Club Race Report – 12th June 2022

Well, I hope you’ve all checked your placing after the first month of the Club Championship races (kerching). Don’t forget there is Lisburn and Comber coming up next before the end of June. Sure, what else would you be doing?
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
David Graham 19:06 and 2nd finisher, Ramunas Stanevicius 22:26, Alan Erwin 23:07, Sinead O’Hare 25:19PB, Emily Murphy 25:20, Jasper Brooks 29:20, Rory Brooks 30:53, Sophie Davidson 32:10, ADav 32:13, Roisin Brooks 33:11, Martin McCready 35:23, Ian Simpson 40:07
Waterworks parkrun:
Lord Ian Brennan 24:01, Stephen Semple 24:11, Maeve Kennedy 24:18PB, Nuala Muldoon 24:46
Derry City parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 20:23
Wallace parkrun:
Elijah Cushley 21:00, Dermot Boyd 31:26, Elaine Kennedy 32:34
Ormeau parkrun:
Robbie Gould 20:44, Robert Gould 21:39
Sixmilewater parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 23:07, Leo McAuley 23:58, Craig Goodall 25:11, Shane McBrien 27:53, Marie McBrien 30:19, Riley Kerr 35:09, Matthew Hawkins 35:10
Dunleath Playing Fields parkrun:
Sean Doherty 20:10
This week’s tourist is Karen McKee who travelled the whole way to Donegal to take part in the Narin Beach parkrun at Portnoo. Karen finished in 31:56. This parkrun is run entirely on sand. (Unlike Karen who usually runs entirely on gin). Brendan Behan reportedly spent time swimming here. I have not.
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Emily Murphy 8:04PB and first finisher, Sinead O’Hare 8:48PB, Joseph Eager 9:53, Riley Kerr 10:09PB, Matthew Hawkins 13:26, Rhys Kerr 17:36
And well done Sinead on the weekend PB double!
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Jessie Smith 11:34
Yesterday, Tom Fleming represented the club at the NI & Ulster Age Group Championships. Tom finished 1st in the U16 Boys 3000m in a time of 9:47.
On the same day, Elaine Kennedy took part in the 26Extreme Mourne Way Event, finishing the half marathon distance in 2:43:41.
Again, on a busy Saturday, it was the turn of Andrew McNevison to represent the club. Andrew was at the NIMRA Cairncastle Classic Fell Race at Ballygally. Andrew completed the 10 mile, 2,200ft elevation course in 1:33:26.
Finally, Stephen Gallagher took part in the Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon today. This one goes from Killybegs to Glencolmcille beach. Stephen finished in an unofficial time of 3:48:41. Whilst Karen completed the half marathon in 2:03:15.
So this week’s tune is for Stephen and Karen and their big trips to Donegal. I don’t care what Daniel says or sings. This is the greatest song ever written about the place. Fact.
Until next week, behave.