Club Race Report – 3rd April 2022

Smoke coming out of the Vidiprinter right enough Mrs McKee, with Harriers competing in 6 other events on top of the usual parkruns and junior parkruns. The Cavillator Towers wine cellar may have to be raided after this one.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 22:10, Emily Murphy 23:45PB, Aidy Hughes 27:29, Paul Skillen 28:15, Clare Teer 29:07, Marie McBrien 32:05, Ramunas Stanevicius 33:07, Galina Stanevicius 33:07, Martin McCready 35:45, John Teer 38:52

Waterworks parkrun:

Robbie Gould 22:09, Robert Gould 22:45, Lord Ian Brennan 23:16, Neil McCready 23:50, Stephen Semple 24:04, ADav 24:59, Kevin Donnelly 25:00, Maeve Kennedy 25:11, Jim Hewitt 25:19, Claire McCann 33:34

Victoria parkrun:

Alan Erwin 19:12, Sinead O’Hare 25:03PB, Dermot Boyd 31:26

And congrats to Victoria parkrun on their 500th event.

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Tom Fleming 17:26, David Esler 23:59

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 7:57, Sinead O’Hare 9:09PB (the weekend PB double!), Matthew Hawkins 10:22

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Leo McAuley 8:31, Eloise McAuley 8:38, Jessie Smith 12:08

In other racing, our very own Prof Ladd was back in the homeland, this time not running from hospital to hospital over the Pennines but at the Manchester marathon. Prof Alan finished in an amazing PB time of 2:48:11. Johnny Carey was also in the home of proper music and was also on a PB mission, finishing in 3:56:01.

But Alan wasn’t the only Harrier competing across the water. Fidelma McCoppin was in the home of rubbish football teams, taking on the London Landmarks half marathon in 2:29:34.

Closer to home, Ramunas Stanevicius took part in the Omagh Half marathon, finishing in 1:30:46.

Even closer to home again, Anton Piatek was pitying the fools who had to climb to Knockagh monument twice. Anton completed the two loop, 20 mile event in 3:18:02.

Finally, this morning saw the latest running of the flat and fast Titanic 10k:

Martin O’Neill 37:58, Adam McCann 39:19PB, Craig Goodall 46:55, Stephen Semple 48:54, Maeve Kennedy 52:54

Athletics NI and ChampionChip Ireland showing slightly different times. So I went with the quickest ones! And well done in particular to Adam, going sub 40 in his very first 10k. Time I retired, I think.

And in the kid’s 1k race, our own Emily Murphy had a podium finish, being the third girl home in 3:58. And this after her Waterworks 5k PB the day before. Well done Emily!

And one more gentle reminder that memberships (both new and renewals) are now overdue if not recently paid. Please pay up if you ever want mentioned here again.

And the membership officer knows where you live, so be afraid. Very afraid. Honestly. I’m not joking. I’m not. At all.

So thank you to Prof Ladd for going to Manchester this week and giving me an excuse to play a Madchester classic. A fairly obvious choice but good advice for everyone racing and long running this weekend. And a proper tune.

Until next week, behave.