JULY JUNIOR REPORT
Despite the Junior training being off for the month of July, for many Juniors it didn’t mean a lack of activity.
JUNIOR CAMP 3-5/7/2015
On Friday 3rd July, 36 young Harrier’s and 10 volunteer coaches travelled to Castlewellan for the Junior summer camp in conjunction with Clubs for Young People. After tents were set up it was dinner, team games and then the midnight walk. On the Saturday morning we ran our own unofficial parkrun. Some of the children have never run a parkrun before so a big well done to them. Results are as follows;
Órlaith Heggarty- Moore
A massive thank you to the unofficial parkrun volunteers. The volunteers were Sinead Toal, Frankey McGivern, Shane Carr, Samuel Carr, Katie McCambridge, Caitlin Maguire, Kerri-louise Murray, Trisha Murray, Gabrielle Thompson, Jansje LeMahieu-Lamb and Suzanne Gilmore.
Parkrun was followed later that day by bouldering which is following a river or stream upstream, climbing up small waterfalls and jumping off boulders into natural pools. I’m hoping all the kids had as much fun as I had. It was BBQ for dinner, courtesy of CYP, and then because nobody got quite wet enough bouldering, it was time for a water fight and water slide. This was followed by building and lighting a campfire, toasting marshmallows and for some children, sleeping as little as possible.
I’ve said it already but I think it deserves to be said again, that all those on the camp behaved extremely well, noted also by CYP staff. They are all a credit to North Belfast Harriers and of course to their parents.
ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 4&11/7/2015
Meanwhile, while we were all off having fun, Ellie Bradley was off to the All Irelands on the 4th July to take an 8th place in the U15 2.5kg Hammer Throw with a distance of 26.65metres.
On the 11th July, Ellie Bradley was again competing in the All Irelands, this time taking 12th place with a Javelin throw of 18.82m.
IRVINESTOWN 5k 14/7/2015
Lauren Cox had a fantastic run to claim first female and 4th overall with a chiptime of 20.20
18th & 19th July
There were 9 NBH junior athletes in action over the weekend of 19th July, all taking part in Parkruns and achieving great results, considering the windy conditions they were confronted with.
At the ever friendly Waterworks Parkrun there were 3 juniors running, Niall Armstrong was first of the juniors home in a time of 22.47, closely followed by Piaras McShane 23.28. followed by our only junior female athlete in action at Waterworks, Rachel Blythe 38.20.
One junior took on the fast Belfast Victoria Parkrun, Andrew Milligan was first junior to finish in a time of 17.56 and 4th overall.
At Ormeau Parkrun, Eva Kissenpfenning completed this popular Parkrun in a time of 26.49
Rebecca Wallace was 1st Junior and 2nd female overall at picturesque Antrim parkrun in a time of 22.11
Conor and Ciara O’Rawe ran well at Sligo Parkrun, Conor was 1st junior male home in a time of 20.14 and Ciara had a great run to be first female junior home in 25.53.
On Sunday the inaugural Portrush Junior Parkrun took place. A 2k run for juniors only, aged between 4-14yrs, this now takes place every Sunday at 9 30 starting at East Strand Beach, it is completely run on sand and is the first junior parkrun in Northern Ireland.
Alicia Whyte McGivern completed this parkrun in a time of 18.48.
FIRMUS SUPER 6 ROUND 5 23/7/2015
At the 5th round of the super 6 at the Mary Peter’s Track there were just a few athletes in attendance. Zane Mc Quillan came 7th in the minis 1000m in a time of 4.01.03. Zane picked up a silver medal in the Javelin with a throw of 15.12.
Andrew Milligan also picked up a silver in the U17 1500m with a time of 4.36.79
Alicia Whyte-McGivern came 4th in the minis 80m with a time of 14.99 and also 4th in the Javelin with a throw of 7.32
Lauren Cox claimed Gold in the U13 1500m with a time of 5.29.4, just half a second in front of second place.
Four Juniors competed at Glenarm in the Dalriada 5k. First in 13th was Matthew McIlroy with a chiptime of 19.35, followed by Luke Kelly 17th in 20.11, Callum McIlroy 21st in 20.44 and Daniel Kelly 51st in 26.03.
MILK RUN, BALLYMONEY 31/7/2015
One junior harrier took part in the 1.5k race but she made it count. Rebecca Wallace took first place overall with a time of 4.39
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