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Busy, Busy week with great results!


Cookstown Half Marathon

Nearly 300 runners arrived into Cookstown, County Tyrone, on Saturday 1 August for the eighth race in the Pure Running series of half marathons.  The newly revised undulating course saw an impressive run for Martin Cox, finishing in 14th place overall in a time of 1.26.15.  Jack Carberry followed not far behind in a time of 1.43.27 (first in age category), and Carol Clarke was another NBH representative turning in a steady performance in 1.55.02.


Hell triumphs at Giant’s Trail

On Friday 24 July the inaugural race of the Giant’s Trail was hosted by the Dub Runners and saw over 200 athletes participating.  This challenging 6 mile course started and finished at Dub Playing fields and consisted of a combination of forest trails, pastures and along the Lagan towpath before climbing through Minnowburn woodlands, then passing through the Giant’s Ring and back to the playing fields.   On a night of torrential rain making for tricky conditions underfoot, Martsje Hell dominated the ladies’ race, easily taking 1st spot on the podium in a time of 41.56 (24th overall).  Helen Weir also put in a great performance, claiming second place in a time of 45.08.  In the men’s race, Brendan Grew equalled his position in the previous week’s Divis Mountain run, taking second place in a time of 36.18.  Other strong performances from the men were Kent Swann, 37.58 for 7th (despite a fall), Colin Willetts, 41.22 for 19th, David Murray 41.48 for 23rd, John Murphy 43.43 for 26th, and Colin Simpson 43.46 for 29th.

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Milk Run, Ballymoney, 31 July 2015

The ever popular annual running of Springwell’s 5 mile road race from the Joey Dunlop leisure centre on Friday 31 July saw over 200 athletes taking part.  Nat Glenn won his age category and just narrowly missed out on a podium spot, finishing 4th in 28.06.   In the ladies race, a battle took place from the gun between NBH’s Cathy McCourt and Springwell’s Gemma Turley, with Turley just getting the edge.  Cathy secured second place and 33rd overall (just before leaving to participate in the World Masters in Lyon), with a time of 30.56.  Other club runners were: James Wallace, 15th in 29.36, Penny Lindsay, 54th in 34.16, Paula Wallace, 90th in 36.44, Bernadette Camplbell, 97th in 37.24 and Jason Reid, 39.22 for 123rd.

The McCambridges go to Donegal

Tommy McBride 5k

Team McCambridge took to the roads around Carrigart tonight.  Conal won the senior mens race in 16:33 while Ita won the senior ladies race in 23:07.   Paddy  ran 21:08 to finish second in his age group.


Danny McDaid 15k, Letterkenny.

17 hours after taking the starters gun in last night’s 5k, the McCambridges were off again. The race was quite hilly over the opening half and the second half was into quite a stiff breeze. Ita made light of this to run 73:58, which was 90 secs faster than her time of two years ago and to take her second first place in two days, this time winning her age group convincingly, for 116th overall.  Conal ran the course with his mum, getting the same time and 117th place, and Paddy turned in a time of 1.11.46 for 96th overall.

Dungloe 5k

The McCambridge tour continued.  In the Dungloe 5k Conal ran 16:18 and finished 3rd senior, Paddy ran 20:23 (a 1 sec PB) and Ita ran 23:21. Weather conditions were poor indeed, it felt more like cross country season as the Irish summer continued.

Clarke Success at  Dublin Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon


Congratulations to David Clarke, who secured Irish Masters Half Marathon for his age group V55 with his run in the Dublin Rock ‘n’ Roll Half held on Sunday 2 August in an impressive time of 1.21.34.  Marty Rea also ran and finished in 215th place with a time of 1.29.30.  Padraigin Bingeam secured a nine minute PB with a time of 2.18.   Frankey McGivern also ran the course.

Tandragee 10k

GloHealth Master Championships

Louise Smith was the sole member of the club to take part in the Tandragee 10k on Saturday 1 August, taking a well-deserved second spot on the podium and a top ten finish in a time of 39.20.   Meanwhile, dad Jim McClean secured two silvers in the Irish Masters championships in both the shot putt and the javelin 60+ events, placing first in the M65 category in both.


NBH – ni
1st Mark MCKINSTRY 16:50
7th Matthew MCILROY 20:40
12th Callum MCILROY 21:34
15th Janice PLUMB 22:06
1st Mark MCALLISTER 18:04
7th Simon REEVE 19:09
10th Marc JENNINGS 19:47
13th Luke KELLY 20:07 – New PB
70th Eva KISSENPFENNIG 23:58
220th Drew CRAWFORD 31:03
72nd Ciaran HUNTER 27:42
1st Niall GEEHAN 18:40
2nd Paul CURLEY 18:44
23rd Clare HOLMES 26:11
1st John MCCONNELL 18:55
26th Rebecca WALLACE 22:08 – New PB
29th Paula WALLACE 22:32
2nd John MCGUIGAN 17:42
3rd Tony MC CAMBRIDGE 17:56
4th Andrew MILLIGAN 17:59
5th Matt SHIELDS 18:03
8th Drew KNOX 19:06
12th John Gerard MURPHY 19:42
17th Mark SHIELDS 19:59
27th Joseph SMITH 21:05
33rd Athanasia SEVASTAKI 21:35
45th Sean MCSHANE JR 22:36 – 50th Parkun
46th Gary BLYTHE 22:42
52nd Paul BRENNAN 23:07
72nd Eimear MCBRIEN 25:17
75th John GRIBBIN 25:24
77th Jim CLINTON 25:27
86th Patrick MCSHANE 25:45
87th Sean MCSHANE 25:45
93rd Jason REID 26:01
95th Geraldine MURPHY 26:11 – New PB
107th John O’HARE 26:54
123rd John BURNS 27:17
137th Kerry MCSHANE 28:14
145th Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 28:41
152nd Eadaoin DONALDSON 28:53
153rd Sandy CARR 28:54
155th Gillian RUSSELL 29:08
158th Clare O’HARA 29:18
165th Margaret STEPHENS 30:02
167th Joan GRIEVE 30:38
201st Lisa EVANS 35:01 – New PB