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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…

Runner of the Month – October 2018

CLUB CAPTAINS RUNNER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018 We are now definitely into Autumn harriers and Christmas is approaching, with XC starting and the dust settles on Dublin Marathon the nominations came flowing in for Runner of the Month for October. First up, Kevin Donnelly was nominated for returning after a long lay off due…

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…

Runner of the Month – September 2018

Nominations this month were dominated with Belfast Half Marathon success stories and it’s great to see so many Harriers exceeding their goals after working so hard over the last few months and keeping to their training plans. Tony McKeating, Karen McKee, Sharon Dunn and Joe Mathers all received nominations for their efforts, well done! There…

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”…

Club Report – Sunday 23rd September 2018

Firstly, apologies for the late posting. I couldn’t get a full list of half marathon results until today. I think you all had a quiet week of racing just so you could all turn up for the Half yesterday. And why not! But more of that later. 2 members who shirked the Half were Lee…