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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…

Meet the Members – Brendan McGeown

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? A friend asked me to run a relay leg for a charity team in the Belfast Marathon in 2011. My previous run was the 1994 relay so I had to be convinced! On our first training run we couldn’t make it to the first roundabout…

Meet the Members – Elaine Kennedy

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? 2014 Belfast Marathon Relay, a month or so before I offered to run the glory leg as someone in work was injured. We had 3 teams, so I had 2 other last leg runners to train with. We all said that we would then go…

Meet the Members – Dermot Boyd

Q1. When and why did you first take up running? When I retired in March 2016 my daughter Catherine told me “Right pops no laying around you need to keep active” and she entered Anne and me into the Newtownabbey C25k. I thought at the time it was mad to go out running and sometimes…

Meet the Members – Angela Stevens

Q.1 When and why did you first take up running? I didn’t really intend to take up running, it kind of found me. In 2015 I was living away from home and was looking for something to do in my spare time. Power walking was very popular at the time so I decided to give…