Club Race Report – 12th November 2022

Only 6 weeks to Christmas folks! Time to go looking for those running gifts that seem a good idea at the time. But aren’t. Hope you have enough drawer space to stuff them in from January.

More importantly, only 3 weeks to the Harrier Xmas Dinner. I promise that if the event sells out, I will ensure ADav does not make a speech. If that isn’t enough incentive then I don’t know what is.

BYO maybe????

Firstly, a few late results off the Vidiprinter.

Also running at Minnowburn last week was Coach Sinead O’Hare. Sinead completed the 5k distance in 28:17.

And Obviously Dermot Boyd completed the Ballynahinch Run to Remember 5k in 34:14.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

David Graham 18:55 and second finisher, ADav 21:53, Alan Stewart 24:17, Joseph Eager 24:52PB, Stephen Semple 25:37, Neil McCready 26:25, Coach Sinead O’Hare 27:11, Ciaran Hawkins 28:08, Anton Piatek 28:12, Neill McGlinchey 28:23, David “I’m back” Esler 28:28, Cathy Ryan 29:31, Joanne Milne 30:59, Helen Agnew 31:08

Waterworks parkrun:

Emily Murphy 27:41, Terri Ganley 32:04PB, Carrie Murphy 33:19PB, Stephen Murphy 33:20, Clare Gallagher 38:01, Calla Crossan 47:19

Victoria parkrun:

Tom Fleming 16:18PB, Martin “sub-18” O’Neill 17:56PB

Wallace parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 22:39

Ormeau parkrun:

Robbie Gould 19:14PB, Rab Gould 21:13

Antrim parkrun:

And obviously Dermot Boyd 32:58

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Alan Kerr 25:35

Limavady parkrun:

Johnny Carey 25:15

Castleblaney parkrun:

Elaine Kennedy 32:40

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Emily Murphy 7:56 and second finisher, Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:06, Calum Murphy 10:34, Ben Halliday 11:24, Andrea Bradley 13:54, Zari Warren 15:38, Matthew Hawkins 21:35, Joseph Eager 21:36

Victoria junior parkrun:

Rory Mason 9:03

On Wednesday night, some of our newer Harriers donned the headlamps and Hi-Vis to represent the club at the Run in the Dark at Stormont.


Lauren Penman 32:30, Terri Ganley 40:20, Clare Gallagher 40:20, Calla Crossan 49:06


Mark Smith 37:01 and second place overall.

Congratulations Mark, back on the podium.

Yesterday, 3 Harriers headed west to Davagh to take part in this 10k event as part of Sperrin Harriers Winter League Series:

Lee O’Boyle 35:38 and second place overall, Kevin Donnelly 40:29, Micky McAuley 40:42

Well done to all, but especially Lee on another podium finish for the club.

And yesterday, our very own Mark Smith swapped his blue and green vest for an international one as he represented NI at the British & Irish Open International Masters XC (basically XC for really fast old people). Mark finished a very respectable 29th in a time of 30:04. Congrats Mark and big thanks for representing the club so well at international level.

So this week’s tune is for Mark and his international Masters debut. I hear he’s more of a Petula Clarke man himself but this one has master in the title and if it’s good enough for Eddie Munson then it’s good enough for me.

Until next week, behave.