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Weekly Report 27 November

Seeley Cup 10k

It was three times along the embankment and through Ormeau Park for the thirty-plus Harriers on Saturday at the Seeley 10km. The race was the 35th running of the Seeley Cup and also incorporated the NI and Ulster 10k (Road) Championship. Also, the race was the final event in the Novosco 10k Grand Prix. So with all that at stake, the race was an early sell out for the 1000 places available and had attracted several of the provinces best talent.

Conditions were much better than twelve months previous and provided opportunities for personal bests and some fast running. At the front end, the pace was fierce with sub 5 minute miles being run. In the Men’s race, the Harriers had 6 finishers in the top 50 and all sub 35 minutes which secured 2nd place for the club and the Ladies also picked up 3rd in the team competitions. Almost half of the Harriers running picked up PBs as well as an age category win for Ita McCambridge.

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photos from NIRunning

In the Novosco 10k Grand Prix series (based on age category performance) which concluded with the Seeley. North Belfast Harriers placed well at the top of the leaderboard with Laurence Johnston 4th, David Clarke 5th, Louise Smith 9th and James Wallace 11th.

 

Seeley Cup 10k results

8 Lindsay Gordon 00:32:16
13 Andrew Annett 00:32:37
15 Philip Goss 00:32:40
22 Andrew Considine (10k PB) 00:33:09
41 Shane   Donnelly (10k PB) 00:34:05
49 Edward Cooke 00:34:14
64 Paul Horan 00:35:06
81 Vernon Shiels (10k PB) 00:35:54
89 James Wallace 00:36:10
138 John Patience 00:37:30
184 John McConnell 00:38:37
202 Louise Smith 00:38:52
221 Mark Shields (10k PB) 00:39:20
276 Ray Cameron (10k PB) 00:40:15
314 Greg McClure 00:41:15
315 Penny Lindsay 00:41:15
320 Sarah-Jane McFadden (10k PB) 00:41:26
321 Niall Armstrong (10k PB) 00:41:30
325 Martsje Hell 00:41:31
326 John Murphy 00:41:33
337 Colin Simpson 00:41:53
362 Frances Burgess 00:42:27
374 Paddy McCambridge (10k PB) 00:42:31
379 Ita McCambridge (1st F55, 10k PB) 00:42:38
394 Carol Clarke 00:43:10
411 Ciaran Browne 00:43:31
455 Jennifer Curley(10k PB) 00:44:42
490 Sandy Plumb (10k PB) 00:45:36
497 Janice Plumb 00:45:56
515 Gary   Blythe 00:46:59
518 David Kennedy 00:47:18
610 Elaine Holmes (10k PB) 00:49:25
620 Chris Murray (10k PB) 00:49:41
706 Eadaoin Donaldson (course PB) 00:53:27
790 Joan   Grieve 01:00:02
 

East Antrim Marathon Series, Carrickfergus

On Sunday morning, several Harriers could be seen running from Carrickfergus to Jordanstown and back (several times!) as part of the latest EAMS marathon/half marathon events. Matt Shields picked up a 2nd place finish with 3:07:36. Frankie McGivern also ran the 26.2 miles whilst Padraigin Bingeam ran the half.

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AAI National XC Championships 2016:

Also, Sunday saw the national Cross-Country Champs at the the National Sports Centre in Abbotstown, just outside Dublin. Breege Connolly placed 15th in the Senior Ladies and Conal McCambridge was 5th in the Under 23 race.

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parkrun Results

North Belfast Harriers were in attendance at two new parkruns (Rostrevor and Gorey) and there were a handful of PBs and a 50th run. Whilst for some it was their first run of the day ahead of the Seeley 10k

Rostrevor parkrun

18 Damien GILL 00:22:05

 

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

10 Kevin LAVERY 00:21:48
11 Claire DONNELLY 00:21:55 – 50th parkrun
35 John LAVERY 00:25:13
36 Vincent BRADLEY 00:25:14

 

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

10 John MCCONNELL 00:20:51

 

Marlay parkrun

221 Philip MCILWRATH 00:26:10
428 Rosy RYAN 00:44:27

 

Ormeau parkrun

26 Eva KISSENPFENNIG 00:22:08
153 Athanasia SEVASTAKI 00:28:55

 

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

13 Kevin MCCANN 00:24:58 – New PB!

 

Gorey parkrun

3 Matt SHIELDS 00:19:26

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

1 Amando BAMISILE 18:14
2 Paul CURLEY 18:20
6 Conor O’RAWE 18:44
10 Sean MCSHANE 20:34
11 Simon REEVE 20:41
15 John Gerard MURPHY 20:54
19 Anthony FLEMING 21:12 New PB!
29 Jim CLINTON 21:58
30 Kelvin KEARNEY 22:02 New PB!
40 Tony REID 22:54
42 Luke KELLY 22:57
44 Jack CARBERRY 23:38
45 Greg MCCLURE 23:38
92 John GRIBBIN 27:02
94 Liam SMYTH 27:09 New PB!
109 Cailein CURLEY 29:10
114 Stephen WALKER 29:22
122 Margaret STEPHENS 31:04
123 Bernadette DUFFY 31:04
124 Sandy CARR 31:05
125 Lorna MCGRATH 31:11
138 Mick MURRAY 32:36
149 Joan GRIEVE 34:05
176 Padraigin BINGHAM 41:37