Club Race Report – 12th March 2023

Snow may have slowed (some of) us down during the week but we definitely made up for it come the weekend. Racing all over the show.
First, a late result off the Vidiprinter as we catch up with the final event in the East Coast Junior XC Series. This event took place at Sandy Bay last Sunday 5th:
Mini Girls 800m
Alice McAuley 5:30 and third place
Minor Girls 1600m
Eloise McAuley 6:22 and first place
Junior Girls 2000m
Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:34
Junior Boys 2000m
Leo McAuley 7:58, Joseph Eager 9:14

In the overall series standings, Alice McAuley came second in the Mini Girls section; Eloise McAuley came third in the Minor Girls section; Coach Sinead O’Hare came tenth in the Junior Girls section and Leo McAuley came fourth in the Junior Boys section.

Well done to all our Juniors on representing the club so well in this series.

Taking on the parkruns this week:
Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 22:31, Neil Campbell 24:10, Nuala Muldoon 25:32, ADav 26:00, Lord Ian Brennan 28:13, Karen McKee 28:13, Neill McGlinchey 29:13, Joanne Milne 29:42, Cathy Ryan 30:35, And Obviously Dermot Boyd 35:14, Shane McBrien 35:35, Marie McBrien 35:35, Martin McCready 36:00, Hollie Brennan 43:25, Suzanne Brennan 43:25, Maeve Kennedy 46:38, Joseph Eager 46:38
Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 20:37, Robbie Gould 27:35, Rab Gould 27:36
Bangor parkrun:
David Graham 18:04 and third finisher, Stevo Armour 19:37, Sharon Dunn 25:12
Jordanstown Junior parkrun:
Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:32, Rory Mason 10:29, Matthew Hawkins 10:37, Andrea Bradley 14:05
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 7:55 and third finisher, Eloise McAuley 8:10, Joseph Eager 8:51, Aaron Ladd 10:39, Caleb Ladd 16:46, Alice McAuley 16:50

Yesterday saw the first race of this year’s NIMRA Championship with the latest Glenariffe Mountain Race (i.e. the Spud Run). 1,200ft of elevation over 6 miles with a bag of spuds as your bling:
Micky McAuley 54:16. Anton Piatek 1:07:29

On the same day Alan Erwin (yes, he of quiz fame) and Bernard McKeaveney (yes, he of cake fame) ran the Walled City 10 mile Road Race. Alan finished in 1:06:58 and Bernard in 1:25:28.

Other Harriers headed for Portadown to take on the half marathon distance there:
Marty O’Neill 1:19:17, Robbie Gould 1:28:14PB, Johnny Carey 1:38:22, Rab Gould 1:39:25

To finish off the weekend of racing, Mark Smith completed the Jimmy’s 10k in 36:27.
So this week’s tune is for the members in the club who celebrated International Ladies Day on Tuesday, and no doubt continue to do so. And, yes, I was told to use this song.
Until next week, behave.