Weekly round-up: Darryl wins at Greyabbey

With only one race on at the weekend several Harriers travelled to Greyabbey for it’s annual 10k on Friday night.  This year the course changed to do an anti-clockwise route and by all accounts was well run as ever with excellent hospitality afterwards.

Darryl Blair – fresh from his 3rd place in Lisburn – has been showing some fine form of late and continued this run of form to win the race in 34:17. Laurence Johnston has also been showing some fine form of late and broke 37 minutes for a PB to finish 5th in 36:50 and win the M50 category. Nelson Cahoon won the M55 category with Greg McClure running 38:56 and minutes secretary Frankey McGivern continuing her preparation for the Dublin marathon with a good run.(Official results not available at time of writing).

In the parkrun the harriers had athletes competing in victoria park and the waterworks. Over in the east  Gareth Grew posted another victory in Victoria park with a new parkrun PB of 17:22. At the waterworks the main talking point was the new course record by East Down’s Brendan Teer in 15:55. North had a number of athletes running with Stevie Walker first harrier up in 18:35 for 8th and Greg McClure, fresh from Greyabbey, running 19:51 for 13th. Waterworks parkrun leader Damien Gill was next up 19th with 20:53. Young Adam Lamb had good run for 86th in 31:00 with waterworks regular Jim Clinton just behind in 31:07 and club stalwart Jimmy Nolan the final harrier up in 32:57.

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