Run report

Club Report – Sunday 9th December 2018

As Greavsie used to say, it’s a game of two halves this week. Whilst some Harriers hit the roads (and speciality bars) in Lanzarote, others hit the mud in Cookstown. Who had the most fun is open to debate! Doing the rounds of the parkruns were: Valley parkrun: Ciaran Hawkins 23:43, Tina Steele 26:51, Deborah…

Club Report – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Darker nights and colder weather mean a quieter racing calendar at this time of year. Some of us are focusing more on our training for the Xmas parties than the 5ks and 10ks. Doing the rounds of the parkruns were: Valley parkrun: Ramunas Stanevicius 20:30, Neil McCready 22:15PB, Alan Erwin 23:12, Neil Campbell 23:34, Joe…

Club Report – Sunday 18th November 2018

Is it only me but as the nights get longer, does the mojo shrink and the gluttony increase? Red wine and chocolate may not be an official Harrier training plan but it seems to be my focus at the minute. Think I need some XC to shake me back into some kind of training. That,…

Club Report – Sunday 11th November 2018

I should start by reporting the result that came in too late for last week’s report. Elaine Kennedy completed the New York marathon in 5:22:39. A great result as Elaine had to contend with a lot of injury issues during her training. Doing the rounds of the parkruns were: Valley parkrun: Tom Fleming 22:47, Neil…

Club Report – Sunday 4th November 2018

As the leaves turn brown and the post-Dublin hangovers fade, the Harriers head back out on the roads and trails this week, making the most of the Autumn sunshine. Doing the rounds of the parkruns were: Valley parkrun: Laura Rose 22:11PB (and 2nd female finisher), Stephen Gallagher 22:24PB, Gabrielle McMillan 24:11PB, Brendan McGeown 25:35(No PB…

Club Report – Sunday 28th October 2018

A quiet week this week, until the weekend, as most of you were gearing up for the two big events – the latest XC league event and the Dublin marathon. The headers had their second outing of the XC season on Saturday (Suzanne HOTM Brennan could be heard gurning the whole way from Florida). Taking…

Club Report – Sunday 21st October 2018

Downhill. Buns. It seems these two words are all that is needed to get Harriers out of bed. At least the crowd at this morning’s 10@10 would definitely suggest so. Lee is definitely back on a lot of Santa lists after that one. But there was an awful lot of other running this week so…

Club Report – Sunday 14th October 2018

I had a whole spiel organised giving off about the rain. I wrote it yesterday. I binned it this morning. Instead I will have to give you my favourite metaphysical poet, John Donne: “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face” This week’s long run was definitely…

Club Report – Sunday 7th October 2018

Winter is coming, as yer man says, and it was definitely felt by any of us out doing long runs this morning. As the coaches told me “If you feel good during a long run, don’t worry, you’ll get over it.” The vest in the west found yet another Tyrone road race yesterday completing the…

Club Report – Sunday 30th September 2018

Wee bit later this week. Maybe I was too wrapped up in the Ryder Cup or maybe I just had to wait until the end of the Strictly results. Some things are just better left unspoken to be honest. Doing the rounds of the parkruns were: Valley parkrun: Owen Fulton 26:49, Alan “too many questions”…