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Weekend Roundup – Racing through the Snow

martin coxIt was a quiet weekend on the local racing front, but the Harriers who travelled to compete produced top-notch performances.

On Saturday, father and daughter duo Martin and Lauren Cox took part in the Eskra Rudolph 10k and 5k in Co. Tyrone, braving -4 C temperatures, snow, and an undulating course. Martin was 12th overall in a field of 205 in the 10k, winning the V50 category in 37.55. Lauren was the second woman and eighth overall in the 5k, posting a time of 22.06.

Acorns AC hosted the Mighty Oaks Cross Country in Cookstown on Saturday, which also featured snowy, muddy, and soggy conditions underfoot. Andrew Annett was once again to the fore at the head of the field, securing fifth place in 31.20.

On Sunday, Pádraigín Bingeam ran the Action for Hearing Loss Hazelbank 5 miler in 51:27.


As usual, many Harriers took part in the Saturday morning Parkruns despite rain, sleet and snow. Among the highlights were Andrew Milligan leading the runners home in the Waterworks in 17.36, and Peter McClelland setting a new personal best at the Waterworks in 21.33. Helen Weir was the first woman in Comber in 21.58.

Belfast Victoria
2nd Kent SWANN 17:06


3rd Helen WEIR 21:58 (first woman)

8th Damien GILL 21:18
1st Andrew MILLIGAN 17:36
4th Laurence JOHNSTON 18:17
6th Paul CURLEY 18:57
8th John Gerard MURPHY 19:41
9th Conor O’RAWE 19:43
10th Drew KNOX 20:22
11th Roisin HUGHES 20:41
14th Robert IRVINE 21:11
16th Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 21:21
18th Peter MCCLELLAND 21:33 – New PB
22nd Greg MCCLURE 21:59
23rd Jack CARBERRY 22:08
30th Tony REID 23:00
33rd Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 23:50
35th Piaras MCSHANE 24:01
40th Patrick MCSHANE 24:40
48th Donna MCLAUGHLIN 25:09
57th Niall ARMSTRONG 25:59
59th John O’HARE 26:11
61st Lynn MCCULLOUGH 26:27
62nd John Robert JOHNSTON 26:29
63rd Kevin MCCANN 26:30
67th Jim CLINTON 27:13
70th Philip MCILWRATH 27:42
71st Eadaoin DONALDSON 27:46
74th Orla MCCAMBRIDGE 28:08
76th Matt SHIELDS 28:09
88th Philomena DONALDSON 29:41
97th Lyle CARLETON 30:49
98th Dirdre MURPHY 30:51
100th Margaret STEPHENS 31:01
101st Dermot MCGRATH 31:15
114th Rosy RYAN 37:08