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Race Report Week Ending 8th October 2017

NBH Harriers Race Report, 2nd – 8th October 2017

A busy weekend for North Belfast Harriers which saw runners compete in the NI and Ulster Road Relay Championships at Victoria Park on Saturday. Further afield, several Harriers travelled to Galway to take part in the Galway Bay Marathon and Half Marathon. On Sunday the Cultra Charity Challenge took place in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. There was success on the podium for North Belfast Harriers in the Gaeltachta 10K on Sunday too. As ever, the Harriers were out in force at various Parkrun venues in Northern Ireland and as far away as Jersey and Sydney, Australia.

NI AND ULSTER ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS, VICTORIA PARK

On Saturday 7th October the 7th NI and Ulster Road Relay Championships took place in Victoria Park, Belfast. The event was hosted by Orangegrove Athletic Club. Athletes from all across the province travelled to Victoria Park in the hope of competing for championship titles. North Belfast Harriers fielded several male and female teams in the various relays. In the Senior Men’s race, a 4 strong North Belfast Harriers team was narrowly beaten by Newcastle Athletic Club on the 3380m course. Newcastle AC Senior Men claimed top spot on the podium in 39:46. North Belfast Harrier Mark McKinstry came very close to overtaking his Newcastle AC counterpart Zak Hanna. In the end, just 3 seconds separated the two teams with North Belfast Harriers taking second position on the podium in 39:49. City of Derry AC completed the podium line-up taking 3rd spot in 40:04. Harriers results below:-

Position                         Male Team                                 Time

2                                          NBH A Male                                   0:39:49

9                                          NBH B Male                                   0:42:07

27                                        NBH D Male                                  0:49:37

Position                        Female Team                             Time

19                                       NBH A Female                                0:48:19

Position                     Male Masters Team                   Time

34                                     NBH A Male                                    0:52:35

48                                     NBH C Male                                    0:58:07

52                                     NBH B Male                                    0:59:44

Position                    Female Masters Team              Time

24                                   NBH A Female                                  0:44:26

42                                  NBH B Female                                   0:52:31

44                                  NBH C Female                                   0:54:12

 

         

Relay Teams at the NI and Ulster Road Relay Championships

GALWAY BAY MARATHON

The Galway Bay Marathon and Half Marathons took place on Saturday 7th October. Several North Belfast Harriers made the journey to compete in the events which started on Claddagh Quay on the edge of Galway City. The flat course saw runners begin at Claddagh and finish on the longest seaside promenade in Europe taking in views of the Atlantic Ocean. Congratulations to Margaret Stephens and Colleen Thompson who both got PBs.  Results below:-

Half Marathon

Position             Name                        Race Time              Chip Time

13                        Matt Shields                   1:22:25                       1:22:19

432                     Gary Blythe                    1:56:14                        1:55:51

670                     Claire O’Hara                2:06:20                       2:05:09

720                     Irene McGreevy           2:08:51                         2:07:39

1087                   Gail Mallaghan            2:36:35                         2:35:24

Marathon

Position              Name                      Race Time             Chip Time

130                     Sandy Carr                   4:00:36                          3:59:56

174                      Colleen Thompson    4:18:06                           4:17:26

179                      Margaret Stephens    4:20:04                          4:19:23

279                     Trish Murray               5:20:49                          5:20:09

North Belfast Harriers ready for Galway Bay Marathon

GAELTACHTA 10K

There was success at the Gaeltachta 10K in West Belfast on Sunday 8th October for the Harriers. Philip Goss took first place on the podium. He was closely followed by Kent Swann with only 20 seconds separating the two men. Results below:-

Position                 Name                                Time

1                              Philip Goss                      00:34:09

2                             Kent Swann                     00:34:29

33                          Maurice Palmer              00:50:23

 

 

CULTRA CHARITY CHALLENGE, ULSTER FOLK AND TRANSPORT MUSEUM

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra hosted the Cultra Charity Challenge on Sunday 8th October 2017. The Born 2 Run and Macmillan Cancer Support Northern Ireland 10k and 5 K runs were undertaken by several North Belfast Harriers with each competitor receiving a DeLorean themed medal for their efforts on the hilly course. Results below:-

10K

Position              Name                               Race Time                             Chip Time

56                        Terence McAtamney           00:50:21                                      00:50:08

86                        Kathleen Diamond              00:52:22                                      00:52:16

123                       Richard Rogers                    00:55:56                                      00:55:24

179                       Thomas McKinstry              00:58:34                                     00:58:20

196                       Fiona Magill                        00:59:31                                        00:59:19

245                       Thomas Norton                   01:01:31                                          01:01:07

5K

Position            Name                            Race Time                               Chip Time

116                        Sonia Millar                      00:35:08                                       00:35:07

117                        Gail Hill                             00:35:08                                        00:35:07

222                      Loretto Hawkins              00:41:41                                          00:41:42

229                      Leeanne Magee                00:42:15                                          00:42:12

231                      Caroline Hill                     00:42:16                                          00:42:10

 

IRISH 3/4 MARATHON, LONGWOOD, ENFIELD, COUNTY MEATH

On Sunday 8th October 2017, North Belfast Harriers Jim Clinton competed in the Irish 3/4 Marathon in Longwood, County Meath.  Close to 1200 runners took part in the race.  Jim finished in 02:59:49.  Results below:-

Position             Name                            Category                  Finish Time

517                         Jim Clinton                     M50                              02:59:49

NORTH BELFAST HARRIERS AT PARK RUN EVENTS 07 October 2017

North Belfast Harriers were out in force again at several Parkruns across Northern Ireland and the UK.

Close to 280 people ran at Parkrun, Waterworks. John Sloan was the first Harrier home in 6th place in 18:44. David Curran was 7th in 19:30. Results for North Belfast Harriers as follows:-

WATERWORKS

Position                       Name                               Time

6                                       John Sloan                           18:44

7                                       David Curran                       19:30

14                                     Drew Knox                           20:38

22                                    John Gerard Murphy         21:10

24                                    Sam Carr                               21:17

38                                   Greg McClure                       22:16

50                                   Orla Cash                              23:18

65                                   Conor Mulvenna                 24:39

69                                  Jim Clinton                           24:53

96                                  David Johnston                    26:29

108                                Lynn McCullough                27:00

109                               Jack Carberry                        27:03

121                                Philip McIlwrath                  27:30

130                               Lyle Carleton                         27:55

131                              Gerry Anderson                      27:56

156                              Leona Knox                             29:26

157                              Thomas McKinstry                 29:32

169                              Monica O’Kane                      30:55

178                             Michelle Flood                        31:26

184                             Niamh McAuley                     32:02

191                             James Toal                              32:44

199                           Dirdre Murphy                        33:18

249                          Sinead Toal                               40:31

269                          Rosy Ryan                                  48:00

275                           Kerry McShane                        52:44

BELFAST VICTORIA PARK RUN

Position               Name                                      Time

8                              Joe Drain                                    20:21

15                            Colin Simpson                           20:59

22                            Siobhan Drain                           21:58

55                            Kevin McCann                            24:27

 

LARNE PARK RUN

Position               Name                                        Time

1                                David Clarke                              18:15

4                               Penny Lindsay                           21:19

8                              John Steele                                 22:07

11                            Carol Clarke                                22:58

12                           Harry Plumb                               23:42

15                           Sandy Plumb                               24:17

QUEEN’S PARK RUN

Position                 Name                                     Time

11                              Ciaran Hunter                          21:23

CITYPARK

Position                Name                                      Time

6                                Gerard McNamara                 20:00

ORMEAU

Position               Name                                      Time

16                             Mark Shields                            20:28

34                            Paul Williams                           22:05

KNOCKNACARRA

Position               Name                                      Time

58                             Marian Hayes                          28:34

OLDBRIDGE

Position               Name                                      Time

22                            Tony Reid                                  23:37

PARAMATTA, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Position              Name                                      Time

–                              Mick Lawlor                               31:52

–                              Jackie Lawlor                            31:52

ST.BRELADE PARK RUN, JERSEY

Position              Name                                     Time

308                         Marilyn Foster                         35:31

 

  Jackie and Mick Lawlor at Parkrun in Sydney, Australia

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