Club Run Report – 24th October 2021

They say pain is temporary but the achievement is permanent. Tell that to a United fan right now. So let’s focus on the running to cheer ourselves up.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Prof Alan Ladd 18:58PB and 2nd finisher, Karen McKee 24:57, Clare Teer 28:10, Cathy Ryan 29:14, Joanne Milne 29:30, Owen Fulton 29:45, Anita ROTM Piatek 29:50, Galina Stanevicius 30:51, Ramunas Stanevicius 30:51, John Teer 39:09

Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 17:56PB and first finisher, Dawn Blain 23:21, Lord Ian Brennan 25:20, Joe Mathers 25:24, Claire McCann 28:58

Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 32:05

Bangor parkrun:
Brendan McGeown 22:25, Roseann McGeown 31:05

Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
David Esler 25:36

Hillsborough Forest parkrun:
Stephen Semple 24:02, Maeve Kennedy 25:.01

Our sort of tourist this week is Sarah Ross who completed the Queen’s parkrun in Glasgow in 25:21. Sarah actually lives there so she is only a sort of tourist. So there.
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:20PB and first finisher, Matthew Hawkins 14:29

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Jessie Smith 12:50PB, Hollie Brennan 16:26

But the real parkrun news of the week was the return of ADav. He graced the Valley with his luminous presence, finishing in 32:30.

This morning the club were being more than ably represented by the juniors as they took part in the NI & Ulster Even Age Group Championships at the Billy Neill MBE Country Park.

Under 18 Boys
Adam McCann 15:52
Under 16 Boys
Tom Fleming 10:57
Under 14 Girls
Emily Murphy 10:15
Under 12 Boys
Leo McAuley
Under 12 Girls
Sinead O’Hare 5:57
Under 10 Boys
Kayden McClelland, Kobe McClelland (times currently unavailable)
Under 10 Girls
Eloise McAuley 3:56 and 3rd place finish, Amelia Fleming 4:21
On the same course, Kevin Donnelly was our sole representative in the Bobby Rea Cross Country race, finishing in 32:20.

It’s still marathon season, and this time it was the turn of the Shane’s Castle event. We had 2 Harriers on the course with Ciaran Wright finishing in 4:36:17 and Anton Piatek completing his first marathon in 4:36:30.
Not to be outdone by others last week, Bernard McKeaveney decided it was time to rejoin the headers by completing the EAMS Octoberfest event today. Bernard completed an amazing 50k in a PB time of 6:25:15.
So, this week’s tune is for our Kevin. Speedy specs finished first at the Waterworks parkrun in a PB time then headed off to complete a half marathon distance run then did XC the day after. Just what we expect from perfect Kevin at this stage.
(And cheers Paul!)
Until next week, behave.