NBH Harriers Race Report, 13 March – 19 March 2017

 

AES Larne Half Marathon 2017

The AES Larne Half Marathon hosted by Larne AC took place on Saturday 18th March. There was a great turnout from North Belfast Harriers athletes, recreational runners and supporters. Close to 2000 runners descended upon Larne for the well organised and scenic 13.1 mile run which started at Larne Leisure Centre. The second race in the Pure Running Half Marathon Series, the route took runners through part of the town centre before heading on to the Coast Road. Competitors took in the stunning scenery of the County Antrim coastline as they headed out to Ballygally facing a strong wind at times but otherwise fair weather. The runners then faced an uphill climb from Ballygally to Cairncastle but were buoyed on by the crowds of spectators. From there it was downhill and back on to the Coast Road to head home to the downward sloping finish line which took in part of the promenade behind the Leisure Centre. There was success for North Belfast Harriers as Mark McMcKinstry was the first male to cross the line in an impressive time of 01:11:32. Mark was hotly followed by John Black who completed the course in his home turf in a PB of 01:11:56. Neill Weir (Willowfield Harriers) took third placed male in 01:12:16. There was further success for North Belfast Harriers as Kent Swann crossed the line in 9th place overall in 01:16:19 narrowly missing a PB. Laura Graham of Mourne Runners was the first female home for a second year in a row in 01:16:59. NI Commonwealth Games runner Gladys Ganiel O’Neill took second place in 01:19:12 for North Belfast Harriers ahead of Amy Bulman 01:21:16 (Willowfield Harriers). The Harriers had further success in the team category awards picking up prizes for both male and female teams. Well done to Mark McKinstry, John Black, Kent Swann and Colin Willets (Male Team) and Gladys Ganiel O’Neill, Louise Smith, Martsje Hell and Janice Plumb (Female Team). All results listed below. Thanks to Larne AC for a great day out enjoyed by many Harriers.

LHM 2017 (5)-1

Pos    Bib    Athlete                    Category  Club                            Finish          Chiptime        Halfway
1      1900   Mark McKinstry             MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:11:32        01:11:32        00:34:02
2      1838   John Black                 MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:11:57        01:11:56        00:34:31
3      1038   Neill Weir                 M40       Willowfield Harriers            01:12:16        01:12:16        00:34:58
4      419    Francis Mc Daid            M35       Acorns AC                       01:14:14        01:14:14        00:35:10
5      1500   Ben Morrow                 M35       Ballymena Runners               01:15:01        01:14:57        00:35:43
6      908    Aaron Meharg               MO        Acorns AC                       01:15:35        01:15:35        00:35:42
7      1925   Russell Hughes             MO        Willowfield TH                  01:15:53        01:15:52        00:37:07
8      896    Brian Kinsella             MO                                        01:16:09        01:16:08        00:37:08
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1      1900   Mark McKinstry             MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:11:32        01:11:32        00:34:02
2      1838   John Black                 MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:11:57        01:11:56        00:34:31
9      982    Kent Swann                 MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:16:19        01:16:19        00:37:07
22     813    Gladys Ganiel              F40       North Belfast Harriers          01:19:13        01:19:12        00:37:34
39     1282   Colin Willetts             MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:21:57        01:21:54        00:39:37
65     1322   Rory Kane                  M40       North Belfast Harriers          01:25:09        01:25:05        00:41:00
80     1397   Simon Reeve                M40       North Belfast Harriers          01:26:06        01:25:56        00:41:39
81     1827   Louise Smith               F45       North Belfast Harriers          01:26:12        01:26:11        00:41:25
90     683    Sean Mcshane               M40       North Belfast Harriers          01:27:04        01:27:01        00:41:02
91     1116   Martsje Hell               FO        North Belfast Harriers          01:27:04        01:27:01        00:41:15
148    1386   John Mcconnell             M40       North Belfast Harriers          01:30:22        01:30:06        00:42:06
150    1460   Janice Plumb               F45       North Belfast Harriers          01:30:24        01:30:12        00:44:13
169    1939   Eamon McCambridge          M         North Belfast Hrs               01:31:34        01:31:21        00:44:39
179    1607   Penny Lindsay              F45       North Belfast Harriers          01:32:07        01:31:48        00:43:14
206    916    Colin Simpson              M45       North Belfast Harriers          01:34:14        01:34:06        00:44:57
207    1418   Peter McClelland           M35       North Belfast Harriers          01:34:15        01:33:59        00:45:39
238    1096   Gerard Sowney              MO        North Belfast Harriers          01:36:16        01:35:52        00:46:43
242    714    Ita McCambridge            F55       North Belfast Harriers          01:36:37        01:36:29        00:46:42
312    713    Paddy McCambridge          M50       North Belfast Harriers          01:39:49        01:39:40        00:46:17
317    1558   Stephen McParland          M40       North Belfast Harriers          01:39:50        01:39:37        00:48:21
344    1312   Gerry Gribbon              M50       North Belfast Harriers          01:40:43        01:40:19        00:47:23
395    1      Ciaran Browne              M45       North Belfast Harriers          01:42:57        01:42:48        00:48:03
408    236    April Clarke               FO        North Belfast Harriers          01:43:25        01:43:16        00:49:41
434    1399   Gordon Glenn               M45       North Belfast Harriers          01:44:16        01:42:47        00:50:50
462    1611   JOHN STEELE                M50       North Belfast Harriers          01:45:05        01:44:53        00:48:23
498    716    Kevin McCann               M45       North Belfast Harriers          01:46:14        01:45:41        00:50:06
526    739    Emma Sheehy                F45       North Belfast Harriers          01:47:33        01:47:08        00:51:38
532    19     Sandy Carr                 F35       North Belfast Harriers          01:47:42        01:47:16        00:50:41
539    1559   Sandy Plumb                M45       North Belfast Harriers          01:47:59        01:47:43        00:52:00
603    1523   Katrina McAuley            F35       North Belfast Harriers          01:49:46        01:49:14        00:52:41
792    818    Lynn McCullough            F45       North Belfast Harriers          01:55:25        01:55:00        00:55:51
801    963    Donna Mclaughlin           F40       North Belfast Harriers          01:55:41        01:54:09        00:56:16
802    1323   Lyle Carleton              M50       North Belfast Harriers          01:55:45        01:53:53        00:58:21
836    1061   Gary Blythe                M45       North Belfast Harriers          01:56:33        01:56:07        00:55:52
857    964    Ruth Murphy                F45       North Belfast Harriers          01:57:00        01:55:32        00:53:48
865    1253   Anthony Fleming            M40       North Belfast Harriers          01:57:05        01:55:13        00:58:20
868    651    John Beggs                 M50       North Belfast Harriers          01:57:09        01:55:17        00:58:20
965    887    Donaldson Eadaoin          FO        North Belfast Harriers          01:59:02        01:57:23        00:56:19
1004   1233   Philip McIlwrath           M40       North Belfast Harriers          02:00:09        01:58:16        00:57:37
1018   717    Catriona McCambridge       FO        North Belfast Harriers          02:00:36        02:00:04        00:56:20
1268   917    Megan Beggs                FO        North Belfast Harriers          02:11:41        02:09:19        01:07:16
1326   1334   Joe Wilson                 M55       North Belfast Harriers          02:14:20        02:12:12        01:01:33
1349   1365   Matthew Carleton           MO        North Belfast Harriers          02:15:35        02:13:10        01:10:42
1367   1216   Bronagh Conlon             F50       North Belfast Harriers          02:16:01        02:13:51        01:05:24
1368   1228   Joan Grieve                F55       North Belfast Harriers          02:16:01        02:13:52        01:06:24
1378   1242   Monica O'Kane              F55       North Belfast Harriers          02:16:29        02:14:19        01:06:24
1400   368    Caroline Hill              F40       North Belfast Harriers          02:17:52        02:17:21        01:01:43
1429   1245   Joanne McGurk              F35       North Belfast Harriers          02:19:21        02:16:59        01:07:16
1432   793    Trisha Murray              F50       North Belfast Harriers          02:19:27        02:19:01        01:04:24
1465   1169   Frances Burgess            F40       North Belfast Harriers          02:21:31        02:19:07        01:07:39
1561   177    Nisha Sharma               FO        North Belfast Harriers          02:27:59        02:27:33        01:11:30
1563   688    Anne marie Clarken         F40       North Belfast Harriers          02:28:01        02:25:36        01:10:43
1591   1665   Claire Brady               F40       North Belfast Harriers          02:30:47        02:28:23        01:13:27
1619   1875   Dermot McGrath             M45       North Belfast Harriers          02:33:04        02:30:43        01:14:22
1625   1704   Orla Young                 F40       North Belfast Harriers          02:33:34        02:31:10        01:13:31
1628   1303   Lorna McGrath              F55       North Belfast Harriers          02:34:00        02:31:35        01:14:42
1644   1317   Paula O'Reilly             F50       North Belfast Harriers          02:37:29        02:37:29        01:14:43
1645   1319   Catherine Carleton         F55       North Belfast Harriers          02:37:29        02:35:05        01:14:43
1709   1375   Leeanne Magee              F35       North Belfast Harriers          02:51:07        02:48:41        01:20:24
1719   1198   Sinead Toal                F40       North Belfast Harriers          03:03:45        03:01:20        01:22:29
1726   1237   Rosy Ryan                  F40       North Belfast Harriers          03:25:25        03:23:00
NBH at Larne

NBH at Larne

Larne Half March Larne Half March1 Mark McKinstry Larne HalfJanice Plumb Martsje Hell Ladies Team Larne Larne Half3 Rosy Ryan Larne
Photos by NIRunning, Larne AC and NBH.

2017 SPAR Craic 10km Belfast

The popular SPAR Craic 10km road race took place on St. Patrick’s day (17 March) in Belfast. The second race in the Novosco 10K Grand prix series saw huge numbers of runners taking on wet and blustery conditions. The race started at Belfast City Hall and took competitors through West Belfast before returning to the City centre and finishing on the Titanic Slipways. Ben Branagh (St. Malachy’s AC) continued his recent winning form and was the first male to cross the line in 30:50 . Maeve Lavery(City of Lisburn AC) was the first female home in 37:39 . North Belfast Harriers came out in their droves to take part in the Craic. Conor Curran placed 4th overall in 00:33:30. Sandy Carr was the first female Harrier home in 00:46:50. Congratulations to Matt Shields’ 5-10km who completed their first 10k at the Craic. Results below.

Craic 2017 Result

Pos    Bib    Firstname           Lastname              Club                                      CategFinish          Chiptime        1stHalf         2ndHalf         NGP
1      1165   Ben                 Branagh               St.Malachys AC                            MO   00:30:50        00:30:50        00:15:06        00:15:45
2      1311   Christopher         Madden                City of Lisburn AC                        MO   00:31:07        00:31:07        00:15:14        00:15:54        8KCAU
3      1310   Chris               McGuinness            Springwell                                M35  00:32:45        00:32:45        00:16:08        00:16:38
4      122    Conor               Curran                North Belfast Harriers                    M40  00:33:30        00:33:30        00:16:34        00:16:56
5      1478   Don                 Travers               Newry City Runners                        M40  00:33:37        00:33:35        00:16:31        00:17:06
6      457    Noel                McNally               Beechmount Harriers                       MO   00:33:48        00:33:46        00:16:38        00:17:11
7      801    Niall               Cornyn                Unattached                                MO   00:34:10        00:34:09        00:16:37        00:17:34
8      491    Brendan             Teer                  Henderson Group                           MO   00:34:42        00:34:41        00:16:41        00:18:02
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4      122    Conor               Curran                North Belfast Harriers                    M40  00:33:30        00:33:30        00:16:34        00:16:56
14     126    Stephen             Walker                North Belfast Harriers                    M35  00:36:17        00:36:15        00:17:41        00:18:36
35     151    Piaras              McShane               North Belfast Harriers                    MJ   00:38:32        00:38:30        00:18:19        00:20:14
55     428    Conal               McCambridge           Unattached                                MO   00:39:51        00:39:32        00:19:50        00:20:02
60     134    Niall               Armstrong             North Belfast Harriers                    MJ   00:40:02        00:39:58        00:19:36        00:20:26
113    511    Frankie             Smyth                 North Belfast Harriers                    MO   00:43:35        00:42:09        00:23:02        00:20:33
124    138    Paul                Williams              North Belfast Harriers                    M50  00:44:02        00:43:55        00:21:23        00:22:39
154    710    Mark                McCallion             Unattached                                MO   00:45:42        00:45:28        00:22:10        00:23:33
167    145    Gordon              Glen                  North Belfast Harriers                    M45  00:46:06        00:45:31        00:22:46        00:23:20
217    914    Sandy               Carr                  North Belfast Harriers                    F35  00:47:48        00:46:50        00:24:06        00:23:42
225    119    Gary                Blythe                North Belfast Harriers                    M45  00:47:57        00:46:59        00:23:53        00:24:04
248    669    John                Murphy                Unattached                                M40  00:48:25        00:48:01        00:23:28        00:24:58
256    16     Tony                Reid                  North Belfast Harriers                    M50  00:48:36        00:48:07        00:24:00        00:24:36
260    295    Philip              Curran                Unattached                                MO   00:48:42        00:47:54        00:24:33        00:24:10
271    129    Christopher         Hicks                 North Belfast Harriers                    MO   00:48:58        00:48:34        00:24:07        00:24:52
272    1053   Aaron               McCann                Unattached                                M35  00:49:02        00:48:35        00:23:59        00:25:04
300    19     Mary                Reid                  North Belfast Harriers                    F50  00:49:52        00:49:23        00:24:14        00:25:38
314    127    Lynn                McCullough            North Belfast Harriers                    F45  00:50:19        00:49:20        00:25:12        00:25:07
391    1147   Odhran              Stockman              North Belfast Harriers                    M55  00:52:00        00:51:55        00:25:48        00:26:13        IM5SJ
398    1202   Elaine              Holmes                North Belfast Harriers                    F50  00:52:22        00:51:53        00:25:47        00:26:36
409    139    Marie-Louise        Wise                  North Belfast Harriers                    F35  00:52:35        00:51:08        00:26:45        00:25:50
577    1242   John                McConnell             Unattached                                MO   00:55:41        00:55:41        00:28:16        00:27:25
706    510    Liam                Smyth                 North Belfast Harriers                    M50  00:57:57        00:56:32        00:29:37        00:28:21
750    683    Jim                 Clinton               Unattached                                M55  00:58:53        00:58:33        00:29:22        00:29:32
792    118    Megan               Beggs                 North Belfast Harriers                    FO   00:59:55        00:58:46
793    133    Cailein             Curley                North Belfast Harriers                    FO   00:59:55        00:58:47        00:30:45        00:29:11
796    131    Joanne              McGurk                North Belfast Harriers                    F35  00:59:57        00:58:49        00:30:44        00:29:13
833    1457   Eimear              Nugent                North Belfast Harriers                    F35  01:00:41        00:59:33        00:30:44        00:29:58
854    140    Kevin               Curran                North Belfast Harriers                    M40  01:01:14        00:59:44        00:32:32        00:28:42
869    117    John                Beggs                 North Belfast Harriers                    M50  01:01:46        01:00:42        00:30:58        00:30:49
870    132    Anne Marie          clarken               North Belfast Harriers                    F40  01:01:48        01:00:43        00:30:58        00:30:50
928    155    Claire              Kelly                 North Belfast Harriers                    F40  01:02:53        01:01:24        00:32:30        00:30:23
929    136    Sarah               Mitchell              North Belfast Harriers                    FO   01:02:53        01:01:23        00:32:33        00:30:20
940    512    Fiona               Magill                North Belfast Harriers                    F35  01:03:00        01:01:24        00:32:46        00:30:14
958    144    Phillippa           Curran                North Belfast Harriers                    FO   01:03:26        01:02:02        00:32:33        00:30:54
963    153    Bronagh             Scullion              North Belfast Harriers                    F35  01:03:30        01:01:55        00:32:35        00:30:56
968    141    Orla                Hillick               North Belfast Harriers                    F40  01:03:35        01:01:59        00:32:35        00:31:01
973    142    Pat                 Curran                North Belfast Harriers                    M55  01:03:40        01:02:27        00:32:39        00:31:02
975    143    Phil                Curran                North Belfast Harriers                    M60  01:03:41        01:03:13        00:30:12        00:33:29
977    124    Chris               O'Donoghue            North Belfast Harriers                    M35  01:03:41        01:03:00        00:30:48        00:32:54
987    154    Carrie              McAtamney             North Belfast Harriers                    F35  01:03:58        01:02:21        00:32:35        00:31:23
1003   150    Joan                Grieve                North Belfast Harriers                    F55  01:04:22        01:03:08        00:32:39        00:31:44
1025   152    Maeve               McCambridge           North Belfast Harriers                    FO   01:04:42        01:04:04        00:31:20        00:33:22
1038   146    Lynn                McKenna               North Belfast Harriers                    F45  01:05:07        01:03:34        00:32:36        00:32:31
1051   128    Anthony             Fleming               North Belfast Harriers                    M40  01:05:18        01:04:04        00:32:39        00:32:39
1052   1146   Monica              O'Kane                North Belfast Harriers                    F55  01:05:18        01:04:04        00:32:39        00:32:40
1063   123    Roberta             Toan                  North Belfast Harriers                    F45  01:05:34        01:04:01        00:32:37        00:32:57
1083   125    Adrienne            Martin-Poots          North Belfast Harriers                    F45  01:06:18        01:04:49        00:31:41        00:34:37
1086   1145   Michelle            Doogan                North Belfast Harriers                    F40  01:06:24        01:05:03        00:33:23        00:33:01
1087   116    Elaine              Crawford              North Belfast Harriers                    F40  01:06:24        01:05:03        00:33:52        00:32:32
1098   121    Gemma               Lowe                  North Belfast Harriers                    F45  01:06:46        01:05:26        00:33:23        00:33:23
1130   147    Catherine           O Boyle               North Belfast Harriers                    F55  01:07:48        01:06:12        00:33:31        00:34:18
1178   156    Sonia               Millar                North Belfast Harriers                    F40  01:09:23        01:08:02        00:34:02        00:35:21
1211   130    Andrew              Grimley               North Belfast Harriers                    MO   01:12:22        01:10:33        00:35:51        00:36:31
1250   15     Marguerite          Kerr                  North  Belfast harriers                   F45  01:15:06        01:13:18        00:36:05        00:39:01
1308   137    Eileen              Keenan                North Belfast Harriers                    F50  01:22:01        01:20:13        00:40:53        00:41:09
1309   120    Helen               Grimley               North Belfast Harriers                    F45  01:22:01        01:20:13        00:40:55        00:41:06
Craic March1Craic MarchSandy Carr Craic 10k
North Belfast Harriers 5-10k Group

North Belfast Harriers 5-10k Group

Photos from NBH


 


BMAF Cross Country Championships There was medal success for North Belfast Harriers at the BMAF Cross Country Championships which took place in Liverpool on Saturday 18 March. Matt Shields secured 1st place in the M60 Individual category. David Clarke and John Patience took 3rd and 15th places respectively in the V55 category. The trio also secured 3rd place in the Vet Team 55-64 competition. Well done to all.

Matt Shields and David Clarke BMAF Cross Country, Liverpool

Matt Shields and David Clarke BMAF Cross Country, Liverpool

 

Parkrun results Saturday 18th March 2017 @various events through the province:

There was a good turnout of 187 at Waterworks Parkrun on Saturday 18 March in spite of the many Harriers who travelled to Larne for the Half Marathon.  It was graduation day for Jogbelfast Girl’s Mode c25K. One milestone this week -250 for Lorcan McClean.  Results below ;

Falls

50th Jim CLINTON 46:40

Larne
1st Ethan GLENN 19:37
Ormeau
25th Paul WILLIAMS 22:05 110th AthanasiaSEVASTAKI 27:19 211st Drew CRAWFORD 33:26
Queens
13th Ciaran HUNTER 21:33 45th John LAVERY 24:40
Waterworks
2nd Amando BAMISILE 18:34 6th Drew KNOX 20:20 7th John Gerard MURPHY 20:55 9th Greg MCCLURE 21:36 20th Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 23:29 31st Sam CARR 24:48 38th Tony REID 25:11 46th Thomas MCKINSTRY 25:53 74th Patrick MCSHANE 28:59 95th Jacqueline LAWLOR 30:55 98th Margaret STEPHENS 31:17 100th Kerry MCSHANE 31:19 115th Bernadette DUFFY 33:47 116th Frankey MCGIVERN 33:48 159th Padraigin BINGHAM 41:21 184th Martin COX 50:11
 Killarney
15th Ray CAMERON 25:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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