Club Race Report – 5th February 2023

A fairly quiet week this week for racing and results. You must all be focusing on your strength training or cleaning your XC spikes. Or maybe just bingeing Happy Valley. All equally painful.

Taking on the parkruns this week:

Valley parkrun:

Adam McCann 18:17PB and first finisher, Neil Campbell 21:59, Nuala Muldoon 24:39, Coach Sinead O’Hare 27:51, Stephen Curran 28:03PB, Paul Skillen 28:03, Marie McBrien 29:27, Ciaran Hawkins 37:56, John Teer 38:14

Waterworks parkrun:

Jim Hewitt 27:14, Cathy Ryan 27:56

Victoria parkrun:

Lord Ian Brennan 22:47PB, Martin McCready 33:24

Ormeau Park parkrun:

And Obviously Dermot Boyd 32:52

Antrim parkrun:

Maeve Kennedy 25:23

Colin Glen parkrun:

Neil McCready 22:01

Orangefield parkrun:

Elijah Cushley 22:57

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Anita Piatek 47:31

Garvagh Forest parkrun:

Johnny Carey 23:28

But the Harriers also had a wee parkrun day out as several headed off to sunny Carryduff to take on the Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun. This parkrun takes place in Knockbracken and the course surrounds a reservoir. Imagine.

Great results all round with 5 Harriers filling spots in the top 10 finishers.

David Graham 17:26PB and second finisher, Kevin Donnelly 18:18, Robbie Gould 18:25, Stevo Armour 18:34, Sean Doherty 18:50PB, Ben Davidson 20:32, ADav 21:16, Rab Gould 21:57, Stephen Murphy 22:05PB, Sharon Dunn 25:46, Neill McGlinchey 27:25, Owen Fulton 29:34, Joanne Milne 30:43, Louise Ladd 31:21, Carrie Murphy 32:34, Emily Murphy 32:34, Clare Gallagher 37:48

Belfast Victoria junior parkrun:

Rory Mason 10:23

Jordanstown Junior parkrun:

Riley Kerr 13:23, Matthew Hawkins 13:35, Andrea Bradley 14:21, Coach Sinead O’Hare 15:28, Rhys Kerr 15:47

Bangor junior parkrun:

Aaron Ladd 10:30PB, Caleb Ladd 12:45

No Harriers at the Waterworks junior parkrun this week but I did say I would catch up with last week’s results which were delayed:

Aaron Ladd 10:53PB, Caleb Ladd 14:06, Hollie Brennan 15:25

In other running, we were represented at Half Marathon distance at the We Run Wild Rabbit Run event at Woodburn Reservoir:

Alan Kerr 2:23:26, Elaine Kennedy 2:29:18

We also had vests at the latest Sperrin Harriers Trail Series 10k event at Drum Manor:

Lee O’Boyle 37:19 and second place and Aidy Hughes 1:00:53

Our elites (basically Team McAuley) were then in action today at the first event of this year’s East Coast AC Junior XC Series at Larne. Whilst each of the 3 McAuleys were good enough for podium finishes, the exact results and times are not yet available. I’ll update full details next week but well done McAuleys.

But no racing doesn’t mean no question folks! The Alan Erwin Quiz continues (why? most of you ask)

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 cannot say the work “ticket” and so missed out on their dream of being a train conductor?

If you know, tell someone.

So this week’s tune is for those who ran the reservoir yesterday. Even Neill. Who smiled whilst running. Honestly.

Until next week, behave.