Weekend roundup: McCullough back in winning form

This weekend there was another busy one for the harriers with track meetings, road runs, mountain runs and the usual weekly parkruns taking place.

Ballyclare

In Ballyclare Alan McCullough rolled back the years taking off from the gun with no-one being able to catch him in a winning time of 38 minutes. Ed Cooke had a good battle with 2nd and 3rd place but was just pipped in the last few miles to finish 4th in 39 minutes. Gregory Walsh finished 6th with Jim Benson just behind him in 7th. Marty McIlkenny had a good run for 12th while Travis Todd finished 23rd in 48 minutes.

IMC / BMC track meet

At the track meeting held on Friday night at Mary Peters several harriers were competing in the 3,000m. Connor Magill took a few notable scalps to continue his return to form and finish 7th in 8:50. Paul Jenkins ran a new PB of 10:10 to finish 16th and move ever closer to the elusive 10 minute barrier with Cathy McCourt next up in 10:36 and Jim Newberry 19th in 10:48.

Cutters wharf 10k

On Friday night a 10k took place at Cutters wharf with Gerard McNamara running a good race in 38:24 to finish top ten and new regular Mary Peters track trainer Gerry McTague running 42:30.

Burren 10k

On Thursday Eamon White took part in the local Burren 10k finishing 2nd in 34:47.

Lurig run

In the heart of the Glens festival in Cushendall Jimmy Nolan and Mannix McAllister made the journey for the notoriously tough Lurig mountain run. Mannix McAllister was 36th in 39:38 with club stalwart Jimmy Nolan completing his second run of the day for 227th.

parkrun

Conor Curran ran a new PB in the waterworks to record his 5th parkrun victory,from 8, in a time of 16:28. Matt Shields was again one of the front runners for 4th in 18:14. Damien Gill had another solid run for 8th in 19:37 and retains his lead while Dr Tony Forde finished 18th in 21:17. Mary Ringland finished 54th in 24:53 with young Darragh McNairney next up in 71st with 27:05. Jimmy Nolan finished 100th in 33:00,young Tina Hagen finished 104th in 33:16 while Greg McClure, suffering from the dreaded ITBS, walked around in 36:19.

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