Club Race Report – 22nd January 2023

“Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, that dost not bite so nigh as benefits forgot: Though thou the waters warp, thy sting is not so sharp as friend remembered not.”

No, not the thoughts of the modern day philosopher, Taylor Swift, but actually some auld fella called Shakespeare. Not sure what he was on about to be honest but it was definitely baltic this week. It was so cold that Lee and Micky only went out running twice some days.

Taking on the surviving parkruns this week:

Waterworks parkrun:

Eloise McAuley 24:49 and 2nd female finisher, Micky McAuley 25:00, Lord Ian Brennan 26:36, ADav 26:37, Suzanne Brennan 29:04, Joanne Milne 34:08, Martin McCready 40:24

Victoria parkrun:

Tom Fleming 16:25 and second finisher, David Graham 17:39, Stevo Armour 19:03PB, Robbie ROTM Gould 19:08PB, Sharon Dunn 24:52

Wallace parkrun:

Stephen Semple 24:51, Maeve Kennedy 24:53PB, Elaine Kennedy 29:55

Ormeau parkrun:

Johnny Carey 22:15, Nuala Muldoon 24:07PB, And obviously Dermot Boyd 32:26, Anita Piatek 36:31

Stormont parkrun:

Coach Sinead O’Hare 27:28

Jordanstown Junior parkrun:

Joseph Eager 9:15, Matthew Hawkins 10:46, Coach Sinead O’Hare 11:16

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Leo McAuley 7:50 and first finisher, Eloise McAuley 8:13, Caleb Ladd 15:17

So no other racing this week, given the conditions. But, have no fear, not even the weather gods can stop the juggernaut that is the Alan Erwin Quiz.

First of all, last week’s answer – Alan Erwin. So well done again if you got that one.

This week’s question is:

Which Harrier is frightened by white chocolate and raspberry scones, if toasted?

Answers to the usual address.

So, I can’t cope with any more songs about cold and ice, etc so here is a tune because it is good. That’s it.

Until next week, behave.