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Weekly Report 14th February 2016

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Donadea 50km (Irish 50k Championship)

Saturday saw the running of the 6th annual Donadea 50k in Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare. A record field of 200 runners lined up for ten laps of forest roads and trail and North Belfast Harrier, Matt Shields was soon working his way through the crowd with some brilliant even-paced running. Roughly averaging 22 minutes for the ten 5km laps, Matt finished in 3:43:55 for 15th place.

 

Parkanaur 10 Mile Trail Race

Saturday also saw the final race in the Sperrin Harriers Winter Trail Series at Parkanaur Forest. Almost 150 runners took on the three laps of the course took the runners from the courtyard of the Manor House, out into the undulating forest trails, twisting along the Torrent River, past Saint Patrick’s Well and back past the Manor House through the ornamental gardens. Three Harriers completed the full series of races by racing on Saturday. Simon Reeve finished in 63:39 for 12th place; Colin Simpson was 26th, breaking 70 minutes with 69:16. Whilst Eadaoin Donaldson crossed the line in 108:09. The final series placings are based on the 3 best results of the 5 races and will be published later this week.

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East Antrim Marathon Series

On Saturday morning John Johnston completed the latest marathon organised by EAMS in 4hrs 49mins

 

DUNE Half Marathon

On Sunday, over 500 athletes took on the first race of this year’s Pure Running Half Marathon Series, the DUNE Half Marathon.  The cross-border event started at the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry and finished in Market Square in Dundalk. With a slightly altered route and earlier date in the calendar, several Harriers toed the line with the now notorious uphill start. Martin Cox claimed 1st M50 with 1:26:43 for 18th place, Ray Cameron was 51st with 1:31:41. Mark Shields crossed the line in 1:35:08 for 79th, whilst Jim Clinton ran a PB of 1:40:08. Paul Carlin ran 1:57:24, Elaine Holmes 1:58:03, Geraldine Murphy 1:58:43, Gary Blythe 1:58:44, Lynn McCullough 2:01:07, Sandy Carr 2:01:08, John Burns 2:01:09, and Padraigin Bingham “enjoyed” a tough, but sociable 2:44:55.

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parkrun Results

It was a landmark at the Waterworks event and for parkrun in Ireland with the first runner Jim Clinton reaching the milestone of 250 parkruns completed. There was a great atmosphere today as all Jim’s family, friends and work colleagues swelled the numbers, many of them running along with Jim who incidentally had one of his best ever times today and only a few seconds off his PB.

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photo from Billy Mol

Congratulations also to Margaret Stephens who earned their 100 T-shirt and also to Jansje who got their 50 notched up as well.

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

1          Andrew MILLIGAN      00:17:28

4          Paul CURLEY               00:17:56

5          Joe NORNEY                00:18:09

11        Stephen WALKER        00:19:06

13        John Gerard MURPHY 00:19:18

34        Greg MCCLURE           00:21:13

35        Eamon SHERIDAN       00:21:16

45        Paul WILLIAMS            00:21:44

48        Jim CLINTON               00:21:46

50        Jim BENSON                00:21:49

51        Roisin HUGHES            00:21:49

52        Lauren COX                 00:21:53

54        Jack CARBERRY           00:22:00

55        Martin COX                 00:22:01

69        Tony REID                    00:23:11

84        Paul BRENNAN            00:24:10

112      John GRIBBIN              00:25:58

117      David CURRAN            00:26:09

118      Ray CAMERON            00:26:10

120      Philip MCILWRATH     00:26:12

128      Niall ARMSTRONG      00:26:27

130      John O’HARE               00:26:30

139      Orla YOUNG                00:27:07

143      Lyle CARLETON           00:27:37

156      Robert IRVINE             00:28:26

165      Bronagh CONLON       00:28:57

169      Margaret STEPHENS   00:29:12

171      Clare O’HARA             00:29:13

170      Lynn MCCULLOUGH   00:29:13

173      Gabrielle MALLAGHAN00:29:18

175      Claire BRADY              00:29:20

176      Trisha MURRAY          00:29:21

177      Sandy CARR                 00:29:23

195      Martin KELLY              00:30:21

196      John BEGGS                 00:30:24

200      Dermot MCGRATH     00:30:43

207      Gillian RUSSELL           00:31:20

208      Bernadette DUFFY      00:31:21

221      Dirdre MURPHY          00:31:58

228      Jansje LE MAHIEU – LAMB     00:32:28

230      Jacqueline LAWLOR    00:32:32

242      Lynsey FLEMING         00:33:29

244      Catriona MORRIS        00:34:29

257      Rosy RYAN                   00:36:15

 

Belfast Victoria parkrun

21        Sean MCSHANE           00:20:13

22        Piaras MCSHANE        00:20:15

 

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

1          Brendan GREW           00:59:59

39        John LAVERY               00:59:59

21        Ciaran HUNTER           00:59:59

 

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

2          James WALLACE         00:18:42

4          John MCCONNELL       00:19:03

21        Paula WALLACE          00:22:13

 

Ormeau parkrun

3          Simon REEVE               00:18:57

19        Mark SHIELDS             00:20:54

42        Eva KISSENPFENNIG    00:22:41

192      Drew CRAWFORD       00:29:58

 

Antrim parkrun

125      Eddie COUGHLAN       00:30:02

 

Larne parkrun

1          David CLARKE             00:19:19

2          Nat GLENN                  00:19:50

4          Matthew MCILROY     00:21:00

5          Janice PLUMB             00:21:18

13        Trisha CAMPBELL       00:22:55

30        Carol CLARKE              00:25:38

 

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

2          Niall GEEHAN              00:19:22

6          Gerry GRIBBON          00:22:05

9          Eimear MCBRIEN        00:23:03

 

Stormont parkrun

9          Helen F WEIR              00:21:37