Club Race Report – 20th February 2022

Wind 2 weeks ago. Rain last week. Now this week we had both together.

Typical Mallusk. Again.And how come we are always running into a headwind, even on a circular route?

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Ciaran Wright 24:39, David Esler 25:16, Sinead O’Hare 28:34PB, ADav 28:36, Martin McCready 32:32, John Teer 58:48, Clare Teer 58:49

And a big thanks to all the Harriers who volunteered/froze as part of the MH takeover of this week’s parkrun, not a great day for it. And thanks too to anyone who donated to the Newtownabbey Foodbank.

Waterworks parkrun: Kevin Donnelly 24:29, Claire McCann 34:14

Victoria parkrun: Elijah Cushley 23:52

Portrush parkrun: Stephen Armour 22:40, Sharon Dunn 29:29PB

Antrim parkrun: Maeve Kennedy 24:38

Castlewellan parkrun: Elaine Kennedy 32:14

Jordanstown junior parkrun: Elijah Cushley 8:29PB, Emily Murphy 9:00, Sinead O’Hare 10:25, Matthew Hawkins 10:28, Joseph Eager 10:29

And these 5 Harrier juniors were the first 5 finishers! Full Top 5 – a feat not achieved since The Beatles did it in USA in 1964!

Waterworks junior parkrun: Jessie Smith 12:48

In other racing this week, we had representatives at the last of Born2Run’s Run Forest Run Series at Castlewellan.10k: Elaine Kennedy 1:10:42, Dermot Boyd 1:10:42

I’m running out of songs about rain and wind by this stage! And, no, I don’t want requests and suggestions. I will treat them with the contempt they deserve.

But this is a proper tune and is dedicated to the fingers and toes of all the Harriers who volunteered on Saturday morning. next week, behave.CAVILLATOR