to volunteer the following week, or another date in the future) and they will help book you in.

  1. Sign up to receive Volunteer emails

You can choose the events you would like to hear from by signing into your parkrun profile here.

Or you can click the ‘volunteer opt-in’ button when you receive your results email after taking part in a parkrun. This then means that you’ll receive emails in the future from your local event when there are specific roles still available . You can just reply to the email to sign yourself up.