Club Report – Sunday 27th October 2019


A quieter week this week as the hill headers and mudsuckers both took a week off. Unless you’re a junior. They don’t feel the cold like the rest of us. I know its cold when my teeth start chattering. And they’re still in the glass beside the bed.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Patrick Hughes 23:54PB, Yasmin Lynn 28:43, Neill McGlinchey 29:04, Stephen Weir 32:14, Frances Kane 32:46, Roseann McGeown 33:18

Waterworks parkrun:

Ramunas Stanevicius 18:38PB (and 3rd place overall), Claire McCann 27:32, Galina Stanevicius 27:42, Nikki Fleck 28:34, Philip Fleck 30:19

Antrim parkrun:

Joseph Eager 25:16, Maeve Kennedy 25:24

Wallace parkrun:

Dermot Boyd 30:06PB

Ormeau parkrun:

David Esler 25:55, Anita Piatek 46:54

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Alan Kerr 24:49

Stranmillis parkrun:

Elaine Kennedy 42:39

Our resident Kiwi, Sarah Ross, completed the NZ Dunedin parkrun in 26:18.

And ADav was at the Valley 23:58

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Joseph Eager 9:23, Hollie Brennan 14:10PB

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Riley Kerr 11:11, Rhys Kerr 14:25

Our juniors were once again showing up the oldies this week. This time it was at the NI & Ulster XC Championships:

Girls 10

Hannah Chestnutt 5:52

Girls 12

Jill Chestnutt 6:38

Boys 10

Peter Fleming 4:43 (and 4th place), Oran McKee 5:44, Joe Eager 5:47

Boys 14

Tom Fleming 10:16

Newbie Jay Scott competed in the EAMS Dublin B2B half marathon yesterday, finishing in 2:10:08PB.

The big running event of the week was, of course, the Dublin marathon. The Harriers had 8 brave souls taking on the half decent Autumnal conditions:

Joe Mathers 3:04:54, Stephen Gallagher 3:11:04, Alan Erwin 3:27:06PB, Patricia Curistan 3:39:42, Jonny Smith 4:03:17, Angela Stevens 4:28:48, Danny Donaldson 5:07:27, Tiffany Donaldson 6:14:05

So, this week’s song/singer is for our very own Dub runners. It’d from the best band out of Dublin since Power of Dreams. Sorry Bono.

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 13th October 2019

What else can be said about the Kipchoge run.
History made. A genuine lump in the throat, tear in the eye moment, even for a miserable git like me.
Just over 8 parkruns in a row at 14:10 pace.
But how many times has he volunteered?

Late result off the vidiprinter, Dune Half Marathon from last Sunday:
Jonathan Carter 1:35:22, Bernard McKeaveney 2:06:21, Angela HOTM Stevens 2:06:24, David Esler 2:20:37

Taking on the “slower than Kipchoge” parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:
Patrick Hughes 24:34, Noel Bloomfield 25:13, Frances Kane 1:00:46

Waterworks parkrun:
Alan Erwin 20:02PB, Paul ROTM Skillen 22:16PB, Ben Davidson 22:31PB, Neil Campbell 23:13, Matt Allen 23:29, Lord Ian Brennan 24:27, Maeve Kennedy 25:18, Joseph Eager 25:36, Jim Hewitt 25:41, David Esler 27:02PB, Sarah McCafferty 27:18, Pamela McCafferty 27:19, Nikki Fleck 27:48, Owen Fulton 28:57, Neill McGlinchey 29:03, Philip Fleck 29:18, Suzanne Brennan 29:24, Sharon Dunn 29:25PB, Joe Mathers 29:26, Roisin Brooks 29:34, Oran McKee 30:56, Karen McKee 31:00, Zoe Neill 32:49, Joanne Milne 35:40
Obviously a lot of you inspired by Mr Kipchoge given the 5 PBs today. Well done to all.
And congratulations to Suzanne on her 50th parkrun.
And congratulations to Sharon on her 50th parkrun.
And congratulations to Joe on his 50th parkrun.


























Victoria parkrun:
Ken McAuley 21:59, Susan Thompson 24:48

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 21:23

MUSA parkrun:
Aidy Hughes 25:56

Antrim parkrun:
Dermot Boyd 30:27, Tina Steele 30:38

Carrickfergus parkrun:
Lorraine Forsythe 50:00

Not sure if Ali Young ran this week but let’s all agree that the world is a better place for her being in it.
And ADav was at the Waterworks 20:38.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 10:45PB, Rhys Kerr 15:10, Matthew Hawkins 15:47

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 08:40 PB, Eloise McAuley 09:56

3 Harriers were at the Kells & Connor events yesterday:
Half Marathon:
Jonathan Carter 1:34:14

5 mile:
Marie McFarlane 49:57PB, Fidelma McCoppin 51:09PB

























Today were the Saintfield races:
Peter McGarry 34:18 (and 3rd place), Paddy Brooks 48:25

Dermot Boyd 30:42





































Today saw the latest Leg-It event with the annual Running Scared 5 mile run/splash:

Michael Reid 38:10, Noel Bloomfield 40:49, Angela Stevens 43:29PB, Anita Piatek 43:47, Andrew Kerr 44:57PB.
And big congratulations to Keeley McGarry who kept up the family podium tradition coming second in the junior mile race. (That’s 2nd Peter, not 3rd, okay?!)






















Finally, our international correspondent spotted Elaine Kennedy sneaking round Chicago this weekend. The woman who, it should be noted, has completed many more parkruns than Kipchoge, completed yet another marathon major in 4:58:42.
























So, this week’s song can only be for Mr Kipchoge.
An amazing man; an amazing achievement. It’s unbelievable Jeff!

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 6th October 2019

Bit tired today. I was up late watching Scullion in the marathon last night and was busy being very impressed by Calum Hawkins. And hadn’t really recovered from Mageean’s PB earlier. All great stuff. It would almost inspire you to stick the trainers on and get out there. Almost.

Late result off the vidiprinter, the Divis 10k from last Sunday:
Jonathan Carter 47:58, Maeve Kennedy 1:02:08

Taking on the 15th anniversary parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ramunas Stanevicius 19:23 (PB and 2nd place overall), Tom Fleming 20:02, Alastair Houldsworth 21:16, Ben Davidson 23:25, Patrick Hughes 24:56, Owen Fulton 25:25, Sharon Dunn 28:27, Neill McGlinchey 30:00, Marie McFarlane 32:47, Fidelma McCoppin 32:52, Karen O’Boyle 34:09, Sophie Davidson 36:38, Joanne Milne 36:45, Jay Scott 56:43

Waterworks parkrun:
Neil McCready 20:16, Ken McAuley 21:51, Matt Allen 23:38, Anton Piatek 24:23PB, Jim Hewitt 25:49, Lord Ian Brennan 26:06, Susan Thompson 28:56, Tiffany Donaldson 33:34, Danny Donaldson 33:35, Angela Stevens 44:16

And big congrats to Neil on his 100th parkrun!



Victoria parkrun:
Joseph Eager 25:28, Maeve Kennedy 25:49

Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:56, Tina Steele 30:01

Carrickfergus parkrun:
Noel Bloomfield 24:31, Riley Kerr 31:36, Andrew Kerr 31:36, Jennifer Maguire 33:30

This week’s tourists were Stephen Weir back at Newcastle upon Tyne, finishing in a new PB of 28:16 and Sarah Ross back at Dunedin finishing in yet another PB time of 26:13.

And ADav was at the Valley, 21:32.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley “doing the double” Kerr 11:57, Matthew Hawkins 13:06, Rhys Kerr 15:47




Our international correspondent has sent in a report stating that Dermot Boyd is at it again.

Dermot completed the 10k event in Bodrum, Turkey in 1:06:31. Anne ran the much more sensible 5k distance in 46:51.













Main event of the week was the Orangegrove NI & Ulster Relays at Victoria Park.
The Harriers had both male and female teams in both the senior and masters races, although our elite talent was reserved for the junior races. Our primary school squad were so fast they could not be timed.

The Men’s Senior team finished in 24th place in 48:48.
Ladies Senior team finished in 28th place in 49:36
Men’s Masters team finished in 35th place in 52:55
Ladies Masters team 1 finished in 38th place in 50:41
Ladies Masters team 2 finished in 41st place in 51:00

















































































































































































There were at least 4 Harriers taking part in the Dune Half Marathon today but results are not available at the time of writing. It’s a cross border event so it’s probably Boris’ fault.

There may have been Harriers at the Craigavon ¾ Marathon event too but there are no results available there yet either. Probably not Boris’ fault; it’s just Craigavon. The results are probably still circling a roundabout somewhere.

So, this week’s song is for those who represented the club at the relays. I could have used the Van Morrison song, Orangefield. But this is better. And is still orange.

Until next week, behave.

Club Report – Sunday 29th September 2019

A busy week for the Harriers this week, on the road, over the hills, internationally. Plenty of running. And Utd haven’t even got beaten this weekend. Yet.
Not mentioning rugby any more.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Patrick Hughes 24:51, Own Fulton 25:59, Alan Erwin 27:35, Sharon Dunn 29:06, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 30:48, Frances Kane 31:58

Waterworks parkrun:
Matt Allen 24:29, Susan Thompson 24:56, Maeve Kennedy 26:11, Joseph Eager 26:50, Claire McCann 27:45, Angela HOTM Stevens 29:21, Danny Donaldson 38:26, Tiffany Donaldson 38:28
And a big congratulations to our King & Queen of Different as they both hit 200 parkruns at the same time. Young love, eh!?!

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 23:06

Antrim parkrun:
David Esler 25:48, Marie McFarlane 31:42, Fidelma McCoppin 32:02, Elaine Kennedy 50:13

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Peter Fleming 21:52PB

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 10:18,

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 11:38, Matthew Hawkins 11:43, Rhys Kerr 13:53

Saturday saw the 10th anniversary of the Causeway Coast Marathon event with races over several distances on this flat and fast course. Not.
Taking on the ultra distance was Neil Campbell. Neil ran (and no doubt talked) his way over the 40 mile course in 6:13:50, finishing in an impressive 8th place.
Taking on the half marathon distance:
Jonny Smith 2:12:08, Karen McKee 2:29:56, Suzanne Brennan 2:38:55, Alan Kerr 2:46:38, Laura Campbell 3:11:09, Leeanne Skillen 3:11:09, Neill McGlinchey 3:11:25














Other Harriers were at the Annaghmore Running Festival.
Working on their marathon prep in the 18 miler distance were Joe Mathers 2:04:30, Stephen Gallagher 2:16:20, Patricia Curistan 2:34:42 and Ken McAuley 2:34:42.
Taking on the half marathon were ADav 1:37:48 and Joanne Milne 2:12:46.














Harriers were at the aptly named Bangor 10k yesterday, in Bangor!
Ramunas Stanevicius 39:22, Paddy Brooks 48:36, Dermot Boyd 1:03:24













Aidy Hughes tried to outfox me by finding another 5k to run in deepest Tyrone. He completed the Brocagh 5k School Run in 26:18. Duckingstool Point is nearby and they used to dunk suspected witches there. I think they’ve stopped the practice now. But I’m honestly not sure.

Then today it was the Albertville 5k. Yasmin Lynn continued recent good form with another 5k PB in 24:25. Lord Ian Brennan continued his tune up for the upcoming XC season finishing in 24:27.












Angela HOTM Stevens completed the Monaghan Half Marathon in 2:10:51.











Andy McNevison completed this year’s FEARmanagh (trail running, cycling and kayaking) in 4:32:33.
















Divis 10k results are not available at the time of writing so will have to come through on the vidiprinter next week.

On the international front, our very own Lee O’Boyle was in Berlin, taking on his first major of the year. Lee finished in an amazing 2:42:16. Swift!














Folks, just another reminder to note any non-parkrun results in Team App if you want a mention in the report. Trying to match posted photos to results lists can be hit and miss and you may be excluded. Also, please always include your club name (correctly spelled!) wherever possible when entering events. Cheers.

So, this week’s song is for our Berlin hero. Yes, I could have used that Bowie song. I could have used Iggy Pop. I know Lee would personally have loved “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun, sung by Berlin. But I’ve chosen the best song that U2 ever wrote about Berlin Zoologischer Garten train station.

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 22nd September 2019

On Sunday, it was raining outside, Utd took another tanking on live tv, people kept talking about something called rugby. Not my favourite day to be honest. But I put my family sized trifle down long enough to read the Half Marathon results achieved by the Harriers and that cheered me up. A bit. More of that later.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Yasmin Lynn 26:37PB, Neil Campbell 26:53, Brendan McGeown 26:54, Angela Stevens 28:07PB, Suzanne Brennan 29:22, Joanne Milne 29:37, Stephen Weir 31:23, Karen O’Boyle 34:23

Waterworks parkrun:
Neil “ice cream with a flake in it” McCready 23:31, Susan Thompson 25:07, Maeve Kennedy 25:37, Joseph Eager 26:33

Queens parkrun:

Stephen Smyth 28:19

Antrim parkrun:
Tina Steele 29:19

Orangefield parkrun:
Ben Davidson 23:34

Stranmillis parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 44:05

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:57, Eloise McAuley 10:50, Leo McAuley 14:24

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 11:34, Riley Kerr 12:10, Rhys Kerr 14:49

And ADav was at Orangefield, 20:41 (and second place overall)

No racing during the week this week for anyone as you all prepped for the Belfast Half. Such dedication!

Belfast Half Marathon Results:
Peter McGarry 1:13:40 (and 11th place overall), Prof Alan Ladd 1:23:40, Ramunas Stanevicius 1:26:29PB, Stephen Gallagher 1:29:16, Alan Erwin 1:30:55PB, Neil McCready 1:33:22, Stephen Smyth 1:35:54, Ken McAuley 1:38:52, Patricia Curistan 1:40:35, ADav 1:39:43, Andrew Kerr 1:42:34, Brendan McElroy 1:45:34, Paddy Brooks 1:48:48, Paul Skillen 1:50:47, Pamela McCafferty 1:52:40, Sean McQuade 1:54:36, Lord Ian “bokey” Brennan 1:57:53, Anton Piatek 1:59:02, Darren Taggart 1:59:13, Owen Fulton 2:02:05, Angela Stevens 2:03:19PB, Bernard McKeaveney 2:03:30, David Esler 2:05:10, Joanne Milne 2:09:45, Gemma Fowler 2:09:35, Roisin Brooks 2:11:24, Clare Teer 2:11:57, Lisa Kerr 2:13:56, Michael McFarlane 2:16:35, Galina Stanevicius 2:14:34, Neill McGlinchey 2:22:01, Leeanne Skillen 2:22:17, Anita Piatek 2:21:26, Stephen Weir 2:29:42
Well done everyone.
And a big thank you to the volunteers and non-running club members who took a soaking to add their support.

So, this week’s tune is for everyone who ran the Belfast Half, for those who supported and those who organised the Shebeen. Half a World Away was too obvious.
It has to be Half Man Half Biscuit. Not only do they use the word half twice in their name, they also gave us the only song I know of that is dedicated to Lurgan’s most famous snooker referee (The Len Ganley Stance). Honestly.

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 15th September 2019

I didn’t sleep well last night. Bad dreams about flags and measurements. Those of you at the quiz last night will understand my pain. Craic was good and it was probably the first time I’ve had to put myself in the mindset of a migrating swallow to see where I would go in the winter.
Big thanks to social boy Ian and his lovely helper Fidelma (even though she wouldn’t tell us the answers).

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Alan Erwin 20:45PB, Prof Alan Ladd 22:56, Neil Campbell 22:57, Maeve Kennedy 26:01, Owen Fulton 26:29, Joe Mathers 26:32, Yasmin Lynn 26:57, Eamon Donaghy 28:36, Joanne Milne 29:56, Stephen Weir 31:24

Waterworks parkrun:
Jim Hewitt 24:24, Hollie Brennan 46:14, Suzanne Brennan 47:10, Tiffany Donaldson 35:04, Danny Donaldson 35:07

ECOS parkrun:
Andrew McNevison 19:23

Antrim parkrun:
Alan Kerr 26:32, Tina Steele 29:27

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 20:39PB

Carrickfergus parkrun:
Noel Bloomfield 23:31, Jennifer Maguire 32:32

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 19:10PB and third place overall

Our parkrun tourists this week were Elaine Kennedy at Craigavon 27:50 and Sarah Ross at Dunedin NZ 27:07PB.
Dunedin may be in “beautiful” New Zealand but Craigavon has a petting zoo and an artificial ski slope. So there.

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:51, Hollie Brennan 16:351
And well done Hollie on getting your half marathon band!

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 11:17

And ADav was at the Valley, 20:58.

It was the Gig’n the Bann 5kin Portglenone on Thursday night and our own Prof Ladd was there, finishing in 18:16. Also, Suzanne Brennan in 25:24 and Zoe Neill 32:10PB.

On Friday night, Snapper Boyd was back at it again, this time at the GRC Coastal 5k in Carnlough/Glenarm. Our current ROTM finished in 29:33.

So this week’s tune is for Ian (and Fidelma). Tunes with questions? Loads of good ones – Who Are You? Is This Love? What’s Going on? Should I Stay or Should I Go? How Soon Is Now? Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? What’s New Pussycat? Are Friends Electric? Will You Love Me Tomorrow? How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?
The list is endless but this one is mainly how we felt last night. And it’s a proper tune from a proper band.
(We didn’t win)

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 8th September 2019

I thought you would have had no time for running this week, what with all the revision required for the big quiz on Saturday night. I know I’ve spent hours trying to work out how to hide my phone up my sleeve and still be able to access Google.

More late results off the vidiprinter this week as we now have the junior results from last week’s Laganside Junior 1 mile race:
Peter McCann 7:06, Oran McKee 7:17, Amie McDonald 9:13, Hollie Brennan 12:39.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Joe Mathers 19:17PB, Neil McCready 21:21, Sean Doherty 22:06PB (again!), Ben Davidson 24:15, Owen Fulton 26:16, Joanne Milne 29:45, Sharon Dunn 29:45, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 30:25, Yasmin Lynn 58:24

Waterworks parkrun:
Ken McAuley 21:11, Susan Thompson 24:22

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 28:40

Antrim parkrun:
David Esler 24:54, Angela Stevens 43:13

Carrick parkrun:
Noel Bloomfield 25:17, Maeve Kennedy 26:25PB, Jennifer Maguire 34:20

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 19:55, Peter Fleming 22:14PB, Ann Boyd 44:51

Our parkrun tourists this week were Elaine Kennedy at Falcarragh 28:42PB and Sarah Ross at Dunedin NZ 27:10PB.

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:34, Leo McAuley 9:39, Eloise McAuley 10:14, Hollie Brennan 17:52

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Ben Halliday 12:24, Matthew Hawkins 12:40

And ADav was at the Valley, 20:59.

It was EAMS 100th marathon event yesterday and taking on the full distance were Neil Campbell 2:58:43 (second place overall), Laura Rose 3:54:49 (2nd female finisher) and Suzanne Brennan 4:12:30PB (3rd female finisher).

Also on Saturday was the Larne 10k. Representing the Harriers were:
Ramunas Stanevicius 39:52, Galina Stanevicius 1:00:03, Dermot ROTM Boyd 1:02:37 (and age category winner).

Taking on Sir Mo and his dodgy arm warmers over at the Great North Run today were 4 hardy Harriers: Paddy Brooks 1:51:32, Roisin Brooks 2:06:41, Anita Piatek 2:09:32, Ian Simpson 3:08:51.

Meanwhile, a number of Harriers took on the 10k na Ceathrún Gaeltachta to raise awareness of organ donation. No club names included with results.

My spies also tell me that Lee O’Boyle has won the Killyleagh Half Marathon in 1:17:39 but I will confirm this next week if possible.

So this week’s tune, in honour of the GNR, is from an underrated Newcastle band and is an absolute classic. Consider yourselves educated. You’re welcome.

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 1st September 2019

September. Autumn, “The year’s last, loveliest smile” as William Cullen Bryant described it. The time of falling leaves, falling temperatures and pictures of uniformed kids in front of doors. The time when the hopes of Utd fans have already turned to next season…

One late result on the vidiprinter from last week as Jonathan Carter came 6th in the Armagh Half Marathon last Sunday in 1:41:44.

Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Sean Doherty 23:28PB, Ciaran Hawkins 24:01, Damian Cole 25:28, Laura Rose 26:51 (and 3rd female finisher), Paul “Ironman” Skillen 26:52, Owen Fulton 27:40, Maeve Kennedy 27:57, David Esler 28:09, Sharon Dunn 29:03, Anita Piatek 29:43, Laura Campbell 30:21, Yasmin Lynn 30:50, Frances Kane 31:34, Marie McFarlane 33:32, Joanne Milne 33:45, Fidelma McCoppin 33:59

Waterworks parkrun:
Jim Hewitt 26:21, Neil McCready 29:14, Hollie Brennan 45:23, Suzanne Brennan 46:58

Queens parkrun:
Stephen Smyth 28:27

Wallace parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:07

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 20:56, Peter Fleming 22:56, Tina Steele 30:09, Angela Stevens 44:00

Tourists this week include Stephen Weir back at Newcastle Upon Tyne, finishing in 30:15, Team Donaldson at Newark parkrun in Nottinghamshire, Danny 21:15 and Tiffany 38:58.. But the winner is Sarah Ross again who completed the Dunedin parkrun in New Zealand in 29:09.
Sarah also completed the Dunedin Half Marathon this week. Time unknown.

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:54, Hollie “doing the double” Brennan 16:06

Portrush junior parkrun:
Tom Fleming 8:50 and first place overall

And ADav was at the Valley, 27:07

The running began on Tuesday night with the Larne Interclub Race:
Male Race 5 miles:
Lee O‘Boyle 29:19, Alan Ladd 30:48, Neil Campbell 30:54, Joe Mathers 31:55, Stephen Gallagher 34:09, Jonathan Carter 34:12, Alan Erwin 35:02, Patrick Brooks 38:28, Brendan McElroy 39:04, Sean McQuade 39:47, Jonny Smith 39:55, Owen Fulton 42:50, Bernard McKeaveney 44:14, Neill McGlinchey 44:53
Female Race 4 miles:
Laura Rose 29:37, Karen McKee 32:10, Pamela McCafferty 32:58, Suzanne Brennan 33:57, Bernie McAllister 34:24, Anita Piatek 34:29 Leeanne Skillen 36:35, Angela Stevens 36:58, Roisin Brooks 37:32
I probably need Prof Ladd to confirm this but we believe the men’s team came 4th and the ladies team came 6th.

Friday night was the Ards 5-mile race. Bernard McKeaveney doubled for the week, finishing in 43:16. Victoria McCready finished in 56:34.

This morning David Esler took on the Waterside Half marathon, finishing in 2:08:30.

But the big event of the weekend was the North Belfast Harriers Laganside 10k:
Ramunas Stanevicius 38:39PB, Neil McCready 40:40, Paddy Brooks 46:03, Frances Murray 47:45, Suzanne Brennan 51:58, Galina Stanevicius 58:42, Dermot ROTM Boyd 1:01:41PB, Marga Regan 1:02:22, Angela Stevens 1:06:22

We were also more than ably represented by the juniors in the Laganside 1 mile race but results are not yet available. Probably too fast for the timers!

So, here’s one for the parents who have to get their kids out of bed tomorrow. Could be worse. You could be a teacher. Or a Utd fan.

Until next week, behave.


Club Report – Sunday 25th August 2019

Obviously, my remark last week about the weather had the intended result and the gods have finally remembered it actually August for a while yet. So, like wasps to my pint glass, you all headed to the roads for some racing. Before it rains again.

First of all, a couple of late results from last week as Micky McFarlane completed the latest EAMS Fatlad Series Half Marathon in 2:16:18 and Bernard McKeaveney completed the Hillsborough Half in 2:15:51

Taking on the parkruns this week were:

Valley parkrun:

Neil Campbell 19:53 (and 2nd place overall), Ciaran Hawkins 25:02, Bernie McAllister 26:18, Sharon Dunn 27:40, Maeve Kennedy 28:35, Joanne Milne 28:37, Nikki Fleck 30:01, Roisin Brooks 30:23, Philip Fleck 32:35, Amy O’Boyle 44:27, Karen “good mummy” O’Boyle 44:28

Waterworks parkrun, sponsored by the McAuleys:

Danny Donaldson 19:31, Jim Hewitt 24:36, Suzanne Brennan 31:42, Tiffany Donaldson 31:43

Victoria parkrun:

Stephen Smyth 20:25, Susan Thompson 25:36, Ken McAuley 25:39, Anita Piatek 26:25PB

Antrim parkrun:

Tina Steele 28:11

Castlewellan parkrun:

Ramunas Stanevicius 19:29PB, Zoe O’Prey 41:09

Carrickfergus parkrun:

Laura Rose 22:26 (and first female finisher), Noel Bloomfield 23:32PB, Owen Fulton 25:49, Jennifer Maguire 35:19

Stranmillis parkrun:

Elaine Kennedy 29:42

Stormont parkrun:

Stephen Weir 34:27

Orangefield parkrun:

Ben Davidson 23:18

Sixmilewater parkrun:

Marie McFarlane 33:33

Waterworks junior parkrun:

Leo McAuley 9:40, Eloise McAuley 9:59, Joseph Eager 10:25

Jordanstown junior parkrun:

Matthew Hawkins 11:24

And ADav was at Orangefield, finishing in 3rd place in 20:55.

The Rathlin Run took place on Saturday. The Harriers were represented in the 10 mile distance:

Michael Reid 1:27:49, Frances Kane 1:59:07

Sunday saw the latest Run Armagh event, with Jonathan Carter competing over the half marathon distance, finishing in 1:41:44 (and 6th overall)

But the event of the week for the club was the 5th Storming the Castle 10k in Carrick with a large Harrier turnout (large as in lots, not large as in big, obviously…):

Peter McGarry 35:06 (and 4th overall), Ramunas Stanevicius 39:37, Paddy Brooks 48:25, Pamela McCafferty 50:35PB, Scott Dowling 53:45, Owen Fulton 54:27, Alan Kerr 54:32, Maeve Dunseath 55:02, Claire McCann 56:01, Michael McFarlane 56:44, Bernard McKeaveney 58:22, Maeve Kennedy 58:40, Alan Erwin 58:42, Neill McGlinchey 1:01:37, Nikki Fleck 1:02:10, Stephen Weir 1:02:04, Lee-Anne Hutchinson 1:03:33, Galina Stanevicius 1:04:20, Suzanne Brennan 1:07:17, Karen O’Boyle 1:07:17PB, Dermot Boyd 1:07:42, Emily Dowling 1:08:30, Angela Stevens 1:16:34, Hannah Hope 1:16:49, Zoe O’Prey 1:27:51, Mairead O’Hare 1:32:27

And a big bow of respect to Head Coach Mr Skillen on completing his first Ironman 70.3 in Dun Laoighaire yesterday. Paul finished in 7:12:13. Well done Sir!

So enjoy what’s left of your Bank Holiday weekend folks. And get another run in.

Until next week, behave.