Post Belfast Marathon there were a few taking the opportunity to rest legs but there was still some interesting runs on over the weekend including another fine run by Tommy Hughes.
Tommy Hughes arrived first 34:22 in Termoneeny as he continued his warm-up for the Walled City Marathon in June. He showed little fatigue from his 6th placed performance at Belfast City Marathon. The Baltic conditions also welcomed Greg McClure home in 26th in 41:25.
Martin Cox was in Co. Donegal representing the club in the 5K race; he placed 37th at the event with a great run in 19:55.
Slieve Donard Challenge
On Saturday in Newcastle Co. Down Neil Carty took on the 5.5 mile course and first leg of the Irish Mountain Racing Championships. He finished 6th overall and first in his age group (1:02:52).
Lost Worlds/26extreme Causeway Crossing
A special mention goes to those who took part in the Causeway Crossing on the 4th of May.
An the scenic route, Robert Irvine and Gerard McNamara took on the 50K course and finished 4th (4.31.23) and 20th (5.34.35) respectively.
Helen Weir was around the 25K route in 2.31.03 for 5th female across the line.
Ulster Schools District Championship
A very well done to all the many junior North Belfast Harriers who took part in the many events at the schools championship last Tuesday.
Just a reminder that the North Belfast Harriers will be organising another beginners Couch To 5K from the Girls Model track starting Monday 13th. So spread the word to anyone wishing for a gentle introduction to the lovely sport of running.
At Victoria parkrun the Stags had a winner in Ed Cooke who crossed the line in a speedy 17:10. At Falls parkrun Jim Clinton was home and dry in 9th in 23:56. While over at Queen’s we had Mark Shields clocking 20:18 for 12th place and Ciaran Hunter in 43rd with 25:14. At a blustery Waterworks saw Brendan Grew and Simon Reeve take ‘podium’ spots. Gerry Gribbon was 5th with a time of 19:50. Greg McClure followed up with 13th place (21:13) with John Murphy not far along in 17th (21:59). Eamon Sheridan was up next in 37th (23:41) and Sean McShane was 39th (23:47). Mr Piaras McShane was right behind in 40th (23:50) and John O’Hare completed the contingent in 64th (25:47). Further afield we had Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill winning the female race at Marlay in a course record of 17:46. Across the water at Cannon Hill Matt Shields was around the course in 18:45 for 24th place.