Club Race Report – 14th May 2023

The Harriers are an inquisitive bunch, always looking for something new to keep that spark in their running relationship. So this week they invented the parkrun ultra. A new event for people who think that running just over 3 miles on a Saturday with a hangover is just not enough.

Taking on the parkruns this week:

Valley parkrun:

Andrew McNevison 21:17, Eloise McAuley 26:23, Leo McAuley 27:07, Cathy Ryan 31:19, Martin McCready 35:34, John Teer 37:00, ADav 59:16

Waterworks parkrun:

Anthony McKinley 22:11, Jim Hewitt 24:34

Victoria parkrun:

Mark Smith 17:13

Portrush parkrun:

Kobe McClelland 27:05, Kayden McClelland 27:53

Antrim parkrun:

Stephen Semple 23:51, Maeve Kennedy 24:34, Elaine Kennedy 29:51, And Obviously Dermot Boyd 33:23

But the real action was at Ballyclare’s Sixmilewater parkrun, the location for the latest Harrier parkrun tourism event:

David Graham 19:20 and third finisher, Ben Davidson 19:24, Robbie Gould 19:29, Sean Doherty 19:44, Rab Gould 20:35PB, Stephen Murphy 21:18PB, Steven Smyth 21:53, Johnny Carey 22:02, Emily Murphy 22:45PB, Stevo Armour 22:54, Lord Ian Brennan 22:57, Joe Mathers 23:17, Coach Sinead O’Hare 24:00, Paul Skillen 24:25PB, Maeve Dunseath 24:48PB, Calum Murphy 25:34, Stephen Curran 25:35, Aidy Hughes 26:19, Bernie McAllister 27:10, Marie McBrien 27:23PB, Neill McGlinchey 28:25, Helen Agnew 28:54, Karen McKee 29:17, Terri Ganley 29:18, Roisin Brooks 29:33, Owen Fulton 29:34, Carrie Murphy 31:11PB, Joanne Milne 31:35, Lisa Kerr 34:29, Clare Gallagher 35:12, Louise Ladd 35:14, Hollie Brennan 40:10, Suzanne Brennan 40:18, Mairead O’Hare 43:54


congratulations to Joe on completing his 100th parkrun!

And the Murphys for a full house of PBs (Calum being a first timer)

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Coach Sinead O’Hare 8:48, Lois Usher 9:24PB, Naomi Usher 11:21, Noah Goodall 11:29, Jack Goodall 12:12

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Leo McAuley 7:48 and third finisher, Emily Murphy 7:54 and first female finisher, Lexi Smith 11:49PB, Alice McAuley 15:03, Eloise McAuley 15:04

Other racing began on Wednesday night with the latest visit to a Tafelta Night of Friendly 5000s.

Race 1:

Michael Whittley 23:29, Aidy Hughes 25:28

Race 4:

Marty O’Neill 17:40, Robbie Gould 18:20, Stevo Armour 18:48, Sean Doherty 18:52

And a result also in from our international desk. In what was probably not a homage to Eurovision, Lauren Penman completed the Gothenburg Half Marathon in 2:32:05. Grattis Lauren!

So, this week’s tune is for Davy, Stevo, Steven and anyone else who decided to reroute the Sixmilewater parkrun in the middle of the event. We salute your effort if not your navigation.

Until next week, behave.