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Juniors Best Seniors?

Rock ‘n’ Roll

On Monday the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon took place in Dublin attracting a field of over 7500. This event also incorporated the Athletics Ireland Half marathon championship which drew some of Ireland best runners as well as some notable overseas athletes. Even though the event was on a Monday a small contingent of Harriers made the journey over the border for the chance to race through the centre of Dublin. The first member of the club to cross the finish line in Phoenix Park was John Black who finished in 36th position over and with a new PB of 1:16:48. John was followed by Cathy McCourt who won her age category and therefore become a Irish masters champion finishing as fifth female overall in a time of 1:23:46 setting a new PB in the process. Sean McShane put in a solid performance in preparation for the Titanic Ultra event in September with a finish time of 1:27:18. Marty Rea and Gerard McNamara were on pacing duty for the 1:30 band and as always brought many home in this target time. Joe Drain was next in 1:34:56, followed by Siobhan Drain in 1:47:38, Lynn McCullough in 1:51:20, Clare Holmes in 2:12:25, Mary Reid 2:13:21, Sandy McLoughlin Carr in 2:19:58, Kerry McShane in 2:19:59, Nuala Connolly in 2:31:10 and Catherine Kerr in 2:31:15.


Firmus Super 5

The firmus super 5 series returned on Thursday with a full schedule of track and field events. Both juniors and seniors competed in multiple event and brought home lots of victories and notable performances.

In the U11’s  80m Kelvin Kearney was first harrier in 7th place (13.05) with Luke Kelly in 9th (13.30) and Niall Kerr in 23rd (15.81). Alicia White McGivern came in 21st (15.03) in the girl’s 80m. Next up was the 100m. In the U13’s Adam Lamb came in 8th (14.96), Matthew Maguire and Odhran Catney in the U15s finished 9th (14.77)and 10th (15.24) respectively. There was gold in the U17’s for Caitlin Maguire (12.89) and 8th place for Katie McCambridge (15.33).


On to the shot and in the U11’s were Luke 7th (4.24m), Niall 11th (3.51m), Kelvin 13th (3.42m) and Alicia 9th (3.7m). Katie McCambridge picked a silver medal in the shot with a throw of 6.97m Maya McCathie finishing 4th throwing 6.58m. 
In the Long Jump Odhran Catney earned a bronze medal with a jump of 3.65m. Adam Lamb was a close 4th with 3.57 and Matthew Maguire was not far behind in 6th jumping 3.17m.

The 1000m and 1500m had some very strong performances starting with Luke Kelly in the 1000m finishing in 5th (3.39.09) and Niall Kerr in 17th (5.08.29).

The 1500m saw Fionn Nagle win a very comfortable looking gold (5.23.81), Cian McGrath took 4th and Adam Lamb took tenth position (5.53.87). Lauren Cox took a hard earned 2nd place (5.48.16) with Bryanna Catney not far behind in 5th (6.14.30). Tony McCambridge and Thomas Reid were 5th (5.08.82) and 6th (5.12.00) in their race. Rioghnach Catney was 7th (5.29.43). Andrew Milligan rounded the juniors performances off with 11th place (5.07.97).


In the senior 3000m event Conor Curran secured victory with a dip finish, winning the race by one hundredth of a second to bring some pride to the senior side of the club after such a great night for the juniors.

Riverine 10k

On Sunday the Riverine 10k took place in Lifford in County Donegal. The race which is known to be a fast course always attracts a quality field and this year was no exception. Andrew Considine took to the line in great form after finishing 2nd in the Ballymoney 5 miler and placing well in Carlingford 5k matching his PB over on that occasion. Andrew completed the course in 33:28, 10 seconds shy of his personal best but was just outside of the top 3 with a 4th place finish.

T & F Masters

Also on Sunday the Masters track and field championships took place in Tullymore in County Offaly. Conor Curran made the journey to compete in the event in the M1 category were on two previous occasions he secured silver. With the weather making conditions difficult and strong competition Conor finished in 4th position in 16:05.24.


Biggest total Parkrun attendance to date for Northern Ireland and a new event in Lagan Valley added.


8th Claire CONNOR 18:46 


15th Lauren COX 26:19 


5th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 19:27 
25th Ciaran HUNTER 23:20 


4th Sean MCSHANE 19:19 
6th David MURRAY 20:01 
19th Patrick MCSHANE 21:45 


2nd Cathy MCCOURT 18:41 – New PB 
5th John MCCONNELL 19:32 


4th Kent SWANN 18:10 
5th Laurence JOHNSTON 18:11 
6th Paul MCALLISTER 18:15 
7th Matt SHIELDS 18:35 
8th Drew KNOX 19:03 
9th Tony MCNULTY 19:16 
10th Gerry GRIBBON 19:17 
13th Thomas REID 19:32 
14th Paul JENKINS 19:38 
15th John Gerard MURPHY 19:45 
17th Harry BREWSTER 20:02 
18th Colin SIMPSON 20:04 
24th Greg MCCLURE 20:37 
29th Andrew MILLIGAN 20:55 
30th Michael MCCORMICK 21:01 
39th Roisin HUGHES 22:14 
40th Jason REID 22:17 
45th Eamon SHERIDAN 22:42 
49th Tony REID 22:47 
57th Cian MCGRATH 23:15 
62nd Niall ARMSTRONG 23:31 
72nd Steven THOMPSON 23:56 
78th John GRIBBIN 24:20 
82nd John Robert JOHNSTON 24:28 
86th Paul BRENNAN 24:36 
87th Lynn MCCULLOUGH 24:39 
102nd John O’HARE 25:16 
110th Marian HAYES 25:42 – 50th Parkun 
151st Clare O’HARA 29:05 
162nd Aaron MCCANN 29:52 
165th Nuala MULDOON 30:00 
170th Margaret STEPHENS 30:14 
188th Heidi HOLLYWOOD 31:52 – New PB 
191st John BURNS 31:58 
192nd Tina HAGGAN 32:02 
193rd Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 32:04 
199th Kerry MCSHANE 32:24 
202nd Joe NORNEY 32:52 
203rd Adam THOMPSON 32:56 
229th Kerrie THOMPSON 36:36 
233rd Niall KERR 37:20 
235th Frankey MCGIVERN 37:42 – New PB