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Runner of the Month – October 2020

It’s Dark in the Morning, its Dark in the Evening…..Winter is coming and the restrictions remain but the Mallusk Harriers crazy crew are not letting that stop them from dusting off the hi-viz, putting the trainers on and getting the miles in the legs…..even though very few of us have anything to train for! Who…

New Virtual Running Event for Charity

This year more than ever, at Mallusk Harriers we want to make a difference and help those around us negotiate through these difficult times. One thing is for sure, COVID-19 has impacted on us all. Some in more ways that others but there is no doubt that this pandemic will leave many people vulnerable to…

Meet the Members – Clare Teer

Q1. When and why did you first take up running?   I took up running in May 2015 after having watched the Belfast Marathon that year and being in awe of all the people who were making it look so easy. I knew I could not run the length of myself and I was feeling…

Meet the Members – David Esler

After a short hiatus, a welcome return to our Meet the Members series in which we profile one club member. Well worth the wait as this week we hear from David Esler.   Q1. When and why did you first take up running?   In 2016 I was tipping the scales at 17 stone and…

Meet the Members – Lee O’Boyle

The latest Harrier to take part in our Meet the Members series is mountain and ultra man Lee O’Boyle. Hope you enjoy! Q1. When and why did you first take up running? I first took up running at school, I was a member of the Cross-County team and participated in inter school competitions. I was never…

Meet the Members – Sharon Dunn

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? After my sister, Joanne had her second baby, she decided she wanted to get fit and do C25K…..and of course I got dragged into it too!! We could barely run for a minute when we first started. After a few weeks we ended up doing…

Meet the Members – Stephen Gallagher

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? I started running on and off about 5 years ago, mainly as a way to keep fit and to try lose the extra bit of insulation I’d added over the years. Initially running on my own, I then managed to rope a colleague into joining…

Meet the Members – Patricia Curistan

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? I have always been a keen runner and before I joined Mallusk Harriers I was a wee loner as I used to call myself and ran always on my own. Q2. What running-related achievement are you most proud of and why? I would have to…

Meet the Members – Neil Campbell

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? 2013 Belfast half marathon. I had stopped playing football and was only playing 5 a side a couple of times a week, so I was putting on a bit of unwanted timber and losing fitness. I had always enjoyed running and it was a long-time…

Meet the Members – Bernie McAllister

Q1 When and why did you first take up running? Running became a regular part of my fitness routine after I had my second son in 2008. I started by running around the block at dawn so no one would see or hear me puffing and panting my way around! This progressed to the 5K…