Club Run Report – 21st November 2021

Well, have you spent your £100 voucher yet? Have you spent it on gifts for the runner in your life? Or someone else’s life? How could you let another Xmas go by without a hilarious quote on a mug? Or a hat with a built-in lamp? Or Suzie Brennan socks? Just remember folks, buy local!

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Ramunas Stanevicius 24:01, Emily Murphy 26:22PB, Paul Skillen 26:23, Joe Mathers 27:26, Lord Ian Brennan 27:26, Clare Teer 28:06, Neill McGlinchey 29:33, Joanne Milne 30:22, Sharon Dunn 30:22, Roisin Brooks 30:38, John Teer 39:20, Marie McBrien 44:55

And well done Joanne on completing your 100th parkrun. Despite your Friday night training regime!

Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 18:51, Stephen Semple 24:32, Maeve Kennedy 24:59, Ciaran Wright 25:49, Sinead O’Hare 27:18, Claire McCann 28:59, Neil McCready 29:42, Mairead O’Hare 41:27 (welcome back Mairead!)

Wallace parkrun:
Dermot Boyd 32:08

Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:27

Comber parkrun:
David Esler 24:28

Hillsborough Forest parkrun:
Elijah Cushley 23:11

And we finally had a tourist again this week. Obi Wan McCready was at Deerpark Forest parkrun, finishing in 37:20. The results stated this parkrun was in Virginia so I had visions of Marty running up the Blue Ridge mountains or crossing Chesapeake Bay. But no, he wasn’t in the home of the Algonquian and Laurel and Hardy, he was in County Cavan. So fairly similar then, just not as far away.
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:22 and 2nd finisher, Emily Murphy 9:02 and 1st female finisher, Sinead O’Hare 10:17

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:42 and 1st finisher, Eloise McAuley 8:45 and 2nd finisher, Kayden McClelland 9:09PB, Kobe McClelland 9:38PB, Hollie Brennan 14:55

And great to see some family battles at the front end of this parkrun.
And ADav was at the Valley finishing in 22:30

There was another outing for the mudsuckers this weekend as several Harriers competed, mainly for survival, in the Comber Cup at Billy Neill Paying Fields.

Unfortunately, results are not available until tomorrow so I’ll have to update next week.
And as usual, Tom Fleming was representing the club at national level, this time at the National Cross Country Championships in Santry. Tom finished in a more than respectful 36th place in the U16 4k race in 14:12.
So, this week’s tune is definitely not related to any recent footballing stories. (Come on, it’s been a quiet week on the running front!). And it’s a chance to play an absolute belter. Pity Utd can’t do the same.
Until next week, behave.