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Weekly round-up 27 October 2014

White triumphs in Newry

At the Oktoberfest 5k race in Newry on Thursday 23 October, North Belfast had a clear winner with Eamon White, who came in in 1st place with a clear win, nearly 50 seconds in front of the runner-up.

Connor wins again in Spooktacular

On Friday 24 October over 500 athletes gathered in Enniskillen for the Spooktacular, with impressive results.  This two lap course in and around the town centre was a hit with the club’s Claire Connor, who dominated the ladies’ race, taking the win in 18.29.  Up and coming runner Lauren Cox put in a sterling performance to get the third place on the podium.  In the men’s race Kent Swann continued his improving form, coming in in fifth place with a new PB of 17.33, followed by Mark McCallion in a time of 18.41, and Drew Knox came 24th with a tome of 19.10.

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Bobby Rea Cross Country at Jordanstown

There was success for NBH at the Senior Ladies and Veteran Men’s 60+ 5k race on Saturday 25 October, with Paul Elliot, a regular in these races, went out in front from the off and took top spot in a time of 19.41.  Cathy McCourt was 7th overall, in a hard-fought ladies race with the order changing all the time, and Jim Newberry was third male home in 15 place in a heavily populated female race in a time of 21.19.

Mark McKinstry, fresh from his win in Dundrum,  continued his great form and came 7th in a very fast-paced race  in the senior race, with a time of 25.32.  Conal McCambridge was an impressive 12th in 26.05, Neil Carty 24th in 26.40, Ed Cooke 35th in 27.46, and John Patience 68th in 30.07


Today saw the 35th annual Dublin Marathon, with over 15,00 athletes taking part on a new, more challenging course.  There was a big contingent from North who travelled down to tackle this ever-popular marathon, in windy conditions, and there was no disappointment.  Darryl Blair and Tommy Hughes finished in 31st and 32nd place respectively, Darryl getting a great new PB of 2.35.40 and Tommy winning his age category (M50) in 2.36.01.  Breege Connolly was 95th overall but was 10th lady home in a time of 2.49.38 and coming third in her F35 category.  Other results were Tommy Simmons in 212th place (2.56.53, Rory Kane 374th (3.02.41), Greg McClure 746th (3.14.29), Colin Simpson 1345th (3.25.22), Joe Norney 1420th (3.26.31, Gerard McNamara 1853 (3.32.10, Ray Cameron 2126 (3.35.44), Mark Shields 2605 (3.41.05, Andrew Harding 2631 (3.41.27), Paul Williams 2693 (3.42.26), Sarah-Jane McFadden 2719 (3.42.43, Jim Clinton 2797 (3.43.43) Jack Carberry 3923 (3.54.3) SECOND IN AGE GROUP, Stephen Stewart 5520 (4.07.26). Patrick McShane 6408 (4.16), Ciaran Hunter 6651 (4.18.15), Sandy Carr 7549 (4.27.04 and a 2 minute PB), Thomas McKinstry 7614 (4.27.37), John Johnston 8187 (4.33.57), Frankey McGivern 9738 (4.54.03), Padraigin Bingeam 11758 (6.06.11)

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parkrun results

                         75th Ray CAMERON 29:46
20th Jim CLINTON 24:49
2nd Conor CURRAN 16:37 – New PB
4th John BLACK 17:14
6th Mark MCALLISTER 18:03
18th Mark SHIELDS 20:51
15th John LAVERY 21:07
27th Ciaran HUNTER 22:53
28th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 22:55
1st Michael FITZPATRICK 18:26
2nd John MCCONNELL 19:16
1st Paul CURLEY 19:00
2nd Drew KNOX 19:08
3rd John Gerard MURPHY 19:18
4th Gerry GRIBBON 19:25
14th Sean MCSHANE 20:50
18th Greg MCCLURE 21:06
32nd Tony REID 22:32
36th Paul MCALLISTER 23:11
51st Paul BRENNAN 24:07
53rd Niall ARMSTRONG 24:18
57th Nuala MULDOON 24:29
58th John GRIBBIN 24:29
61st Lynn MCCULLOUGH 24:43
63rd Paul WILLIAMS 24:44
64th Colin SIMPSON 24:44
76th Marian HAYES 25:30
77th Jason REID 25:34
78th Jack CARBERRY 25:34
125th Tina HAGGAN 29:03
132nd Clare O’HARA 29:37
141st Margaret STEPHENS 30:08
162nd Heidi HOLLYWOOD 32:44
191st Thomas MCKINSTRY 52:35