The Harriers had another great week this week recording a total of eight race/category wins as well as some impressive personal best performances.
On Tuesday Conal McCambridge kicked off proceedings across the border in the Letterkenny 5k with Conal crossing the line in 1st position in a time of 17:01. Paddy McCambridge also took part finishing in 17th position in a time of 20:59 taking an age category win.
5000m Power NI Super 5 Series Meet 5
Also on Tuesday at the open meet at Mary Peters four Harriers lined up in the 5000m event. The guys worked well together with each taking turns to set the pace throughout the race. Conor Magil looked strong and is coming back from injury well completing the race in 15:30 to take 1st. A painful joust for 2nd position between Adam Boyd and Conor Curran took place over the last 100m with Adam piping Conor by just over a second. Conor won’t be too disappointed as this was a big PB and the first time he has broken the 16-minute barrier. Andrew completed the Harrier first four, finishing in an impressive time of 16:11. A highlight video of the race can be seen at the following link.
On Saturday Neil Carty once again proved his class in the Slieve Bernagh race with another podium finish in 3rd position. Neil completed the 3.8 mile course with a total ascent of 2,680ft in an impressive 49:37.
It was double victory at the Loughshore 10k on Saturday with the Harriers taking 1st position in both the male and female race. Conor Magil who finished first at the 5000m open event on Tuesday also took the victory here completing the course in 32:40. Gladys Ganiel secured the women’s race finishing in 2nd position overall in a time of 34:42 equalling the time she completed the Fingal 10k last month.
Adam Boyd followed up his 2nd place finish earlier in the week with a 1st place finish in the Moneymore 10k on Sunday. Adam completed the tough course in a time of 34:49 almost 4 minutes ahead of the next competitor.
Frank Duffy 10 Mile
Conor Curran and Eddie McGinley both made their way down to Dublin to take part in 3rd and penultimate event in the Dublin Marathon race series. Conor made it two personal bests in one week completing the course in 55:18 finishing in 25th position overall and a 2nd position finish in his age category. Eddie Cooke finished in 50th position in a time of 57:36.
Still across the border Greg McClure made the long trip down to Longford to take part in the annual Longford Marathon on Sunday. Consistent as ever, Greg completed the course in 3:12:42 finishing 21st overall and winning his age category comfortably.
The Waterworks had a world record holder in David Moorcroft in attendance this week and it seems to have brought a large number of runners out. With over 200 runners taking part this week it was good that the Harriers had the first three across the line. Brendan Grew was 1st in 16:50 followed by Simon Reeve in 18:17 and Laurence Johnston in 18:20. Next home for the Harriers was Martin Cox in 7th with a time of 19:27 (PB) followed by Michael McCormick 8th in 19:31, Gerry Gribbon 9th 19:42, Mark Shields 10th 19:47, John Murphy 15th 20:08, Joe Norney 18th 20:23, Patrick McShane 24th 20:57, Athanasia Sevastaki 26th 21:06, Lance Breen 27th 21:08, Jim Clinton 33rd 21:47, Roisin Hughes 22:45 44th, Eamon Sheridan 45th 22:46, Greg McClure 49th 22:57, Nuala Muldoon 64th 23:45, Piaras McShane 65th 23:46, Rioghnach Catney 70th 24:06, John O’Hare 90th 25:15, Sean McShane 104th 26:18, Patrick McShane 105th 26:19 (PB), John Marquess 127th 27:08, John Burns 134th 27:26, Damien Marquess 136th 27:29, Lauren Cox 159th 29:35, Aaron McCann 172nd 32:10 and Jason Reid in 186th in 34:37.
Harriers were also in attendance at seven other Parkruns across the country. Over at Victoria Drew Crawford crossed the line in 126th position in 28:03 accompanied by Christine Douglas in 169th position in 34:26. At Ecos Conor McQullan finished 2nd in a time of 18:49. In Enniskillen Ray Cameron finished in 3rd in a time of 20:52. At the Ormeau event Claire Prenter was the first female across the line in 4th position in a time of 19:43 followed by Phillip Donnelly in 6th position in 19:49. On the beach of Portrush Thomas McKinstry finished in 49th with a time of 32:02. At Queens Kevin Lavery set a new PB time of 20:59 to finish in 11th and Ciaran Hunter finished in 37th in a time of 26:52. Finally at Wallace Cathy McCourt was the first female across the line in 2nd position and also set a new PB of 19:05.
Laganside 10k and kids 1 mile fun run
This Sunday (01/09/13) is the club organised 10k and 1 mile fun run. With a combined entry of over 600 it’s set to be a big day. If you are planning to run the race it would be appreciated if you could collect your packs early on Saturday to avoid the inevitable rush that occurs on race day. If you are not planning on racing your help would be much appreciated in running things. If you haven’t already volunteered leave some details on the club page and Matt Shields will get back to you. More details of the race can be found here.