Club Race Report – 9th April 2023

The wind is blowing; the rain is coming. It must be Easter in Mallusk.

Don’t know about you but I’m at the stage where I can hide my own Easter eggs and still not find them all.

Taking on the parkruns this week:

Valley parkrun:

Eoin Turley 25:40, Leo McAuley 28:58, Eloise McAuley 29:03, David Esler 42:57, Martin McCready 57:34

Waterworks parkrun:

Martin O’Neill 19:02, Michael Crossan 19:47, Neil McCready 21:24, Ramunas Stanevicius 22:31, Jim Hewitt 25:03, Cathy Ryan 28:52

Victoria parkrun:

Alan Erwin 18:44, Kobe McClelland 25:15PB, Kayden McClelland 26:19PB

Portrush parkrun:

David Smyth 26:41

Antrim parkrun:

Stephen Semple 24:10, Maeve Kennedy 24:54, Katherine Todd 52:14

Limavady parkrun:

Johnny Carey 27:26

Dunleath Playing Fields parkrun:

Adam McCann 18:01PB and first finisher

It being Easter and all, we had a few parkrun tourists on the go.

Eva Morgan stayed on the island and went to Donegal to the Falcarragh parkrun, finishing in 35:35.

Stevo Armour and Sharon Dunn continued their recent UK tour with a visit to Preston parkrun in Preston. Stevo finished in 20:15 and Sharon in 26:44. It is not known if Sharon brought cake for her 103rd parkrun. Preston is the birthplace of several sporting legends, Sir Tom Finney, Freddie Flintoff and Phil Jones to name but two.

Susan Thompson finished the Princes Park parkrun in Liverpool in 29:07. The park has a gravestone for Judy the donkey who gave rides to kids for 21 years in the park. It is not known how many games she got in the Liverpool midfield though.

Owen Fulton went to Wales to take on the Conwy parkrun. Big O finished in 30:45. The vowel has never been found.

But the main parkrunning this week was at Carrickfergus, with the latest Harriers parkrun on tour event:

David Graham 19:35, Robbie Gould 21:32, Stephen Murphy 22:03, Dawn ROTM Blain 22:44 (and first female finisher), Sean “the cuppa” Doherty 23:32, Ciaran Wright 24:35, Ben Davidson 24:36PB, Joe Mathers 24:40, Sophie Magee 25:01, Paul Skillen 26:13, Aidy Hughes 26:49, Marie McBrien 27:19, Karen McKee 27:19, Calum Murphy 27:39, Neill McGlinchey 27:40, ADav 28:43, Shane McBrien 28:53, Roisin Brooks 30:32, Carrie Murphy 30:48, Joanne Milne 32:19, Terri Ganley 32:37, Louise Ladd 32:38PB, Stephen Curran 34:59, Lord Ian Brennan 36:22, Clare Gallagher 38:10, Emma Toner 38:25, Hollie Brennan 43:42, Suzanne Brennan 43:43

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Sinead O’Hare 8:54 and second finisher , Andrea Bradley 14:04, Riley Kerr 14:24, Rhys Kerr 14:56, Joseph Eager 19:35

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Eloise McAuley 15:20, Hollie Brennan 15:40, Leo McAuley 16:53, Alice McAuley 16:55

Portrush junior parkrun:

Rory Mason 11:15

Our elite squad were in action again on Thursday night, this time in the Lagan Valley Fab 5 event:

U11 Boys 60m

Kayden McClelland 10:14, Kobe McClelland 10:23, Conor Ryan 10:35, Rory Mason 10:62, Andrew Scott 10:78

U13 Girls 100m

Hollie Brennan 22:46

U11 Girls 600m

Eloise McAuley 2:10:69

U13 Boys 800m

Leo McAuley 2:48:22

U13 Boys Long Jump

Leo McAuley 3.48

U11 Girls Javelin

Eloise McAuley 10.14

U11 Boys Long Jump

Kayden McClelland 3.22, Kobe McClelland 3.21, Rory Mason 3.00, Connor Ryan 2.67, Andrew Scott 2.28

U13 Shot Putt

Hollie Brennan 3.77

In other racing, Coach Sinead O’Hare was at the latest Born to Run event.

Sinead completed the 5k distance in 24:57.

So, this week’s tune is a wee Easter one.

It is. They have Bunny in their name.


Until next week, behave.