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Mountains, Masters & Dundrum

This weekend (Sunday) saw the ever popular Gerry Farnham Cross Country event take place in Dublin. The event doubled up as the Athletics Ireland Masters Cross Country trials and took place over an 8km course in Phoenix Park. Paul Elliot continued his domination of the Vet 60 category in Ireland with a convincing first place finish in his age group in a time of 32:15 and 111th place overall. Andrew Considine competed in the M35 category and put in a strong performance to finish in 29:08 for 49th place overall and 12th in his category.

17augsmithAnother cross country race took place North of the border on Saturday with the NIMAA organised race at the DUB playing fields. In the female open and male 65+ 6km race Louise Smith continued her excellent run of form recently with a 2nd place finish overall and first v40 in a time of 22:59. Also competing in the ladies race was Paula Wallace who finished in 27th place overall in a time of 27:16. Finally Drew Crawford finishined first in the M75 category in a time of 38:59.

In the male open to m65 8km event, Neil Carty a member of the Cumber Cup winning team last week was the first member of the club across the line in a time of 27:55 for 11th position overall. Neil was followed by another Cumber Cup winner in the form of David Clarke in 29:11 for 18th position overall and 2nd V50. James Wallace and Laurence Johnston were next in 28th and 29th respectively. James completed the course in 30:01 and Laurence in 30:02 enough for Laurence to win the V55 category. John Patience was next to finish in a time of 31:15 and 40th position overall followed by Phillip Donnelly in 49th in 32:12 and Jim Newberry in 32:22, 53rd overall and first V60. Greg McClure rounded of the day with a finish time of 34:19 for 59th position overall.

GR8 Dundrum Run

dundrumThis years race in Dundrum was the biggest race to date with over 800 athletes taking to the roads, trails and beach to complete the eight mile course. With the opportunity for a day trip to the beach a large squad of Harriers lined up on the start line. Mark McKinstry once again triumphed in the tough conditions with a close finish between himself and second place. Mark worked hard enough to secure the win with a time of 47:05 winning by a mere 8 seconds over David Flaherty. Brendan Grew battled the hard conditions and was rewarded with a third place finish in a time of 49:13.

Next over the line was Martin Cox in 56:08 for 21st followed by Joe Drain in 46th in 58:48, Helen Weir in 109th in 1:02:46, Ciaran Browne in 177th in 1:05:57, Tony Reid in 195th in 1:06:28, John Burns 197th in 1:06:34, Thelma McCullough in 280th in 1:09:23, Steven Thompson in 333rd in 1:12:14, Lynn McCullough in 336th in 1:12:24, Denise Rooney in 482nd in 1:16:59, Mary Reid in 510th in 1:18:32, Clare Holmes in 534th in 1:19:53, Thomas McKinstry 536th in 1:20:04, Sandy Carr in 582nd in 1:23:00, Kerry McShane in 583rd in 1:23:00, Gabrielle Mallaghan in 649th in 1:28:10, Coleen Thompson in 657th in 1:29:01, Heidi Hollywood in 691st in 1:33:41, Catherine Kerr in 694th in 1:33:47, Nuala Connolly in 702nd in 1:34:13 and Christine Douglas in 708th in 1:35:45.

Mourne Skyline Race

The inaugural Mourne Skyline race was held on Saturday. The event organised by Ryan Maxwell from NiRunning attracted some of the worlds best mountain trail runners to the town ofandrew Newcastle to take on the 35km challenge over the Mourne mountains. The course included a cumulative ascent of 3370m (Mount Blanc is 4810m) climbing many of the peaks within in the range and some of them twice was made even more challenging by the difficult weather conditions. Four members of the club were willing to take on this extreme challenge. Andrew Annett put in an amazing performance battling 50mph winds to finish in 6th place overall in a time of 4:15:08. Andrew was followed by Sharon Trimble in 26th place overall 4th female in a time of 5:02:16, Jim McCormick in 47th in 5:33:17 and Gareth Grew in 90th position in 6:30:26. (Photo from NiRunning)

 

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Falls 

36th Jim CLINTON 29:42 

Ormeau 

7th Mark SHIELDS 19:47 

Queens 

1st Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 16:53 
7th Eoin MCQUILLAN 18:54 
16th Claire DONNELLY 20:54 
19th Patrick MCCAMBRIDGE 21:15 
27th Ciaran HUNTER 21:54 
36th Damien GILL 22:49 
37th Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 23:01 

Valley 

4th Ray CAMERON 22:53 
29th Maria MURPHY 32:11 – New PB 

Wallace 

3rd John MCCONNELL 19:03 

Waterworks

2nd Paul MCALLISTER 17:46 
3rd Tony MC CAMBRIDGE 17:59 
6th Stephen WALKER 18:38 
7th Drew KNOX 18:54 
8th Andrew MILLIGAN 19:05 
9th John MCGUIGAN 19:18 
10th Paul CURLEY 19:22 
11th John Gerard MURPHY 19:22 
12th Harry BREWSTER 19:29 
13th Gerry GRIBBON 19:30 
15th Colin SIMPSON 19:58 
17th Greg MCCLURE 20:23 
21st Patrick MCSHANE 21:17 
22nd Jack CARBERRY 21:21 
28th Paul WILLIAMS 21:59 
33rd Eamon SHERIDAN 22:27 
37th John Robert JOHNSTON 22:59 
43rd Eimear MCBRIEN 23:26 
45th Paul BRENNAN 23:32 
63rd Tony REID 25:13 
69th Nuala MULDOON 25:40 
87th John O’HARE 27:02 
90th Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:05 
99th Tina HAGGAN 27:54 
132nd Margaret STEPHENS 30:34 
137th Clare O’HARA 31:12 
138th Sandy CARR 31:17

Derry

50th Philomena Grace DONALDSON 30:15

75th Eadaoin DONALDSON 35:59