On Tuesday a large contingent of Harriers travelled to Portaferry for the annual ten mile challenge. The harriers won both the male and female events and had five in the mens top ten as well as second in the womans race.
Stephen Scullion took first in 51:28 well clear of the rest of the field and Breege Connolly took the womens race in 59:41 with Lisa Sturgeon next woman in 64:33. Connor Magill made a welcome return to racing to finish fourth in 56:11 with Jim Benson, Gareth Grew and Eddie Cookie finishing 8th, 9th and 10th in 57:40,57:43 and 57:49 respectively. Stevie Walker continued his good form for 27th in 63:05 with 24 hour man Greg McClure 37th in 64:20. Gerard McNamara had his first race in a while for a strong race to finish 47th in 65:49 while Aodhan O’Reilly had a good PB for 69:40 in 70th. In 73rd Ian McCollam took himself off the trails with 70:03 while Jim Clinton did his 2nd race in 3 days for 115th in 75:29 while minutes secretary Frankey McGivern finished 165th in 83:14.
Dervock half marathon
Two harriers travelled to Dervock on Saturday for the half marathon with Paddy Hamill having a good race to finish 13th in 1:24:53 and Aodhan O’Reilly running his second PB in a week to finish 31st in 1:35:55.
On a hot day in Monaghan Conor Curran travelled to make the step up from his 1ok and track efforts to a 10 miler. Conor continued his fine form this year to finish 4th, from 250, with a new PB of 55:50.
In the waterworks the harriers had the usual contingent running and volunteering. First harrier over the line was Eoin McQuillan for 4th in 18:08 with Dr Tony Forde next up finishing 12th just outside 20 minutes in 20:22. Jim Clinton in his 3rd run of the week finished 41st in 22:53. Next up were juniors Mark Magill and Darragh McNairney in 58th and 81st respectively with Jim McIllwaine 127th.
Well done to Michael Fitzpatrick who won the M40 category in the championchip half marathon series and Greg McClure who finished 2nd in the M50 category.