Club Race Report – 28th August 2022

Another busy week for the Harriers. Looks as if a lot of you are getting as much racing in as possible before the return to school kicks in.
Taking on just the 11 different parkruns and 4 different junior parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
David ROTM Graham 18:33 and first finisher, Ramunas Stanevicius 21:56, Ben Davidson 22:35, ADav 22:47, Elijah Cushley 22:57, Nuala Muldoon 24:30, Paul Skillen 24:48, Clare Teer 28:57, Neill McGlinchey 31:44, Ian Simpson 36:27, Terri Ganley 36:51, John Teer 39:15, Clare Gallagher 41:04PB, Galina Stanevicius 43:23
Waterworks parkrun:
Susan Thompson 27:11, Neil McCready 27:14, Marie McBrien 28:20, Shane McBrien 28:20, Maeve Kennedy 30:28, Joseph Eager 30:29, Joanne Milne 37:29, Martin McCready 37:36,
Victoria parkrun:
Karen McKee 23:22PB, Alan Kerr 24:34PB
ECOS parkrun:
Tom Fleming 16:40PB and first finisher
Portrush parkrun:
Rory Mason 25:24PB
Omagh parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:47
Antrim parkrun:
Coach Sinead O’Hare 25:29PB, Mairead O’Hare 34:45, Emma Toner 35:00PB, Anita Piatek 41:48
Stormont parkrun: (sponsored by Murphys)
Stephen Murphy 23:18PB, Calum Murphy 29:14, Emily Murphy 38:39
Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Sean Doherty 19:50
A couple of tourists this week to end off the Summer. Stephen Armour and Sharon Dunn were down in Down at the Rostrevor parkrun. Stevo finished in 21:38 and was 3rd finisher and Sharo in 28:20. Rostrevor is the birthplace of Ben Dunne who founded Dunne Stores. It is not known if Stevo and Sharo are fans.
Lord and Lady Brennan and Joe Mathers were even further away, heading west to the Falcarragh parkrun. Joe finished in 22:20, Lord Ian in 25:44 and Suzanne in 26:37. This is an Irish speaking area but these three have enough trouble with English to be honest. Especially as the evening wears on…
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Calum Murphy 10:38, Joseph Eager 11:11, Matthew Hawkins 11:12, Andrea Bradley 14:43
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Emily Murphy 7:53PB and second finisher, Leo McAuley 8:28
Portrush junior parkrun:
Rory Mason 9:14PB
Riverside junior parkrun, Ballymoney:
Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:33PB
On Friday night he was at it again as And Obviously Dermot Boyd took on the Portrush 5 mile race finishing in 49:36 (course PB).
Our headers department was on international duty this week as Team Headband headed off to France/Italy/Switzerland to run up and down some mountains. Micky McAuley completed the TDS at UTMB on Tuesday and Wednesday finishing a 147km course with 9,738m of elevation in an amazing 34hrs 43 mins. Not to be outdone, Lee O’Boyle completed the CCC 100k race at UTMB with 6,100m of elevation in an incredible 15hrs 43 mins.
On Saturday, a couple of Harriers got the ferry out to Rathlin to compete in the Rathlin 10 miler:
Gareth McLoughlin 1:26:35 and Bernard McKeaveney 1:36:00.
Also yesterday was the start of the weekend’s events in Larne as their half marathon continues to grow in popularity and stature. A new event was the Street Mile and our own Tom Fleming took the junior title in 4:46. Not a bad effort, especially after a hard run at ECOS parkrun the same morning.

The main event, the Half Marathon, took place this morning with several Harriers taking part:
David Graham 1:22:43, Alan Erwin 1:25:27PB, Paddy Shields 1:36:16, Stephen Smith 1:41:14, Sean Doherty 1:45:33, Ciaran Wright 1:45:58, Paul Skillen 1:49:36, Craig Goodall 1:52:01, Roisin Brooks 2:16:10
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Let’s be honest, there are no good songs about Larne (insert own joke here). So this week’s tune is for the headband headers who were climbing mountains. In the dark. Just for the craic. Headers.
Until next week, behave.

Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep Mountain High (original 1966 promo, edited)
Tina’s highly charged perfomance of this song is arguably Phil Spector’s greatest production.
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