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weekly roundup – NBH success at home and abroad


BORN2RUN Saturday 6 February 2016

Nearly 700 athletes lined up at the start of the penultimate race in the Run Forest Run series organised by Born2Run on Saturday 6 February, with a few club members taking part.   The venue for this race was Antrim Castle, and surprisingly for this trail series was a fast and flat course.  NBH man Mark McKinstry battled with William McKee of Mourne Runners throughout but saw his rival off as they headed towards home, finishing on top spot on the podium in a time of 31.46, ten seconds clear of second place.   In the ladies race, Louise Smith has been the only lady to challenge the series leader so far, and did so again, coming in second placed lady (and 19th overall) in a time of 37.47.  Other runners from the club were: Conor Shiels, 15th, 37.18; 112 Gary Blythe 45.05 (PB),; 113 Chris Murray 45.06; 202 Elaine Holmes 48.42; Phil McIlwrath 51.56; 319 Kathleen Diamond 52.32; 334 Lynn McCullough 53.08;





Rollercoaster 5k Downpatrick

Also on Saturday the 6th, the annual Rollercoaster 5k organised by East Down Ac took place at Downpatrick Race Course, the course actually being on the road that runs along the track.  As explained in the title of the race, the course is undulating.   Two athletes from the club took part, Greg McClure and Noel McKnight, coming in in 37th and 58th place respectively, in times of 22.07 and 24.59.

Murcia XXVII Media Maraton Torremolinos

A group of NBH went Spanish over the weekend and took part in the Media Maraton in Torremolinos, with great results all round.   Janice Plumb topped her category of F45 and was 6th lady overall.  Kent Swann was 2nd international male overall and 3rd In his category of senior male; Davy Clarke was 3rd male in his category M55 ,and Carole Clarke also ran in what apparently ended up as storm conditions.  Well done all!




3rd Stephen WALKER 19:29
19th Paul WILLIAMS 21:48
Belfast victoria
5th Laurence JOHNSTON 18:20
1st Greg LAVERY 18:54
1st Marc JENNINGS 17:53 – New PB
51st Eva KISSENPFENNIG 22:55
12th Damien GILL 20:18
22nd Claire DONNELLY 21:54
3rd Ian ONEILL 20:32
6th Helen F WEIR 21:57
8th Eimear MCBRIEN 22:54 – New PB
4th James WALLACE 18:54
6th John MCCONNELL 19:24
10th Rebecca WALLACE 20:16 – New PB
1st Paul CURLEY 18:02
6th Conor O’RAWE 18:43 – New PB
7th Simon REEVE 18:58
13th Piaras MCSHANE 19:33 – New PB
14th Sean MCSHANE 19:34
16th Jim NEWBERRY 19:49
21st Eamon SHERIDAN 20:34
22nd Luke KELLY 20:36
26th Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 20:53
31st Greg MCCLURE 21:31
39th Jack CARBERRY 22:29
43rd Tony REID 22:52
46th Paul BRENNAN 23:08
47th Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 23:13
67th Joe DRAIN 24:42
68th Ray CAMERON 24:42
76th John Gerard MURPHY 25:05
82nd Jim CLINTON 25:15
89th John GRIBBIN 26:11
93rd John O’HARE 26:19
99th Lyle CARLETON 27:07
100th Cailein CURLEY 27:07
119th Megan BEGGS 28:28 – New PB
121st Bronagh CONLON 28:34
141st Sandy CARR 29:38
142nd Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 29:40
143rd Kerry MCSHANE 29:42
144th Margaret STEPHENS 29:42
145th John BEGGS 29:43 – New PB
146th Jacqueline LAWLOR 29:47
164th Lynsey FLEMING 30:54 – New PB
165th Anthony FLEMING 30:54
171st Adrienne MARTIN-POOTS 31:36
173rd Dirdre MURPHY 31:38
185th Bernadette DUFFY 33:33
192nd Catherine CARLETON 34:10 – New PB

Princess Park Liverpool

Rosy Ryan 39.51