Club Race Report – 30th January 2022

Another week, another hill, another storm and another delay to the start of my healthy new year resolutions.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Joe Mathers 22:31, Sarah Ross 25:09, Paul Skillen 25:15, David Esler 26:23, Sinead O’Hare 30:36, Martin McCready 32:00, ADav 32:01, Joanne Milne 33:05, Roisin Brooks 34:05, Owen Fulton 53:25

Waterworks parkrun:
Lord Ian Brennan 25:43, Anton Piatek 26:32

Wallace parkrun:
Elijah Cushley 22:08PB

Antrim parkrun
Stephen Semple 24:06, Maeve Kennedy 24:33, Elaine Kennedy 29:46

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Stephen Armour 20:44, Sharon Dunn 25:49

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 10:30, Ben Halliday 11:55

Well done Matthew on completing your 150th junior parkrun!

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Hollie Brennan 17:09

In other racing this week, Alan Kerr continued his participation in the Sperrin Harriers Winter Trail League, this time ably assisted by ROTM Aidy Hughes. Alan finished in 1:03:59 and Aidy in 1:04:09.

And Dermot Boyd continued his running of the Born2Run series this time ably assisted by Kevin Donnelly. Dermot finished in 1:04:10 and Kevin in 36:08. A great effort from Kevin in particular as he finished in 5th place overall.
Finally, our elite squad (i.e. the juniors) were back in XC action ,this time at the East Coast Athletic Club Junior XC Event in Larne.

Minor Girls Race
Eloise McAuley 4:21 and 2nd place, Amelia Fleming 4:43

Minor Boys Race
Kayden McClelland 4:27, Kobe McClelland 4:50

Junior Girls Race
Emily Murphy 7:28, Sinead O’Hare 8:23

Junior Boys
Leo McAuley 7:16

Senior Boys
Tom Fleming 5:25 and first place!

And a special mention to Joe Eager who picked up a knee injury during the race and was unable to finish. Best wishes for a speedy recovery (but milk it while you can…).

So this week’s tune for everyone who braved the elements on Tuesday night at the pitch, Thursday night hills and anyone who just made it out on Saturday afternoon.
Until next week, behave.