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Clocking up the miles….

Festive fun and frolics… As the holidays have now subsided, time to draw breath and get back down to business to exercise those demons of the dreaded mince pies and mulled wine. Our reports begin with the old Belfast saying ‘Double Dunter’ with opportunity to complete two parkruns in two days with the annual Christmas…

Snow joke

Snow joke being snowed under without a flake in sight…Well it has been a few weeks, totally slaughtered with work and on all other fronts and indeed getting ready for good old St Nick… Starting back a few weeks, a race that we can revisit, is the Born2Run 10k forest trail event at Loughgall, although…

We’re all superheroes…

We’re all super heroes… There is something magical about running in the rain and blustery conditions of the good old Irish weather. It always seems to take me back 10 or 15 years playing football around Mallusk playing fields (what…? alright, maybe 25+ years previously), 22 under 11 kids chasing a ball in the wind…

Champagne Supernova

You got to roll with it… This week’s running activities for the Mallusk Harriers took place at Stormont with the annual Run in the Dark 5k and 10k runs. The club had 6 folk up the hill to lay down the law, even Mick’s headband was traded in for a happy Harriers hat to help…

Hair of the dog

The morning after the night before… Easy does it for this week’s running, with many of our runners attending the Waterworks 5th birthday bash; however we did have representation at Wallace Park Lisburn, the Valley and Antrim. The evening before we held our first Alternative Awards night at the Academy Sports club, hosted by very…

Just playing ‘Dunk the apple’…

Just playing ‘Dunk The Apple’… The fireworks began at the Valley parkrun, as we had 14 runners, some dressed up for the fun and frolics of the Halloween party. We had witches, clowns, 118 callers and more notably ‘Bros’ (Right Said Fred pfffff)… first across the line was our own Gavin Knipe in a time…

In the Zone….

For everything else there’s a Mallusk Harriers Card… Folk passing the week’s parkrun at the Valley could have been forgiven for thinking December had arrived, as they came across 20+ crazy runners in Santa suits; a little early perhaps… Indeed the Mallusk Harriers’ runners, along with our newest Harrier Nuala Muldoon, were helping promote the…

It’s cold outside…

Lazy winter mornings… So the only excuse I can offer for the late report this week is, as the winter mornings begin to get colder and darker by the hour and I seem to be leaving for work later each day, it just seems I have lost a day somewhere on the way… On a…

Marmalade Sandwiches

From deepest, darkest Peru… With the Runher event taking place on the Sunday, a smaller contingency took to the parkrun events, with many of our runners partaking in the Waterworks event. Armed with a suitcase, an overcoat and a note to take care, 10 happy Harriers took Paddy ’Ton’ McGuckin to the park for a…

Safety first…

Every day is a school day… Even the most experienced of us has something to learn when out on the roads… As we are fast approaching the winter months a huge emphasis should be placed on runner’s etiquette and our choice of clothing to suit the early evening light. A few points to note: Please…