Club Race Report – 13th February 2022

Wind last week; rain this week. Typical Mallusk.
Do you know the technical term for a sunny day that follows two rainy days in Mallusk? Monday.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:

Neil Campbell 19:23, Ramunas Stanevicius 22:30, Elijah Cushley 23:04, ADav 25:43, Neill McGlinchey 30:08, Martin McCready 31:11, Sophie Davidson 32:17, Joanne Milne 32:19

Waterworks parkrun:
Sean Doherty 21:04PB, Claire McCann 47:07

Citypark parkrun:
David Esler 23:55, Dermot Boyd 32:36

Antrim parkrun
Stephen Armour 20:05PB, Paul Skillen 22:50, Karen McKee 23:43, Stephen Semple 24:00, Maeve Kennedy 24:09PB, Elaine Kennedy 28:29, Nikki Fleck 30:09, Roisin Brooks 31:29
And congratulations to Roisin on her 50th parkrun

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:06 and first finisher! Again!
Another tourist this week as Sarah “itchy feet” Ross headed over to the Buckingham parkrun, in Buckinghamshire – no, seriously. Sarah finished in 23:48. Buckingham is an old Anglo Saxon town, later settled by the Romans. But I genuinely know nothing interesting about this town. It has both a Barclays and a Lloyds bank, a Travelodge and a Best Western. Bet the weekends just fly by in Buckingham.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:09 and first finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:39 and 3rd finisher.

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Jessie Smith 12:15, Hollie Brennan 16:32

In other racing this week, we had representatives at the Stormont XC on Saturday. Kevin Donnelly finished the Men’s 4.4 mile race in 28:29, Micky McAuley 28:31, Johnny Carey 34:35, Alan Kerr 38:45

Then today, the Elites/Juniors were back in action at the latest East Coast Junior XC event:
Mini Girls 650m Race
Alice McAuley 5:26
Minor Girls 1300m Race
Eloise McAuley 5:51 and 2nd place
Minor Boys 1300m Race

Kayden McClelland 6:27
Junior Girls 1750m Race
Emily Murphy 8:59
Junior Boys 1750m Race
Joe Eager 9:24
Senior Boys 1750 Race
Tom Fleming 6:30 and 2nd place
So this week’s tune is for this morning’s 10@10 crew who had to brave the waves of water coming down the Sealstown Road as they attempted to swim upstream.
The route was Paul’s idea; his absence was noted!
(although the junior XC was a decent excuse, I suppose).
Until next week, behave.