Armagh Addidas 10 Mile Road Race
Run from the Navan Centre Breege Connolly was the winner of the women’s race. She crossed the finish line in 1:00:34 comfortably ahead of Anne Paul from City of Derry and Ruth Hill, unattached.
In the men’s race Joe McAlister from St. Malachy’s was the winner in at time of 51:01. The first Harriers home were Eamonn White in 6th place (55:11) followed close behind was Andrew Considine in 7th (55:47). 44th place was Marty Rea (1:04:06), then came Philip Donnelly 74th (1:08:12), just pipping Gerard McNamara 75th (1:08:13).
Masters Open XC
North Belfast showed that their appetite for cross-country running is as strong as ever with 17 athletes making it all the way over to Queen’s DUB.
In the men’s race, which was won by Stephen Duncan of Omagh Harriers (26:00), Ed Cooke was first Harrier in 9th overall (27:49) followed a second later by Neil Carty. Not far behind was Conor Curran in 13th (28:02). Gregory Walsh was 19th in 28:37, 3 seconds later and a place behind was club mate Tommy Hughes. Peter Morrison finished in 47th (30:15), Paul Elliott was close in 49th (30:41), Paul Jenkins was next in 50th (30:44), Laurence Johnston was 52nd (30:51), David Brady 53rd (30:54), John Patience 54th (31:02), Jim Newberry 63rd (31:42), James Wallace 64th (31:45), Robert Irvine 75th (33:12), Lance Breen 76th (33:23), and Gerg McClure 78th (33:42)
In the woman’s race Paula Wallace represented North Belfast Harriers; finishing 41st in 29 minutes dead.
For a full breakdown of age graded winners checkout: http://www.nirunning.co.uk/news
Junior Cross Country League
Sunday saw the start the Junior cross-country league in the Grove playing fields. Well done to all those who took part. In three weeks time it will be the turn of Falls Park to host.
If you are interested in running then check out the Belfast City Council http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/crosscountry/index.asp
At Waterworks it was a quieter week after the course record was broken last week. It was a crisp but pleasant morning that welcomed another large Harriers contingent; including four from the McShane family.
Joe Norney was first Harrier home in 3rd (19:00) and a new PB. Sean McShane Sr was 4th (19:00) and Gerry Gribbon 5th (19:27).
Greg McClure was 7th (19:39), Lance Breen was next in 9th (19:51) for his 50th parkrun, Tony McCambridge 10th (19:51) and John Black 12th 19:55. Two new personal bests went to Colin McClean in 13th (20:07) and in 14th Roisin Hughes (20:18). John Murphy was 16th in 20:22, Patrick McShane was 19th (20:50), Paul Williams was 23rd (21:27).
Mannix McAlister recorded a PB in 30th place (21:43), Jack Carberry was 36th (22:21), Matt Shields finished 38th (22:24), and John Johnston was 42nd and also a PB (23:14). 46th was Kilian Woods (23:46), next came junior Darragh McNairney in 62nd (25:13) then was Sean McShane in 63rd (25:18)and Rioghnach Catney was 76th in her first parkrun (26:23), Piaras McShane was 79th (26:50), and Adam Muldoon was 81st in his first parkrun.
Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill was first female home in Falls park; her time was 19:42 in her first time at the course. She was accompanied my Jim Clinton in 32nd (38:21).
At Victoria Park, Patrick Hamill came in 5th with a new PB of 18:28