Club Race Report – 19th March 2023

So it’s Mothers’ Day. A special day for special people. As a joke, I asked my mum how many people it takes to change a light bulb. She said none – I don’t need a light BECAUSE NOBODY EVER COMES TO VISIT ME. Like I said, special.

Taking on the parkruns this week:

Valley parkrun:

ADav 23:14, Nuala Muldoon 24:59, Ben Davidson 26:24, Anton Piatek 26:25, Johnny Carey 27:34, Coach Sinead O’Hare 29:10, Joanne Milne 29:13, Paul Skillen 29:14, Owen Fulton 29:15, Karen McKee 29:15, Elaine Kennedy 31:20, Matthew Hawkins 33:33, Martin McCready 34:06, Marie McBrien 34:34, Terri Ganley 34:39, Ciaran Hawkins 40:19, Clare ROTM Gallagher 43:58


congrats Ciaran on completing your 50th parkrun.

Waterworks parkrun:

Lord Ian Brennan 24:52, Suzanne Brennan 26:35, Jim Hewitt 26:43, Kevin Donnelly 27:22, Joe Mathers 27:45

Victoria parkrun:

Leo McAuley 20:43PB, Michael McAuley 20:47, Elijah Cushley 21:39, Eloise McAuley 22:52

ECOS parkrun:

Kayden McClelland 25:58, Kobe McClelland 26:11

Antrim parkrun:

Rab Gould 25:39, Robbie Gould 25:39, Maeve Kennedy 29:13

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Lauren Penman 33:34

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Rory mason 27:21

Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:

Stephen Murphy 21:52PB, Carrie Murphy 31:55PB

Not only did we have the 8 local parkruns, we also had tourists this week. At the home of parkrun itself, no less! Yes, Stevo Armour and Sharon Dunn headed off to a very wet looking Bushy Park to celebrate Sharon’s 100th parkrun. Stevo finished in 19:34 and Sharon in 27:17.

Jordanstown Junior parkrun:

Coach Sinead O’Hare 9:02 and second finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:43, Andrea Bradley 16:07

The main race of the week was the Spar Craic 10k, a Paddy’s Day jaunt around the middle of Belfast. Or round most of Ormeau Park. A couple of times. A great turnout for this one and some great performances:

Mark Smith 35:50 (and a top 20 finish), David Graham 36:11PB, Adam McCann 36:36PB, Kevin Donnelly 36:52, Stephen Gallagher 40:47, Johnny Carey 43:56PB, Patricia Curistan 44:19, Lord Ian Brennan 47:04PB, Alan Stewart 47:06, Karen McKee 47:30, Craig Goodall 48:24, Sophie Magee 49:59, Joe Eager 50:44, Nuala Muldoon 50:45, Bernard McKeaveney 51:03, Aidy Hughes 57:02, Cathy Ryan 56:56, Marie McBrien 57:58, Stephen Curran 59:07, Louise Ladd 59:50, Neill McGlinchey 1:01:21, Roisin Brooks 1:03:06, And Obviously Dermot Boyd 1:04:05, Maeve Kennedy 1:07:58, Roseann McGeown 1:09:45, Clare Teer 1:13:07, John Teer 1:13:07, Clare ROTM Gallagher 1:19:18, Mairead O’Hare 1:38:04, Calla Crossan 1:38:04

This week’s tune is to celebrate Mothers’ Day and so that means there is only one tune I can use.

This one is for all you mothers out there.

Until next week, behave.