Club Race Report – 4th June 2023

But it’s comin, by gum. We can feel it come. You can feel it in your heart. You can see it in the ground. You can see it in the trees. You can smell it in the breeze. Look around! Look around! Look around! June is bustin’ out all over.


A late result off the Vidiprinter as I can finally confirm Lee O’Boyle’s official time in his international appearance in France last week at the Trail de Guerledan. Lee completed the 26k course in 2:29:34 finishing 45th out of a field of 711 runners.

Taking on the parkruns this week:

Valley parkrun:

Stevo Armour 19:20PB and second finisher, Ben Davidson 20:10, Sean Doherty 21:21, Elijah Cushley 22:28, Paul Skillen 25:41, Clare Teer 28:23, Layla Robinson 29:36PB, Joanne Milne 29:50, Owen Fulton 30:21, Terri Ganley 30:23, Helen Agnew 30:51, Neill McGlinchey 30:52, Galina Stanevicius 35:29, John Teer 37:22, Calla Crossan 47:12PB

Waterworks parkrun:

Rab Gould 21:02, Robbie Gould 21:12, Joe Mathers 23:15, Suzanne Brennan 24:57, Lord Ian Brennan 24:57, Neil McCready 25:05, Hollie Brennan 45:35

Victoria parkrun:

Anthony McKinley 23:16, Elaine Kennedy 31:47

Falls parkrun:

Stephen Semple 24:23, Maeve Kennedy 26:18PB

Ormeau parkrun:

Martin McCready 35:57

Antrim parkrun:

Calum Murphy 26:58PB, Stephen Murphy 26:59, Carrie Murphy 31:05

Limavady parkrun:

Johnny Carey 23:40

And we had an early Summer tourist this week as Lauren Penman headed south to take on the Tramore Valley parkrun in Cork. Lauren finished in 31:04.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Layla Robinson 8:32 and first finisher, Coach Sinead O’Hare 8:58, Lois Usher 9:10PB, Jack Goodall 11:31, Noah Goodall 11:43, Naomi Usher 12:47

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Aaron Ladd 10:17PB, Caleb Ladd 13:53, Hollie Brennan 16:02

Victoria Junior parkrun:

Rory Mason 9:58

On Friday night, Mark Smith took part in the Annadale Striders Evening of 3000ms.

Not surprisingly, this race was over 3,000m. Mark finished 4th in his race in a time of 10:04.

In other racing, Mairead O’Hare did the We Run Wild Causeway Coast Half Marathon yesterday. Both Mairead and the organisers are keeping her official time as a closely guarded secret but industry rumours have her time as approx. 3:35.

Finally, mountain goat Micky was back at it again as Micky McAuley finished the East Coast AC Cairncastle Classic fell race in 1:31:00.

So, this week’s tune is to celebrate the start of the Mallusk Summer (which will probably have ended by the time you read this to be fair). I am obliged both legally and morally to use this song. Pop perfection in just 1:37. And that’s quicker than Davy Graham downing 4 gels or Michael Whittley booking his Monday night S&C spot!

Until next week, behave.