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NBH Race Report, 24 April – 30 April 2017

NBH Race Report, 24 April – 30 April 2017

A quieter week in the NI running community this week as many Harriers were preparing for the Belfast City Marathon 2017 or still recovering from last weekend’s London Marathon.

Northwest 10K Road Race 2017

The Northwest 10k Road race took place On Sunday 30 April in Letterkenny. The race was won by Eoghain McGinley (MO) from Letterkenny AC in a time of 33:44:3. It was a family affair for two NBH athletes. Brendan McCambridge celebrated his birthday by running in a time of 42:02:9 coming in 80th overall. In the F50 category, Ita McCambridge came third in her age category in 44:11:7. Both athletes had also completed Parkrun at Letterkenny the previous day. Brendan was first home at this in a PB of 19:41.

Dream Run Dublin 2017

The Dream Run Dublin 2017 marathon training project was launched by NIRunning at Victoria Park on Saturday 29th April 2017. North Belfast Harrier Paul Curley was one of 10 athletes selected by Rio Olympian Paul Pollock to take part in his training project . Paul Pollock will coach 10 Northern Ireland based runners who want to run sub 3 hours in the Dublin Marathon in October 2017. Well done Paul Curley and good luck with the training!.

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Farewell and Good Luck Breege

Sad news for North Belfast Harriers with the confirmation that Kinlough native Breege Connolly is moving on to pastures new. The 2016 Rio Olympian for Ireland is an inspiration and role model to many NBH runners. Breege joined North Belfast Harriers after moving to Belfast wanting to run for fun and to make friends in a new city. She steadily improved and competed in her first competitive marathon at age 34. Four years later in 2016, Breege competed for Ireland in the marathon at the Olympics in Rio in 2016. An achievement made all the more special as Breege fitted in her training while working as a software tester. She has been a fantastic ambassador for North Belfast Harriers and is a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication. Good luck and best wishes to Breege from North Belfast Harriers.

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Park Run Results from 29 April 2017 at various locations:-
Belfast Victoria
12th Paul CURLEY 18:43
15th Joe NORNEY 19:01
71st Helen F WEIR 23:02
111st Paul WILLIAMS 27:07

4th Peter SAVAGE 18:22
3rd Neil CARTY 18:55
279th Lynsey FLEMING 31:42

5th Ray CAMERON 23:07
36th Ciaran HUNTER 22:45

3rd Matthew LAVERY 20:02 – New PB
11th John MCCONNELL 19:54

4th Thomas SIMMONS 17:58
5th Simon REEVE 18:07
7th Laurence JOHNSTON 18:45
10th Luke KELLY 19:21
11th John Gerard MURPHY 19:33
18th John STEELE 20:47
24th Niall ARMSTRONG 21:57
29th Kevin MCCANN 22:24
35th Sam CARR 22:35
39th Tony REID 22:52
43rd Gerry GRIBBON 23:20
50th Jack CARBERRY 23:57
54th Lauren COX 24:10
55th Matt SHIELDS 24:12
58th Ciara O’RAWE 24:19
71st Greg MCCLURE 25:12
78th Liam SMYTH 25:30
90th Roisin HUGHES 26:00
96th Philip MCILWRATH 26:29

102nd Lyle CARLETON 26:52
103rd Thomas MCKINSTRY 26:52
105th Sandy CARR 27:03
106th Lynn MCCULLOUGH 27:03
115th Joe WILSON 27:28
116th Patrick MCSHANE 27:28
131st Catherine MCKILLEN 28:19
134th Megan BEGGS 28:38
148th Clare O’HARA 28:58
149th Joanne MCGURK 29:01
163rd Trisha MURRAY 29:51
169th Magdalena BISEWSKA 30:09
189th Margaret STEPHENS 31:27
194th Jim CLINTON 32:13
202nd Lorna MCGRATH 32:53
204th Bridget CORR 32:59
205th Nuala MAHON 33:00
206th Bernadette DUFFY 33:01
218th Dirdre MURPHY 33:19
240th Philomena DONALDSON 36:39
271st Gemma LOWE 44:02
273rd Rosy RYAN 44:02

15th John LAVERY 23:04 – New PB


1st Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 19:41 – New PB
3rd Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 21:49
4th Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 22:52
12th Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 25:35 – New PB
27th Orla MCCAMBRIDGE 28:05