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weekly round up 11 December




Sperrin Trail Series, Davagh Forest 10k

The first race of the Sperrin Harriers Winter Trail Series took place on Saturday 10 December at Davagh Forest near Cookstown.  This popular series, known for its hospitality as well as great atmosphere, is now in its eighth year and welcomes athletes who travel from all over the province to take part.   183 runners took to the start line of this 10k trail route, embracing perfect running conditions.  Participants from NBH were: Helen Weir, 74th 47.51; John Burns 131st 54.15; Lynn McCullough 132nd 54.15; Donna McLaughlin 133rd 54.27; Eadaoin Donaldson 171st 56.43; Phil McIlwrath 170 59.13; Nisha Sharma 174th 73.09.  The next in the series is the Lough Fea 5k on 7 January 2017.


Parkanaur Runher 10k

A new race in the Belfast Telegraph Runher series sprung up in Parkanaur Forest Park, Dungannon on Sunday 11th December, with both 5 and 10k distances available for participants.  This ladies only race in the ever-popular series saw NBH’s Ita McCambridge take top honours in the 10k, with a finishing time of 46.22.  Daughters Orla and Catriona were 12th and 13th in the same race, with times of 54.22 and 54.30 respectively.  [Apologies to anyone else from the club who took part, the results do not show clubs]


AAI National Juvenile & Novice XC Championships

An array of talent from NBH travelled to Dundalk on Sunday 11 December to take part in the Novice Men Senior Event.  In a rightly-packed field of 172 covering a distance of 6000 metres, Conal McCambridge was first home for the club in 10th place in a time of 19.43, followed by John Black in 22nd in 20.07; Philip Goss in 24th place in 20.10; Andrew Considien 42nd in 20.29; Kent Swann 62nd in 20.54 and Shane Donnelly 70th in 21.oo.  North Belfast took the team bronze with a total of 98 points, McCambridge, Black, Goss and Considine scoring.  McCambridge, Black and Goss also scored to give County Antrim the team silver.


And a congratulations and well done is due to Conal McCambridge, who has been selected to run for NI and Ulster at the Celtics XC in Cardiff in January!

13th Martsje HELL 19:53
43rd Sandy CARR 26:52
44th Lynn MCCULLOUGH 26:52
62nd Ray CAMERON 26:26
8th Piaras MCSHANE 18:22 – New PB
12th Sean MCSHANE 19:13
43rd Paul WILLIAMS 21:57
97th Athanasia SEVASTAKI 25:09
261st Drew CRAWFORD 35:42
19th Damien GILL 20:53
21st Ciaran HUNTER 21:05
29th John LAVERY 23:39
34th Vincent BRADLEY 24:05
8th John MCCONNELL 19:37
1st Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 16:21
4th Colin WILLETTS 18:47
8th Niall ARMSTRONG 19:35 – New PB
9th John Gerard MURPHY 19:47
10th Drew KNOX 19:59
17th Matthew LAVERY 20:52
19th Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 20:56 – New PB
20th Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 20:57
23rd Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 21:13
28th Luke KELLY 21:33
29th Matt SHIELDS 21:59
30th Greg MCCLURE 22:01
34th Cian MCGRATH 22:19
40th Tony REID 22:41
68th Jim CLINTON 25:18
76th Eadaoin DONALDSON 26:23
80th Liam SMYTH 26:32 – New PB
82nd Anthony FLEMING 26:35
83rd Lyle CARLETON 26:36
92nd Philip MCILWRATH 26:56
116th John GRIBBIN 28:43
120th Bronagh CONLON 29:24
129th Margaret STEPHENS 31:02
131st Philomena DONALDSON 31:29
132nd Bernadette DUFFY 31:29
134th Ciara SEYMOUR 32:21
138th Lynn MCKENNA 33:05 – New PB
172nd Rosy RYAN 50:42