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The Beast from the East hasn’t stopped the runners from the North

NBH Race Report, 26th February – 4th March 2018

Due to Storm Emma, sub-zero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions many races were cancelled over the week however Greg McClure managed to put in a stellar performance being the only North Belfast Harrier making it to a race and topping that off by winning his age category.  Other North Belfast Harriers made it out to parkruns where they could.

The first day of Spring is on its way soon and we are ready and waiting to get out racing again.

 

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Away from the ice and snow, there were 940 finishers in Eastbourne’s 14th half marathon -despite the drizzly weather.

The race began in Princes Park where runners were treated to a challenging climb on the edge of the South Downs towards Beachy Head between miles 2 and 4 with the rest of the course being mainly flat.

The first male came in at 1:15:10 and the first female at 1:26:28 making our ever impressive NBH athlete Greg McClure finish in 80th place at 1:37:14 all the more impressive and winning him first place male in the V60 category.

Position First Name Last Name Finish Time Chiptime
80 Greg McClure 1:37:18 1:37:14

 

Parkruns

Only a fifth of parkruns took place across the UK this Saturday and this is due to the great work carried out by the volunteers and organisers who braved the cold weather to let us run.

Of the parkruns that did take place Stormont had the 4th largest attendance numbers in the UK, Antrim was 26th biggest, Waterworks came in 45th place and the Valley and Larne were in 84th and 85th place respectively.

Waterworks

3 Piaras McShane 18:39
4 John McGuigan 19:18
9 John Gerard Murphy 19:59
19 Damien Gill 21:48
20 Sam Carr 21:55
21 Sean McShane 22:13
34 Vincent Bradley 23:56
38 Orla Cash 24:26
54 Gerry Anderson 26:10
56 Sandy Carr 26:19
60 Coleen Thompson 26:33
70 Maurice Palmer 27:19
71 Thomas McKinstry 27:22
87 Geraldine Murphy 28:48
90 Lynn McCullough 29:07
91 John Burns 29:08
93 Padraigin Bingham 29:19
101 Stella Harrison 31:14
114 Jason Reid 32:54
118 Margaret Stephens 33:10
120 Aaron McCann 33:31
122 Dirdre Murphy 33:58
123 Gabrielle Murphy 34:49
136 Marilyn Foster 37:24

 

Courtesy of Waterworks parkrun

 

 

Antrim

9 Martsje Hell 19:00
100 Eadaoin Donaldson 26:39

 

Larne

1 Paul Hutchinson 19:12
4 David Clarke 20:40
7 Nat Glenn 21:58
8 April Clarke 22:22
16 Carol Clarke 23:54
25 Sandy Plumb 27:08

 

Valley

2 Paul Curley 19:10
3 Joe Norney 19:37

 

Stormont

67 Colin Simpson 23:43
75 Helen F Weir 24:15
83 Ciaran Hunter 24:39  – New PB
113 Tony Reid 25:53
135 Jack McCready 26:56
229 Philip McIlwrath 31:09
279 Jim Clinton 35:03
306 Rosy Ryan 39:29
Courtesy of Paul Conway