The Dublin half was the major race of the weekend with several harriers making the journey in preparation for their full marathon efforts and others taking the opportunity to race a half.
Up at the front Conor Curran continued his good form of late set a new PB of 1:14:28 and finish 7th. Gerard McNamara continued his preparation for Dublin to run 1:27:21, Sean McShane ran 1:30:32 and Jim Clinton ran a new PB of 1:44:18.
The new NI running folk organised the “Magic mile” at Antrim forum track in association with marathon talk. Paul Jenkins took part and recorded the fastest time of 5:08.
The usual contingent of harriers took part in the waterworks parkrun saturday morning with PBs being the order of the day.
Andrew Considine had a good battle at the front to break 17 for the first time and finish 2nd in 16:41 followed by Marty Rea in 16:57(parkrun PB). John McGuigan followed up his PB of last week to break 18 again for 17:59 and 5th. Laurence Johnston continued his comeback for 8th in 18:43. Gerry Gribbon finished 10th with 19:17 closely followed by young Tony McCambridge who smashed his PB in 19:29. Greg McClure also ran sub 20 finishing in 19:33.
John Murphy continued his injury comeback with 20:04, Roisin Hughes ran a new PB of 20:22, Matt Shields 20:22 as well and Mark Shields 20:23.
Paul Williams ran his 3rd PB in a row with 20:30, young Damian Marquess also ran a new PB of 21:06, Paddy McShane 21:36 and Jack Carberry continued his PB form with 22:18. Athanasia Sevastaki ran 22:36, Darragh McNairney 25:12, Tina Haggan 27:27, John Burns 27:28, John Marquess 27:45, Nuala Muldoon 32:04 and Jimmy Nolan 37:40.
Over at Queens Philip Donnelly ran his second PB in a row to finish 4th in 19:39 while Kevin Lavery also ran finishing 15th in 23:18.