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NBH Race Report 18th – 24th September


Autumn Marathon season has started and with cross country events also just around the corner, many Harriers were out on the tarmac and trails this week. This was probably one of the biggest weeks for mileage and time on feet for club members both racing and training.

BMW Berlin Marathon

Gladys Ganiel O’Neil was chasing Commonwealth Games Qualification on Sunday morning on the streets of Berlin. In less than ideal conditions Gladys finished 15th in 2:37:55, for a new PB by nearly a minute. Several other North Belfast Harriers also took on the notoriously fast course and humid conditions. For Greg McClure, it was his 12th Berlin Marathon.

Gladys Ganiel             02:37:55

Martin Rea                  02:58:51

Greg McClure             03:21:59

Mark Shields               03:33:22

Kerry McShane          04:24:38

Gabrielle Mallaghan 05:05:32


Dublin Half Marathon

Saturday morning saw the SSE Airtricity Half Marathon take place just north of Dublin. Following on from the Belfast Half last week, several Harriers took on the opportunity to test their summer training over the 13.1 mile distance.


Simon Reeve              01:21:17

Stephen Walker        01:29:10

Andrew Harding        01:41:31

Catherine Gaston     02:37:40

Christine Gaston       02:43:04


Causeway Coast Marathon Events

The annual 26extreme event up on the North Coast has proven very popular over recent years and attracts athletes of all abilities looking to take on the challenge of the coastal paths over various distances. A notable success for the club was Marstje Hell finishing first in the Half Marathon and 6th overall.

Half Marathon

Marstje Hell                01:43:21

Geoff Swann               01:52:16

Helen Weir                  01:57:55

Colin Simpson            02:02:50

Nichola Swann           02:12:32


Cavehill Five Mile

The steep trails over Cavehill are well known by many in the club. They somehow get steeper the faster you try to run up over them. This was soon realised by those taking on the 5 Mile trail race on Sunday morning.

30   00:50:39 Gordon   Glenn

41   00:54:09 Kathleen Diamond


parkrun Results

5th Ethan GLENN 18:28
23rd Paul WILLIAMS 21:57
Belfast Victoria
22nd Luke KELLY 19:57
4th Andrew MILLIGAN 18:10
8th Lauren COX 21:54
15th David JOHNSTON 25:24 – New PB
7th Penny LINDSAY 21:25
13th Carol CLARKE 23:06
19th Harry PLUMB 25:12
42nd Sandy PLUMB 33:58
3rd Paul HORAN 18:05
63rd Eadaoin DONALDSON 27:18
6th John MCCONNELL 19:43
2nd Conor O’RAWE 17:52
3rd Colin WILLETTS 18:00 – New PB
5th Matthew LAVERY 18:12 – New PB
6th Thomas REID 18:25
7th John SLOAN 18:36
10th Joe NORNEY 19:08
11th David CURRAN 19:27
16th Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 20:53
20th Christopher LENNON 21:28 – New PB
22nd Jack CARBERRY 21:39
23rd Lyle CARLETON 21:48
26th Terence MCATAMNEY 21:54
29th Kevin MCCANN 22:11
33rd Tony REID 22:31
34th Orla CASH 22:33 – New PB
53rd Joe WILSON 24:32 – 50th Parkun
54th Sam CARR 24:39
74th Paul ARMSTRONG 26:07 – New PB
75th Joanne MCALLISTER 26:11 – New PB 
88th Thomas MCKINSTRY 26:58
97th Clare O’HARA 27:25
99th Thomas Peter NORTON 27:33
101st Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 27:40
115th Donna MCLAUGHLIN 28:32
120th Sandy CARR 29:03
121st Michael LAWLOR 29:03
127th Magdalena BISEWSKA 29:23
142nd Gemma LOWE 30:43
150th Margaret STEPHENS 31:53
151st Trisha MURRAY 31:54
156th Dirdre MURPHY 32:18
164th James TOAL 34:01
165th Catherine CARLETON 34:27
166th Paula O’REILLY 34:28

37th John LAVERY 27:09