Club Run Report – 7th November 2021

Some Harriers claimed that Ballyboley Forest was haunted. Some told chilling tales of the ghostly cries of children heard in its woods. Some were heard screaming this morning but only with laughter when one of our hardy Sunday trail runners took a nosedive into the mud.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 21:20, Joe Mathers 22:10, Elijah Cushley 23:16PB, Paul Skillen 23:21, Eloise McAuley 25:03PB (and 2nd female finisher!), Clare Teer 27:51, Galina Stanevicius 29:53, Ramunas Stanevicius 29:54, Joanne Milne 29:55, Marie McBrien 33:24, John Teer 39:15

Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 19:28, Johnny Carey 22:50PB, Joseph Eager 23:36PB, Lord Ian Brennan 23:49, Maeve Kennedy 24:38, David Esler 27:36, Claire McCann 29:59

Victoria parkrun
Ciaran Wright 22:56

Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 31:06
Queen’s Glasgow parkrun:
Sarah Ross 25:38
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Sinead O’Hare 11:20, Matthew Hawkins 12:18
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 9:20, Eloise McAuley 11:11, Hollie Brennan 13:59

And ADav was at the Valley finishing in 23:20
Also on Saturday was the Born2Run Minnowburn 10k. Bernard McKeaveney finished in 55:18 and Dermot Boyd in 1:07:17.

It was another XC weekend for the mudsuckers. For most that meant Ballyclare and the McConell Shield:
Emily Murphy 7:40, Sinead O’Hare 8:33
Ladies 3 mile:
Suzanne Brennan 24:10, Sharon Dunn 27:17
Men’s 5 mile:
Micky McAuley 34:59, Alan Erwin 36:36, Stephen Armour 36:52, Sean Doherty 38:20, Brendan McGeown 38:48, Jonny Smith 40:17, Alan Kerr 44:37, Aidy Hughes 44:57
Tom Fleming was representing the club at the big boys XC, the NI & Ulster Uneven Ages XC Championship in Stranorlar. Tom finished an amazing 6th in the U15 Boys race in 11:30

Last, but certainly not least, Angela Stevens was at it again, this time completing the Tour of the Island Half Marathon around Islandmagee in 2:33:21.

So, this week’s tune is for the unnamed Harrier who hit the soggy deck this morning. But remember, its not about falling down, it’s all about how you get back up and keep going. (Just remember to pause your watch though).
Until next week, behave.