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Team wins at Albertville / McKinstry wins sperrin series / weekend roundup

Lough Fea Trail race

1922034_10152264018857889_1947323373_nAt the Sperrin Harriers 10 mile trail race in Lough Fea Mark McKinstry continued his excellent early season form to finish 2nd in 57:44. This was enough to clinch the series for Mark.

Albertville 5 mile
Road-race season started in full at the weekend with the local Albertville 5 miler taking place.  The race had an unexpected bonus of being graced with the presence of double european champion Fionnuala Britton. The harriers made it out in force taking the mens team prize.

Conor Curran was first harrier over the line in 4th setting a new PB in the process of 26:40. The guys then packed tightly to take the team title with Darryl Blair(27:10), Ed Cooke(27:30) and Andrew Considine(27:37) taking 6th, 7th and 8th respectively.

Stephen Walker(15th) , Paul Horan(19th) and Kent Swann(20th) all made the top 20 running 28:56, 29:37 and 29:39 respectively.

In a strong womens field Claire Connor had a great race to finish 3rd (to Fionnualla Britton and Kerry O’Flaherty)in 29:53.

James Wallace just missed out on 30 minutes finishing 25th in 30:06, Sean McShane also making the top 30 in 30:46. Recent recruit Rory Kane finished 38th in 31:10.

Greg McClure made 43rd in 31:22, Ray Cameron 59th in 33:21 just ahead of a dead heat between James Mahon and Patrick McShane.(33:30).  Paul Williams finished 67th in 34:08.

Piaras McShane made first junior across the line in 36:45 pipping Paula Wallace in 36:55 and Jason Reid in 37:02 while Nuala Muldoon broke the 40 mark in 39:21.


In a strong field at the Cara Bundoran 10 miler Breege Connolly had a great battle at the front to take 2nd place in 59:46 just being pipped at the front.

Carlingford Half marathon

At the Carlingford half Gerard McNamara finished in 25th just pipping the 1:25 barrier finishing in 1:24:59. Andrew Harding notched a new PB in 1:39:01. Alan Ritchie and Martin Cox both ran big PBs with Alan taking 2 and a half minutes of his for 1:17:46 and Martin taking 3 minutes of his and breaking 1:30 in the process for 1:27:05.


1798505_10200772699318949_2014440140_nThe usual large group of harriers made the parkruns at the weekend with large numbers even making the journey to try the Portrush parkrun.

3rd Reg KAPUR 20:55
2nd Connor Ashley MCQUILLAN 17:51
8th Jim CLINTON 23:48
1st Simon REEVE 18:42
6th John BLACK 19:01
22nd Helen F WEIR 21:20
25th Athanasia SEVASTAKI 21:35
65th Aine WILLS 24:12
122nd Drew CRAWFORD 28:00 – New PB
150th Kilian WOODS 29:19
4th Tony MC CAMBRIDGE 19:10
8th Damian John MARQUESS 21:02
28th Rioghnach CATNEY 24:33
47th Sandy CARR 28:12
49th Thomas MCKINSTRY 28:29
55th Bryanna CATNEY 29:26
56th John BURNS 29:27
64th Sharron SYKES 32:23
65th John Michael MARQUESS 32:24
77th Paul MCALLISTER 38:34
82nd Aaron MCCANN 51:52
5th Laurence JOHNSTON 18:18
16th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 20:22
30th Ciaran HUNTER 21:35 – New PB
43rd John LAVERY 23:16
67th Jennifer BILL 28:47
5th John MCCONNELL 19:05
10th Greg MCCLURE 21:02
2nd Matt SHIELDS 18:29
5th Harry BREWSTER 19:16 – New PB
7th Gerry GRIBBON 19:35
8th John Gerard MURPHY 19:39
12th Drew KNOX 20:05
14th Eamon SHERIDAN 20:29 – New PB
19th Andrew MILLIGAN 20:57
21st Conor O’RAWE 21:17
32nd Niall ARMSTRONG 22:11
34th Jack CARBERRY 22:25
35th John Robert JOHNSTON 22:26 – New PB
62nd Nuala MULDOON 23:52
68th Lauren COX 24:10 – New PB
75th John GRIBBIN 24:37
79th John O’HARE 24:55
80th Steven THOMPSON 25:02