Club Race Reports – 21st August 2022

This week had heat, downpours, village invasions, PBs and even weddings. Just another average week for the Harriers really.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
ADav 22:44, Elijah Cushley 23:15, Anton Piatek 25:15, Nuala Muldoon 25:41 (and first female finisher), Eloise McAuley 27:39 (and second female finisher), Micky McAuley 28:43 (and third, nah, only joking), Neill McGlinchey 30:55, Roisin Brooks 35:15, John Teer 59:27, Clare Teer 59:28
Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 20:50, Joe Mathers 23:23, Suzanne “Ironperson” Brennan 29:29, Joanne Milne 30:41
Antrim parkrun:
Stephen Semple 23:40, Stephen Murphy 37:06, Joseph Eager 43:35, Maeve Kennedy 43:36, Elaine Kennedy 51:31
Colin Glen parkrun:
Martin McCready 53:50
Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 16:53 and first finisher
Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Coach Sinead O’Hare 27:50, Mairead O’Hare 36:02PB, Emma Toner 36:13
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:39 and third finisher, Matthew Hawkins 12:51, Andrea Bradley 14:03
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Hollie Brennan 15:54
Wednesday night must have been a scary night for the sleepy village of Ballymoney as a busload of 20 female Harriers descend. Thankfully, they were on best behaviour and only there to take part in the Purple Ladies 5k:
Emily Murphy 22:12 (and 1st in age category), Suzanne Brennan 23:27, Marvel Mullan 24:40, Coach Sinead O’Hare 24:51 (and 2nd in age category), Pamela McCafferty 25:04, Anita Piatek 27:17, Hannah Hope 28:46, Bronagh Adjey 28:59, Helen Agnew 29:36, Clare Teer 30:15, Roisin Brooks 30:39, Roseann McGeown 30:49, Nikki Fleck 31:33, Terri Ganley 32:42, Debbie Morrow 33:32, Mairead O’Hare 34:41, Cathy McLoughlin 36:53, Clare Gallagher 41:24PB, Calla Crossan 47:45, Janet Grew 47:45
Dermot Boyd was spotted trying to get in but even the wig didn’t help him.

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May be an image of 1 person, standing and outdoors
May be an image of 1 person, standing and outdoors

And great to see our C25k graduates continuing their training and now out representing the club on the roads.
And Coach Sinead O’Hare was also in action at the Firmus Junior event. Sinead completed the 200m in 36:54PB and the mile in 6:53.
Earlier today, it was the turn of Carrickfergus to be swamped by Harriers as many in the club took on the popular Storming the Castle 10k:

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May be an image of 3 people, people standing and outdoors
May be an image of 1 person, standing and outdoors

Martin O’Neill 36:23PB, David ROTM Graham 36:51, Sean Doherty 42:25, Alan Stewart 44:21PB, Ciaran Wright 44:48, Stephen Armour 45:04, Anton Piatek 46:00, Craig Goodall 46:01, Johnny Carey 46:10PB, Stephen Murphy 48:07, Alan Erwin 49:56, Stephen Semple 50:11, Bernard McKeaveney 51:45, Alan Kerr 52:26, Aidy Hughes 54:44, Clare Teer 57:33, Elaine Kennedy 57:54, Janet Grew 1:00:12, Sharon Dunn 1:01:16, And Obviously Dermot Boyd 1:02:10, Lauren Penman 1:03:43, John Teer 1:18:12, Ian Simpson 1:18:20, Mairead “gold star and unofficial HOTM” O’Hare 1:20:16
So this week’s tune is for our media officer. Yes, our very own Bernard McKeaveney finally made it official and got himself all married on Wednesday. Still waiting for the Harrier reception though…..