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Weekly Report 08 January 2017

In the first full week of the new year NBH runners were taking advantage of the unseasonably mild weather and recording fine performances at various events up and down the country.

Race Over The Glens (Monday 2nd January)

With New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, the annual race over the Glens took place instead on Monday the 2nd of January. A total of 17 NBH athletes competed, with fine weather conditions belying some dangerously icy conditions particularly on the road sections near the race start. At the front of the field in the men’s race Mark McKinstry was attempting to lead from the gun with Zak Hanna (Newcastle & District AC) in close attention in the early stages. Lying third, Kent Swann was running a fine race a little behind the battle for the lead and maintaining a significant gap over talented athletes behind. In the ladies race, Penny Lindsay was leading it out with Martsje Hell in contention and with all 5 of the NBH ladies well inside the top 20, things were also looking good for the ladies team competition.

By the finish, Zak Hanna had opened up a 30 second gap on Mark McKinstry who crossed the line in 2nd place. Completing the podium in 3rd place was Kent Swann in possibly a career best performance reaping the rewards for his hard work and dedication.

In the ladies race the top two places also changed hands before the end with Martsje Hell crossing the line in 1st place, with Penny Lindsay in 2nd not far behind, and despite having fallen twice in the icy conditions. Janice Plumb maintained a strong run from start to finish for a 6th place finish and with Ita McCambridge in 11th and Una McConnell in 14th, the ladies team prize was secured.

There were also age category wins for Nat Glenn (M50), Penny Lindsay (F45) and Ita McCambridge (F55) completing a successful event for the club.

Peter McClelland with the winning ladies team
Peter McClelland with the winning ladies team

 

Full results:

Pos First name Last Name Cat Chip time
2 Mark McKinstry MO 0:35:50
3 Kent Swann MO 0:38:15
14 Vernon Shiels M35 0:40:43
16 Nat Glenn M50 0:41:18
37 Stephen Walker M35 0:43:56
47 Martsje Hell FO 0:45:05
51 Penelope Lindsay F45 0:45:22
79 Janice Plumb F45 0:47:35
89 Paddy McCambridge M50 0:48:26
98 Peter McClelland MO 0:48:54
120 Ita McCambridge F55 0:50:39
144 Una McConnell F35 0:53:36
160 Paul Williams M55 0:54:35
163 John Steele M50 0:54:43
165 Gordon Glenn M50 0:54:24
216 Sandy Plumb M45 0:57:54
264 Robert Irvine M55 1:01:25

 

Belfast New Year Victoria Park 5K & 10K

The latest in the series of races in Victoria Park organised by Duathlon NI also took place on Monday 2nd January. With all proceeds going towards Belfast Tandem Cycling Group, these are well organised races with chip timing and split times recorded at the end of each lap.  With 57 runners in the 10k and 66 in the 5k the top performance was by our own Brendan Grew who stormed home to win the 10k in 35:06.

 

Moira Cross Country

The popular Moira cross country races took place on Saturday 07 January, with fine performances by 5 club athletes. The race was won by Gerard Heany (St Peter’s AC) after a late surge took him past Eamonn White in 2nd place and Neil Carty in 4th. In the ‘sticky’ conditions the top 4 were separated by only 18 seconds at the end, with both Eamonn and Neill also securing age category wins.

Full results:

Pos First Name Surname Cat Time
2 Eamonn White M45 19:44
4 Neill Carty M50 19:51
26 Sean McShane M40 22:13
35 John Patience M50 22:51
54 Jim Newberry M60 24:28

 

Belfast Telegraph RUN FOREST RUN – Tollymore (Born2run)

The latest race in the ‘Run Forest Run’ series also took place on Saturday 7th January and attracted over 700 athletes across the 5k and 10k events, including 7 from the club. In the 5k race, Padraigin Bingham continued her comeback in some style with a 39:50 clocking. In the 10k, Marty Rea was best placed of the club runners in 7th place and winning the M40 category in 38:54.

Full results:

Tollymore 5k
Pos Firstname Lastname Cat Chiptime
103 Padraigin Bingham F40 00:39:50

 

Tollymore 10k
Pos Firstname Lastname Cat Chiptime
7 Marty Rea M40 0:38:54
105 Gordon Glenn M45 0:48:39
252 Anthony Fleming M40 0:55:03
259 John Beggs M50 0:55:11
513 Anne Marie Clarken F40 1:07:55
514 Martin Kelly M40 1:07:55

 

Sperrin Harriers Lough Fea 5k

Race 2 of the Sperrin Harriers ongoing winter league series also took place on Saturday 07 January with runners negotiating a 5k circuit around Lough Fea outside Cookstown. A number of experienced NBH athletes made the trip to take advantage of the fine conditions and record excellent performances.

Full Results:

Pos Time Firstname Surname Cat
109 0:24:29 Lynn McCullough F45
121 0:25:00 Philip McIlwrath M40
129 0:25:22 Donna McLoughlin F40
130 0:25:25 Sandy Carr F35
134 0:25:43 John Burns M45
151 0:26:55 Eadaoin Donaldson FO
152 0:26:55 Irene McGreevy F35
190 0:31:47 Nisha Sharma FO

 

Armagh “Beat the January Blues” marathon

In the final event of the weekend, over 100 runners competed in this marathon and associated 20 mile, half marathon and 10k events in Armagh. In the feature event on the challenging 4-lap course the outstanding performance came from our own Louise Smith who gave a demonstration of marathon running to win the race outright and record an outstanding time of 2:57:10.

Louise Smith marathon runner extraordinaire
Louise Smith marathon runner extraordinaire

parkrun

Results from the various parkrun events on Saturday 07 January were:

 

Falcarragh parkrun # 53 – 07/01/2017

2 Joe DRAIN 21:36 PB stays at 00:20:01

Malahide parkrun # 218 – 07/01/2017

32 Colin SIMPSON 21:43 First Timer!

Bangor parkrun # 141 – 07/01/2017

6 Luke KELLY 19:41 First Timer!
111 Daniel KELLY 26:16 First Timer!

Belfast Victoria parkrun # 299 – 07/01/2017

176 Philomena DONALDSON 29:40 PB stays at 00:28:37
178 Bernadette DUFFY 29:47 PB stays at 00:29:37

Colin Glen parkrun # 62 – 07/01/2017

33 Elaine HOLMES 30:02 PB stays at 00:25:45

Larne parkrun # 158 – 07/01/2017

1 David CLARKE 18:11 New PB!
14 Callum MCILROY 24:07 PB stays at 00:20:41
20 Sandy PLUMB 24:44 PB stays at 00:22:17

Ormeau parkrun # 185 – 07/01/2017

17 Mark SHIELDS 19:51 PB stays at 00:19:08
31 Eva KISSENPFENNIG 20:48 PB stays at 00:20:21
382 Drew CRAWFORD 36:21 PB stays at 00:27:06

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 252 – 07/01/2017

11 Damien GILL 20:28 PB stays at 00:20:03
18 Ciaran HUNTER 21:15 PB stays at 00:20:24
33 John LAVERY 23:41 PB stays at 00:20:04
82 Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:02 PB stays at 00:26:04

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 124 – 07/01/2017

20 Kevin MCCANN 24:26 New PB!

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 191 – 07/01/2017

4 John MCCONNELL 19:24 PB stays at 00:18:24

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 327 – 07/01/2017

8 Jim BENSON 19:36 PB stays at 00:17:26
10 Niall ARMSTRONG 19:49 PB stays at 00:19:35
11 Simon REEVE 19:54 PB stays at 00:17:48
14 Conor O’RAWE 19:58 PB stays at 00:18:30
18 Eamon SHERIDAN 20:03 New PB!
19 Frankie SMYTH 20:14 PB stays at 00:20:11
23 Matthew LAVERY 20:43 PB stays at 00:20:22
25 Gerard SOWNEY 20:47 New PB!
26 Drew KNOX 20:53 PB stays at 00:18:42
28 David CURRAN 21:05 PB stays at 00:19:01
34 John Gerard MURPHY 21:58 PB stays at 00:18:49
47 Sandy CARR 22:55 New PB!
51 Tony REID 23:20 PB stays at 00:21:50
55 Lyle CARLETON 23:53 PB stays at 00:22:33
62 Katrina MCAULEY 24:12 New PB!
66 Jim CLINTON 24:29 PB stays at 00:21:37
117 Liam SMYTH 26:57 PB stays at 00:26:32
127 Jason REID 27:18 PB stays at 00:21:46
133 Joan GRIEVE 27:31 PB stays at 00:27:22
137 Chris O’DONOGHUE 27:38 PB stays at 00:24:31
139 Marian HAYES 27:52 PB stays at 00:24:30
151 Greg TURNER 28:40 First Timer!
166 Kerry MCSHANE 29:44 PB stays at 00:25:04
168 Sean MCSHANE 29:47 PB stays at 00:18:34
170 Claire BRADY 29:53 PB stays at 00:27:11
177 Jacqueline LAWLOR 30:03 PB stays at 00:28:58
178 Michael LAWLOR 30:04 PB stays at 00:25:44
196 Philomena MC LARNON 31:25 First Timer!
207 Ciara SEYMOUR 32:24 PB stays at 00:31:29
208 Catherine CARLETON 32:28 PB stays at 00:31:42
219 Mick MURRAY 33:55 PB stays at 00:28:38
236 James TOAL 36:56 PB stays at 00:30:52
237 Sinead TOAL 37:12 PB stays at 00:35:28
267 Rosy RYAN 69:01 PB stays at 00:36:00