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Weekly Report 12-18 December 2016

Born 2 Run ‘Run Forest Run’ Kilbroney 10k/5k
On Saturday 17 December, well over five hundred athletes took part in the Kilbroney Forest Run Forest Run 10k and 5k races. The challenging 10k course, which consisted mainly of forest trails, saw an outstanding performance by Gladys Ganiel O’Neill who recorded 37:15 for 1st place in the ladies race and 2nd place overall. Club colleague Conor Sheridan competed in the male open category and finished in 146th place in a time of 53:13. In the 5km event Pádraigín Bingeam continued her return to full fitness, completing the course in 41:38. Photo courtesy of NIRunning.co.uk.

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Knockdhu Classic Fell Race
Also on Saturday 17 December, approximately fifty athletes turned out for the second running of the re-instated Knockdhu Classic Fell Race in Cairncastle. The sole NBH representative was Nat Glenn who recorded a fine 5th place overall and a category win in the V50’s with 49:23 for the tough 4.3mile course.

North West Cross Country
Again on Saturday 17 December, the North West cross country races took place at the Gransha Grounds with a total of 266 athletes completing the course across the men’s and ladies races. The men’s race was won by Neil Johnston (Springwell Running Club) in 18:31 with our own Mark McKinstry just behind him claiming runners-up spot in 18:43. Mark was well supported by Andrew Annett who recorded 19:27 for 10th place, Vernon Shiels who finished 26th in 20:17 just ahead of Neil Carty who ran 20:18 to win the V50 category in 27th place, James Wallace who took 63rd place in 21:58, John Patience who ran 23:09 to finish 2nd in the V55 category and Ray Cameron in 100th place with 23:34. Photo courtesy of NIRunning.co.uk.

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Cavehill Run
On Sunday 18 December 114 athletes took part in this event on a five mile route from Belfast Castle up to and over Napoleon’s nose. The race raised funds for Asthma UK charity and featured a rather special medal. The available results do not always indicate the clubs of the runners, however David Kennedy completed the course in 49:29 for 45th place. If that’s not NBH David Kennedy please let me know ! Medal photo courtesy of Paul Brannigan via facebook.

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Results for NBH athletes at the various parkrun events on Saturday 17 December were:

Antrim parkrun # 155 – 17/12/2016
13 Martsje HELL 19:53 PB stays at 00:19:25

Carrickfergus parkrun # 145 – 17/12/2016
43 Sandy CARR 26:52 PB stays at 00:25:39
44 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 26:52 First Timer!

Ecos parkrun, Ballymena # 227 – 17/12/2016
62 Ray CAMERON 26:26 PB stays at 00:19:30

Ormeau parkrun # 181 – 17/12/2016
8 Piaras MCSHANE 18:22 New PB!
12 Sean MCSHANE 19:13 PB stays at 00:18:59
43 Paul WILLIAMS 21:57 PB stays at 00:20:58
97 Athanasia SEVASTAKI 25:09 PB stays at 00:20:21
261 Drew CRAWFORD 35:42 PB stays at 00:27:06

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 249 – 17/12/2016
19 Damien GILL 20:53 PB stays at 00:20:03
21 Ciaran HUNTER 21:05 PB stays at 00:20:24
29 John LAVERY 23:39 PB stays at 00:20:04
34 Vincent BRADLEY 24:05 PB stays at 00:21:37

Rostrevor parkrun # 4 – 17/12/2016
40 Gordon GLENN 27:15 First Timer!

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 187 – 17/12/2016
8 John MCCONNELL 19:37 PB stays at 00:18:24

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 322 – 17/12/2016
1 Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 16:21 PB stays at 00:16:00
4 Colin WILLETTS 18:47 PB stays at 00:18:21
8 Niall ARMSTRONG 19:35 New PB!
9 John Gerard MURPHY 19:47 PB stays at 00:18:49
10 Drew KNOX 19:59 PB stays at 00:18:42
17 Matthew LAVERY 20:52 PB stays at 00:20:22
19 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 20:56 New PB!
20 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 20:57 PB stays at 00:20:36
23 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 21:13 PB stays at 00:20:55
28 Luke KELLY 21:33 PB stays at 00:19:19
29 Matt SHIELDS 21:59 PB stays at 00:17:44
30 Greg MCCLURE 22:01 PB stays at 00:18:41
34 Cian MCGRATH 22:19 PB stays at 00:20:33
40 Tony REID 22:41 PB stays at 00:21:50
68 Jim CLINTON 25:18 PB stays at 00:21:37
76 Eadaoin DONALDSON 26:23 PB stays at 00:24:26
80 Liam SMYTH 26:32 New PB!
82 Anthony FLEMING 26:35 PB stays at 00:21:12
83 Lyle CARLETON 26:36 PB stays at 00:22:33
92 Philip MCILWRATH 26:56 PB stays at 00:25:23
116 John GRIBBIN 28:43 PB stays at 00:22:27
120 Bronagh CONLON 29:24 PB stays at 00:27:33
129 Margaret STEPHENS 31:02 PB stays at 00:28:23
131 Philomena DONALDSON 31:29 PB stays at 00:27:50
132 Bernadette DUFFY 31:29 PB stays at 00:29:29
134 Ciara SEYMOUR 32:21 PB stays at 00:31:29
138 Lynn MCKENNA 33:05 New PB!
141 Catherine O BOYLE 33:12 New PB!
172 Rosy RYAN 50:42 PB stays at 00:36:00