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round up 10-23 October

Run for Oisin

On Saturday 16 October 127 athletes took to the start line in County Fermanagh in the 10k road race, run for Oisin, set up to raise funds for the Oisin McGrath Foundation.  An associated 5k race was also available.  NBH’s sole senior representative in the 10k race was Martin Cox, competing in spectacular style and finishing in second spot on the podium in a time of 38.44.


EAMS marathon series

On Saturday 16 October the EAMS marathon series continued with the running of the Knockathon.  Veteran Marathoner Frankey McGivern finished 30th in a time of  5.05.56.

PARKRUN 15 October 2016

Congratulations to club member, Greg McClure, on becoming the fourth club member to receive a special 250 shirt!


15/10/2016 – Parkrun

Belfast Victoria
21st Colin SIMPSON 19:54
21st Jim CLINTON 27:30
12th Ray CAMERON 21:23
4th John STEELE 21:21
8th Sandy PLUMB 22:17 – New PB
13th Harry PLUMB 23:16
14th Janice PLUMB 23:19
36th Eva KISSENPFENNIG 21:12 – New PB
146th Philip MCILWRATH 26:47 – New PB
279th Rosy RYAN 44:54
16th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 20:21
37th John LAVERY 23:48
26th Clare HOLMES 25:51
40th Eadaoin DONALDSON 27:41
54th Philomena DONALDSON 29:14
1st James WALLACE 18:10
7th Marc JENNINGS 19:49
9th John MCCONNELL 19:58
11th Rebecca WALLACE 20:25
41st Paula WALLACE 23:42
1st John BLACK 17:25
3rd Stephen WALKER 18:31
4th Paul CURLEY 18:39
6th Simon REEVE 18:44
8th Conor O’RAWE 18:51
15th John Gerard MURPHY 19:38
19th Drew KNOX 19:56
23rd Niall ARMSTRONG 20:21 – New PB
24th Roisin HUGHES 20:23
28th Greg MCCLURE 20:48 – 250 RUN!
31st Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 20:59
48th Tony REID 22:41
63rd Matt SHIELDS 23:42
87th Lynn MCCULLOUGH 25:02
122nd Marian HAYES 27:09
124th Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:10
149th Magdalena BISEWSKA 28:40
153rd Joan GRIEVE 28:51
164th Bronagh CONLON 29:20
173rd Elaine CRAWFORD 29:52 – New PB
176th Jacqueline LAWLOR 30:13
177th Sandy CARR 30:13
179th Clare O’HARA 30:23
188th Bernadette DUFFY 30:44
190th Margaret STEPHENS 31:00
191st Michael LAWLOR 31:01
195th Dermot MCGRATH 31:45
212nd Lorna MCGRATH 33:32
238th Frankey MCGIVERN 39:00
272nd Padraigin BINGHAM 51:28

Bobby Rea XC, Kilbroney Park

The first event in the NI cross country series took place on Saturday 22 October at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor, with a huge number of athletes taking part.   After the U10-U18 races had been completed it was the turn of the Bobby Rea.  For females and MenVet60+ there was the 5k route, while the senior men took on 8k.  In a closely fought men’s race, Andrew Annet and John Black finished in the top five , seconds behind those on the podium.  Results:  4 Andrew Annett 27:44; 5 John Black 27:50; 9 Eamon White 28:19; 18 Neil Carty 29:20; 38 James Wallace 31:13; 117 Stephen Kelly 39:20

In the ladies race Paula Wallace finished a very credible 23rd in 23:30; 77 Leeanne Fitzsimons 28:10; 84 Clare Kelly 29:29.

Garmin Mourne Skyline

The Inaugural Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain Trail race took place on Saturday 22 October from Newcastle, Co Down, with a host of local and international runners taking part in ever-changing weather conditions.  at 9.00 competitors left Newcastle through Donard Park, making their way up the steep and long Granite Trail in torrential rain.  The skies cleared for the runners as they tackled summit after summit in this highly technical race, finally reaching Slieve Donard and facing the everlasting downhill.  Simon Reeve and Gareth Grew were the club members who took part in this demanding and punishing race, finishing in 54th (5.29.29) and 57th (5.34.19) respectively.

Runher Titanic 10K

On Sunday 23 October over 1000 ladies took part in the latest race of the extremely popular Pure Running Runher series, held at the Titanic slipway.  This ladies-only race (with associated 5k) takes in the Titanic quarter, the industrial estate and a brief run through Victoria Park in an out-and-back fashion.  Louise Smith once again triumphed in this race, finishing runner up in a time of 39.07.  Paula Wallace finished 24th in a time of 47.33; Eimear Nugent 58.22; Marilyn Foster 1.10.31 (new PB); Sonia Millar 1.08.22 (new PB); Ruth Anderson 1.04.35; Gemma Lowe 1.05.35; Joan Grieve 59.51; Marguerite Kerr 1.10.33; Una McConnell 46.13; Elaine Crawford 1.00.46 (9 min PB)


Parkrun 22 October 2016

82nd Philip MCILWRATH 26:03

Belfast Victoria
19th Colin SIMPSON 20:16
22nd Helen F WEIR 20:36
8th Paul WILLIAMS 20:04
7th James Alexander BROWN 21:14
13th Ciaran HUNTER 21:15
18th Damien GILL 21:29
40th Kevin LAVERY 23:39
41st John LAVERY 23:41
9th John MCCONNELL 19:49
2nd John Gerard MURPHY 19:20
5th Drew KNOX 19:40
14th Greg MCCLURE 20:45
18th Colin WILLETTS 21:34
32nd Sean MCSHANE JR 22:48
37th Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 23:18
49th Tony REID 23:42
52nd Kevin MCCANN 23:52 – New PB
71st Jennifer CURLEY 25:30
72nd Elaine HOLMES 25:30
96th Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:44
97th Jason REID 27:44
106th Joan GRIEVE 28:14
112nd Bronagh CONLON 28:40
113rd Steven THOMPSON 28:41
115th Philomena DONALDSON 28:49
116th Clare O’HARA 28:49
126th Magdalena BISEWSKA 29:59
129th Bernadette DUFFY 30:38
132nd Dermot MCGRATH 30:53
135th Trisha MURRAY 32:09
136th Margaret STEPHENS 32:10
138th Lorna MCGRATH 32:15
139th Catherine CARLETON 32:16 – New PB
152nd Mick MURRAY 35:32
166th Marian HAYES 41:22
180th Padraigin BINGHAM 47:30

28th Sandy CARR 25:07 – New PB
4th Matt SHIELDS 18:48

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