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!
Until next week, behave.