Fantastic performance from our Junior Athletes at the Firmus Fab5 at Mary Peters on the 21st April 2022. Our Juniors who took part were Owen Dunseath, Leo Mcauley, Joseph Eager, Maili Skillen, Eloise McAuley , Jessie Smith , Kobe McClelland, Sinead O’Hare, Amelia Fleming, Peter Fleming and Tom Fleming, Andrew Scott.
A massive thanks to Danny Corr and The Dojo – Non Profit Organisation for delivering a self defence class for some of our Harrier Ladies tonight. The ladies are buzzing after the session and the feedback has been brilliant. We think some of our ladies didn’t realise their own strength. A great environment to learn. Thank you again guys!
Meet Emily Murphy, one of our rising stars at juniors. Consistently turning up to training, listening to coaches, pushing every week herself to improve, all evidenced with her continuous PBs seen over the last few months at events.
Emily represented the club at the Titianic 1k run with an amazing result. Congratulations Emily, on this well deserved 3rd place podium spot at the Titanic 1K this morning. You are amazing!
Emily has gone from strength to strenght, we can’t wait to see what the future brings. 🏆
Eloise McAuley is one of our rising stars at Mallusk Harriers juniors. Showing us all how its done, especially with your performances in XC Congratulations Eloise, on your 2nd place with EastCoast XC, collecting her trophy on the 3rd of April. You are amazing!
We were delighted to see our Junior club member Adam McCann return to action.
Adam suffered a horrific injury at school some time ago. He has battled back through a lot of hard work and dedication.
Throughout his rehabilitation he helped out the club coaches by acting as an assistant coach at out Junior sessions.
A great young man we are proud to have at the club
Well done Adam 🏃🏃🏃
Mallusk Harriers star in the Latest Active Running advert for Volunteering at Parkrun. Have you Volunteered lately?
It’s so easy to volunteer and show your support. Why not give a little back and support your running community.
How to volunteer at parkrun
We would be lost with out the many volunteers who keep all our Parkruns running and giving up their free time.
If you can help volunteer at your local Parkrun , please see how too below and become part of a great team of people who make sure our Parkruns takes place and is safe for everyone each Saturday.
parkruns are community events delivered every weekend by volunteers. Anyone and everyone can be a volunteer. You need no prior experience and you can volunteer regularly, or just once in a while.
All the roles are explained to you on the day, it’s super easy, fun and rewarding. Plus you get to feel a part of your local community. Fancy giving it a go? Here’s how.
- Send an email to your local parkrun
The simplest way to sign up to volunteer is to send an email to your local parkrun. You can find your local event here, and you can locate their email address on your event’s home page, under the ‘volunteer’ tab.
Let the team know when you’d like to volunteer (it might be the coming event, or further ahead), and if you have a preference, you can say what role you might like (or not like!) to do. Include your parkrun barcode number too. Then, the volunteer coordinator will be in touch to book you in. Easy.
- Tell the event team when you’re at parkrun
When you’re at parkrun or junior parkrun, just tell the team (someone in a high-vis vest) that you would like to volunteer (again, you may want to volunteer the following week, or another date in the future) and they will help book you in.
- Sign up to receive Volunteer emails
You can choose the events you would like to hear from by signing into your parkrun profile here.
Or you can click the ‘volunteer opt-in’ button when you receive your results email after taking part in a parkrun. This then means that you’ll receive emails in the future from your local event when there are specific roles still available . You can just reply to the email to sign yourself up.
As the evenings are getting dark quickly, now is time to get out your night running gear. Even if you are heading out and its still bright, it could get dark as you are out on your run, so be prepared.
Wear bright coloured clothes, but this alone is not enough. Have some reflective material on also, while you think the bright clothes may be easily seen by oncoming cars, this will only be the case when the car is already close, reflective gear will allow the car to see you from a further distsnce away.Have your head torch/chest light or any other light up wearables ready and on.
The head/chest light will help you see where you are going, and help keep you visible. Don’t run with earphones on, or at least use bone conducting headphones, as these help you hear oncoming traffic. Run with someone if you can, and always tell someone where you are running and when you expect to be home or you could take your phone and share your location with someone.
Keep the evening runs enjoyable, but also be safe.
Congratulations to Suzanne, Gemma and Clare on the successful completion of their UK Athletics Level 1 Coaching Assistant Qualification.Brilliant work ladies
Congratulations to the winners of the Mallusk Harriers club championship, Tiffany Donaldson and Lee O’Boyle. This year’s competition was longer and tougher than ever spanning 10 months. There were 18 races for the ladies and 16 for the men, the majority of which were supporting our local and not so local neighbour clubs’ races.
In the ladies’ competition, Tiffany completed 14 races winning the title with a race to spare ahead of Sarah McCafferty in second and Suzanne Brennan in third. Special mention must go to Angela Stevens who led early on before picking up an injury to rule her out for the rest of the championship. It is great to see you back at training. Also in fourth was Laura Rose who chalked up 7 first place finishes.
The men’s competition was fiercely fought between the top three and went down to the last race. Lee also completed 14 races and pipped Joe Mathers in second and two-time winner Danny Donaldson in third to put a new name on the trophy. The rivalry certainly pushed all three harder and faster towards the end of the year – well done to you all. Mark Smith in fourth took 9 first place finishes across the season.
Thanks to everyone who took part – we had 111 runners out across all the championship events. There were some unexpected moments too – tactical partnering up at the Portaferry relay race; ‘virtual’ racing at the Orangegrove relays (nobody knew who had won till after) and half the club suddenly taking to XC in search of double points. However, the crowning moment must be our Ladies’ winner Tiffany running from the car park at the Malcolm Cup to start a few minutes behind everyone in the final race she needed to win the championship. True dedication!