Club Race Report – 27th November 2022

Many thanks to Work Experience Boy for covering last week. Over the long years of our close association he has progressed, slowly and painfully, from barely adequate to almost readable. Due to this improvement, he has been sacked.

Firstly, a few late results off the Vidiprinter.

We had a huge turnout for last week’s XC event, the Comber Cup, including a few of our recent C25k graduates having their first go at XC. God love them. They may never come back:

U14 Girls:

Emily Murphy 13:54 and third place in age category, Coach Sinead O’Hare 15:56

U14 Boys:

Leo McAuley 15:08

Ladies 6k Race:

Suzanne Brennan 29:44, Dawn Blain 29:55, Karen McKee 31:22, Maeve Dunseath 33:07, Sharon Dunn 33:33, Pamela McCafferty 33:38, Mairead O’Hare 1:03:12, Calla Crossan 1:03:13

Men’s 8k Race:

Martin O’Neill 32:16, Andrew McNevison 33:09, ADav 33:51, Micky McAuley 34:08, Kevin Donnelly 35:12, Stephen Armour 35:56, Sean Doherty 36:01, Robbie Gould 36:20, Stephen Gallagher 37:51, Rab Gould 38:58, Johnny Carey 43:15

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Ciaran Hawkins 27:54, Marie McBrien 27:56, Stephen Curran 29:21, Cathy Ryan 29:51, Terri Ganley 33:23PB, John Teer 36:19, Cathy McLoughlin 37:34, Clare Gallagher 41:19

Waterworks parkrun:

Neil McCready 21:45, Kevin Donnelly 24:09, Suzanne Brennan 24:26, Lord Ian Brennan 24:28

Antrim parkrun:

Johnny Carey 22:11, Maeve Kennedy 24:46, Elaine Kennedy 58:07

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Alan Kerr 25:18

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Tom Fleming 16:45 and first finisher, Robbie Gould 20:05, Rab Gould 21:14, Carrie Murphy 35:06, Stephen Murphy 35:07

Crawfordsburn parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 23:52

Narin Beach parkrun:

Martin McCready 55:47

We had two instances of winter tourists this week and two very exotic locations – Stoke and Salford.

Bernard McKeaveney completed the Hanley parkrun in 24:48. Hanley Park is in Stoke-on-Trent which is in England. Bernard follows in wake of many other Stoke sporting legends such as Sir Stanley Matthews, Phil Taylor, Anthea Turner, Lemmy and Kendo Nagasaki.

Our other tourists headed to Peel parkrun in Salford:

Stevo Armour 19:33PB, ADav 23:10, Sharon Dunn 25:27PB, Joanne Milne 31:57

Salford is known for many things but mainly for being the home of Paul Scholes. There is nothing else you need to know.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Calum Murphy 10:16, Matthew Hawkins 12:40, Joseph Eager 13:18, Andrea Bradley 14:23

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Jessie Smith 11:22, Lexi Smith 12:23PB

A quiet week for other racing as the road season seems to be nearly over. But the mudsuckers were back at it again as Annadale Striders hosted the Malcolm Cup XC league event today at Dub playing fields. We had elites, vets and even a few gents:

U13 Girls 1 mile:

Coach Sinead O’Hare 8:28

U13 Boys 1 mile:

Leo McAuley 6:40

U15 Girls 2 miles:

Emily Murphy 14:26

Men’s Masters 3 miles:

Alan Kerr 24:00, David Butler 25:10

Men’s Malcolm Cup 4 miles:

Marty O’Neill 25:17, Andrew McNevison 25:26, Micky McAuley 26:36, Kevin Donnelly 27:00, Robbie Gould 27:06, Sean Doherty 28:17, Stephen Gallagher 28:19, Robert Gould 29:04, Brendan McGeown 30:49, Lord Ian Brennan 31:50

And here’s to getting an even larger crew out for the next sizzling XC event – Cookstown on Dec 10th.

Next week’s report will be in the aftermath of the Xmas dinner. So expect it around Wednesday. With legal action likely.

So this week’s tune is from New Order, another of Salford’s finest exports. And I think they used old footage from previous Harriers Xmas dinners in their video.

Until next week, behave.