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Winter Running On The Trails

NBH Harriers Race Report, 6th – 12th November 2017

A quieter week for North Belfast Harriers as the winter running season gets underway. Athletes from the club competed in races in across the Province. There was trail running in the foot of the Mournes and also in the rolling hills and sweeping forests of Mid Ulster. The club was well represented on Sunday by our junior athletes in Donegal in Cross Country Championships. As ever, North Belfast Harriers were out in force at several Parkrun events in Northern Ireland.

26 EXTREME TRAIL HALF MARATHON, TOLLYMORE FOREST, NEWCASTLE

There was success on Saturday 11th November for North Belfast Harriers at the Tollymore Trail Half Marathon. Gladys Ganiel O’Neill competed against close to 340 people and won the event outright in 01:25:04. The difficult yet scenic Half Marathon was one of four trail events that took place in Tollymore Forest Park in Bryansford, County Down.  Results below:-

Division                  Position                       Name                                                  Time

Half Marathon        1                                    Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill                           01:25:04

Gladys wins 26 Extreme Half Marathon at Tollymore. Photo from NI Running website

SPERRIN HARRIERS WINTER SERIES 2017

The 9th Sperrin Harriers Winter Trail Series kicked off on Saturday 11th November. More than 180 runners travelled to the season opener at Davagh Forest, Omagh. North Belfast Harrier Simon Reeve finished in 6th place overall in 00:38:16. Fellow Harrier Colin Simpson completed the scenic course in 00:49:01. The event was won by Eoin Hughes of Acorns AC in 00:35:51.

Results below:-

10K Results

Position                          Name                                    Finish Time

6                                      Simon Reeve                          00:38:16

76                                    Colin Simpson                        00:49:01

 

NI & ULSTER UNEVEN AGE GROUP & NOVICE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS

On Sunday 12th November our junior athletes travelled to the Finn Valley Complex in Stranorlar, County Donegal to compete in the NI and Ulster Uneven Age Group Championships. Results below:-

Category            Position                Name                                   Time

GU13                  106                         Abi-Skye Robertson              0:14:01

BU13                   97                          James Toal                            0:12:39

GU15                  10                          Eva Kissenpfennig                 0:14:31

GU15                  11                          Hope McBride                       0:14:31

BU15                   9                           Matthew Lavery                     0:12:26

BU15                   22                         Luke Kelly                              0:13:23

GU17                  12                         Lauren Cox                            0:19:25

GU17                  29                         Holly McBride                       0:22:26

GU17                  34                         Orla Cash                              0:23:32

BU17                  40                         Ethan Glenn                          0:20:34

BU17                 48                          Brendan McCambridge         0:20:58

 

NORTH BELFAST HARRIERS AT PARK RUN EVENTS 11 November 2017

North Belfast Harriers were out in force again at several Parkruns across Northern Ireland.  Close to 220 people ran at Parkrun, Waterworks. John Sloan was the first Harrier home in 4th place in 18:40. Matt Shields was 5th in 18:54 and John Gerard Murphy was 9th finishing in 19:41. It was a milestone run for Dirdre Murphy who completed her 50th Parkrun in 32:47. Well done Dirdre!.  Congratulations also to those Harriers who got a new PB this weekend and to Larne Parkrun which celebrated its fourth birthday.

Dirdre Murphy finishing her 50th Parkrun at Waterworks
Dirdre Murphy celebrates her 50th Parkrun at Waterworks

Results for North Belfast Harriers at Parkrun as follows:-

WATERWORKS

Position         Name                                Time

4                    John Sloan                          18:40

5                   Matt Shields                        18:54

9                   John Gerard Murphy           19:41

15                 Drew Knox                           20:40

40                 Jack Carberry                      22:55

47                 Tony Reid                            23:22

57                 Simon Reeve                       24:14

58                Orla Cash                             24:15

74               Eadaoin Donaldson              25:55

79               Gerry Anderson                   26:10

91               Thomas Peter Norton         26:59 PB

95               David Johnston                   27:09

115             Nuala Mahon                     28:28

132            Clare O’Hara                        29:30

135              Lynn McCullough              30:21

138              Trisha Murray                    30:36

149              Margaret Stephens           31:41

150              Jacqueline Lawlor             31:41

159             Orla Young                       32:18

162             Bernadette Duffy              32:22

164             Claire Brady                      32:24

168             Dirdre Murphy                 32:47

169              Monica O’Kane               32:55

171              Joan Grieve                    33:05

172              Bronagh Conlon            33:05

175               Gemma Lowe                33:14

176               Dermot McGrath          33:19

189               Lorna McGrath             34:13

190              Paula O’Reilly                34:14

191                James Toal                  34:20

199             Sinead Toal                   39:15

BELFAST VICTORIA PARK RUN

Position      Name                        Time

19                Claire Connor              19:27

89                Donna McLaughlin     23:58 PB

LARNE PARK RUN

Position     Name                        Time

3                 David Clarke               18:34

5                 Sam Carr                     20:51

7                 Penny Lindsay             21:09

10              Janice Plumb                21:59

12              Nat Glenn                    22:02

15              Carol Clark                  22:40

22              Sandy Plumb              24:10

39              Sandy Carr                  28:07

40              John Burns                 28:08

55             Gabrielle Mallaghan   32:15

QUEEN’S PARK RUN

Position   Name                     Time

24             Ciaran Hunter            21:41

27             Damian Gill               21:54

68             Kevin Lavery             25:09

STORMONT PARK RUN

Position    Name                    Time

92            Philip McIlwrath         25:30 PB

199          Rosy Ryan                  47:11

VALLEY PARK RUN

Position      Name                   Time

1               Sergi Saez                 18:18

4               Rory Kane                 20:18

COLINGLEN PARK RUN

Position     Name                    Time

13             Paul Williams            23:23

15              Jim Clinton              24:42 PB

19              Elaine Holmes         26:19

KNYSNA PARKRUN, SOUTH AFRICA

Position      Name                    Time

9                 Maurice Palmer      24.22