Club Race Report – 24th April 2022

Well, whether you’re in the middle of your taper or the middle of a few beers, let’s hope you are enjoying the good weather while it lasts. Either way, hydrate!

Taking on just the 9 different parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

ADav and his fancy shoes 19:22, David Esler 24:21PB, Clare Teer 28:39, Sinead ROTM O’Hare 30:01, Joanne Milne 30:05, Dermot Boyd 32:06, Marie McBrien 33:41, John Teer 38:40, Martin McCready 41:53

Waterworks parkrun:

Kevin Donnelly 18:52, Lord Ian “mother of dragons” Brennan 25:33, Joe Mathers 25:33, Jim Hewitt 26:05, Suzanne “wife of mother of dragons” Brennan 27:27, Claire McCann 36:15

Victoria parkrun:

Adam McCann 19:36

Queens parkrun:

Anita Piatek 28:50

Portrush parkrun:

Nicky Fleck 32:24

Antrim parkrun:

Tom Fleming 17:22PB and first finisher, Maeve Kennedy 24:44, Stephen Semple 24:52

Comber parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 21:46PB

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Karen McKee 24:38, Paul Skillen 24:39, Elaine Kennedy 30:45PB Craig Alexander 22.35

Only one tourist this week but probably one of the furthest away we have had. Sarah Ross took part in the Noosa parkrun, finishing in 24:06. Noosa parkrun takes place in Noosaville (obviously), in the State School car park (sure, why not). For the few of you who may not know, Noosaville is in Queensland, Australia. As the locals say there, Australia is like the Spice Girls – everyone is doing their best, but Victoria is ruining it for everyone.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 8:03 and first finisher, Emily Murphy 8:20PB and second finisher, Sinead ROTM O’Hare 9:52, Matthew Hawkins 12:50

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Eloise McAuley 8:02PB, Leo McAuley 8:34, Jessie Smith 11:39, Lexi Smith 14:17PB

In other racing, the juniors were leading the way as usual. Several junior Harriers took part in the Firmus Fab 5 on Thursday evening:

60m U11 Boys Races:

Kayden McClelland 10:24, Andrew Scott 10:58, Kobe McClelland 10:73

100mU13 Girls:

Sinead O’Hare 17.10

100m U13 Boys Races:

Owen Dunseath 14:59, Joseph Eager 16:27, Leo McAuley 16:35

600m U11 Girls

Eloise McAuley 2:08:88 and race winner, Jessie Smith 2:42:41

800m U13 Boys

Leo McAuley 3:01:00

800m U13 Girls

Sinead O’Hare 3:29:35

800m U15 Girls

Mali Skillen 3:24:58

U11 girls Turbo Javelin

Jessie Smith 4.60

U13 Girls Shot

Sinead O’Hare 3.40

Not to be totally outdone by the juniors, our own header in chief, Lee O’Boyle, took on another Ultra. This one was the 39.3 mile ultra distance at the Connemarathon race series in Connemara.

No official results yet but, unofficially, Lee finished 4th overall in an amazing 4:36:08. And not to be outdone, Angela Stevens also completed the ultra in 8:15:40.

So this week’s tune is for our parkrun tourist trip. Here is an absolute belter from Australian Nick Cave’s side project Grinderman. Sit back in the sun and enjoy.

Until next week, behave.