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Tough Running at Tollymore

mckinstry-ballyboley_thumb.jpgOn Saturday the 26extreme event returned to the Tullymore Forest park just outside of Newcastle. This year a large contingent of the Harriers were in action on the trail paths of the forest park in harsh conditions of the morning. In the marathon event Mark McKinstry a pre-race favourite in the event didn’t disappoint. Mark led a small group through the halfway point and the first lap of the two lap race in a time of 1:28:31. Mark broke from the group not soon after and continued to increase his gap over the rest of the pack to finish just shy of three hours in a time of 3:00:58 taking the top spot and finishing 9 minutes ahead of 2nd place. Simon Reeve also took on the 26.2 event and was part of the chasing group battling for the remaining places. Simon finished in a tight group of three runners in a time of 3:26:40 for 8th position overall.

In the half marathon event the ladies put on the tightest finish of the day and in the process tookjaniceplumb all three of the podiums spots in the race. Upfront Penny Lindsay an ever improving runner put in an excellent finish to pip trail expert Helen Weir for first place with both ladies finishing within seven seconds of one another. Just behind these two ladies and in her first run in a club vest Janice Plumb put in a great performance to take third place. The three ladies finished in 01:40:38, 01:40:45 and 01:41:27 respectively to take all three spots on the podium. In the male event Martin Cox placed well with a 6th place finish in 1:32:58. Joe Drain also performed well finishing in 9th position 1:36:52.

Run in the Dark

On Wednesday night the annual charity event ‘Run in the Dark’ took place on the Stormont Estate. The event was one of many taking place throughout the UK and the world to help raise funds for the Mark Pollock trust. In the 5K event Judi Graham was the first lady home and 7th overall in 19:45. In the 10k event Martin Rea prepared for his 100k outing in Doha with a 8th place finish in a time of 38:59. Martin was followed by Mark Shields in 41:25 for 21st, Simon Reeve in 42:31 for 30th and Andrew Harding in 45:22 for 66th.

Griddle 10k

On Sunday Greg McClure took part in the Griddle 10k in Saul Downpatrick. Greg finished in 43:15 for 14th position.


Another large week for Parkrun with over 4400 people taking part throughout Ireland.


161st Drew CRAWFORD 29:35 


2nd Andrew MILLIGAN 18:57 


3rd Ian ONEILL 19:33 – New PB 


14th Lauren COX 24:40 – New PB 


11th Callum MCILROY 22:32 


6th John BLACK 17:56 
7th Peter MORRISON 18:20 – New PB 
26th Mark SHIELDS 20:18 


13th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 21:28 
16th Ciaran HUNTER 21:42 


1st Niall GEEHAN 18:54 


4th John MCCONNELL 19:51 


1st Conor CURRAN 16:23 
2nd Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 16:34 – New PB 
4th Kent SWANN 17:26 – New PB – 50th Parkun 
6th Tony MC CAMBRIDGE 17:38 – New PB 
8th Michael FITZPATRICK 17:49 
14th Drew KNOX 18:57 
25th Colin SIMPSON 19:54 
26th Greg MCCLURE 20:12 
29th Patrick MCCAMBRIDGE 20:44 – New PB 
30th Francis MCCAFFREY 20:47 
36th Piaras MCSHANE 21:12 
41st Paul WILLIAMS 21:39 
46th Jack CARBERRY 22:04 
47th Robert IRVINE 22:07 
52nd Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 22:34 
59th Eimear MCBRIEN 23:05 
60th Tony REID 23:06 
61st Paul BRENNAN 23:06 – New PB 
64th Jim CLINTON 23:13 
77th Niall ARMSTRONG 24:13 
92nd Nuala MULDOON 24:57 
104th Catherine MCNICHOLL 25:40 
108th Adam THOMPSON 25:54 
129th Clare O’HARA 27:30 – New PB 
131st Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:33 
133rd Steven THOMPSON 27:38 
135th Sandy CARR 27:43 
141st Sean MCSHANE 27:53 
146th Tina HAGGAN 28:37 
147th John BURNS 28:38 
161st Margaret STEPHENS 29:39 
172nd Bernadette DUFFY 30:53 
184th Jansje LE MAHIEU – LAMB 32:52 
195th Aaron MCCANN 33:59 
216th Conor O’RAWE 37:05