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Weekly report 30 Jan – 05 Feb 2017

Trim 10 mile Road Race

On Sunday 05 Feb the annual 10 mile road race took place in Trim in Co. Meath. With a total of 1264 finishers in this popular race, there were fine runs by Breege Connolly and Gladys O’Neill who finished in 1st and 2nd place in the ladies race, with Breege winning in 58:25 and Gladys in runners up in 58:58. In the men’s race Marty Rea had a fine run for 25th place overall in a speedy 58:14.

Breege winner of the Trim 10 mile
Breege winner of the Trim 10 mile

Torremolinos Half Marathon, Costa Del Sol

Several NBH athletes swapped the cold and rain back home for 23 degrees of heat and an early season test of fitness on a tough course with a lot of climbing particularly in the final 5 miles. They were rewarded with a series of fine runs with Davey Clarke winning his age category and Penny Lindsay and Janice Plumb finishing in 2nd and 3rd places in their category.

Full results:

Pos Firstname Surname Cat Time Cat Place
12 Kent Swann SENIOR MASCULINO 1:18:26 6
32 David Clarke VETERANO E 1:22:37 1
137 Penelope Lindsay VETERANA C 1:32:11 2
139 Janice Plumb VETERANA C 1:32:13 3
522 John Steele VETERANO D 1:46:28
Sandy Plumb VETERANO D 2:02:00
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Warmed up and ready for the off

 

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Fine collection of silverware

 

Sperrin Harriers Winter League Trail Series – Race 4: Drum Manor 10k (04 Feb)

Fine conditions for this 2 lap run on the testing forest trails of Drum Manor saw over 160 participants and a strong showing by club athletes. Star performance came from Martsje Hell who was third lady behind Karen Alexander (Acorns AC) and Ciara Toner (Springwell Running Club) in an excellent 42:16.

Full results were:

Pos Firstname Surname Cat Time
22 Martsje Hell FO 0:42:16
40 Helen Weir F45 0:46:51
43 Colin Simpson M45 0:47:18
68 Sandy Carr F35 0:50:54
105 Lynn McCullough F45 0:54:28
107 Donna McLaughlin F40 0:54:32
127 Robert Irvine M55 0:56:54
134 Philip McIlwrath M40 0:57:31
138 Eadaoin Donaldson FO 1:00:24

 

Born 2 Run ‘Run Forest Run’ Antrim Castle 10k (04 Feb)

Also on Saturday a large field of runners participated in the latest race of the ‘Run Forest Run’ series, this time around the grounds of Antrim Castle. In a fine return to winning form, Conor Curran led the field home, winning by 30 seconds in a time of 33:54. Conor was supported by a strong cohort of club athletes, with full results as follows:

Pos Firstname Surname Time
1 Conor Curran 0:33:54
221 Aaron McCann 0:48:52
234 Anthony Fleming 0:49:32
237 Lyle Carleton 0:49:35
340 John Beggs 0:52:19
482 Cailein Curley 0:56:32
484 Megan Beggs 0:56:33
555 Martin Kelly 0:59:28
556 Anne Marie Clarken 0:59:29
724 Andrew Grimley 1:16:08
728 Helen Grimley 1:19:41
729 Eileen Keenan 1:19:40
731 Padraigin Bingham 1:20:25
Top of the podium at Antrim Castle
Top of the podium at Antrim Castle

(Thanks to nirunning.co.uk for the photograph).

Weekly parkrun

Results from Saturday’s parkruns were:

Poppintree parkrun # 118

2 Matt SHIELDS 18:46 PB stays at 00:18:37

Antrim parkrun # 162

160 Padraigin BINGHAM 39:53 First Timer!

Belfast Victoria parkrun # 303

72 Athanasia SEVASTAKI 24:19 PB stays at 00:20:45

Carrickfergus parkrun # 151

140 Rosy RYAN 44:41 PB stays at 00:38:23

Colin Glen parkrun # 65

10 Roisin HUGHES 20:39 First Timer!

Eastbourne parkrun # 271

15 Greg MCCLURE 20:40 First Timer!

Ormeau parkrun # 189

293 Drew CRAWFORD 34:07 PB stays at 00:27:06

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 255

56 Ciaran HUNTER 24:12 PB stays at 00:20:24

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 194

8 John MCCONNELL 19:56 PB stays at 00:18:24

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 330

1 John BLACK 16:23 New PB!
3 Andrew MILLIGAN 17:49 PB stays at 00:17:07
4 Amando BAMISILE 17:57 PB stays at 00:17:49
11 Niall ARMSTRONG 19:27 PB stays at 00:19:10
13 Odhran CATNEY 19:42 PB stays at 00:19:21
17 Frankie SMYTH 19:47 New PB!
19 John Gerard MURPHY 19:59 PB stays at 00:18:49
20 Eamon SHERIDAN 20:01 PB stays at 00:19:22
22 Drew KNOX 20:09 PB stays at 00:18:42
26 Piaras MCSHANE 20:49 PB stays at 00:18:27
40 Simon REEVE 22:57 PB stays at 00:17:48
43 Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 23:11 PB stays at 00:22:50
58 Tony REID 24:14 PB stays at 00:21:50
61 Jim CLINTON 24:28 PB stays at 00:21:37
85 Greg TURNER 26:16 New PB!
88 Joe WILSON 26:26 PB stays at 00:24:45
93 Thomas MCKINSTRY 26:34 PB stays at 00:23:09
103 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 27:15 PB stays at 00:20:56
104 Matthew LAVERY 27:15 PB stays at 00:19:47
129 Bronagh CONLON 28:33 PB stays at 00:27:33
134 Marian HAYES 28:43 PB stays at 00:24:30
135 Clare HOLMES 28:47 PB stays at 00:25:31
136 Clare O’HARA 28:48 PB stays at 00:27:08
145 Joanne MCGURK 29:28 New PB!
146 Jason REID 29:29 PB stays at 00:21:46
149 Lynn MCKENNA 29:43 New PB!
151 Ciara SEYMOUR 29:44 New PB!
175 Margaret STEPHENS 31:57 PB stays at 00:28:23
176 Trisha MURRAY 31:58 PB stays at 00:28:39
189 Catherine O BOYLE 33:13 PB stays at 00:32:11
191 Dermot MCGRATH 33:26 PB stays at 00:28:46
199 Frankey MCGIVERN 34:42 PB stays at 00:28:09