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Race Report 01-07 January 2018

Happy New Running Year at North Belfast Harriers

2018 started with a bang on Monday with the traditional cobweb shaker on the trails of Glenariff Forest Park and double parkruns available for those striving for parkrun milestones. Saturday saw the international cross country at Greenmount as well as the full complement of parkruns.

Race Over the Glens (Mon 01 Jan)

The spectacular Glenariff Forest Park near Cushendall was the setting for the annual Race Over the Glens hosted by Ballymena Runners. A strong field of nearly 300 runners took on the challenge over the undulating course which provides a good test of strength, speed and stamina. The men’s race was won by Zak Hanna of Newcastle AC in 32:11 holding off our own Mark McKinstry (2nd, 32:15) by just 4 seconds. Also well inside the top 10 were Joe Malone (4th, 33:28) and Kent Swann (7th, 34:39). In the master’s categories there were strong showings from John Steele (49:02) and Sandy Plumb (52:01).

Sandy Plumb at Glenariff (photo courtesy of Ballymena Runners)

In the ladies race Janice Plumb demonstrated that her recent injury problems are behind her by finishing 4th lady and 2nd F45 in 42:33, with Carol Clarke 2nd F50 in 49:08. The race was won by Gillian Wasson representing the host club in 39:38.

Full results for club athletes were:

Pos Name Cat Time
2 Mark McKinstry MO 32:15
4 Joe Malone MO 33:28
7 Kent Swann MO 34:39
65 Janice Plumb F45 42:33
134 John Steele M50 49:02
135 Carol Clarke F50 49:08
172 Sandy Plumb M50 52:01
IAAF Antrim International Cross Country (Sat 06 Jan)

The CAFRE campus at Greenmount near Antrim was the cold, sunny setting for the prestigious cross country event which included a number of top international athletes from Africa, America and Europe.

The men’s international saw an epic sprint finish with Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) prevailing in a photo finish over Mogos Tuemay (Ethiopia). Both men recorded an unbelievable time of 23:12 for the 8km course. Representing Northern Ireland, Mark McKinstry showed no ill effects from his outing over the glens earlier in the week to finish 28th in 26:18. Continually improving, Andrew Milligan was next up for the club in 28:19 closely followed by Neil Carty who claimed 2nd place in the M50 category in 28:24. Full results for club athletes in the men’s international were:

Pos Name Cat Time
28 Mark McKinstry MO 26:18
52 Andrew Milligan MO 28:19
55 Neil Carty M50 28:24
108 Simon Reeve M40 33:29
164 Colin Simpson M50 37:22

 

In the men’s under 20’s race, Piarais McShane showed good speed to complete the course in 22:26. There were also good runs by some of the junior athletes. The results for NBH athletes in the U20 and junior races were:

Pos Name Race Time
67 Piarais McShane Men U20 22:26
65 Holly McBride Girls U17 18:39
9 Matthew Lavery Boys U15 13:58
36 Luke Kelly Boys U15 16:41
17 Hope McBride Girls U15 16:20
22 Holly Diamond Girls U15 16:55
27 Cillian Browne Boys PS 04:26

 

Born2Run Tollymore 10k (Sat 06 Jan)

The latest in the Born2Run series of races attracted over 550 athletes to the trails of Tollymore Forest Park on Saturday. Gladys Ganiel, Anthony Fleming and Anne Marie Clarken all toed the line for this one with Gladys finishing in 4th place overall and comfortably winning the ladies race by over 5 minutes. Anthony and Anne Marie put in their usual consistent performances.

Anne Marie Clarken with Anthony Fleming at Tollymore

Full results for the harriers competing were:

Pos Name Cat Time
4 Gladys Ganiel F40 0:37:44
141 Anthony Fleming M40 0:50:26
474 Anne Marie Clarken F40 1:06:00

 

New Year’s Day parkruns

Runners had a number of options to fit in 2 parkruns on 01 Jan, with the most popular options being the Valley (at 9:30am) followed by Waterworks (at 11am), or Stormont (at 9:30am) followed by Ormeau (at 11am). Some also opted for Stormont followed by Waterworks. Whichever way, the annual opportunity to score 2 points was one not to be missed, despite the mid-morning deluge that threatened to turn the parkruns into parkswims. Full results for the NBH athletes were:

Ormeau parkrun # 235 – 01/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 Andrew MILLIGAN 16:42 First Timer! 115
61 Eva KISSENPFENNIG 21:39 PB stays at 00:19:54 122
111 Ciaran HUNTER 23:35 New PB! 222
179 Damien GILL 25:16 PB stays at 00:20:05 207
         
Stormont parkrun # 123 – 01/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
57 Edward COOKE 21:07 First Timer! 16
96 Damien GILL 22:33 PB stays at 00:20:52 207
99 Eva KISSENPFENNIG 22:36 PB stays at 00:20:53 122
120 Colin SIMPSON 23:24 PB stays at 00:21:06 199
156 Greg MCCLURE 24:25 PB stays at 00:23:51 304
210 Ciaran HUNTER 25:24 New PB! 222
369 Jim CLINTON 28:49 PB stays at 00:25:43 350
429 Philip MCILWRATH 30:05 PB stays at 00:25:31 124
470 Eadaoin DONALDSON 30:56 PB stays at 00:29:41 148
505 Joanne MCALLISTER 31:42 First Timer! 14
508 Philomena DONALDSON 31:47 PB stays at 00:29:46 180
519 Paul ARMSTRONG 31:56 First Timer! 11
559 Padraigin BINGHAM 33:13 New PB! 61
638 Rosy RYAN 39:49 New PB! 123
         
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 173 – 01/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
5 John SLOAN 20:13 New PB! 169
6 John Gerard MURPHY 20:23 First Timer! 336
11 Sam CARR 21:09 New PB! 93
19 Joe DRAIN 22:33 First Timer! 69
36 Tony REID 24:10 PB stays at 00:22:20 344
50 Eoin MCCONNELL 24:37 PB stays at 00:22:59 3
51 Una MCCONNELL 24:37 PB stays at 00:21:40 9
58 Kevin MCCANN 25:06 PB stays at 00:23:02 64
72 Terence MCATAMNEY 26:18 First Timer! 15
95 Sandy CARR 27:42 PB stays at 00:24:57 187
100 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 27:55 PB stays at 00:26:24 103
109 Thomas Peter NORTON 28:30 First Timer! 22
111 Gerry ANDERSON 28:34 First Timer! 84
152 Stephen WALKER 31:14 PB stays at 00:19:36 66
156 Stella HARRISON 31:28 First Timer! 234
159 Paul WILLIAMS 31:50 PB stays at 00:21:53 247
         
Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 376 – 01/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 Piaras MCSHANE 18:38 PB stays at 00:18:27 165
4 John SLOAN 19:32 PB stays at 00:18:01 169
10 Stephen WALKER 19:57 PB stays at 00:17:29 66
16 John Gerard MURPHY 20:24 PB stays at 00:18:49 336
17 Sam CARR 20:25 PB stays at 00:20:24 93
36 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 22:12 PB stays at 00:20:36 80
37 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 22:15 PB stays at 00:20:55 116
50 Colin SIMPSON 22:39 PB stays at 00:19:33 199
76 Tony REID 23:39 PB stays at 00:21:50 344
85 Ciara O’RAWE 23:53 PB stays at 00:20:35 65
87 Orla CASH 23:58 PB stays at 00:22:33 40
93 Paul WILLIAMS 24:12 PB stays at 00:20:23 247
94 Sean MCSHANE 24:13 PB stays at 00:18:34 153
97 Martin O’NEILL 24:22 PB stays at 00:21:10 6
98 Greg MCCLURE 24:23 PB stays at 00:18:41 304
105 Terence MCATAMNEY 24:34 PB stays at 00:21:45 15
124 Gerry ANDERSON 25:16 PB stays at 00:23:26 84
141 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 25:48 PB stays at 00:20:56 46
142 Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 25:49 PB stays at 00:24:31 33
146 Lyle CARLETON 25:58 PB stays at 00:21:22 74
147 Joe WILSON 25:59 PB stays at 00:24:26 52
154 Jim CLINTON 26:13 PB stays at 00:21:37 350
161 Gary BLYTHE 26:31 PB stays at 00:21:14 111
162 Thomas Peter NORTON 26:33 PB stays at 00:26:04 22
169 Siobhan DRAIN 26:53 PB stays at 00:22:21 56
178 Sandy CARR 27:06 PB stays at 00:22:55 187
187 Kevin MCCANN 27:20 PB stays at 00:21:54 64
188 Christopher LENNON 27:20 PB stays at 00:21:28 16
194 Conor MULVENNA 27:31 PB stays at 00:24:39 45
208 Evan JOHNSTON 28:00 PB stays at 00:23:06 11
210 Jack CARBERRY 28:04 PB stays at 00:21:14 226
211 Joe DRAIN 28:04 PB stays at 00:19:54 69
218 Liam SMYTH 28:11 PB stays at 00:25:03 18
229 Philip MCILWRATH 28:31 PB stays at 00:25:21 124
258 Eimear NUGENT 29:27 PB stays at 00:26:53 25
265 Stella HARRISON 29:44 PB stays at 00:26:30 234
270 Niamh MCAULEY 30:25 PB stays at 00:27:37 11
271 Katrina MCAULEY 30:26 PB stays at 00:23:23 28
279 Nuala MAHON 30:45 PB stays at 00:27:02 112
286 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 31:43 PB stays at 00:23:37 103
287 Marian HAYES 31:45 PB stays at 00:24:30 103
292 Heather WILSON 31:50 PB stays at 00:26:53 13
312 Philomena DONALDSON 32:39 PB stays at 00:27:50 180
315 Jacqueline LAWLOR 32:44 PB stays at 00:28:48 136
316 Michael LAWLOR 32:45 PB stays at 00:25:44 107
326 Eadaoin DONALDSON 33:13 PB stays at 00:24:26 148
343 Padraigin BINGHAM 34:19 PB stays at 00:26:52 61
347 Bernadette DUFFY 34:23 PB stays at 00:29:29 166
413 Rosy RYAN 49:39 PB stays at 00:36:00 123

 

Sat 06 January parkruns

The full complement of parkruns took place on Saturday and the NBH results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 377 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Stephen WALKER 19:10 PB stays at 00:17:29 67
2 Paul CURLEY 19:17 PB stays at 00:17:40 114
4 John SLOAN 19:26 PB stays at 00:18:01 170
7 John Gerard MURPHY 19:54 PB stays at 00:18:49 337
22 Joe DRAIN 22:02 PB stays at 00:19:54 70
24 Greg MCCLURE 22:07 PB stays at 00:18:41 305
34 Jack CARBERRY 22:50 PB stays at 00:21:14 227
36 Siobhan DRAIN 23:28 PB stays at 00:22:21 57
37 Kevin MCCANN 23:30 PB stays at 00:21:54 65
39 Christopher LENNON 23:38 PB stays at 00:21:28 17
40 Orla CASH 23:42 PB stays at 00:22:33 41
42 Gerry ANDERSON 23:51 PB stays at 00:23:26 85
44 Tony REID 23:59 PB stays at 00:21:50 345
49 Sandy CARR 24:18 PB stays at 00:22:55 188
52 Sam CARR 24:41 PB stays at 00:20:24 94
59 Lyle CARLETON 25:08 PB stays at 00:21:22 75
61 Joe WILSON 25:22 PB stays at 00:24:26 53
64 Sarah Jane STEWART 25:30 PB stays at 00:23:59 19
69 Philip MCILWRATH 25:42 PB stays at 00:25:21 125
73 Maurice PALMER 25:53 PB stays at 00:24:30 32
103 Gordon GLENN 27:42 PB stays at 00:21:04 55
120 Nuala MAHON 28:36 PB stays at 00:27:02 113
125 Lynn MCKENNA 28:48 PB stays at 00:28:23 15
139 Thomas MCKINSTRY 29:31 PB stays at 00:23:09 168
151 Heather WILSON 30:17 PB stays at 00:26:53 14
159 Aine DRAIN 30:45 PB stays at 00:24:48 15
175 Padraigin BINGHAM 31:33 PB stays at 00:26:52 62
179 Margaret STEPHENS 31:38 PB stays at 00:28:23 179
180 Trisha MURRAY 31:39 PB stays at 00:28:39 68
181 Gemma LOWE 31:40 PB stays at 00:28:59 47
184 Jacqueline LAWLOR 31:42 PB stays at 00:28:48 137
189 Catherine O BOYLE 31:58 PB stays at 00:31:45 17
214 Dermot MCGRATH 36:45 PB stays at 00:28:46 77
232 Helen GRIMLEY 42:27 PB stays at 00:39:12 12
234 Eileen KEENAN 42:46 PB stays at 00:30:45 19
235 Rosy RYAN 42:47 PB stays at 00:36:00 124
         
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 348 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
33 Paul WILLIAMS 22:17 PB stays at 00:20:36 248
         
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 300 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
5 Philip Patrick DONNELLY 19:40 PB stays at 00:18:34 127
18 Damien GILL 21:38 PB stays at 00:20:03 208
22 Ciaran HUNTER 22:01 PB stays at 00:20:24 223
         
Ormeau parkrun # 236 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Marc JENNINGS 18:20 PB stays at 00:17:13 34
272 Eadaoin DONALDSON 30:05 New PB! 149
         
Larne parkrun # 208 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
10 Nat GLENN 23:14 PB stays at 00:17:48 72
         
Carrickfergus parkrun # 195 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
9 Drew KNOX 21:46 PB stays at 00:19:24 227
         
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 174 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
8 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 21:53 First Timer! 81
10 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 23:03 First Timer! 117
11 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 23:03 First Timer! 47
         
Stormont parkrun # 124 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
35 Jim CLINTON 24:09 New PB! 351
         
Colin Glen parkrun # 110 – 06/01/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
3 Sean MCSHANE 21:09 First Timer! 154
12 Sean MCSHANE JR 25:26 First Timer! 63