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Weekly Report 20 November 2016 : Running in the dark, the forest, the mud and the park

Despite the onset of the colder weather NBH athletes were out in force at a number of events this week. The popular Run in the Dark race was first up at a wet and windy Stormont Estate on Wednesday 16th. On Saturday 19th, along with the usual parkrun events, options included the next round of the Athletics NI XC League at the MUSA (the Mighty Oaks XC), the annual Run 4 Rescue event in Newcastle and also Born 2 Run’s Drum Manor 10k and 5k races. The final race of the weekend was the NI Duathlon 5k run in Victoria Park in support of sight loss cycling on Sunday afternoon.

Run in the Dark

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The annual Run in the Dark races saw 3,000 runners at the Stormont Estate joining thousands of other runners across Ireland and the UK and further afield to run in support of the Mark Pollock trust whose mission is the search for a cure for spinal cord injuries. A total of 20 NBH athletes took part in the 10km event with a further 8 running the 5km. In wet and windy conditions there were some excellent performances including top 10 finishes for Simon Reeve who completed the 10k in 38:27 and Stephen Walker who finished the 5k in 18:29.

The full 10k results were:

   7 Simon Reeve       0:38:27
 142 Eamon McCambridge 0:46:55
 340 Elaine Holmes     0:52:09
 537 Christopher Hicks 0:56:05
 580 Joe Wilson        0:57:01
 695 Kirsty Breen      0:59:20
 721 Eimear Nugent     1:00:27
 730 John Beggs        1:00:07
 776 Kelly Weston      1:01:20
 789 Lauren Hollyoak   1:01:42
 828 Philip Curran     1:03:36
 889 Joan Grieve       1:04:01
 907 Monica O'Kane     1:04:31
 931 Kelli Crawford    1:05:22
 948 Pat Curran        1:05:48
1020 Roslynne Sheppard 1:08:37
1079 Claire Brady      1:10:34
1080 Bronagh Conlon    1:10:36
1084 Lorna McGrath     1:11:04
1099 Leanne Magee      1:13:03

 

The full 5k results were:

  5 Stephen Walker     0:18:29
570 Dermot McGrath     0:33:37
588 Nicola McWilliams  0:33:07
683 Catherine Carleton 0:34:48
706 Marguerite Kerr    0:34:59
707 Paula O'Reilly     0:34:57
771 Andrew Grimley     0:37:22
958 Helen Grimley      0:45:35

Run 4 Rescue Newcastle

This event offered options of a 4 mile walk, a 10km run or a 10 mile run on Saturday to help raise funds for the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. The club was represented by Neil Carty and Colin Simpson who both took on the 10 mile run, finishing 3rd and 8th respectively and both scoring category wins.

Full results were:

3 61.08 Neil Carty    MV50 1st in category
8 70.34 Colin Simpson MV45 1st in category

Born 2 Run ‘Drum Manor’ 10k & 5k

The second race of the ‘run forest run’ challenge promoted by Born2Run attracted several hundred athletes to Drum Manor Forest in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains on Saturday. Representing the club Pádraigín Bingeam finished in 352nd place in 1:24:48 in the 10k event.

Acorns AC ‘Mighty Oaks’ XC

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The latest round of the Athletics NI XC League 2016/17 took place at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena outside Cookstown on Saturday. Weather conditions had improved after the earlier cancellation of the MUSA parkrun because of ice and frost. As the races progressed the course began to cut up with good sections of the course turning from green grass to brown mud and adding to the challenge of the various climbs, most notably the ‘Acorns Hill’. Two harriers, Ray Cameron and Greg McClure made the trip for what was a really well organised event and worked hard to complete the 4 lap / 4 mile course before adjourning for hot soup and various other goodies laid on by the organising club.

Full results were:

57 Ray Cameron  M40 29:01
84 Greg McClure M60 31:15

NI Duathlon Victoria Park 5k

On Sunday afternoon in fine conditions a small field of 36 runners contested this 5km race consisting of 3 laps of the park, starting and finishing near the Sam Thompson bridge, and running round in the opposite direction from the parkrun. Greg McClure represented the club, finishing in 15th place in 20:14.

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Despite the cold weather on Saturday morning, most parkruns were able to go ahead. Club athletes took full advantage and the results were:

Armagh parkrun # 158 - 19/11/2016
12 Damien GILL          22:36 First Timer!
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 292 - 19/11/2016
1   Conor CURRAN        16:34 PB stays at 00:16:05
21  Odhran CATNEY       20:10 New PB!
24  Ciaran HUNTER       20:26 New PB!
118 Sharron SYKES       27:12 New PB!
152 Philomena DONALDSON 30:38 First Timer!
153 Bernadette DUFFY    30:39 First Timer!
Carrickfergus parkrun # 141 - 19/11/2016
2 Andrew MILLIGAN       18:44 PB stays at 00:17:45
Colin Glen parkrun # 55 - 19/11/2016
15 Jim CLINTON          25:53 New PB!
17 Elaine HOLMES        27:28 PB stays at 00:26:11
Larne parkrun # 151 - 19/11/2016
4 Janice PLUMB          21:28 PB stays at 00:20:34
5 Carol CLARKE          22:12 New PB!
9 Harry PLUMB           23:11 PB stays at 00:22:24
12 Sandy PLUMB          23:44 PB stays at 00:22:17
Ormeau parkrun # 177 - 19/11/2016
6 Simon REEVE           19:22 PB stays at 00:18:03
8 Mark SHIELDS          19:33 PB stays at 00:19:08
22 Eva KISSENPFENNIG    21:04 PB stays at 00:20:31
241 Athanasia SEVASTAKI 31:23 PB stays at 00:20:21
Queen's parkrun, Belfast # 245 - 19/11/2016
2 Piaras MCSHANE        18:26 First Timer!
8 Sean MCSHANE          19:21 New PB!
12 Philip DONNELLY      19:55 PB stays at 00:18:34
Stormont parkrun # 65 - 19/11/2016
13 Helen F WEIR         21:40 PB stays at 00:21:29
Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 183 - 19/11/2016
1 John MCCONNELL        19:40 PB stays at 00:18:24
Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 318 - 19/11/2016
3 Paul CURLEY           18:08 PB stays at 00:17:40
4 Amando BAMISILE       18:11 PB stays at 00:17:49
8 Joe NORNEY            19:11 PB stays at 00:17:48
10 Colin WILLETTS       19:15 PB stays at 00:18:21
11 Conor O'RAWE         19:15 PB stays at 00:18:30
13 Jim BENSON           19:48 PB stays at 00:17:26
19 Cian MCGRATH         20:33 New PB!
33 Gordon GLENN         21:53 PB stays at 00:21:04
35 Eamon MCCAMBRIDGE    22:06 New PB!
40 Ciara O'RAWE         22:25 PB stays at 00:20:50
43 Greg MCCLURE         22:44 PB stays at 00:18:41
55 Tony REID            23:35 PB stays at 00:21:50
56 Jack CARBERRY        23:41 PB stays at 00:21:14
59 Jason REID           23:50 PB stays at 00:21:46
65 Sandy CARR           24:32 PB stays at 00:24:27
66 Kevin MCCANN         24:32 PB stays at 00:23:52
70 Donna MCLAUGHLIN     24:50 PB stays at 00:24:32
71 Luke KELLY           24:55 PB stays at 00:19:19
104 Eadaoin DONALDSON   26:42 PB stays at 00:24:26
108 Thomas MCKINSTRY    26:50 PB stays at 00:23:09
127 Matthew CARLETON    27:58 PB stays at 00:23:38
129 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE   28:01 PB stays at 00:20:36
131 Magdalena BISEWSKA  28:06 PB stays at 00:26:16
132 Eimear NUGENT       28:10 PB stays at 00:26:53
135 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE     28:17 PB stays at 00:20:55
146 Clare O'HARA        29:08 PB stays at 00:27:08
147 Philip MCILWRATH    29:16 PB stays at 00:25:23
160 Bronagh CONLON      29:52 PB stays at 00:27:33
168 Dermot MCGRATH      30:33 PB stays at 00:28:46
173 Monica O'KANE       31:37 PB stays at 00:29:46
177 Catherine CARLETON  32:10 PB stays at 00:31:42
179 Paula O'REILLY      32:17 New PB!
188 Fiona MAGILL        32:44 First Timer!
202 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 34:24 PB stays at 00:22:04
212 Bronagh SCULLION    35:05 PB stays at 00:32:39
228 Joan GRIEVE         35:22 PB stays at 00:27:22
281 Jacqueline DOHERTY  40:53 First Timer!
291 Adrienne MARTIN-POOTS 41:56 PB stays at 00:31:31
302 Trisha MURRAY       44:07 PB stays at 00:28:39
314 Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 46:11 PB stays at 00:25:21
317 Rosy RYAN           47:07 PB stays at 00:36:00
325 Marilyn FOSTER      48:37 PB stays at 00:32:42
Ardgillan parkrun # 145 - 19/11/2016
3 John Gerard MURPHY    20:51 First Timer!
Dundalk parkrun # 76 - 19/11/2016
37 John GRIBBIN         27:34 First Timer!
Malahide parkrun # 211 - 19/11/2016
4 Matt SHIELDS          18:57 PB stays at 00:18:32