Don’t forget that CouchTo5K starts tonight (Monday 18th).
Active Belfast Junior Cross-Country
Future Olympians were in Bangor Sportsplex for the junior cross country. Various Harriers of different ages took part in the runs.
In the P5 race Kelvin Kearney had a great run in the first run. The P6&7 Race saw Fionn Nagle win a close race with Damien Marquess also on the podium and Brendan McCambridge also running well in the largest race.
Mollie O’Hare represented the club in the P8 race with 4th place. In the P9&10 race Katie O’Hare was was placed 7th and in the P11&12 race Conall McCambridge had a close dual with Willowfield’s Amando Bamisile who was just a second ahead in first.
Masters Indoor Championships
A mention goes to Paul Blaney who was in Athlone on the 9th. He ran in the 3000m race finishing 5th with a time of 9:30.87
23rd Armagh International Road Race
The International road race took place on Thursday the 14th with the Mall in Armagh providing the night time back drop to the races
The 5k race was won by American Ethan Shaw in 14:11. Alan O’Hara took half a minute off his PB to finish 43rd (15:13), Andrew Considine was also representing, finishing in 16:06 for a personal best.
Mary Cullen from Sligo won the Women’s 3K race Breege Connolly was the first Harrier home in 10th place in 9:51 with Claire Connor in 10th 10:25. Juniors Katie O’Hare 70th (13:07) and Katie McCambridge 91st 15:39 were also in attendance.
The Men’s 3K race was taken by Conal Kirk from Lagan Valley (8:46). Paul Blaney followed is exploits in Athlone last week with a time of 9:33 for 13th. Junior Conall McCambridge wasn’t far behind in 18th (9:43) and Paul Elliot was next up in 49th (10:35).
London 50K Ultra
Marty Rea had a successful trip to London on Sunday for the London Ultra; he grabbed 3rd place overall in a time of 03:50:32.
Claire Connor was first woman home with a new personal best of 18:21.
Gerard McNamara was 6th in his first appearance with a fast 18:41.
Mark Shields was home and dry in 15th (19:15) for a personal best and 36th was Athanasia Sevastaki with 21:43.
A healthy sized field was at the Falls Park which saw Jim Clinton finish in 21st (27:03) and Thomas McKinstry try the course for the first time for 37th (33:57)
At the Queens course Eoin McQuillan got a personal best of 18:07 for 4th place (still life in the old dog). Philip Donnelly was finished in 16th (20:14). Ciaran Hunter grabbed a new personal best of 24:30 in 40th.
Last but not least were the performances at the ‘home’ parkrun.
Brendan Grew was first home overall again with a personal best of 16:48.
Michael Fitzpatrick finished in second for 17:16. Fourth and fifth spots went to Simon Reeve (new PB) and Laurence Johnston both just under the 18 minute mark for 4th and 5th. Kent Swann was at the head of the next batch of Harriers home. He was 7th (18:43) followed immediately by Gerry Gribbon in 18:57 and John Murphy 19:09 for 7th and 8th. 11th was Matt Shields (19:31). While Greg McClure crossed the line in 16th (19:57) and Tony McCambridge was 21st in a time of 20:34. Paul Williams was 21st in 21:40, Jack Carberry 66th (24:12), John Burns 74th (24:54), John O’Hare 92nd (26:50), and junior Aaron McCann 148th (43:09).