Run Racer Report- 2nd October 2022

Good to know that things are finally back to normal. I’m back doing the reports, society is falling apart, United are getting stuffed and the boss stood on my toe. I’m not in a good mood.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Tom Fleming 17:00 and first finisher, Elijah Cushley 22:59, Eloise McAuley 23:25PB, Micky McAuley 23:25, Neil Campbell 23:26, Ramunas Stanevicius 23:31, ADav 26:17, Ciaran Hawkins 27:39, Cathy Ryan 28:59, Galina Stanevicius 32:17, Martin McCready 35:10, Clare Gallagher 42:40

Waterworks parkrun:

Neil McCready 22:13, Coach Sinead O’Hare 25:26

Rostrevor parkrun:

Sean Doherty 21:51 and third finisher

Victoria parkrun:

Maeve Kennedy 26:51

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Alan Kerr 24:32

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Rory Mason 24:31

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Joseph Eager 12:06, Matthew Hawkins 12:06

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Hollie Brennan 17:04

A couple of results from last Sunday.

We had 2 Harriers in the Bangor 10k. Doing it for the oldies were Mark Smith 35:30 and Rab Gould 45:34.

David Graham competed in the Finn Valley AC Glenmore 10 Miler, finishing 9th in 59:40

Thursday night was the Citi 5km. Another podium for David Graham as he finished 2nd in 17:03PB.

Also representing the Harriers were Ciaran Wright 19:56, Craig Goodall 20:52, Alan Stewart 21:50PB, Bronagh Adjey 30:18, Emma Toner 33:39, Clare Teer 36:36, John Teer 36:37

Yesterday was the latest running of the popular team event, the Orangefield Victoria Park Relays. This is for relay teams of 4 runners covering 2 mile each.

Our Men’s Seniors Team of Robbie Gould, David Graham, Adam McCann and Stevo Armour finished in 47:40.

Our Women’s Senior team of Hannah Hope, Bronagh Adjey, Marvel Mullan and Suzanne Brennan finished in 1:08:24

Our Men’s Masters Team of Lord Ian Brennan, Rab Gould, Craig Goodall and Mark Smith finished in 52:33.

Our Women’s Masters A team of Karen McKee, Dawn Blain, Pamela McCafferty and Suzanne Brennan (again!) finished in 1:00:50

Our Women’s Masters B team of Maeve Kennedy, Clare Teer, Maeve Dunseath and Patricia Curistan finished in 1:03:49

Another Sunday, another marathon major. No rest for the Harriers’ international division as 4 Harriers took to the gold paved streets of London looking for PBs and Liz Truss’ autograph:

Prof Alan Ladd 2:48:36, Big Mary O’Neill 2:58:35PB, Kevin Donnelly 2:58:59PB and Angela Stevens 4:56:24.

Results for the Mary Peters event today are not yet available and so will be noted next week.

So this week’s tune is for our Londoners. Big congrats on finishing a marathon, a major and, for some, a PB. Gents and lady, we salute you.

And, just to cheer you up, it’s the Smiths. Told you I was in a bad mood.

Until next week, behave.