Club Race Report – 14th August 2022

It seems that the heat brings out the vests as well as the suncream. Another hot but busy week for the Harriers.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
David Graham 18:16PB and first finisher, Ramunas Stanevicius 22:41, Alan Erwin 23:49, Nuala Muldoon 24:44, Clare Teer 28:47, Cathy Ryan 29:24, Neill McGlinchey 30:57, Terri Ganley 37:15, Ian Simpson 38:47, Stephen Murphy 40:58, Sean Doherty 41:03, Clare Gallagher 44:44, Martin McCready 1:01:46
Waterworks parkrun:
ADav 22:05, Paul Skillen 26:52, Lord Ian Brennan 27:09, Suzanne Brennan 27:51, Joanne Milne 32:00
Victoria parkrun:
Tom Fleming 16:36PB and third finisher
Portrush parkrun:
Nikki Fleck 33:34, Lee ROTM O’Boyle 43:46
Enniskillen parkrun:
Bernie McAllister 28:30, Janet Grew 30:16
Larne parkrun:
Alan Kerr 26:04
Limavady parkrun:
Johnny Carey 28:27
Colin Glen parkrun:
Elijah Cushley 21:32PB
We finally had 2 tourists this week. Stephen Semple completed the Fairview parkrun in 25:00. This parkrun takes place on the north side of Dublin. Dublin is in Ireland. You’re welcome.
And Elaine Kennedy completed the Buncrana parkrun in 31:23. But more of that header later.
A reminder to all our newbies to please make sure you update your parkrun profile to show Mallusk Harriers as your club so that we can pick you up in the results. Cheers.
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Emily Murphy 8:14 and first finisher, Coach Sinead O’Hare 8:36PB and 2nd finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:17, Joseph Eager 10:18
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 8:22 and 2nd finisher, Leo McAuley 8:39 and 3rd finisher
Our busy week started on Monday with the Broughshane 5k.
It was another good night for our regular podium botherers, Tom and David.
Tom Fleming won the race in 17:14 with David Graham finishing second in 18:12.
Great to see the blue and green on yet another podium.
Obviously Dermot Boyd was also there. Dermot finished in 32:04.
Then on Friday, the vests were washed (hopefully) and back out for the Connswater 5 mile race:
Tom Fleming 27:47, David Graham 29:55, Sean Doherty 33:25, Aidy Hughes 42:43 and, obviously, Dermot Boyd 52:45. (I am now officially changing his full name to “And Obviously Dermot Boyd”).
2 events on Saturday, firstly the madness that is the Lurig run within the Heart of the Glens festival. It’s only 3.8 miles but a lot of that is straight up and down with over 1,000 ft of ascent (and descent) in quite a short space!
Anton Piatek 50:25, Karen McKee 53:20, Anita Piatek 1:01:26
Also on Saturday was the latest Born 2 Run event, the Dambuster series of races at Silent Valley.
Emily Murphy 23:55 (2nd female finisher and 5th overall – superb running from our junior), Coach Sinead O’Hare 29:57,
Lauren Penman 1:09:14
10 miles:
Joe Mathers 1:26:56

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Then this morning, 6 Harriers were lucky enough to be in the heavenly kingdom that is Craigavon, spiritual home of the roundabout. They were rocking the lakes and lough (more like sweating the flippin’ things) in both the 5k and half marathon:
Aidy Hughes (as usual) 26:23
It is not known at this stage if Aidy has been able to sneak back over the border into Tyrone undetected. We will keep you updated.
Half marathon:
Kevin “The Cap” Donnelly 1:25:22, Alan “suncream” Erwin 1:28:49, Patricia Curistan 1:40:20 (and 5th female finisher), Brendan McGeown 1:45:29, Angela Stevens 2:35:15
Final result goes to Elaine Kennedy. Elaine was racing on Thursday. And Friday. And Saturday. And today. Elaine was taking part in the Quadrathon Quest, 4 half marathons in 4 days around various, and sometimes hilly, scenic routes of Donegal. Elaine had a total time of 10:30:35 and won herself a medal that would make Aidy blush.
So this week’s tune is for our new header, Elaine. Four halves in four days, in that heat. Much chocolate is both required and deserved. And a wee dance.
Until next week, behave.
Frank Turner – ‘Four Simple Words’
Frank Turner – ‘Four Simple Words’