Club Run Report – 2nd January 2022

I had a mince pie for breakfast one day this week. That’s when I knew it had to be new year, new start. My resolution this time last year was to lose 10 pounds. Only 15 left to go.

Taking on the New Year’s Day parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
ADav 23:17, Kevin Donnelly 23:33, Ramunas Stanevicius 24:02, Eloise McAuley 24:11PB (and first female finisher), Leo McAuley 24:15PB, Prof Alan Ladd 26:26, Michael McAuley 26:26, Sarah Ross 26:36 (and welcome home!), Sinead O’Hare 30:08PB, Ciaran Hawkins 31:01, Fidelma McCoppin 32:10, Nikki Fleck 32:33, Joanne Milne 32:55
Well done to all the juniors hitting PBs today and showing up the oldies.

Victoria parkrun:
Emily Murphy 26:18PB

Portrush parkrun:
Alan Kerr 26:43

Citypark parkrun, Craigavon:
Stephen Semple 23:55, Maeve Kennedy 24:17

Antrim parkrun:
Ciaran Wright 23:23PB, Lord Ian Brennan 25:11, Elaine Kennedy 31:50, Dermot Boyd 50:11

Comber parkrun:
Elijah Cushley 24:05

Stormont parkrun:
David Esler 26:27PB

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:33, Kobe McClelland 9:51

The Xmas cobwebs were blown off by several Harriers who took part in the highly popular Christmas Cracker pairs run in Castlewellan:
Lee O’Boyle & Micky McAuley 1:07:43, Andrew McNevison & Phil Greenwood (Lisburn Triathlon Club) 1:10:54, Karen McKee & Stephen Gallagher 1:38:27, Bernard McKeaveney & Matthew Cavill 1:39:58, Frances Murray & Neil McCready 1:42:40, Lord Ian Brennan and Paul Skillen 1:46:04, Suzanne Brennan and Kate Montgomery (Lagan Valley AC) 1:49:44, Anita Piatek and Anton Piatek 1:50:48

Kevin Donnelly was at the Lough 5 mile race finishing in 29:40.

EAMS held a back to back event with 10ks, Half Marathons and Full Marathons on 2 consecutive days:
Dermot Boyd 1:07:57 on 30th
Matthew Cavill 1:01:23 on 31st
Half Marathon:
Bernard McKeaveney 2:02:25 and 2:02:41
Elaine Kennedy 2:21:35 and 2:22:32
Angela Stevens 2:19:42 on 31st

Yesterday saw the traditional curtain raiser to the new year, the Race Over the Glens.
Several Harriers took on the hills:

Lee O’Boyle 39:36 (1st place MV35-39 category and 7th place overall), Stephen Gallagher 51:09, Micky McAuley 51:54, Joe Mathers 52:06, Alan Erwin 53:20

Remember, new year’s resolutions are not legally binding. They are more like casual promises.
And the new year doesn’t really start until Tuesday anyway so time for one more mince pie.
So, this week’s tune is not the ABBA one. Thankfully.

You’re welcome.
Until next week, behave.