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Race Report 11-17 September 2017

Not Half Bad on the Streets of Belfast

The main event this week was the annual Belfast City Half Marathon which was a very successful race for the stags with many fine times and positions recorded. The club was also represented at the Gig n’ the Bann 5k in Portglenone and there was the usual large participation in parkrun.

Gig n’ the Bann Portglenone 5k (Thu 14th)

The Gig n’ the Bann is a cross cultural music, song & dance festival on the banks of the Bann. Proceeds from the 5k walk/run were used to support the work of
Northern Ireland Assistance Dogs (NIAD).

For the club James Wallace raced a swift 18:01, finishing 7th overall of the 250 finishers. This was enough to win the M50 category narrowly defeating Noel Connor from Ballymena Runners by a single second.

Belfast City Half Marathon (Sun 17th)

The harriers numbered over 70 on what has become a popular annual race round the streets of the capital. There were many notable performances demonstrating the dedication of our athletes and proving once again that hard work pays off in races. Highlights included John Black just outside a high quality podium in 4th place, Ed Cooke also in the top ten in 9th position, a new PB for Kent Swann, Jack Carberry 1st in his age group, Sandy Plumb 17 mins improvement from 4 weeks ago in Dublin, Una McConnell a new PB by 6 minutes, Sarah-Jane McFadden another big PB to take 2nd in the FO and 9th lady overall, and Geraldine Branagh 1st in the F50 category.

Notable also for the camaraderie and support that typifies our great sport a young half-marathon first timer, Amber from Bangor was inspired and encouraged by Eileen Keenan and Gemma Lowe to complete the race in fine style and was kind enough to send a message of thanks via the club to the girls.

 

Happy Faces in Ormeau Park (photo by Rosy Ryan)

 

Some of the competing harriers (photo by Orla McCambridge)

Full results for club athletes:

Pos Name Cat Time
4 John Black MO 1:11:51
9 Edward Cooke MO 1:14:24
14 Kent Swann M35 1:14:46
16 Joe Malone MO 1:14:51
35 Neil Carty M50 1:19:00
38 Andrew Considine M40 1:19:05
46 Paul Curley M35 1:20:21
51 Colin Willetts MO 1:21:08
54 Simon Reeve M40 1:20:45
63 John McGuigan M45 1:22:12
64 Joe Norney M35 1:22:24
102 John Sloan M40 1:24:33
103 Stephen Walker M35 1:24:34
121 John McConnell M45 1:25:15
135 Arran Rutledge M40 1:26:46
174 Sarahjane McFadden FO 1:28:21
210 Raymond Cameron M40 1:29:22
381 Paddy McCambridge MO 1:35:47
389 Geraldine Branagh F50 1:36:32
392 Colin Simpson M50 1:36:19
404 Michael McCormick M55 1:36:41
453 Paul Williams M50 1:38:37
484 Una McConnell F40 1:38:50
497 Jim Clinton M55 1:39:34
507 Christy Lennon M45 1:39:18
520 Jack Carberry M70 1:40:12
543 Kevin McCann M45 1:41:09
648 Emma Sheehy F45 1:43:21
771 Emma Toner F40 1:45:43
944 Gordon Glenn M45 1:48:16
1028 Lyle Carleton M50 1:49:36
  John Steele   1:50:00
1060 John Beggs M50 1:50:43
1081 Donna McLaughlin F45 1:50:51
1125 Anthony Fleming M40 1:51:54
1193 Elaine Holmes F50 1:52:43
1233 David Kennedy MJ 1:51:28
1518 Lynn McCullough F45 1:57:44
1575 Philip McIlwrath M40 1:59:00
1591 Thomas McKinstry M50 1:57:47
1714 Clare Ohara F45 2:00:58
1743 Megan Beggs FO 2:00:45
1760 Diane Taylor F35 2:01:05
1761 Andrew Taylor M35 2:01:06
1954 Eimear Nugent F35 2:04:44
2024 Joe Wilson M55 2:06:13
2077 Kelly Weston FO 2:07:43
2157 Matthew Carleton MJ 2:09:47
2198 Fiona Magill F35 2:08:41
2200 Gary Blythe M45 2:10:48
2205 Cailein Curley FO 2:11:13
2266 Anne Marie Clarken F40 2:12:27
2268 Lauren Hollyoak FO 2:12:00
2270 Kirsty Breen F40 2:11:59
2457 Marie Murphy FO 2:16:20
2563 Kelli Crawford F35 2:19:55
2586 Sonia Millar F40 2:20:48
2609 Katrina McAuley F35 2:22:02
2736 Michelle Doogan F40 2:27:36
2737 Gemma Lowe F45 2:26:43
2738 Eileen Keenan F50 2:25:08
2832 Elaine Crawford F40 2:31:12
2833 Kathleen O’Neill F50 2:29:38
2841 Michael Lawlor M55 2:32:12
2842 Jacqueline Lawlor F50 2:32:12
2937 Caroline Hill F40 2:34:34
2952 Roslynne Sheppard FO 2:38:16
2964 Dermot McGrath M45 2:38:20
2967 Lorna McGrath F55 2:37:41
2987 Catherine Carleton F55 2:40:03
2988 Paula O’Reilly F50 2:40:00

 

parkrun

Saturday’s parkrun results for club athletes were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 362 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Simon REEVE 18:21 PB stays at 00:17:48 184
4 David CURRAN 19:26 PB stays at 00:19:01 86
6 John Gerard MURPHY 19:43 PB stays at 00:18:49 319
9 Drew KNOX 20:23 PB stays at 00:18:42 216
18 Ray CAMERON 21:20 PB stays at 00:19:15 100
19 Paul CURLEY 21:21 PB stays at 00:17:40 112
23 Terence MCATAMNEY 21:45 New PB! 12
34 Tony REID 22:50 PB stays at 00:21:50 327
35 Orla CASH 22:54 New PB! 31
37 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 23:04 PB stays at 00:20:55 111
38 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 23:04 PB stays at 00:20:36 74
40 Eamon MCCAMBRIDGE 23:17 PB stays at 00:20:54 10
42 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 23:24 PB stays at 00:20:56 43
45 Gerry ANDERSON 23:31 New PB! 73
70 Paul WILLIAMS 25:01 PB stays at 00:20:23 234
71 Joe NORNEY 25:02 PB stays at 00:17:48 48
72 Maurice PALMER 25:03 New PB! 25
81 Sean MCSHANE 25:21 PB stays at 00:18:34 146
82 Joe WILSON 25:27 PB stays at 00:24:26 49
83 Lyle CARLETON 25:29 PB stays at 00:21:22 67
84 Emma SHEEHY 25:31 PB stays at 00:22:53 37
85 Jack CARBERRY 25:32 PB stays at 00:21:14 217
86 Christopher LENNON 25:32 PB stays at 00:22:20 14
98 Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 25:59 PB stays at 00:24:31 27
125 Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:26 PB stays at 00:23:09 160
127 Paul ARMSTRONG 27:29 New PB! 7
128 Thomas Peter NORTON 27:30 New PB! 13
133 Jim CLINTON 27:52 PB stays at 00:21:37 333
140 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 28:05 PB stays at 00:23:37 92
141 Marian HAYES 28:08 PB stays at 00:24:30 97
170 Nuala MAHON 29:13 PB stays at 00:27:02 105
201 Dirdre MURPHY 33:16 PB stays at 00:29:43 44
219 James TOAL 36:57 PB stays at 00:29:51 20
225 Sinead TOAL 38:18 PB stays at 00:34:27 11
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 334 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
4 Matthew LAVERY 18:21 New PB! 56
9 Rory KANE 18:53 PB stays at 00:18:23 14
59 Bryanna CATNEY 24:03 First Timer! 14
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 286 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 Martin REA 18:28 PB stays at 00:17:58 38
29 Ciaran HUNTER 22:03 PB stays at 00:20:24 211
48 Damien GILL 24:20 PB stays at 00:20:03 195
54 Paula WALLACE 24:34 PB stays at 00:23:09 30
Falls parkrun, Belfast # 267 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
38 David JOHNSTON 31:07 First Timer! 22
Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 223 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
6 John MCCONNELL 20:27 PB stays at 00:18:24 232
66 Eadaoin DONALDSON 26:45 PB stays at 00:26:11 137
100 Philomena DONALDSON 29:26 New PB! 175
117 Bernadette DUFFY 30:53 First Timer! 160
Forest Rec parkrun # 221 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Conor O’RAWE 18:16 New PB! 137
Ormeau parkrun # 220 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Paul HORAN 18:01 PB stays at 00:18:00 17
66 Anthony FLEMING 23:50 PB stays at 00:22:18 38
Larne parkrun # 193 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Nat GLENN 18:38 PB stays at 00:17:48 65
2 Ethan GLENN 19:46 PB stays at 00:19:13 36
7 Penny LINDSAY 21:47 PB stays at 00:20:45 16
12 Carol CLARKE 23:04 PB stays at 00:21:54 36
14 Trisha CAMPBELL 23:16 PB stays at 00:21:04 31
20 Harry PLUMB 25:05 PB stays at 00:22:24 70
56 Sandy PLUMB 34:13 PB stays at 00:22:17 112
Limavady parkrun # 129 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
20 Philip MCILWRATH 27:02 First Timer! 109
29 Rosy RYAN 43:04 PB stays at 00:39:50 108
Stormont parkrun # 107 – 16/09/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
6 Mark SHIELDS 20:47 PB stays at 00:20:17 162