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Weekly Report 25th September

September Storms, Showers and Sunshine. Harriers racing in all conditions over all terrains this week.

Mooathon Donegal

On Saturday, several Harriers travelled to Downings, County Donegal to participate in the Mooathon events. With the options of a Full-Fat Marathon, a Semi-Skimmed Half and a Mini Moo 10k the club vests were swapped for Moo-re appropriate attire!

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½ Mooathon

Lynn McCullough 2:01

John Burns 2:02

Elaine Holmes 2:02

Mick Lawlor 2:21

10K Mooathon

Marian Hayes 57 mins

Jackie Lawlor  1:05

 

Bangor 10k

Closer to home on Saturday and in wet and blustery conditions, the annual Aurora Bangor 10k road race took place on the north Down coast. The club were represented on the podium by Mark McKinstry who placed 3rd and the Harriers were again present throughout the field of over 600 runners.

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10k Results:

3     Mark               McKinstry       00:32:53

5     Lindsay          Gordon         00:33:16

9     Conor             Curran               00:35:00

14   David             Clarke                                  00:37:00

20   James             Wallace         00:38:07

24   John               Patience          00:38:41

86   Carol             Clarke                                   00:44:00

153   David             McClements                    00:47:54

203   Paula             Wallace         00:49:26

257   John               Clarke                                 00:51:55

295 Elaine             McDonnell                        00:53:19

322   Sharon             Clarke         00:54:42

323   Joseph             Wilson                             00:53:51

417   Paul               Morrow         00:57:48

499   Nicola             Stevenson                        01:01:48

 

26 Extreme Causeway Coast events

Over 1,000 runners participated in the series of races along the picturesque Causeway coast on Saturday. The coastal breeze blew in all weathers and the coastal route provided a variety of testing terrains for the runners to cover. Helen Weir took a podium place in the 10k and Thomas McKinstry was presented with his 25th marathon medal after completing his first Ultra.

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10k

2nd (5th overall) Helen Weir 0:48:52

Marathon

6th Simon Reeve 3:58:39

Ultra (40 Miles)

86th Thomas McKinstry 9:54:07

 

Berlin Marathon

The annual Berlin Marathon was held on Sunday morning in the September sunshine. North Belfast Harriers have enjoyed the flat, fast course of this world record breaking route for several years and regular attendee Greg McClure was joined by half a dozen club members on the starting line. Reaping the benefit of those long training runs in Belfast summer sunshine, Edward Cooke and Gladys Ganiel were aiming for fast pbs and a World Championships IAAF qualifying standard was in sight for Gladys who finished in 10th place with her second fastest time for the marathon distance.

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Edward Cooke 02:37:59

Gladys Ganiel 02:39:10

Colin Willetts 03:09:42

Greg McClure 03:20:54

Ciaran Browne 03:42:13

Jason Reid 03:54:00

Eamon McCambridge 04:04:56

 

Dublin City Half Marathon

In slightly cooler conditions down in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, an number of Harriers took part in the final build up race of the Dublin Marathon Series. Thomas Simmons placed 2nd in his age category and both Brendan and Gareth Grew were within the top ten of their respective age classes. The race provided a solid test for those going on to run the Dublin Marathon at the end of next month.

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22nd Tommy Simmons 01:15:42 (2nd M35)

32nd Brendan Grew 01:17:08

116th Gareth Grew 01:23:07

138th Jim Benson 01:23:59

234th Stephen Walker 01:26:49

446th Ray Cameron 01:31:07

 

parkrun Results

 

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

7 Thomas REID 00:17:54
10 Conor O’RAWE 00:18:30
11 Piaras MCSHANE 00:19:27
18 Eamon SHERIDAN 00:20:14
23 Ciara O’RAWE 00:20:50
25 Sean MCSHANE JR 00:20:53
31 Matthew LAVERY 00:21:33
33 Cian MCGRATH 00:21:39
35 Niall ARMSTRONG 00:21:52
44 Lauren COX 00:22:10
45 Drew KNOX 00:22:29
51 Tony REID 00:22:55
62 Anthony FLEMING 00:23:47
70 Kevin MCCANN 00:24:12
97 John GRIBBIN 00:26:19
111 Jack CARBERRY 00:27:09
130 Joan GRIEVE 00:29:33
131 Matt SHIELDS 00:29:38
143 Matthew HIGGINS 00:30:22
146 Dermot MCGRATH 00:30:42
147 Bronagh CONLON 00:30:42
148 Sandy CARR 00:30:43
149 Margaret STEPHENS 00:30:43
152 Monica O’KANE 00:31:39
155 Philomena DONALDSON 00:32:16
156 Bernadette DUFFY 00:32:17
157 Lorna MCGRATH 00:32:19
228 Padraigin BINGHAM 00:57:26

Belfast Victoria parkrun

20 Ciaran HUNTER 00:20:32
102 Claire BRADY 00:27:56

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

2 Marc JENNINGS 00:18:52
18 Damien GILL 00:21:51
23 Kevin LAVERY 00:22:26

Portrush parkrun

14 Helen F WEIR 00:22:44

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

11 John MCCONNELL 00:21:19

Ormeau parkrun

3 Paul HORAN 00:18:00

Antrim parkrun

77 Eddie COUGHLAN 00:26:45

Larne parkrun

1 James Alexander BROWN 00:18:23
2 Nat GLENN 00:18:36
5 Greg LAVERY 00:20:15
12 John STEELE 00:22:50

Stormont parkrun

86 Philip MCILWRATH 00:26:58
165 Jim CLINTON 00:35:14
202 Rosy RYAN 00:43:37

Father Collins parkrun

1 John Gerard MURPHY 00:19:21

Falcarragh parkrun

10 Donna MCLAUGHLIN 00:26:02