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NBH Victorious in the Seeley Cup

Seeley Cup

The harriers were celebrating in style this weekend after the men’s team secured victory in Saturday’s prestigious Seeley Cup. The ladies team also ran strongly to claim a fine second place. With a total of 47 NBH athletes competing in the sell-out race and coaches and other club members supporting around the course it was a great occasion for everyone associated with the club.

In the men’s race, with 6 to score, the leading NBH athletes were Andrew Annett (31:18), Mark McKinstry (31:25), Lindsay Gordon (31:29), Philip Goss (32:27), John Black (32:50) and Joe Malone (33:28). Such strength in depth (with all 6 in the top 30 places) saw a comfortable victory over City of Derry AC Spartans.

Seeley Cup Winners 2017

In the ladies race with the top 3 to score, the NBH ladies finished a narrow second to Beechmount Harriers thanks to Gladys Ganiel (36:19), Louise Smith (39:24) and Sarah-Jane McFadden (41:05).

Congratulations also to club athletes who ran new personal bests including Sandy Plumb (45:20), Una McConnell (43:13), Elaine Holmes (48:59), and Emma Sheehy (47:08).

In the veteran categories there were further fine performances from David Clarke 2nd M55 (35:51), Gladys Ganiel 1st F40 (36:19), Louise Smith 1st F45 (39:24), Penny Lindsay 3rd F50 (41:27) and Jack Carberry 2nd M70 (46:20).

The Seeley Cup is traditionally the last major road race of the season, this year also incorporating the NI and Ulster 10k Road Championships. As such it attracted the province’s top athletes ensuring a fast, competitive race from the off. The multi-lap format, along with the small climb entering the park from the Ormeau Road side added to the challenge of judging race pace with many competitors having to dig really deep on the 2nd and 3rd laps to hang onto their positions.

Full results for club athletes were:

Pos Firstname Surname Cat Time
6 Andrew Annett MO 0:31:16
8 Mark McKinstry MO 0:31:25
10 Lindsay Gordon MO 0:31:29
17 Philip Goss MO 0:32:27
18 John Black MO 0:32:50
28 Joe Malone MO 0:33:28
67 Marc Jennings MO 0:35:19
85 David Clarke M55 0:35:51
97 Gladys Ganiel F40 0:36:19
104 Colin Willetts MO 0:36:21
111 Chris Shaw MO 0:36:27
118 James Wallace M55 0:36:38
130 Mark Diamond M45 0:37:08
131 Laurence Johnston M55 0:37:10
217 Christopher Murray M35 0:38:52
223 Louise Smith F45 0:39:24
312 Sarah-Jane McFadden FO 0:41:05
332 Penny Lindsay F50 0:41:27
377 Joseph Smith M40 0:42:45
388 Colin Simpson M50 0:42:50
389 April Clarke FO 0:43:11
405 Greg McClure M60 0:43:34
416 Una McConnell F40 0:43:13
427 John Steele M50 0:43:39
430 Neil Carty M50 0:44:18
432 Geoff Swann M50 0:44:06
447 Carol Clarke F50 0:44:43
474 Anthony Fleming M40 0:45:15
481 Sandy Plumb M50 0:45:20
493 Mark Shields M50 0:45:47
495 Ciaran Browne M45 0:45:38
529 Jack Carberry M70 0:46:20
574 Emma Sheehy F45 0:47:08
591 Gary Blythe M45 0:48:19
616 Katrina McAuley F35 0:48:26
632 Gerry Anderson M50 0:49:08
634 Elaine Holmes F50 0:48:59
646 John Beggs M50 0:49:33
657 Philip McIlwrath M40 0:49:45
660 Sandy Carr F35 0:49:35
681 Christy Lennon M45 0:50:13
739 Thomas Norton M35 0:52:46
783 Joanne McAllister F40 0:54:47
800 Eadaoin Donaldson FO 0:56:12
815 Paul Armstrong M50 0:57:16
880 Cecilia Gourley F55 1:08:08
893 Rosy Ryan F40 1:27:49
Novosco 10k Grand Prix – Series Win for Davey Clarke

The Seeley Cup was the final race of the keenly contested 2017 Novosco 10k Grand Prix series which is based on the best 6 age graded performances over the 15 races of the series. Congratulations to Davey Clarke who topped the final standings with 88.72% and to Laurence Johnston in 5th place with 85.47%.

 

parkrun

The cold start on Saturday morning caused the cancellation of many parkrun events. Results from those that survived were:
Durham parkrun # 307 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Andrew MILLIGAN 17:06:00 PB stays at 00:16:47 110
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 344 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
11 John Gerard MURPHY 19:36 PB stays at 00:19:09 329
38 Ray CAMERON 22:01 PB stays at 00:19:37 103
45 Greg MCCLURE 22:19 PB stays at 00:20:07 298
162 Philip MCILWRATH 28:35 PB stays at 00:25:03 118
279 Rosy RYAN 42:56 PB stays at 00:33:26 117
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 296 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
8 Martin REA 19:24 PB stays at 00:17:58 39
17 Ciaran HUNTER 21:12 PB stays at 00:20:24 218
25 Paul WILLIAMS 22:01 New PB! 241
32 Damien GILL 22:38 PB stays at 00:20:03 202
131 John LAVERY 36:53 PB stays at 00:20:04 143
Ormeau parkrun # 230 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
54 Tony REID 24:16 PB stays at 00:22:09 337
123 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 27:20 PB stays at 00:23:56 98
Larne parkrun # 203 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 Nat GLENN 21:30 PB stays at 00:17:48 69
3 Janice PLUMB 21:59 PB stays at 00:20:34 85
13 Harry PLUMB 24:36 PB stays at 00:22:24 74
Tring parkrun # 167 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
12 Matt SHIELDS 21:47 PB stays at 00:19:33 264
Stormont parkrun # 117 – 25/11/2017
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
3 John SLOAN 19:01 First Timer! 165
16 Helen F WEIR 22:11 PB stays at 00:20:39 99
82 Jim CLINTON 26:35 PB stays at 00:25:53 343