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Weekly Roundup Fast & Festive

Weekly Roundup

Fast and Festive on the last weekend before Christmas.

Born 2 RunTollymore 10k

Saturday saw the second of the Born 2 Run “Run Forest Run” series take place in Tollymore Forest Park. In a field of over 400 runners, it was North Belfast Harriers John Black who set the pace at the front. Bringing his excellent 5 and 10k form to the trails of Tollymore, John took on the undulating route and finished clear in first place with 36:56. This time was also well under the course record for the 10k route. Thomas McKinstry also ran the course in 58:26.

North West XC

Later on Saturday, City of Derry AC welcomed athletes from across the province to Gransha for the North West XC, the sixth race of the 2014/15 Athletics NI Cross Country League. After the junior races, which covered Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups, the days ‘main event’, the Senior, Masters and Under 20 Open 6k competitors took to the start line. North Belfast Harriers had runners at the front of the field in their respective races. Mark McKinstry and Cathy McCourt were in contention for podium places and in testing conditions Cathy claimed 2nd place in the ladies race in 22:42. Mark finished in a very credible 5th place in 19:30. Also in action at the Gransha Cross Country were James Wallace 2nd M50 (50th place overall ) 22:12 and Ray Cameron (119th) 24:40

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parkrun Results

After last Saturday’s icy conditions saw several event cancellations, this week’s milder conditions on the last parkrun weekend before Christmas, meant that 56 Harriers could turn out for a parkrun (Santa hats were optional).

Antrim
7th Stephen WALKER 19:11
23rd Paul WILLIAMS 21:41
Belfast Victoria
124th Drew CRAWFORD 29:52
Ecos
2nd Connor Ashley MCQUILLAN 18:23
Larne
6th David CLARKE 20:54
13th Callum MCILROY 23:46
19th Trisha CAMPBELL 24:33
Ormeau
4th Simon REEVE 19:14
8th Mark SHIELDS 19:50
70th Athanasia SEVASTAKI 25:26
Queens
30th Claire DONNELLY 23:24
32nd Damien GILL 23:26
35th Eoin MCQUILLAN 23:49
36th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 23:50
Wallace
2nd Kent SWANN 17:33
4th John MCCONNELL 19:59

Waterworks
1st Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 17:16
2nd Michael FITZPATRICK 18:03
3rd Tony MC CAMBRIDGE 18:19
5th Matt SHIELDS 18:39
6th Paul MCALLISTER 18:40
9th Drew KNOX 19:16
10th John Gerard MURPHY 19:19
17th Colin SIMPSON 20:08
18th Joe DRAIN 20:09
21st Gerry GRIBBON 20:30
23rd Greg MCCLURE 20:40
24th Patrick MCSHANE 20:50
25th Thomas REID 20:55
31st Jack CARBERRY 21:54
32nd Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 22:08
33rd Eamon SHERIDAN 22:10
37th Tony REID 22:22
38th Piaras MCSHANE 22:26
39th Luke KELLY 22:28
45th Paul BRENNAN 22:53
49th Robert IRVINE 23:34
53rd Eimear MCBRIEN 23:45
57th Siobhan DRAIN 23:51
58th John GRIBBIN 24:03
63rd John Robert JOHNSTON 24:22
64th Nuala MULDOON 24:30
76th Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 25:13
83rd Jim CLINTON 25:28
87th Marian HAYES 25:42
89th Adam THOMPSON 25:44
90th Rebecca WALLACE 25:49
91st Paula WALLACE 25:50
93rd Daniel KELLY 26:00
102nd Steven THOMPSON 26:42
141st Sandy CARR 29:58
144th Margaret STEPHENS 30:17
173rd Jansje LE MAHIEU – LAMB 33:32
176th Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 33:39
177th Philomena DONALDSON 33:39
178th Frankey MCGIVERN 33:40