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QUIET WEEK: Larne 10Km, Great North Run, Torbay Tornado, Thames Path Challenge and parkrun
After a very busy time last week when many of our runners were volunteering or running the Laganside 10k, this week was much quieter. 6 runners participated in the East Coast AC Larne 10km, 3 travelled to Newcastle, England to complete the Great North Run, 1 travelled south to Devon, 1 to the River Thames and countless ran in many different parkruns across the north. Without doubt the next few weeks’ report will abound with half marathons, full marathons and relay times …. but for now it was all quiet on the Northern Front.

East Coast AC Larne 10km (Saturday 9th September 2017)
One of the big events of the weekend was the 2nd East Coast AC Larne 10km.The fast two lap course was run within Larne Town Centre, starting and finishing at Centre Point, Pound Street, Larne. At 11am runners made their way down the Main Street towards the picturesque promenade area with stunning views along the sea front. After exiting the promenade, the route veered inland back towards the Town Centre. As was the case last year, 2016, North Belfast Harriers took 1st place. John Black won the race easily in 33:12 this year taking the crown from last year’s victor, Mark McKinstry. Joe Malone followed John Black home in 35:18 ensuring that NBH had the top 2 podium positions. April Clarke and Carol Clarke continued to impress with the 10km distance. April was first NBH lady home in 46th position. Congratulations to all who took part.

1st   John Black M MO 00:33:12
2nd Joe Malone M MO 00:35:18
7th  John McGuigan M M45 00:38:27
46th April Clarke F FO 00:44:32
58th Carol Clarke F F50 00:46:05
116th Maurice Palmer M M55 00:52:43


The Great North Run, Newcastle (Sunday 10th September 2017)
Among the many, many thousands of runners who took to the streets of Newcastle to run in this popular half marathon were our own Andrew Annett and Natt Glenn. On this cold, September morning Mo Farrah led the way home for the 4th time. Andrew Annett finished 28th overall in 1:09:21 and Natt Glenn finished in 1:20:46 (third V50 overall.) Elaine Holmes was our only female athlete running; she completed the distance in 1:50:56. Well done to Andrew, Natt and Elaine!

Torbay Tornado Half Trail Marathon

Helen Weir participated in this event on Sunday 10th September. The half marathon route was challenging and included roads, pavements, hills, steps, and coastal path sections with tree roots, rocky and muddy terrain and 11281 feet of climbing. She completed this course in the official time of 2:00:00. Managing to stay dry as the forecasted storm did not materialise during the race, Helen finished in 7th place overall and was 2nd lady home.

Thames Path 100km Challenge

John Miskimmin took part in his first Ultra over the weekend. This Thames Path 100km Challenge started at Putney Bridge, then upstream to leafy Kew, on to Richmond and through the locks at Teddington, making its way past Hampton Court Palace and on to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then  onwards past Windsor Castle finishing at Henley. Joe not only completed the ultra comfortably within his own 10 hour target but he took 3rd podium position when he crossed the finish line in 09:21:26. What a massive achievement!



parkrun results Saturday 9th September 2017:

Special mention to our 3 athletes who achieved PBs in the Waterworks parkrun. Colin Willets was 4th home in 18:16, Mia McDowell finished in 23:50 and Clare O’Hara continues to show improving form with her time 25:58 which was her first sub 26 minute. Congratulations to all!

Belfast Victoria
25th Joe DRAIN 20:32
37th Colin SIMPSON 21:45
45th Siobhan DRAIN 22:23
53rd Mark SHIELDS 22:43
7th Sandy PLUMB 25:39
34th Philip MCILWRATH 27:34
93rd Rosy RYAN 43:59
3rd Paul HORAN 18:01
16th Damien GILL 21:19
21st Ciaran HUNTER 22:19
68th Eadaoin DONALDSON 27:20
14th Paul WILLIAMS 22:49
7th John MCCONNELL 19:36
4th Colin WILLETTS 18:16 – New PB
5th John SLOAN 18:44
6th Simon REEVE 18:58
8th Matthew LAVERY 19:15
15th David CURRAN 19:56
25th Sean MCSHANE 21:11
28th Luke KELLY 21:38
39th Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 22:50
44th Matt SHIELDS 23:02
47th Tony REID 23:09
55th Mia MCDOWELL 23:50 – New PB
56th Sam CARR 23:55
62nd Orla CASH 24:11
76th Anthony FLEMING 24:53
90th Gerry ANDERSON 25:40
97th Clare O’HARA 25:58 – New PB
98th Kevin MCCANN 25:58
133rd David JOHNSTON 27:39
149th Paul ARMSTRONG 28:14
151st Heather WILSON 28:19
154th Magdalena BISEWSKA 28:50
157th Thomas Peter NORTON 29:03
163rd Jim CLINTON 29:18
176th Niamh MCAULEY 30:54
177th Katrina MCAULEY 30:54
184th Kerry MCSHANE 31:24
185th Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 31:25
186th Margaret STEPHENS 31:25
187th Marian HAYES 31:26
188th Sandy CARR 31:26
189th Lynn MCCULLOUGH 31:27
197th Gemma LOWE 31:57
203rd Dirdre MURPHY 33:22
209th Marc JENNINGS 33:42
210th Dermot MCGRATH 33:56
232nd James TOAL 36:27
234th Adrienne MARTIN-POOTS 37:38


143rd Elaine HOLMES 23:54