Club Race Report – 20th March 2022

Rumours abounded this week about a big yellow thing being seen in the skies around Mallusk. It has been a week for strange weather all round. For a minute this morning during my run, I could have sworn the wind was behind me.

A late result off the Vidiprinter from last week as we confirm Micky McAuley’s time in the Spud Run as 54:27.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 22:04PB, ADav 27:02, Anton Piatek 28:04, Catherine Ryan 28:08, Ramunas Stanevicius 29:02, Galina Stanevicius 29:02, Neill McGlinchey 30:22, Sinead O’Hare 30:34, Roseann McGeown 34:32, Marie McBrien 37:47

Waterworks parkrun:

Stephen Semple 23:44, Paul Skillen 24:01, Maeve Kennedy 24:48, Kevin Donnelly 25:14, Claire McCann 34:49, Clare Teer 38:41, John Teer 38:41, Leah Skillen 48:08

Antrim parkrun

Elaine Kennedy 29:03

Orangefield parkrun:

Neil McCready 23:17, David Esler 24:53PB

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Tom Fleming 6:42PB and first finisher, Elijah Cushley 7:59, Joseph Eager, 8:37, Emily Murphy 8:42PB, Peter Fleming 9:12, Sinead O’Hare 9:31PB, Matthew Hawkins 11:18

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Eloise McAuley 8:36, Leo McAuley 8:42, Hollie Brennan 15:49

You can tell its Spring as the midweek races have started with the traditional St Patrick’s Day Spar Craic 10k through the city centre:

Mark Smith 37:25, Ramunas Stanevicius 40:44, Stephen Armour 41:49, Ciaran Wright 44:01, Patricia Curistan 45:05, Suzanne Brennan 48:18PB, Alan Stewart 48:49 (first club race), Joseph Eager 49:31 (first 10k!), Bernard McKeaveney 50:24, Maeve Kennedy 51:12, Martin O’Neill 52:17, Maeve Dunseath 53:13, Sharon Dunn 55:33, Dermot Boyd 1:03:24, Barbara Sawyer 1:05:30, Fidelma McCoppin 1:07:15

More racing on Saturday as Larne was the venue, this time for 5k and 10 mile distances:


Tom Fleming 17:23 and a 5th place finish for our flying junior

10 miles:

Alan Erwin 1:05:32PB, Joe Mathers 1:13:16, Neil McCready 1:14:16, Sean Doherty 1:14:16, Sarah O’Kane 1:26:44, Pamela McCafferty 1:26:48, Lord Ian Brennan 1:28:19, Hannah ROTM Hope 1:35:37PB, Alan Kerr 1:42:47

Lee O’Boyle and Micky McAuley were out to take on the latest NIMRA race, The Fallows, a 10 mile run through Kilbroney Forest Park. Lee finished in 1:24:16 and Micky in 1:33:03

So this week’s tune is for those Harriers who actually got out in the sunshine this week, especially those who think they got sunburned!

Until next week, behave.