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Weekly Report 6th -12th March

NI & Ulster Senior Cross-Country Championships, Lurgan Park

Saturday afternoon saw the finale of the local cross-country season with the 6k women’s and 12k men’s races in Lurgan Park. Despite the deluge of rain that had fallen in the previous twenty-four hours, the ground conditions weren’t as bad as previous years and the sun even made an appearance. Twenty Harriers travelled down the M1 to compete both individually and as club teams.

The ladies race was won in 22:48 and North Down AC took all three podium places to also secure the team prize. Louise Smith finished in 9th place to lead home the Harriers team who placed 6th in the highly competitive team competition.

9 Louise Smith 00:23:57
20 Penny Lindsay 00:25:05
21 Sarah-Jane McFadden 00:25:05
53 Una McConnell 00:28:58

 

The men’s event provided the spectators with a great race at the front end of the field where six, then four were vying for the three podium places. The finish tape was broken 39:08 by City of Derry AC (who also claimed the overall team competition). However, NBH weren’t far behind and Mark McKinstry added to his collection of silver at this event by claiming 2nd in 39:13. John Black, 40:43 also had his own race within a race to place inside the top ten, taking 8th. With Philip Goss, Lindsay Gordon, Neil Carty and Conor Curran all finishing within the top 25, North Belfast Harriers also secured silver in the team competition.

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2 Mark McKinstry 00:39:13
8 John Black 00:40:43
14 Philip Goss 00:41:27
16 Lindsay Gordon 00:41:40
19 Neil Carty 00:41:47
25 Conor Curran 00:42:32

Such was the strength in depth shown by the club, NBH also placed 5th overall in the team standings with Shane Donnelly, Andrew Considine, Andrew Miligan, Edward Cooke, Vernon Shiels and Marc Jennings .

26 Shane Donnely 00:42:37
29 Andrew Considine 00:42:54
31 Andrew Milligan 00:43:02
33 Edward Cooke 00:43:13
39 Vernon Shiels 00:44:21
43 Marc Jennings 00:45:11

NBH also collected full participation points in the Cross-Country League by having 16 athletes cross the finish line.

70 Simon Reeve 00:50:18
76 Niall Armstrong 00:51:02
98 Greg McClure 00:54:38
103 Ciaran Browne 00:55:02

Carlingford Half Marathon

Carlingford on Saturday morning saw one of the first Half Marathons of the road season take place and it provided the opportunity to test the winter training. North Belfast Harriers competed in both the Half Marathon and 10k. Gladys Ganiel placed 1st and 9th overall in the Half Marathon and other personal success included:

Ray Cameron 1:28:18 New PB

Gordon Glenn 1:42:40

Elaine Holmes 1:49:30

Jennifer Curley 1:40:43

AAI Masters National Indoors Champs, Athlone

On Sunday, the club was represented at the Indoor Champs in the Vet55 category by David Clarke who won over both 800m (1st place – 2:17.98) and 1500m (1st place – 4:45.12). Jim McClean, in the Vet65 category, took silver in the Shot Put.

Colin Glen 5 Mile Trail

Elaine Holmes 58:12

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Slieve Gullion Mountain Race

Robert Irvine 29th 45:31

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Race To Recovery Addiction NI 10k

2 126 Kent Swann 00:34:44
8 134 Colin Willetts 00:37:37
18 142 Eamon McCambridge 00:41:21
23 121 Frankie Smyth 00:42:56
30 123 John Steele 00:44:57
45 144 Alexander Plumb 00:48:30
89 122 Liam Smyth 00:56:52
104 99 Niall O Neill 01:00:00
105 77 Lynn McKenna 01:00:00
111 116 Ciara Seymour 01:02:01
124 58 Rhiannon Kelly 01:06:16
125 65 Siobhan Magill 01:06:20
126 98 Catherine O Boyle 01:06:30

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parkrun Results

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

3 Amando BAMISILE 00:17:39
7 Odhran CATNEY 00:19:29
10 Drew KNOX 00:19:52
15 Piaras MCSHANE 00:20:37
23 Greg MCCLURE 00:21:23
31 Lyle CARLETON 00:22:06 New PB
41 Simon REEVE 00:23:18
45 Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 00:23:36
47 Tony REID 00:23:41
66 Jim CLINTON 00:24:37
84 Thomas MCKINSTRY 00:25:56
95 Sam CARR 00:26:38
96 Joe WILSON 00:26:39
107 Joan GRIEVE 00:27:03 New PB
120 Bronagh CONLON 00:27:46
142 John Gerard MURPHY 00:29:27
150 Eimear NUGENT 00:30:20
153 Jacqueline LAWLOR 00:30:38
154 Sandy CARR 00:30:38
155 Megan BEGGS 00:30:43
156 Joanne MCGURK 00:30:44
164 Margaret STEPHENS 00:31:30
165 John BURNS 00:31:38
166 Patrick MCSHANE 00:31:38
167 Kerry MCSHANE 00:31:41
168 Michael LAWLOR 00:31:41
172 Lynsey FLEMING 00:32:29
176 Philomena DONALDSON 00:33:52
178 Bernadette DUFFY 00:34:02
189 Padraigin BINGHAM 00:36:48

 

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

7 Lauren COX 00:20:57
28 John LAVERY 00:23:34

 

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

5 John MCCONNELL 00:19:42

 

Antrim parkrun

73 Philip MCILWRATH 00:26:47
146 Rosy RYAN 00:41:49 New PB

 

Larne parkrun

4 Callum MCILROY 00:22:10
9 John STEELE 00:24:01

 

Stormont parkrun

14 Helen F WEIR 00:21:16  

New PB