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NBH Race Report 07-13 August 2017

Gladys Rocks to AAI Half Marathon Title

Gladys Ganiel repeated her success of 2007 to claim the AAI national title in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin half marathon on Sunday morning. Elsewhere in a busy week of racing, club athletes competed in the mountains, on rural roads and round city centre streets.

Gladys takes the Irish title (photo courtesy of NIRunning)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Gladys Ganiel claimed the AAI national title in Dublin in Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. On a challenging route the evergreen Gladys repeated her success of 2007, finishing in 1:17:07, almost 2 minutes clear of 2nd place Catriona Jennings. A total of 18 club athletes made the journey south to take part in the event with some fine times being recorded. Full club results were:

Pos Athlete Time
20 Philip GOSS 1:13:44
48 Gladys GANIEL 1:17:07
106 David CLARKE 1:21:54
200 Martin REA 1:26:34
557 John STEELE 1:36:23
2401 Christopher HICKS 1:57:16
2443 Lyle CARLETON 1:57:38
2501 Matthew CARLETON 1:58:04
3261 John BEGGS 2:05:39
Sandy Plumb 2:07:35
4114 Kerry COOGAN 2:14:11
4116 Megan BEGGS 2:14:12
Caelin Curley 2:14:12
4127 Joanne MCGURK 2:14:11
4723 Claire BRADY 2:21:26
4725 Eileen KEENAN 2:21:26
4808 Anne Marie CLARKEN 2:22:41
4817 Kathleen O’NEILL 2:22:40

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin 10k

Also on Sunday and part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll series of races the 10k saw 5 runners representing the club. Full results were:

Pos Athlete Time
1520 Catherine CARLETON 1:11:58
1521 Paula O’REILLY 1:11:58
1846 Sinead Keenan 1:22:03
1911 Helen GRIMLEY 1:26:24
Gemma Doherty 1:26:24

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin 5k

On Saturday the first of the Rock ‘n’ Roll series of races offered a 5k challenge which was taken up by 3 club athletes using it as a warm up for more strenuous efforts to come in the half marathon the following day. The results were:

Pos Athlete Time
1168 Kerry COOGAN 31:38
1170 Eileen Keenan 31:39
1174 Kethleen O’Neill 31:40

 

Ligoneil Community Festival 5m

On Wednesday evening, Coleen Thompson and Sam Carr finished first lady and first male respectively in the Ligoneil festival 5m race. No results were available but also spotted in pre-race photos were Jackie and Mick Lawlor and Gary Blythe.

Coleen’s spoils of victory in Ligoneil

 

Nissan Classic 5m Road Race, Coleraine

The annual Nissan classic 5m race took place on Wednesday evening. Mark McKinstry led home the 351 strong field, ably supported by Stephen Walker and Ray Cameron. Full results were:

Pos Athlete Cat Time
1 Mark McKinstry MO 24:51
19 Stephen Walker M35 28:40
46 Ray Cameron M40 31:34

 

Mallusk Harriers 5m Road Race

The popular and challenging Mallusk Harriers 5m race took place on Friday 11th with a strong showing by 27 club athletes. Marc Jennings had a great run to take 3rd place in 28:49. Sarah-Jane McFadden also ran well to finish as 3rd lady and evergreen Jack Carberry took 1st place in the V70 category. Full results were:

Pos Athlete Cat Time
3 Mark Jennings MO 28:49
36 Sara-Jane McFadden FO 33:33
48 Robert Irvine M55 35:06
99 John Carberry M70 38:40
111 Sandy Carr F35 39:25
114 Emma Sheehy F45 39:40
146 Andy Taylor M35 41:33
150 Gordon Glenn M45 41:44
155 Anthony Fleming M40 41:52
163 Paul Carlin M45 42:26
173 Joe Wilson M55 43:05
193 Lynn McCullough F45 44:30
213 Diane Taylor F35 46:09
216 Fiona Magill F35 46:30
238 John Beggs M50 48:57
247 David Johnston M45 50:00
254 John Higgins M45 50:54
262 Eadaoin Donaldson FO 51:31
272 Anne Marie Clarken F40 52:29
273 Monica O’Kane F55 52:30
278 Pat Curran F60 53:06
281 Ciara Seymour F35 53:19
289 Siobhan Magill F45 54:25
299 Kelly Kidd F35 56:55
300 Louise Spence F35 56:55
304 Dirdre Murphy F50 58:50
305 Rebecca Johnston FJ 59:12
Marc Jennings 3rd male
Sarah-Jane McFadden 3rd lady
Jack first V70

 

Groomsport Half Marathon

In the latest race in the Pure Running/Champion Chip half marathon series new member Joe Malone recorded a fine win over the testing 2 lap course. John McConnell also finished strongly to take 6th place in 1h26m. Full results:

Pos Athlete Time
1 Joe Malone 1:18:11
6 John McConnell 1:26:23

 

Groomsport 10k

In the accompanying 10k race the club was represented by Leeanne Magee who took 79th place in 1h20.

Pos Athlete Time
79 Leeanne Magee 1:20:32

 

Lurig Mountain Race

The Lurig mountain race saw 366 athletes take on the challenging route from the centre of Cushendall village, navigating country trails and the grassy slopes of the open mountain. At times ascending on hands and knees and descending sliding on backsides the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all the club’s participants. Strong man Tommy Simmons took 2nd place behind mountain specialist Johnny Steede of Glen’s runners. Complete results were:

Pos Athlete Cat Time
2 Thomas Simmons V35 29:11
28 Joe Wilson V35 35:50
38 John MacAulay OPEN 37:05
47 Ray Cameron V40 38:19
97 Helen Weir V45 42:45
168 Sandy Carr V35 47:47
332 Jacqueline Lawlor V50 1:08:28
333 Michael Lawlor V55 1:08:27

NIMRA Seven Sevens

The annual seven sevens race over the seven highest peaks in the Mournes sees competitors run a total distance in excess of 19 miles with a total ascent of over 2,500m. The first of the seven summits is Slieve Donard and the runners subsequently ascend Commedagh, Bernagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg, Binnian and Lamagan. A total of 112 athletes completed the challenge with our own Simon Reeve representing the club and finishing in a fine 21st place. Simon timed his effort well, making up time on his rivals over the last 2 climbs over Binnian and Lamagan.

Pos Athlete Cat Time
21 Simon Reeve MV40 5:18:31

 

GymCo Feile 10k

On Sunday morning the GymCo Feile 10k race took place with runners starting at Yorkgate, running through the Belfast city centre before heading up the Falls Road and eventually finishing at Malone College in Finaghy Road North. A fine, bright morning greeted the competitors with an excellent performance by Brendan Grew to claim 2nd place overall. Stephen Walker completed his second race of the week to finish in 6th place. Full club results were:

Pos Athlete Cat Time
2 Brendan Grew 0:36:19
6 Stephen Walker M35 0:37:30
66 Paul Williams M60 0:46:29
80 Gary Blythe M45 0:47:57
90 Terence McAtamney MO 0:48:17
91 Gordon Glenn M45 0:48:20
122 Sarah Jane Stewart FO 0:50:07
129 Paul Carlin M45 0:49:52
155 Maurice Palmer M55 0:52:08
173 Lynn McCullough F45 0:53:23
191 John Clarke M35 0:54:54
247 Sharon Clarke F35 0:59:21
268 Jim Clinton M35 1:01:01
303 Claire Brady FO 1:04:28

 

parkrun 12 August

Congratulations to Mick Lawlor on completing his century of runs at the Waterworks. Full results were:

Kingston parkrun # 389 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
4 Matt SHIELDS 18:23 PB stays at 00:17:58 254

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 357 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Kent SWANN 16:44 New PB! 75
4 David CURRAN 19:33 PB stays at 00:19:01 82
7 Drew KNOX 20:02 PB stays at 00:18:42 213
15 Greg MCCLURE 21:07 PB stays at 00:18:41 288
23 Sam CARR 22:11 PB stays at 00:20:29 77
29 Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 22:36 PB stays at 00:21:15 28
30 Kevin MCCANN 22:38 PB stays at 00:21:54 52
33 Lauren COX 22:57 PB stays at 00:20:33 58
36 Tony REID 23:14 PB stays at 00:21:50 322
38 Jennifer CURLEY 23:23 PB stays at 00:20:55 24
48 Gerry ANDERSON 23:55 New PB! 70
60 Orla CASH 24:44 PB stays at 00:23:44 28
74 Jack CARBERRY 25:25 PB stays at 00:21:14 214
88 Anthony FLEMING 26:22 PB stays at 00:21:12 35
89 Joanne MCALLISTER 26:23 New PB! 8
90 Lyle CARLETON 26:23 PB stays at 00:21:22 64
91 Joe WILSON 26:25 PB stays at 00:24:26 45
99 Thomas MCKINSTRY 26:47 PB stays at 00:23:09 157
106 Diane TAYLOR 27:06 PB stays at 00:25:57 7
122 John BEGGS 27:40 PB stays at 00:23:40 27
145 Marian HAYES 28:46 PB stays at 00:24:30 95
146 Thomas Peter NORTON 28:48 New PB! 9
161 Niamh MCAULEY 29:46 New PB! 3
162 Katrina MCAULEY 29:47 PB stays at 00:23:23 20
172 David JOHNSTON 30:22 PB stays at 00:27:09 17
174 Nuala MAHON 30:31 PB stays at 00:27:02 101
183 Emma TONER 30:54 PB stays at 00:29:47 15
185 Leona KNOX 31:03 New PB! 2
187 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 31:21 PB stays at 00:23:37 87
188 Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 31:22 PB stays at 00:27:25 87
189 Margaret STEPHENS 31:23 PB stays at 00:28:23 164
190 Sandy CARR 31:31 PB stays at 00:22:55 174
191 Jacqueline LAWLOR 31:31 PB stays at 00:28:48 130
192 Michael LAWLOR 31:32 PB stays at 00:25:44 100
195 Bernadette DUFFY 31:53 PB stays at 00:29:29 156
202 Dermot MCGRATH 32:21 PB stays at 00:28:46 70
221 Dirdre MURPHY 34:13 PB stays at 00:29:43 41
236 Padraigin BINGHAM 37:58 PB stays at 00:26:52 55

Belfast Victoria parkrun # 329 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
7 Matthew LAVERY 18:52 New PB! 52
18 Claire CONNOR 20:11 PB stays at 00:18:21 32
21 Colin SIMPSON 21:00 PB stays at 00:19:23 186
90 Paul WILLIAMS 26:04 PB stays at 00:20:36 229
91 Stephen WALKER 26:09 PB stays at 00:17:34 62

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 282 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
16 Eoin MCQUILLAN 21:38 PB stays at 00:18:03 32
19 Ciaran HUNTER 22:05 PB stays at 00:20:24 206

Falls parkrun, Belfast # 262 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
6 Gerard SOWNEY 22:13 First Timer! 28
22 Chris O’DONOGHUE 27:21 First Timer! 24

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 219 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
66 Jim CLINTON 26:10 PB stays at 00:22:46 328

Citypark parkrun, Craigavon # 254 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
3 Alan RITCHIE 18:44 PB stays at 00:17:04 38

Ormeau parkrun # 216 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
18 Rory KANE 19:59 First Timer! 13

Larne parkrun # 188 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Nat GLENN 18:14 PB stays at 00:17:48 64
3 Ethan GLENN 21:45 PB stays at 00:19:13 33
12 Harry PLUMB 26:06 PB stays at 00:22:24 68

Carrickfergus parkrun # 177 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Andrew MILLIGAN 17:48 PB stays at 00:17:45 103

Stormont parkrun # 102 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
128 Eadaoin DONALDSON 29:41 First Timer! 132

Dungloe parkrun # 76 – 12/08/2017

Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 John Gerard MURPHY 20:02 PB stays at 00:19:50 314