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NBH Race Report 22nd – 28th May

The Summer racing season is into full swing with club members taking on races both near and far. There were some notable victories and great personal achievements all following on from the hours of Spring training. This week, we ran the streets of Buncrana, Banbridge, and Ballyclare as well as Newry, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

Buncrana 5K

Mark McKinstry and Vernon Shiels travelled to County Donegal on Wednesday evening for the 14th staging of the Furey Insurances 5k road race. Mark led from start to finish and crossed the line in 15:08. Vernon also ran an impressive 17:21

  1. Mark Mckinstry   15:08,6
  2. Vernon Shiels       17:21,6


Bann 10k

On Wednesday evening, the annual Bann 10k was held in Banbridge. With over four hundred athletes taking part North Belfast Harriers were represented by David Clarke and John Murphy.

8     David       Clarke                        00:37:42       (1st M55)

34   John         Murphy                     00:42:40


Runher Coastal 10k & 5k

Nearly 1,000 ladies raced along the North Down shoreline on Friday evening following the coastal path from Seapark to Crawfordsburn. Several Harriers took on the challenge.

…results to follow.

May Fair 10k & 5k

On Saturday, over 400 athletes took part in the annual Mayfair 10k and 5k road races in Ballyclare. Reigning champion Dan Tanui returned to defend his title and Project Africa Athletes took the top three places in the men’s 10k. North Belfast Harrier’s Galdys Ganiel cruised to victory in the ladies race finishing almost 30 seconds clear of second. Andrew Annett was 4th overall .


Andrew     Annett 00:33:32

Gladys     Ganiel 00:37:14

John       Steele       00:42:59

John       Johnston 01:03:17


In the 5k race, North Belfast Harriers were represented by two junior athletes on the podium. Ethan Glenn recorded 17:39 for 2nd whilst Luke Kelly ran well for 3rd in 18:42.

AAI Open Games, Dublin

Conal McCambridge ran 9:16 for 3,000m and Michael McKillop ran 4:16 in the 1,500.

Newry City Marathon

On Sunday morning, North Belfast Harrier’s Louise Smith was the clear winner of the ladies marathon and took fifth place overall with 2:53:26. Gordon Glenn ran an even paced 3:44:12 whilst Frankey McGivern 5:38:38 added another marathon medal to the collection.


Newry City ½ Marathon

John Black claimed a great victory in the Half Marathon posting 1:11:19. North Belfast Harriers also had Eamonn White on the podium with 1:12:21 for 3rd place.


16   John             McConnell     01:24:25

56   Arran           Rutledge         01:33:29

59   Greg             McClure         01:33:40

103 April           Clarke              01:40:57

104   Kevin           McCann         01:40:46

397   Kerry           Coogan         02:08:39

423 David           Curran           02:12:22

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Newry City 10k

In the 10k race, Carol Clarke placed 3rd with 44:57.


Edinburgh Marathon

John McGuigan 3:05:56

Lynn McCullough 4:03:58


Liverpool Rock & Roll Marathon

John Beggs 4:43:03 PB

Megan Beggs 4:48:14 (1st Marathon)

Joanne McGurk 4:48:14 (1st Marathon)

Cailein Curley 4:48:15 (1st Marathon)

Anne Marie Clarken 5:05:45 PB

Liverpool Rock & Roll ½ Marathon

Claire Brady 2:22:08 PB

Kathleen O’Neill 2:22:24 PB

Eileen Keenan 2:22:24 1st Half

Orla Young 2:33:12

Dermot Mcgrath 2:40:09

Liz Campbell 2:43:15 1st Half

Nicola White 2:43:15 1st Half

Rosy Ryan 3:19:10

Philip McIlwrath 3:19:12

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parkrun Results

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

A total of 198 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Conall MCCLEAN 00:17:09
2 Andrew MILLIGAN 00:17:11
3 Simon REEVE 00:18:26
4 Conor O’RAWE 00:18:48
13 Drew KNOX 00:20:06
16 Max REID 00:20:24
18 Ciara O’RAWE 00:20:35
26 Lyle CARLETON 00:21:22
30 Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 00:22:14
36 Jack CARBERRY 00:22:45
37 Tony REID 00:22:48
45 Katrina MCAULEY 00:23:23
50 Terence MCATAMNEY 00:23:39
77 Joe WILSON 00:25:33
88 Matt SHIELDS 00:26:33
89 Greg MCCLURE 00:26:46
99 Fiona MAGILL 00:27:36
108 Magdalena BISEWSKA 00:28:11
129 Emma TONER 00:29:47
132 Eimear NUGENT 00:30:10
135 Joan GRIEVE 00:30:36
136 Bronagh CONLON 00:30:42
137 Monica O’KANE 00:30:43
140 Marian HAYES 00:31:03
141 Clare O’HARA 00:31:08
143 Margaret STEPHENS 00:31:22
156 Dirdre MURPHY 00:33:36
157 Nuala MAHON 00:33:41
158 Bernadette DUFFY 00:33:43


Princes parkrun, Liverpool

A total of 305 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
147 Philip MCILWRATH 00:27:20
298 Rosy RYAN 00:42:03


Belfast Victoria parkrun

A total of 209 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
22 Mark SHIELDS 00:20:41
33 Colin SIMPSON 00:21:57


Ecos parkrun, Ballymena

A total of 139 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
18 Paul WILLIAMS 00:21:36


Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

A total of 124 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Martin REA 00:18:18
11 Ciaran HUNTER 00:21:26


Falls parkrun, Belfast

A total of 94 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
22 Jim CLINTON 00:24:26


Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

A total of 198 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
5 John MCCONNELL 00:19:49


Ormeau parkrun

A total of 299 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
3 Marc JENNINGS 00:18:38
219 Anthony FLEMING 00:31:06


Comber parkrun

A total of 104 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
76 Philomena DONALDSON 00:29:40
77 Eadaoin DONALDSON 00:29:41


Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

A total of 75 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
33 Clare HOLMES 00:27:17


Dungloe parkrun

A total of 28 runners took part.

Position parkrunner Run Time
1 John Gerard MURPHY 00:19:50
5 Siobhan DRAIN 00:23:19