NBH Harriers Race Report, 29th May – 4th June

 

andy deryAs the seasons shifted closer to summer, the local running scene was busy with races on the track and road. As ever NBH runners were right in the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Running NI half marathon series

The annual half marathon series has nearly reached the half way stage; with four of the races now complete the runners are eagerly awaiting the Lisburn Half Marathon in mid-June. The standings have recently been updated and NBH Peter McClelland’s strong performances to date have helped him hold on to 2nd place in his age category.

 

Albertville Harriers 4 mile Road Race, Duncrue, Belfast, Co Antrim

On Friday evening as workers left Duncrue Industrial Estate, close to three hundred runners headed in the opposite direction for the start line of the Albertville 4 miler. The mens’ race was won by Neill Weir from Willowfield Harriers (21:31) while the women’s race was won by Sarah Lindsay of North Down AC (25:16).

A huge number of NBH runners participated, 59 in total, making up a fifth of the overall field. The table below lists each great performance, among which are no doubt many PBs over the distance…

 

Name Finish Position Time
Colin

Willetts

21 00:23:54
Piaras McShane 26 00:24:06
Frankie Smyth 50 00:26:14
Sean McShane 72 00:27:40
Paul Williams 73 00:27:56
Lyle Carleton 82 00:28:32
Anthony Fleming 94 00:29:25
Gary Blythe 104 00:30:09
Andrew Taylor 110 00:30:37
Katrina McAuley 113 00:30:51
Sandy Carr 134 00:31:46
Philip McIlwrath 141 00:32:27
Joe Wilson 144 00:32:48
Matthew Carleton 145 00:32:54
John Beggs 148 00:33:08
Diane Taylor 168 00:34:44
Liam Smyth 169 00:34:46
Fiona Magill 171 00:34:54
John Higgins 195 00:37:00
Cailein Curley 196 00:37:01
Megan Beggs 197 00:37:02
Trisha Murray 208 00:37:41
Pauline McKeating 211 00:37:45
Bronagh Conlon 212 00:37:45
Eileen Keenan 215 00:37:59
Michael Lawlor 216 00:38:37
Jacqueline Lawlor 217 00:38:37
Kathleen O’Neill 218 00:38:41
Margaret Stephens 219 00:38:42
Anne Marie Clarken 220 00:38:43
Roberta Toan 226 00:39:22
Monica Okane 229 00:39:30
Rhiannon Kelly 233 00:40:20
Claire Kelly 234 00:40:20
Caroline Hill 244 00:41:09
Sonia Millar 245 00:41:09
Elaine Crawford 246 00:41:09
Gemma Lowe 247 00:41:09
Fionuala Dunleavy 248 00:41:10
Michele Flood 249 00:41:13
Ruth Anderson 252 00:41:24
Sharon Collins 255 00:41:32
Brenda McKeever 256 00:41:32
Dermot McGrath 257 00:41:48
Lindsay Walker 260 00:42:10
Mick Murray 262 00:42:46
Paula O’Reilly 265 00:43:09
Catherine Carleton 266 00:43:09
Rebecca Johnston 267 00:43:33
Dirdre Murphy 268 00:43:51
Michelle Doogan 272 00:45:29
Clare Corey 273 00:45:30
Nicola White 276 00:46:04
Clare Morgan 279 00:46:12
Gemma Doherty 280 00:47:14
Leeanne Magee 281 00:47:15
Jansje Lamb 285 00:49:38
Rosy Ryan 287 00:53:06
Martine McAnoy 288 00:53:09

 

Firmus Energy, Meet 3, Mary Peters Track, Belfast

 

On Friday evening the Mary Peters Track played host to hundreds of athletes of all ages, for the third meeting of the Firmus Energy athletics series, where all athletes did well to brace themselves against the unsettling weather. One of the last events of the night was the Senior Men’s 3,000 metre race. NBH had two men in the race, with Conal McCambridge comfortably clinching first place (9.16.94) and Conor O’Rawe securing third place (10.23.80).

 

 

Walled City Marathon, Derry / Londonderry

derry2Over twelve hundred athletes took to the roads of NI’s maiden city on Sunday morning to tackle the marathon along the banks and bridges of the River Foyle, all hoping to cross the finish line at the historic Guildhall square with a smile on their faces.

The men’s race was won by Dan Tanui from Project Africa (2:25:26), with the women’s race being won by Catherine Whoriskey from City of Derry Spartan AC (2:50:38).

NBH runner Andrew Considine had put in months of meticulous training and was well rewarded by being the first NI runner across the line, in a fantastic time of 02:40:56. Andrew was 5th place in the entire field and won his age category. Donna, Ruth and Frankey all finished in the top 25 in their age category too.

 

Position Name Time
5 Andrew CONSIDINE 02:40:56
353 Gordon GLENN 03:51:53
641 Donna MCLAUGHLIN 04:14:36
646 Ruth MURPHY 04:15:00
1024 Frankey MCGIVERN 04:56:45

 

Hazelbank 5 Mile, Newtownabbey, Belfast

On Sunday,  runners tackled a 5 mile course alongside Belfast lough shore, between Hazelbank and Loughshore park. The race was won by Eoin Lennon of Edinburgh AC (26:38), with the Ladies’ race being clinched by Caroline Girvan (36:21).

Three female NBH runners participated and were rewarded with great results

Position Name Time
65 Cathy McKillen 00:47:51
71 Sonia Millar 00:48:37
90 Caroline Hill 00:52:28

 

 

Parkrun @ various locations:

As ever the NBH attended parkrun events in their droves, this Saturday saw 7 new PBs.

Antrim

51st Stephen WALKER 24:01

52nd Paul WILLIAMS 24:01

Belfastvictoria

35th Colin SIMPSON 21:18

Citypark

13th Alan RITCHIE 20:09
Colinglen

13th Helen F WEIR 21:57 – New PB
Falls

19th John LAVERY 24:39
Larne

4th Ethan GLENN 22:55

5th Nat GLENN 22:56

38th Greg LAVERY 41:15
Ormeau

4th Laurence JOHNSTON 18:58

22nd Lauren COX 20:26 – New PB

45th Eva KISSENPFENNIG 22:08
Queens

3rd Martin REA 17:59 34th

Ciaran HUNTER 22:08

48th John LAVERY 23:29
Wallace

3rd John MCCONNELL 19:25
Waterworks

1st John BLACK 16:43

2nd Kent SWANN 16:50 – New PB

11th Matthew LAVERY 19:28 – New PB

12th John Gerard MURPHY 19:44

14th Drew KNOX 20:03

15th Piaras MCSHANE 20:04

22nd Greg MCCLURE 20:43

48th Jack CARBERRY 22:46

49th Emma SHEEHY 23:03

50th Tony REID 23:05

61st Sam CARR 23:52

71st Jim CLINTON 24:14

74th Simon REEVE 24:28

75th Anthony FLEMING 24:34

79th Katrina MCAULEY 24:51

80th Sarah Jane STEWART 24:53

86th John GRIBBIN 25:21

119th Kerry MCSHANE 27:54

120th Sean MCSHANE 27:56

122nd David JOHNSTON 27:59 – New PB

135th Lynn MCCULLOUGH 28:38

136th Michael LAWLOR 28:38

147th Thomas MCKINSTRY 29:14

149th Irene MCGREEVY 29:22

150th Sandy CARR 29:22

161st Trisha MURRAY 30:44

164th Claire BRADY 30:59

166th Joan GRIEVE 31:05

167th Bronagh CONLON 31:05

171st Margaret STEPHENS 31:16

182nd Matt SHIELDS 31:49

183rd Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 31:50

185th Philomena DONALDSON 31:51

187th Nuala MAHON 32:09

198th Bernadette DUFFY 33:07

204th Catherine O BOYLE 33:48

208th Eadaoin DONALDSON 34:07

212nd Dirdre MURPHY 34:59

232nd Gemma LOWE 38:10

236th Clare O’HARA 39:54

251st Rosy RYAN 49:36

Letterkenny

5th Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 21:18

8th Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 21:57

9th Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 21:57

15th Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 25:18 – New PB

16th Orla MCCAMBRIDGE 25:19 – New PB

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