The Belfast city airport 5 miler replaced the Les Jones 10k on the racing calendar with the Mary Peters track being out of operation. Eddie Cooke was first harrier up finishing 5th in 27:49. Davy Brady followed closely behind making his comeback from the Belfast marathon finishing 8th in 28:55.Paul Jenkins was next in for 9th breaking the 30 minute mark in the process for 29:48. Paul Williams finished 61st in 36:43 with Athanasia Sevastaki finishing 81st in 39:05.
World mountain running championships
Neil Carty made the journey to Germany for the world vets mountain running championships. Neil did club and country proud to finish in 41st place finishing 13th in his M45 age category.
Stephen Scullion continued his comeback from injury in Bristol finishing 14th in 31:15.This took a minute of his 10k time at the Titanic Quarter showing he’s making a return to form.
Greg McClure earned the coveted 50 t-shirt at parkrun over the weekend taking part in his 50th parkrun – 48 at the waterworks with 2 in London. These have all been within 16 months on top of several marathons, a 24 hour race, multiple cross country / road races not to mention with a bout of the dreaded ITB showing Greg’s dedication to running. Well done Greg.
At the waterworks several harriers took part with Jim Benson winning. Results are still to be confirmed – other harriers taking part were Gareth Grew, John McGuigan, Stephen Walker, John Patience,John Murphy, Greg McClure, Lance Breen, Gerry Gribbon, Jim Clinton, Killian Woods, Mannix McAllister, Jack Carberry and Norman Patterson.
Over at Victoria park Peter Savage took part in his first parkrun to win in a time of 17:14. Joe Norney showed he’s recovering well from the marathon to record a new PB of 18:36. Helen Weir was first woman across the line in a new PB of 21:10 and Paul Williams ran just outside his PB for 35th in 22:16.
At Queen’s Mark Sturgeon continued his comeback trail and was first harrier over the line for 4th in 19:15. Mark Shields finished 14th in 21:10 just in front of Damien Gill who ran just outside his PB in 21:21. Claire Prenter again won the womens race in 21:35 and Athanasia Sevataki was 2nd woman in 23:35. John Lavery finished in 25:58.