Run report

Club Report – Sunday 31st March 2019

It’s not easy being a mother. If it was, fathers would do it. So Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there who are powered by love, fuelled by coffee and sustained by wine. Taking on the parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Eamonn DONAGHY 24:03, Scott DOWLING 24:06PB, Paul SKILLEN 24:42, Catherine MULLAN…

Club Report – Sunday 24th March 2019

A big thank you to my glamourous assistant for last week’s report. They are the Debbie McGee of the reporting world but have been spoken to about their taste in music. Again. But this week is all about one place. The home of Keith Gillespie, Dave “Boy” McAuley, Jonathan Rea and James McIlroy. The only…

Club Report – Sunday 17th March 2019

Cav has taken a well-deserved holiday this week, clearly anticipating a huge amount of running to report on this weekend, or perhaps the weather. Either way, they have handed over the reins temporarily to keep you all up to date with this week’s running news. Starting with parkrun: Waterworks Claire McCann 29:36 Victoria: Alan Ladd…

Club Report – Sunday 10th March 2019

Well, Spring didn’t last too long, did it? Back to Winter in Mallusk. Didn’t stop the running though. And plenty of racing this week. Taking on the snowy parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Tom Fleming 20:29, Scott Dowling 24:44, Leah McEvoy 35:51, Jennifer Maguire 49:20, Noel Bloomfield 49:23 Waterworks parkrun: Catherine Mullan 27:02, Claire…

Club Report – Sunday 3rd March 2019

WEEKLY NEWS REPORT You can tell Spring has sprung (meteorological calendar you pedants!) by the amount of running that is now happening everywhere. Taking on the parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Neil Campbell 19:18 (3rd place), Neil McCready 20:47PB, Noel Bloomfield 24:24, Aidy Hughes 25:49, Gabrielle McMillan 26:49, Frances Kane 30:40, David Esler 30:41,…

Club Report – Sunday 24th February 2019

Well, the XC season has drawn to a close and most of the mud huggers have already stuck their spikes in a bag without cleaning them, not to be looked at or smelled again until October. Others abandoned most of their clothing at season end. But more later, parkruns first. Taking on the parkruns this…

Club Report – Sunday 17th February 2019

As with most weeks lately, we start the report with yet another late result from the Donaldsons’ travels in the US of A. Springsteen doesn’t tour this long. Fed up with parkruns and 5 milers, the two lunatics decided to take on the Florida marathon, Danny finishing in 3:52:43 and Tiffany in 5:48:56. Another one…

Club Report – Sunday 10th February 2019

The weather continued to batter us this week, mainly in an attempt to kill the club headers doing the XC at the weekend. But we’re too strong for that. More later. Tidying up a late result from last week, the globetrotting Donaldsons took part in the Boston Super Sunday 5 miler. In Boston. Danny finished…

Club Report – Sunday 3rd February 2019

Another week of fighting the weather and the couch to get out on the roads. Even some of the parkruns suffered this week. Taking on the remaining parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Neil Campbell 20:13, Laura “ice cream with a flake” Rose 23:48 (2nd female finisher), Nuala “really big ice cream with a flake”…

Club Report – Sunday 27th January 2019

Another quiet week for racing, both on and off the road, as most of us were focused on the latest Brexit developments. Or not. Taking on the parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Tom Fleming 20:01, Neil McCready 22:56, Alan Erwin 23:47, Laura Rose 24:09 (first female finisher), Karen McKee 24:40 (second female finisher), Paul…