Club Run Report – 31st October 2021

The shops are full of mince pies and selection boxes and the television is full of toy ads. It must be Halloween already!
That reminds me though, Social Boy needs some more names down for the Harrier Xmas Dinner.

Why not take this opportunity to share some festive cheer with your favourite Harriers and see how they look in real clothes (answer is the ladies look amazing and the gents, unfortunately, look exactly the same). Bad jokes, bad dancing and bad behaviour are all guaranteed so get on the merch store and buy some tickets for Dec 4th. Now.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 21:22 and 3rd finisher, Stephen Armour 22:22, Sarah Ross 23:50, Lord Ian Brennan 24:14PB, Suzanne Brennan 24:17, Joe Mathers 25:19, Elijah Cushley 28:15, Clare Teer 28:31, Anton Piatek 29:20, Galina Stanevicius 29:42, Ramunas Stanevicius 29:43, Marie McBrien 30:18, Joanne Milne 30:19, Sharon Dunn 33:24, Owen Fulton 33:25, John Teer 39:17

Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 20:57, Elaine Kennedy 28:57

Victoria parkrun:
Stephen Semple 24:04, Maeve Kennedy 24:21
ECOS parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:18PB and 3rd finisher, Peter Fleming 22:26PB
Portrush parkrun:
Nikki Fleck 30:10
Ormeau parkrun:
Emily Murphy 28:00

Antrim parkrun:
David Esler 26:38

Limavady parkrun:
Johnny Carey 22:53

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:22 and 2nd finisher, Sinead O’Hare 10:20PB, Matthew Hawkins 13:57

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:33, Eloise McAuley 8:34PB, Emily Murphy 8:56PB, Jessie Smith 12:45PB

And ADav was at the Valley finishing in 26:06

XC season continued yesterday with the North Down AC Festival of Cross Country. The Harriers were represented at both junior and senior level:

Primary School Boys:
Jack O’Neill 7:07
Primary School Girls:
Sinead O’Hare 8:40
U13 Girls:
The unstoppable Sinead O’Hare 18:21
Senior Men:
Micky McAuley 26:50, Alan Erwin 27:22

Our perfect cousin was at it again this weekend. Kevin Donnelly took part in the Armagh 10 mile road race this morning. His unofficial time was 1:02:13

And I should also mention the achievement of Prof Alan Ladd and his brother Jonny. They both ran from Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds to Bolton Hospice in, er, Bolton. A distance of only 51 miles with a few inclines (i.e. The Pennines) included for fun!

This was to raise funds for both institutions who have looked after family members in the past.
So, this week’s tune could have been for Alan. It could have been for the XC juniors, it could even have been for Kevin again.
But no, this week’s tune is for Roseann and Marie. 2 Harriers who loved the Sunday trail run so much that they decided to try and stay in the forest all day. The rest of us did 6 or 7 miles. They did…. more.

One lap is never enough is their new motto. Ladies, we salute you (when we can find you).
Until next week, behave.