Club Run Report – 17th October 2021

I, as I’m sure we all do, still eagerly await the takeover of Mallusk Harriers by a billionaire petroleum-based nation state. But, as it hasn’t happened yet and I haven’t been replaced (yet) by JK Rowling, here’s yet another week of results and nonsense.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 21:14, Alan Erwin 21:37, Lord Ian Brennan 24:26PB, Karen McKee 25:15, Paul Skillen 25:16, Clare Teer 28:12, Cathy Ryan 29:05, Marie McBrien 29:59, Owen Fulton 30:21, Joanne Milne 32:19, John Teer 39:48


Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 23:03, Ciaran Wright 24:04, Susan Thompson 27:06, Claire 29:09


Queens parkrun:
Roisin Brooks 30:13


Wallace parkrun:
Stephen Semple 24:14, Maeve Kennedy 25:05, Dermot Boyd 31:54

Antrim parkrun:
Stephen Armour 20:39, Sharon Dunn 26:35PB


Carrickfergus parkrun:
Alan Kerr 24:33, David Esler 26:37

Limavady parkrun:
Johnny Carey 24:12


Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:09 and first finisher (again), Peter Fleming 20:38PB, Emily Murphy 25:54

Garvagh Forest parkrun:
Martin McCready 34:58


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Tom Fleming 6:50PB and first finisher (again), Joseph Eager 8:49, Emily Murphy 9:00PB, Sinead O’Hare 10:52, Matthew Hawkins 10:53


Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:18 Kobe McClelland 9:50

It’s the weekend so it’s another 5k race for Aidy. The man must have more bling than the Kardashians by this stage. He certainly has more medals than his beloved Arsenal (sorry Aidy!). Mr Hughes took part in the Centra Run Together 5k in Ormeau Park today. Unofficial time of 26:40.


This weekend was a headers’ dream as the Belfast 24-hour event took place. Despite poor conditions at times there were some amazing performances from our own Harriers and from others.


Lee O’Boyle had a Top 10 finish with a distance of 128 miles. Unbelievable Jeff! Angela Stevens completed an amazing 57 miles. Micky McAuley completed almost 65 miles before having to pull out due to injury. Neill McGlinchey completed nearly 33 miles before the same fate befell him.

All completed ultra distances. All are complete headers. We salute you and your poor wee feet.


So, this week’s tune is for the 24-hour headers. Lee and Micky should appreciate this one. The rest of you, maybe not so much. But they’re headers and they’re right. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/hNHhhzG4cJU
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – 10th October 2021

This week seems to have been a bit of a post marathon comedown. Some reflecting and basking in personal glories; others still traumatised. Or both.


But firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Adam McCann 20:19, Joe Mathers 23:06, David Esler 25:00PB, Leo McAuley 25:46, Clare Teer 27:28, Neill McGlinchey 29:01, Ramunas Stanevicius 30:55, Galina Stanevicius 30:56, Joanne Milne 31:10, John Teer 40:47


Waterworks parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 18:50 and 2nd finisher, Lord Ian Brennan 25:08, Susan Thompson 27:09, Emily Murphy 27:14PB, Claire McCann 31:18


Victoria parkrun:
Anita Piatek 38:52


Wallace parkrun:
Dermot Boyd 32:25


Antrim parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 24:41, Elaine Kennedy 28:14


Belfast Victoria junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 8:47, Kobe McClelland 9:16

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:40 and 3rd finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:38


Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:05PB, Kobe McClelland 9:31

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:31, Eloise McAuley 8:36PB, Emily Murphy 8:58, Sinead O’Hare 10:50

Our sole 26.2 warrior this week was Marty O’Neill who took part in the Manchester marathon earlier today. Despite picking up an injury during the race, Marty delivered (geddit?) a great time of 3:16:22. 😎

So, this week’s tune is for the Martython himself. His trip gave me a chance to pick a classic tune from the fabled music city of Manchester. So I didn’t.
https://youtu.be/425GpjTSlS4

Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – 3rd October 2021

Today’s 10@10 has turned into tv@10, and 11 and 12 as we watch London on the tv and check for Belfast updates online. Or else we are out on the road shouting support, banging pans and ringing the obligatory cowbell. Whatever way we support the runners, marathon day always bring a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye. A bit like the bag drop queues.


But firstly, taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ben Davidson 19:49, Adam McCann 20:17PB, Stephen Armour 21:58, Brendan ROTM McGeown 23:24, Leo McAuley 26:01, David Esler 26:21, Aidy Hughes 27:04, Neill McGlinchey 28:59, Sharon Dunn 29:00, Cathy Ryan 29:01, Marie McBrien 29:24, Ramunas Stanevicius (and Ugnius) 30:26, Galina Stanevicius 30:29, Karen McKee 30:29, Prof Alan Ladd 30:30 (obviously reliving their Berlin highlights on the way round), Emily “the comeback kid” Dowling 31:40, Roseann McGeown 31:43, Roisin Brooks 32:10, Janet Grew 32:35, Joanne Milne 33:06


And well done to Marie who tried to sneak through her 200th parkrun without anyone noticing!


Waterworks parkrun:
Dawn Blain 23:18, Susan Thompson 27:43, Claire McCann 29:00


Victoria parkrun:
Tom Fleming 17:22PB


Ormeau parkrun:
Bernard McKeaveney 27:33
Brave boy a day before the big one!


Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:03


Carrickfergus parkrun:
Anton Piatek 25:09


Orangefield parkrun:
Martin McCready 35:20


Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Stephen Semple 23:38, Maeve Kennedy 24:39 and first female finisher


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:32 and 2nd place finisher, Emily Murphy 9:21, Sinead O’Hare 10:31, Matthew Hawkins 13:32


Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:05PB, Kobe McClelland 9:31


Waterworks junior parkrun:
None today! Big boy (and girl) stuff on.


Today, attentions turned to the majors – London and Belfast – as our 26.2 warriors took to the streets.


Let’s start with our much loved home marathon. 8 Harriers were in action:
Alan Erwin 3:10:35PB, Micky McAuley 3:12:43, Pamela Mooney 3:46:19, Ken “is that really a beard?” McAuley 3:51:28, Johnny Carey 4:00:18, Ciaran Wright 4:13:19, Bernard McKeaveney 4:35:53PB, Angela Stevens 4:39:56


Over in London there was a great turnout for the Harriers as qualifiers for the last few years finally got a chance to run the streets paved with gold.


Lee “why is this so flat?” O’Boyle 2:42:20, Kevin Donnelly 2:59:52PB, Neil Campbell 3:18:52, Stephen Gallagher 3:31:03, Patricia Curistan 3:34:08, Paul Skillen 3:57:00, Suzanne Brennan 4:06:25PB, Joe Mathers 4:09:12, Lord Ian Brennan 4:32:15, Leeanne Skillen 6:17:41, Laura Campbell 6:18:49


So, this week’s tune is for those who took on the 26.2 tests today.

Your time is irrelevant. You all beat the distance. And for this we salute you.
https://youtu.be/Y1D3a5eDJIs
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – Sunday 26th September

Marathon season is upon us folks. Some have been delayed; others moved from Spring. But however they got here, many of us will be taking part in them in the coming weeks.


Why, we ask ourselves? Why?


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Paul Skillen 23:38, Joe Mathers 23:39, Aidy Hughes 26:25, Leo McAuley 27:39, Emily Murphy 28:46PB, David Esler 29:04, Marie McBrien 30:05, Joanne Milne 32:36, Neill McGlinchey 32:59, Janet Grew 33:18


Waterworks parkrun:
Dawn Blain 23:22 (and 1st female finisher), Lord Ian Brennan 23:56, Kevin Donnelly 24:01, Cathy Ryan 27:44, Claire McCann 32:13


Antrim parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 25:01


Limavady parkrun:
Johnny Carey 27:35


Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 17:55 and yet another first place finish


Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Clare Teer 27:37


Our tourist this week is Sarah Ross. Our Scotland correspondent completed the Queen’s parkrun in 24:20. This parkrun is held in south Glasgow. Glasgow was founded by St Mungo, the patron saint of salmon. It has an underground called The Clockwork Orange and is the birthplace of both the ultrasound machine and chicken tikka masala (maybe). I also understand it has some football teams. Who knew?


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:32PB and 1st finisher, Emily Murphy 9:20PB and second finisher, Kayden McClelland 9:33 and third finisher, Kobe McClelland 9:51, Matthew Hawkins 10:40, Sinead O’Hare 11:04PB


Waterworks junior parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 8:38PB, Leo McAuley 8:45, Hollie Brennan 16:21


In other racing, Anton and Anita Piatek both took on the Ecotrail 30k in Wicklow. Anton finished the hilly trail course around Bray in 4:11:22 and Anita in 4:50:11.


Today, our focus turned to Berlin. Bekele may have got his pacing wrong but Prof Alan Ladd certainly did not, finishing in an amazing 2:49:07. Karen McKee finished in 4:23:46 and Elaine Kennedy in 5:11:21.

Time to raise a few steins folks!


So, this week’s tune is for those who tackled the heat of Berlin today. I could use “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin but this is officially a Top Gun free zone (more of a Cocktail man myself, if I’m honest). I should use Bowie but we’ve done that before. So here’s one from a group of guys from Dublin who recorded this in Berlin. Not bad, but they’re no Prof Ladd.

https://youtu.be/5HDPenYIPtg
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – Sunday 19th September 2021

In the fine tradition of The Pixies, you have been quiet, loud, quiet over the last few weeks. This week was quiet with only the parkruns involved. Even Aidy couldn’t find a 5k somewhere in darkest Tyrone!
Must be marathon taper time?


A late result off the Vidiprinter as we can confirm the times for the Lecale Way 50k (or 53k if you believe Bernard). Bernard McKeaveney finished in 6:58:46 and Angela Stevens finished in 7:38:53.

Angela and Bernard, taking on the Lecale Way 50k

Well done to both. Great efforts, plus it also gains you official entry into the headers section.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:30PB and first finisher, Adam McCann 20:21PB, Ben Davidson 20:50, Karen McKee 25:12, Leo McAuley 25:34PB, David Esler 26:56, Clare Teer 27:58, Neill McGlinchey 30:35, Joanne Milne 31:22, Roisin Brooks 31:58


Waterworks parkrun:
Claire McCann 29:23


Victoria parkrun:
Alan “Bertie Bassett” Erwin 18:24PB (huge PB!), Emily Murphy 27:51PB


Wallace parkrun:
Andrew Nevison 21:40

Antrim parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 24:55, Susan Thompson 27:09


Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 32:37

Just the one tourist this week as our own Obi Wan McCready made it as far as Inch Beach parkrun in Kerry. Marty completed the course in 34:47. Inch beach is actually almost 4 miles long so wee bit of inaccurate naming there if you ask me.


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 10:13


Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:16 and 2nd finisher, Eloise McAuley 8:53PB, Hollie Brennan 15:50


So this week’s tune is for all those Harriers currently tapering and working through the taper madness. Signs of “maranoia” include an unnatural fear of stairs, ladders and kerbs, an unhealthy addiction to hand gel, reluctance to meet anyone socially (except on a run for some reason), all pacing plans are questioned, redone, then questioned again and, of course, everything hurts.

Don’t worry, it’ll all be over soon. And it won’t hurt a bit……….


https://youtu.be/6sar3Ew9ZXQ
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR
Madness – Madness (One Step Beyond Track 14)
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Club Run Report – Sunday 12th September 2021

Last week may have been quiet but you lot certainly made up for it this week! And the headers were out in force, all over the show.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:


Joe Mathers 24:37, Paul Skillen 26:27, Ciaran Wright 26:27, Karen “birthday girl” McKee 27:06, Clare Teer 28:21, Marie McBrien 29:44, Neill McGlinchey 30:20, Lord Ian Brennan 34:06, Joanne Milne 34:07


And well done to all those doing parkrun as part of their last long runs before London/Belfast/Berlin.


Waterworks parkrun: Dawn Blain 23:22, Emily Murphy 29:35PB, Claire McCann 29:42


Limavady parkrun: Jonny Carey 22:48PB

Sixmilewater parkrun:Tom Fleming 18:06 and 2nd finisher

Hillsborough Forest parkrun: Elaine Kennedy 34:50


And the Rt Hon ADav was back at the Valley this week.
He finished in 29:09, not a PB. Oh yeah, this was also his 300th parkrun.
Begrudging congratulations on reaching this milestone.


I think he is the first Harrier to do so. But please correct me if I am wrong. Please.
And 2 tourist trips this week! (Sorry Jonny but Limavady is not tourism; it’s a wrong turn)


Kevin Donnelly donned the running goggles in Letterkenny this weekend. He finished in 19:10 and was first finisher too!!


But this week’s winners are Maeve Kennedy and Stephen Semple who completed the Rising Sun parkrun in 26:18 and 26:19 respectively (brownie points for Stephen! Well played Sir).


This parkrun is not held in Japan. Although it should be.
It is actually, and less interestingly, held in The Rising Sun Country Park in Benton just north east of Newcastle Upon Tyne.


James Michael Aloysius Bradford was born in Benton. After standing on a six inch spike in work he was called Jimmy Nail, and the rest is history. Sort of.
Every day is a school day round here, kids.


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Emily Murphy 9:27PB and first female finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:04, Rhys Kerr 15:44


On Wednesday evening, the Harriers took up the kind invitation of Tafelta AC and took part in their Night of Friendly 5000s in Magherafelt:
Anita Piatek 26:50, Gemma Fowler 24:31, Sarah McCafferty 24:09, Aidy Hughes 25:40, Dawn Blain 23:14, Lord Ian Brennan 23:03, Suzanne Brennan 22:54, Jonny Carter 22:10, Pamela Mooney 21:38, Paul Skillen 21:08, Sean Doherty 21:05, Stephen Armour 20:55, Stephen Gallagher 19:57, Alan Irwin 19:14


Not aware if any of these were PBs but another great night’s racing and another excellent example of this really successful format. Thanks again to Tafelta AC for the invite.


The other racing this week included Matthew Cavill competing the Ards 5 mile race in 38:40.
Our vest in the West was back in action again, continuing his PB tour of Tyrone’s darkest hedgerows. Aidy Hughes completed the Washing Bay Green run on Saturday morning in 25:14. Not sure what he was up to that evening…


Today saw the return of the Great North Run, one of the most popular half marathons on the calendar. Impressing for the Harriers were:
Anton Piatek 1:40:43PB, Maeve Kennedy 1:59:43, Stephen Semple 1:59:43, Cathy Ryan 2:05:27
Finally, back to headers corner where Bernard McKeaveney and Angela Stevens were competing today in the 50k Lecale Way. This We Run Wild NI event takes place between Strangford and Newcastle.

Results are not available at the time of writing so I will update in next week’s report.
As if this wasn’t enough, Micky McAuley headed for the Welsh mountains to take part in the UTS 100k event. 100k and 22,000 ft of elevation within Snowdonia National Park. Micky finished in an amazing 23:54:54 and a Top 40 finish.


This week’s absolute tune is for ADav, as he hits the big 300. Ironically, a film he auditioned for. Unsuccessfully.
It could also apply to Micky and the rest of the headers. You frighten us a bit but we salute you all!


(This video was actually filmed at the Harriers 1971 Xmas party. True fact.)
https://youtu.be/9f4CyQto-0E
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR
Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff
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Club Run Report – Sunday 5th September 2021

Well, a quieter week this week after all the thrills of Larne last weekend. (Well, there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!).


Taking on the parkruns this week were:


Valley parkrun:
Ben ROTM Davidson 20:51 (and ahead of his Da, again), Alan Erwin 24:34, Joanne Milne 35:12, Sharon Dunn 55:43, Stephen Armour 55:43


And a big congratulations to SB and the whole Valley parkrun team on reaching their 300th event.
And a big thanks to the Harriers who took over volunteering for the occasion.
Waterworks parkrun:


Kevin Donnelly 18:13PB, Dawn Blain 23:17, Eloise McAuley 24:23PB, Micky McAuley 24:25, Hollie Brennan 44:12, Suzanne Brennan 44:28, Lord Ian Brennan 44:28, Claire McCann 48:42
Well done Kevin on the PB and Dawn being 2nd female finisher but the big performance was from Eloise who was 4th female finisher. For those that don’t know, Eloise is 8 years old.


Victoria parkrun:
Emily Murphy 30:36


Carrickfergus parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 26:16PB

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:01, Elaine Kennedy 32:48, Lisa Kerr 33:51


And the Rt Hon ADav finished well behind Ben, again, at the Valley in 24:10. More from him, probably, next week…..
We had a tourist this week too!

Anton Piatek was at the Queen Elizabeth parkrun.
This parkrun, surprisingly, is not held inside Buckingham Palace, although it definitely should be.
It is held in the QE Country Park on the South Downs which are somewhere in Southern England.
The nearest town is Petersfield.


Mark Owen, from Take That, lives in Petersfield.
But it didn’t take a minute. It took Anton 24:28


Sorry, that’s all I’ve got. It’s been a long week.


Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 9:05PB, Emily Murphy 9:38PB, Matthew Hawkins 10:05

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:23PB, Eloise McAuley 8:54PB, Hollie Brennan 16:10
Well done to Eloise on a weekend PB double!


My final note is for Helen Torr. Helen, I can confirm that Alex Davidson does not write the reports. To be honest, I’m not even sure he can read them.

This week’s tune is for our own pocket rocket. It’s from well before her time but it’s still a tune.
Congrats again Ms McAuley!


https://youtu.be/b31L4P7G5j8
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – Sunday 29th August 2021

All roads lead to Larne, as a wise man never ever said. But this week they actually did. And we survived. Except McGlinchey. But more later.
A late result off the vidiprinter from last weekend as Angela Stevens completed the We Run Wild NI Castle Marathon, finishing in 5:17:40.
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Marie “lonely pint” McBrien 29:41
Waterworks parkrun:
Dawn Blain 24:02, Stephen Semple 25:34, Maeve Kennedy 26:09, Kevin Donnelly 27:29, Lord Ian Brennan 28:37, Suzanne Brennan 29:08, Emily Murphy 31:43PB, Claire McCann 31:46
Portrush parkrun:
Nikki Fleck 30:13
Antrim parkrun:
Elaine Kennedy 29:36
Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 17:51PB and first finisher yet again (again)
And the battle of the Davidsons moved to Orangefield this week.
Rt Hon ADav finished 2nd overall in 18:57PB and Ben ROTM finished 3rd in 19:54PB.
But that is only part one…..
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Tom Fleming 6:54PB and 1st finisher, Matthew Hawkins 10:01
Well done Tom on the weekend parkrun quadruple – 2 first finishes and 2 PBs!
Musgrave junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:06, Kobe McClelland 9:23
and 2nd and 3rd finishers overall!
On Friday evening, Dermot Boyd was in racing action again, this time over 5 miles, as he completed the Portrush race in 52:52.
On the same night, Aidy Hughes continued his 5k PB tour with yet another one. This time he was in Strangford, finishing in 26:06.
Then on Saturday, Bernard McKeaveney headed as north as he could go to take on the Rathlin 10 mile run. He completed the hilly course in 1:35:28.
But the big story of the week was the Antrim Coast Half Marathon in Larne on Sunday. It was a story of start line confusion, imaginary finish lines, PBs, cramp, smelly buses, father/son rivalry with matching bibs and white lines on your t-shirt (maybe).
What more could you want?
Kevin Donnelly 1:22:06PB, Martin O’Neill 1:22:45PB, Alan Erwin 1:28:05PB, Ben ROTM Davidson (son) 1:29:38 (first timer), Alex (dad) Davidson 1:29:45, Ramunas Stanevicius 1:31:19, Stephen Gallagher 1:33:17, Brendan McGeown 1:37:28PB, Sarah Ross 1:39:13PB, Stephen Armour 1:40:07, Pamela Mooney 1:41:29, Joe Mathers 1:43:28, Paul Skillen 1:44:24, Sean Doherty 1:44:59PB, Brendan McElroy 1:47:31, Jonathan Carey 1:47:53, Suzanne Brennan 1:48:04, Ciaran Wright 1:49:18, Karen McKee 1:49:37, Stephen Semple 1:53:01, Sean McQuade 1:53:59, Lord Ian Brennan 1:54:56, Sarah McCafferty 1:56:19, Gemma Fowler 2:05:12, Clare Teer 2:05:14, Maeve Kennedy 2:05:35, Sharon Dunn 2:06:41, Angela Stevens 2:14:02, Hannah Hope 2:17:58, Joanne Milne 2:23:23, Roseann McGeown 2:36:59 and Neill McGlinchey 2:44:24
A big well done to everyone who got a PB. Apologies if you did and I missed it but you need to post on Team App to make sure I don’t!
But the biggest congratulations must go to Ben ROTM Davidson who roasted his Da in his first ever half marathon. Ben, the club salutes you.
Alex, we will remind you of this on Tuesday. Every Tuesday.
As is now tradition, we must play you out with another classic from Larne’s finest export. Pretty much sums up that run along the promenade to the finish line.
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR
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Club Run Report – Sunday 22nd August 2021

Bill Easton, the US College Running Coach, said “You can’t flirt with the track. You must marry it”.
Well, those who went to Prof Alan and Jim’s track session on Wednesday night might not argue with that.
I think I got introduced, married and finally divorced by that 10th rep.


The track got the kids.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Ben ROTM Davidson 20:22, Alan Erwin 21:24, Ciaran Hawkins 26:22, Clare Teer 27:52, Bernie McAllister 28:40, Neill McGlinchey 31:18, Emily Murphy 32:03PB, Roisin Brooks 33:39, John Teer 39:34


Waterworks parkrun:
Dawn Blain 24:38, Suzanne Brennan 26:05, Susan Thompson 27:18, Lord Ian Brennan 28:06, Joanne Milne 33:10, Claire McCann 33:39


Portrush parkrun:
Joe Mathers 23:03


MUSA parkrun:
Martin O’Neill 18:41 and 2nd finisher


Antrim parkrun:
Ramunas Stanevicius 20:28, David Esler 25:34, Elaine Kennedy 29:29


Limavady Parkrun:
Stephen Semple 23:37, Maeve Kennedy 25:07, Maeve Dunseath 25:45


Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:14 and first finisher yet again
And the Rt. Hon. ADav was back at the Valley finishing 2nd overall in 18:55. Yet another PB. I think he is more pleased that he beat his son than about getting another PB. Way to go Dad!

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:50, Kobe McClelland 10:09, Emily Murphy 10:10, Matthew Hawkins 13:32

Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:40, Eloise McAuley 9:01


Harrier midweek racing came from Loup this week as our Vest in the West, Aidy Hughes, completed the Loup 5k in a 26:34 PB time. Was it an out and back course Aidy?
On Friday night, Dermot Boyd put down the camera to take part in the Crebilly 5k. Dermot finished in 32:52.
I did wonder if Dermot made this one up but it turns out that Crebilly is a real place.
It is near Ballymena.
It actually means “rock of the sacred tree”.
There is no rock in Crebilly.
Go figure.


Then yesterday, it was the turn of the delayed Race over the Glens with the traditional New Year Day run in Glenariff Forest Park moving to a summer slot. It was still a hilly +5 mile course for these Harriers:
Kevin Donnelly 44:05, Stephen Gallagher 47:39, Anita Piatek 1:00:20.

Also yesterday, Anton Piatek completed the Mount Stewart Half Marathon Trail Race in a PB time of 1:44:44. A PB on a trail course is impressive!


This week’s song is for Prof Alan, Jim and everyone who survived Wednesday night. I didn’t cry. Honestly.
https://youtu.be/rNS6D4hSQdA
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR

Club Run Report – Sunday 16th August 2021

Classy, bubbly, often drunk at parties. I could be talking about prosecco. I could be talking about most of our female Harriers. But more of that later.


Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Valley parkrun:
Alan Erwin 20:32PB (and 3rd finisher), Ciaran Hawkins 28:19, Neill McGlinchey 30:33, Owen Fulton 30:41, John Teer 40:06


Waterworks parkrun:
Joe Mathers 22:27, Dawn Blain 24:18


Queens parkrun:
Kevin Donnelly 25:01


Enniskillen parkrun:
Bernie McAllister 26:50

Sixmilewater parkrun:
Tom Fleming 18:05 PB and 1st finisher.


Well done Tom!


And the Rt. Hon. ADav was off on his holibobs.

Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Kayden McClelland 9:47, Kobe McClelland 10:12, Matthew Hawkins 10:30


Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:33PB, Eloise McAuley 8:55PB
Well done the McA Team!

Other racing started on Wednesday night with the Crawfordsburn 5k Trail Race:
Anita Piatek 26:50, Aidy Hughes 27:27, Dermot Boyd 35:02


Saturday saw 2 Harriers head for the hills and the Born2Run Dambusters 10 mile race at Silent Valley. Marty O’Neill finished in 1:05:13 and Elaine Kennedy finished in 1:41:45.

Not sure what the collective noun is for a group of female Harriers. A swarm? A mess? A nest? A horde? (answers on a postcard…)


Anyway, a lot of Harrierettes descended on Castle Ward for prosecco and a 5k race. But mainly for the prosecco.
Taking part in the Atlas Running event were:
Karen McKee 26:39, Gemma Fowler 27:08, Clare Teer 28:33, Sarah McCafferty 28:38, Nicky Fleck 30:44, Barbara Sawyer 31:09, Marie McBrien 31:10, Roseann McGeown 31:18, Fidelma McCoppin 31:48, Marie McFarlane 31:48, Gillian Bainbridge 33:02, Hannah Hope 33:44, Roisin Brooks 33:46, Sharon Dunn 33:47, Marga Regan 34:41, Louise Long 34:55, Leeanne Skillen 35:31, Laura Campbell 35:32, Lisa Kerr 36:07, Pamela McCafferty 36:43, Paula Kelly 48:07


Just the one header allowed out this weekend as Micky McAuley headed off to the Derryveagh mountains in Donegal to take on the 55k and 4,000m of ascent of the Seven Sisters Skyline event. Micky finished in 9:41:45. I’ve had relationships that were shorter. But just as painful.


There are no good songs about prosecco. I know; I’ve looked.


So here is one about wine. Perfect for those Monday night blues.
https://youtu.be/5PC68rEfF-o
Until next week, behave.
CAVILLATOR