Club Race Report – 31st July 2022

Another busy week for the Harriers. And great to see so many of our C25k graduates at training on Tuesday evening. ADav’s speeches mustn’t have put them off too much. High pain thresholds, these folks.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
David “Podium” Graham 18:52 and 2nd finisher, Robbie Gould 21:38, Stephen Armour 23:18, Nuala Muldoon 25:23, Coach Sinead O’Hare 25:48, ADav 26:15, Sharon Dunn 28:39, Marie McBrien 29:35, Joanne Milne 30:29, Clare Teer 30:55, Neill McGlinchey 34:52, Ian Simpson 37:52, Martin McCready 58:11
Waterworks parkrun:
Johnny Carey 22:44PB, Kevin Donnelly 24:12, Joe Mathers 24:17, Jim Hewitt 28:15
Queens’s parkrun:
Anton Piatek 24:25
Portrush parkrun:
Tom Fleming 20:02 and first finisher
Antrim parkrun:
Stephen Murphy 44:18
Sixmilewater parkrun:
Stephen Semple 24:15PB, Alan Kerr 26:14
Hillsborough Forest parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:29PB
Hillsborough Forest parkrun:
Elijah Cushley 26:39
No tourists this week. Must be saving it all up for August?
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Coach Sinead O’Hare 8:45 and a PB and first finisher (sure, why not?), Joseph Eager 10:38, Matthew Hawkins 11:50, Riley Kerr 11:52, Andrea Bradley 14:02, Rhys Kerr 15:56
On Thursday, a few Harriers were clocking up the Club Championship points as they took part in the Dub Runners Giants Trial Race:
Paddy Shields 47:123, David Butler 59:04, Cathy Ryan 1:02:15
Then on Friday night, our own Bob & Bert, Marty O’Neill and David Graham, headed east for the Bob n Bert’s Stormont 5k. Well worth the effort as they finished the very pleasant course in 2nd and 3rd place in times of 19:25 and 19:32 respectively.
But David wasn’t finished there, oh no. He’s now got a taste for podiums and this morning, he only went and won the Galbally 5k in a time of 18:25.
Perpetual racer Dermot Boyd was also at it again on Friday evening, this time at the Quarry 5k where he finished in 35:21.
Our final result comes from our international news desk as we can confirm that Prof Alan Ladd completed the Captain Bill Gallagher 10 mile race in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, in 1:08:17.
No, I have no idea who Captain Bill is either.
So this week’s tune is for David and his double podium week. Bit of a stretch this one but Crosby Stills and Nash includes David Crosby and Graham Nash (as well as Stephen Stills). You work it out.
Until next week, behave.
Marrakesh Express (2005 Remaster)
Marrakesh Express (2005 Remaster)