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Successful weekend all round for Harriers


Several harriers were racing in far and wide locations at the weekend taking part in a variety of road and track events in both Northern Ireland and England.

On Saturday the big meeting of the day was the NI track and field championships. Emma Doherty was first victorious harrier of the day continuing her good run of form to win the 3k walk in 14:47 to win a closely contested final. New recruit Gladys and Conor Curran both took part in the mixed 5k race. Gladys, just returning from illness, was victorious in the womens race winning in 17:52:13 where she was the runaway victor while Conor Curran got a new PB with 16:07 to continue his good run of form.

In Enniskillen Alan O’Hara, on the back of his Les Jones victory, made his annual trip to be the runaway victor in the local 10k race winning in 33:11 with second place finishing a minute behind.

Paddy Hamill took part in the Sonshine 10k charity event from the Mary Peters track in Belfast and enjoyed victory in 37:04, winning by almost 2 minutes, with Frankey McGivern 8th in 49:58.

In parkrun Gareth Grew went to victoria park and won the race in 17:32 with other harrier Laurence Johnston continuing his good form to finish second in 17:58. Over in the waterworks Greg McClure finished 5th in 18:56 with waterworks parkrun leader Damien Gill finishing 11th in 19:54. Jim Clinton finished 43rd in 22:44 with young harriers Damien Marquess, Darragh McNairney and Adam Lamb finishing in 23:39, 26:42 and 28:29 respectively.

Across the water Stephen Scullion was competing in his first track race of the season. Stephen ran in the 1500m B race at the BMC meet in Watford and finished in 3:46- a few seconds away from his PB. No doubt there will be more to come from Stephen this season.

On Sunday there was a new entry to the calendar with the Decathlon 10k taking place out at Hollywood. Conor Curran continued his busy week to finish 5th in 34:19.