Club Race Report – 23rd January 2022

A quieter week after the excitement of our XC event last week. 3k time trials and Sunday long runs were enough to keep most of us occupied this week.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:

Ben Davidson 22:51, Elijah Cushley 23:01, Johnny Carey 23:10PB, Neil McCready 23:30, ADav 24:01, Sarah Ross 24:04 (and first female finisher), Paul Skillen 26:17, Neill McGlinchey 31:12, Cathy Ryan 32:27, Anita Piatek 34:01, Joanne Milne 36:09, John Teer 38:27, Marie McBrien 41:19

Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 21:57, David Esler 24:13PB, Lord Ian Brennan 26:01, Claire McCann 31:46, Martin McCready 32:56

Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:26

Sixmilewater parkrun
Bernie McAllister 26:30PB

Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Dermot Boyd 31:59
This week’s “tourists” were Stephen Semple and Maeve Kennedy who bravely ventured to sunny Strabane, the jewel of West Tyrone. Stephen finished his first visit to this parkrun in 22:55 and Maeve in 24:06.
Strabane is the birthplace of John Dunlap, who we all know printed the United States Declaration of Independence. It is also the home of Hugo Duncan who is, another person.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Emily Murphy 8:47PB, Sinead O’Hare 10:03, Ben Halliday 12:51, Matthew Hawkins 12:58

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Jessie Smith 12:48, Hollie Brennan 14:21, Lexi Smith 14:28

Some of our juniors were running with the big boys (and girls) yesterday at the International XC event at Billy Neill Playing Fields:
Under 13 Girls:
Emily Murphy 10:18
Sinead O’Hare 11:22
Under 15 Boys:
Tom Fleming 10:58

Speaking of tourists, Angela Stevens found somewhere even more exotic than Strabane. Honestly.
Angela took part in the Kearsney Striders Half Marathon in Durban, South Africa finishing in 2:40:02.
So, here’s a tune to commemorate Angela’s far away efforts. Hope the club vest was on show! And yes, I know this should be Toto. But where’s the fun in that…
Until next week, behave.