Club Race Report – 8th January 2023

Hopefully by this stage you’ve finally finished off the last of the brie and the Christmas cake and the new year’s resolutions are still intact. My resolution to stay off PBs for the whole year is working really well so far. Just need to hang in there.

Taking on the parkruns this week:

Valley parkrun:

Johnny Carey 23:38, Alan Stewart 25:01, Ciaran Hawkins 28:56, Paul Skillen 29:08, ADav 29:08, Joanne Milne 30:24, Owen Fulton 33:23, Martin McCready 56:29

Waterworks parkrun:

Joe Mathers 24:25, Jim Hewitt 25:04, Lord Ian Brennan 25:36

Victoria parkrun:

Alan Erwin 22:23

Antrim parkrun:

Stephen Semple 24:37, Maeve Kennedy 24:40, Elaine Kennedy 30:06

Carrick parkrun:

Stevo Armour 19:51 and third finisher, Alan Kerr 25:09, Sharon Dunn 28:40

Stormont parkrun:

Robbie ROTM Gould 20:09, Rab Gould 21:35

Colin Glen parkrun:

Neil McCready 22:59

Jordanstown Junior parkrun:

Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:33, Joseph Eager 10:52, Matthew Hawkins 13:27, Riley Kerr 13:29, Andrea Bradley 15:03, Rhys Kerr 19:12, Alice McAuley 20:52, Eloise McAuley 20:52

And congratulations to Riley on completing your 50th junior parkrun and to Eloise on completing your 150th!

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Caleb Ladd 15:17PB

Other racing this week started way back on Monday 2nd (remember then? when you were still on your holidays!!) with the Expleo Festival events:


Leo McAuley 12:11, Eloise McAuley 12:53, Calum Murphy 16:20


Tom Fleming 16:18 and 5th place overall, Emily Murphy 21:27, Coach Sinead O’Hare 24:58, Aidy Hughes 26:03, Clare Gallagher 35:11PB


Prof Alan Ladd 36:08PB, Stephen Murphy 45:37PB

A few hardy Harriers headed west to take part in the rescheduled City of Derry Spartans XC League event yesterday:


Leo McAuley 1.5k 6:08 and 6th place

Eloise McAuley 1k 4:14 and 5th place

Senior Men:

David Graham 26:12, Sean Doherty 27:11, Kevin Donnelly 27:25, Stephen Gallagher 28:15

And well done to all (junior & senior) for travelling to represent the club so well.

Also out west were Lee and Aidy who took on the latest Sperrin Harriers trail league event, An Creagan 5 mile:

Lee O’Boyle 28:31PB, Aidy Hughes 45:22

The latest Born2Run trail race at Loughall also took place this week:


Coach Sinead O’Hare (time not yet available)


And Obviously Dermot Boyd 1:12:26

But never mind results and PBs, what you all want to know is, what was the answer to last week’s quiz question? Well, the answer was Alan Erwin. So well done to everyone who got that one.

A harder question this week though:

Which Harrier watches the first Alvin & the Chipmunks movie on a weekly basis?

Send your answers on a postcard to:

The Alan Erwin Quiz

Pebble Mill


B16 2FU

And one last reminder about the club’s very own XC event next week. One more chance to enter or volunteer or both.

So, this week’s tune is to encourage you to step up and get involved at the XC next week.

If you don’t then I will give you this tune every week for the rest of the year. You have been warned.

Until next week, behave.