NBH Race Report, 22nd January – 27th January 2018
There was frost in the air again last week which lead to many race cancellations but you can’t stop the Harriers for too long. Many team mates were out representing the club at the main event this week, which was the cross country.
NI & Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships 2018
The Championships took place at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence for Soccer in Dundonald. There were many reports of increasingly muddy conditions as the day progressed and the course, which comprised of 2k laps, became a tough challenge for the runners with slippery mud which clung heavily to the runner’s shoes. Despite the conditions the Harriers put in an excellent day of racing.
In the Masters Men’s 8k race, North Belfast Harriers collected a team prize with 76 points (3rd place).
There was large turnout by the North Belfast Harriers ladies and the race announcer remarked that NBH was the most sportive and encouraging club.
Helen Lenny Weir was the only Harrier to do the Killbroney 10k and she was the fifth lady across the line in a very impressive time of 49:57.
Kent Swann showed off his athletic prowess by not only setting a personal best at Waterworks parkrun but also taking the title of the second fastest time in Ireland! He was pipped at the post to the fastest time by a mere three seconds by another Waterworks parkrun runner but anyone who knows Kent will also know that he will have the record for the fastest time set clearly in his sights.
There was large turnout at many parkruns for the North Belfast Harriers with Waterworks as always being the most popular venue.
|2nd||Kent||Swann||16:43 – New PB|