The juniors had a busy weekend starting off on Saturday with a successful cross country run by newly formed club Acorns AC. The first race was the U11s which was accompanied not only by strong winds but also snow. Three young Harriers attempted the 800m course resulting in a podium finish with 3rd position for Luke Kelly, Malachy McGibbon took 12th and Luke’s younger brother, Daniel Kelly came 14th.
In the U13s, Fionn Nagle had a strong race to finish 1st with team mate Callum McIlroy not too far behind claiming 3rd. 2nd for the girls was Eimear McBrien.
In the U15s, Tony McCambridge finished comfortably in 1st with the second place almost 1&½ behind him.
For the U17s the snow again made an appearance making the 5k race extremely difficult. 2 Harriers persevered to claim 3rd for the boys, Andrew Milligan and 1st for the girls, Dominique McAllister. Much respect for all those who turned out to run in such testing conditions.
Also on the Saturday was the Indoor Track and Field meeting at Jordanstown where young Harriers had great success competing in the 60m sprint. Kellen Finlay claimed a first place in the U14 boys with a time of 8.71seconds. Coirle Finnegan and Ellie Bradley came 3rd(9.24) and 4th(9.64) respectively in the U15 girls while in the boys U15, Isaac Jarman also came 3rd(9.20). In the U16s girls, Rebecca Bell finished 2nd(8.88) in her heat and 3rd overall, Sinead O’Rawe finished 3rd(10.16) in her heat and 6th overall. In the boys Odhran Catney finished 5th(9.02) in his heat and 9th overall. In the women’s and U18 Caitlin Maguire finished 1st(8.31) in her heat and 1st(8.24) in the final, Katie McCambridge finished 3rd(9.35) in her heat and 4th(9.32) in the final, both girls improving on their time in their heats.
Bryanna Catney was the sole junior competing for North Belfast Harriers at Moira xc. She placed 6th in her race.
On Sunday, Callum McIlroy improved on his 3rd place at Saturday’s cross country by coming first in the U15s East Coast cross country. With his brother just a second behind him, it was over 2&½ minutes before 3rd place was claimed.
by Sandy Carr