Weekend roundup

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.

Magic mile

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.

parkrun

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.

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