Club Race Report – 11th December 2022

I just need to state for the record that a jammy joey is not a proper snowball. And never will be.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

ADav 22:54, Stevo Armour 25:13, Coach Sinead O’Hare 25:36, Emily Murphy 26:26, Elaine Kennedy 32:18, Martin McCready 1:01:04

And a word of thanks to all the Harriers who took part in the takeover of this week’s event – organising, on volunteering duties, teas and coffees (and biscuits) and handling any unexpected medical emergencies. And a huge thanks to those (Harrier and otherwise) who contributed to the local foodbank appeal. All a credit to the club.

Just shows what can be achieved when Alex doesn’t make a speech.

Waterworks parkrun:

Suzanne Brennan 23:23, Maeve Kennedy 24:53

Hillsborough Forest parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 23:15

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Leo McAuley 8:03PB and third finisher, Eloise McAuley 8:39, Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:00, Calum Murphy 10:39, Emily Murphy 10:41, Joseph Eager 12:47, Matthew Hawkins 13:37

And congratulations to Sinead and Emily on their well co-ordinated 50th junior parkruns.

Our vest from the West, Aidy Hughes, was back in 5k action again yesterday.(I know, shocker). He was in action at the latest Sperrin Harriers Winter Trail event at Lough Fea. Aidy completed the 5k trail course in 27:29.

Also out west yesterday were our hardy mudsucking men’s XC team. The results say it was the latest league event at MUSA, Cookstown. Their reports suggest it may have been Mordor.

Men’s 4 mile race:

Prof Alan Ladd 26:11, David Graham 26:34, Robbie Gould 28:18, Kevin Donnelly 28:19, Sean Doherty 30:52, Rab “the one shoe wonder” Gould 30:55, John McBride 33:00

Being based in Mallusk, it’s hard to come up with decent tune about ice and cold every week for at least 50 weeks of the year. And yet I do. So this week’s song is for everyone who braved the cold – at training, Cookstown, Lough Fea, Woodburn or wherever.

Until next week, behave.