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Club Report – Sunday 3rd March 2019

WEEKLY NEWS REPORT You can tell Spring has sprung (meteorological calendar you pedants!) by the amount of running that is now happening everywhere. Taking on the parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Neil Campbell 19:18 (3rd place), Neil McCready 20:47PB, Noel Bloomfield 24:24, Aidy Hughes 25:49, Gabrielle McMillan 26:49, Frances Kane 30:40, David Esler 30:41,…

Club Report – Sunday 24th February 2019

Well, the XC season has drawn to a close and most of the mud huggers have already stuck their spikes in a bag without cleaning them, not to be looked at or smelled again until October. Others abandoned most of their clothing at season end. But more later, parkruns first. Taking on the parkruns this…

Club Report – Sunday 17th February 2019

As with most weeks lately, we start the report with yet another late result from the Donaldsons’ travels in the US of A. Springsteen doesn’t tour this long. Fed up with parkruns and 5 milers, the two lunatics decided to take on the Florida marathon, Danny finishing in 3:52:43 and Tiffany in 5:48:56. Another one…

Club Report – Sunday 10th February 2019

The weather continued to batter us this week, mainly in an attempt to kill the club headers doing the XC at the weekend. But we’re too strong for that. More later. Tidying up a late result from last week, the globetrotting Donaldsons took part in the Boston Super Sunday 5 miler. In Boston. Danny finished…

Club Report – Sunday 3rd February 2019

Another week of fighting the weather and the couch to get out on the roads. Even some of the parkruns suffered this week. Taking on the remaining parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Neil Campbell 20:13, Laura “ice cream with a flake” Rose 23:48 (2nd female finisher), Nuala “really big ice cream with a flake”…

Club Report – Sunday 27th January 2019

Another quiet week for racing, both on and off the road, as most of us were focused on the latest Brexit developments. Or not. Taking on the parkruns this week were: Valley parkrun: Tom Fleming 20:01, Neil McCready 22:56, Alan Erwin 23:47, Laura Rose 24:09 (first female finisher), Karen McKee 24:40 (second female finisher), Paul…

Club Report – Sunday 20th January 2019

Well, it was a week where we all took a breath and gathered ourselves after the big effort of organising and/or running a huge XC event. Then again, judging by Strava, for many it was a week of 5am alarm calls and running 7 miles every four hours. You know who you are! One we…

Runner of the month – December 2018

December ROTM nominations were dominated by two events, Cross Country and the Seeley Cup. Suzanne Brennan was nominated for rounding up and leading the ladies XC team in to battle in the Athletics NI XC league. Club newcomer Ramunas Stanevicius received several nominations for some excellent PBs, race performances and team XC participation. Definitely a…

Club Report – Sunday 13th January 2019

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, because thou art not seen, although thy breath be rude.” So said my bro’ Willy Shakespeare. Probably after he visited Mallusk one January. But even he would have been impressed, nay overwhelmed, by the sight of…

Club Report – Sunday 6th January 2019

My new year’s resolution is to be less sarcastic and more positive. How long do you think this fairy tale will last?! Anyway, resolutions are like kids – more fun making than keeping. On with the results… Late result from last week was Dawn Dubois completing the EAMS 10k on Sunday 31st in 1:21:50. On…