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Weekly Report 10th January. Runin’ in the Rain (& Wind, Hail, Mud, etc!)

 

An Creagan 5 Mile Trail Race.

Race 3 in the Sperrin Harriers Winter League Trail Series took place at An Creagan forest on Saturday. A rain sodden two lap route that looped around the forest’s gently undulating trails greeted the runners returning from the festive break. With a downhill start from the fire break onto the trails, several Harriers soon found themselves settling into positions towards the front of the pack of 200+ splashing through the wet, mud and grit of the trail.

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With two age category wins in the current series, Martin Cox ensured that he stayed ahead of any potential rivals with another impressive run to finish in 16th place (1st M50) in 30:45. Similarly, Lauren Cox followed up her great run at the previous Lough Fea 5k to again claim 1st Female Junior and 10th place overall in the ladies race with 36:14. Both Simon Reeve and Colin Simpson having also ran the two previous races in the series also enjoyed good runs to help their overall league and age category positions with Simon placing 15th with 30:34 and Colin 39th in 33:20. Eadaoin Donaldson and Philomena Donaldson both returned to the series having ran first trail 10k race. Eadaoin crossed the line in 46:37, whilst Philomena ran 47:53 for her second age category win in the series so far.

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parkrun Results

On a very wet, cold and windy Saturday morning over 60 Harriers got out to parkrun. Matt and John both also ran at the inaugural Falcarragh parkrun (Ireland’s most north-westerly parkrun).

 

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

1          1          Tony MC CAMBRIDGE            00:18:11

3          3          Paul CURLEY               00:18:31

5          5          Colin WILLETTS           00:18:42

8          8          Conor O’RAWE            00:19:17

11        11        Piaras MCSHANE        00:20:01

12        12        Luke KELLY                  00:20:28

15        15        Sean MCSHANE           00:20:58

29        29        Eamon SHERIDAN       00:22:13

30        30        Jack CARBERRY           00:22:30

37        34        Jim CLINTON               00:22:57

42        38        Paul BRENNAN            00:23:22

48        44        Gary BLYTHE               00:23:53

50        46        Ray CAMERON            00:24:00

53        49        Tony REID                    00:24:05

61        57        Niall ARMSTRONG      00:24:44

63        58        Anthony FLEMING       00:24:52

77        68        Kevin MCCANN           00:25:33

89        76        John O’HARE               00:26:26

91        14        Orla MCCAMBRIDGE  00:26:39

93        15        Ciara O’RAWE             00:26:41

111      89        Thomas MCKINSTRY   00:27:33

110      22        Bronagh CONLON       00:27:33

123      95        John GRIBBIN              00:28:46

126      30        Margaret STEPHENS   00:29:07

132      33        Clare O’HARA             00:29:26

133      34        Claire BRADY              00:29:27

137      101      Lyle CARLETON           00:29:29

136      36        Megan BEGGS             00:29:29

145      42        Sandy CARR                 00:29:57

146      43        Gabrielle MALLAGHAN           00:29:57

154      105      Jason REID                   00:30:26

156      51        Gillian RUSSELL           00:30:35

163      54        Dirdre MURPHY          00:30:56

176      60        Lynsey FLEMING         00:31:17

178      62        Bernadette DUFFY      00:31:41

185      68        Adrienne MARTIN-POOTS      00:32:12

207      82        Catherine CARLETON 00:34:59

Belfast Victoria parkrun

2          2          Andrew MILLIGAN      00:17:02

38        35        Paul WILLIAMS            00:21:56

146      105      Drew CRAWFORD       00:30:02

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

1          1          Brendan GREW           00:17:21

15        15        Damien GILL               00:21:09

37        35        John LAVERY               00:23:13

41        38        Ciaran HUNTER           00:23:31

79        66        Kevin LAVERY              00:27:42

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

3          3          Michael FITZPATRICK 00:18:41

7          6          John MCCONNELL       00:19:51

Ormeau parkrun

1          1          Thomas SIMMONS      00:17:28

3          3          Marc JENNINGS          00:18:28

19        17        Mark SHIELDS             00:20:53

59        12        Eva KISSENPFENNIG    00:24:15

Larne parkrun

4          4          Matthew MCILROY     00:21:20

6          6          Nat GLENN                  00:21:35

23        2          Janice PLUMB             00:24:29

29        4          Carol CLARKE              00:25:46

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

1          1          Niall GEEHAN              00:19:45

14        1          Eimear MCBRIEN        00:23:21

40        7          Clare HOLMES                        00:26:47

Stormont parkrun

13        3          Helen F WEIR              00:22:03

Falcarragh parkrun

2          2          John Gerard MURPHY 00:20:08

3          3          Matt SHIELDS              00:20:11