14 Oldpark Terrace, Belfast BT14 6NN

Veteran Awards, Glenariffe Mountain, Carlingford Lough and Ormeau Park

NBH RACE REPORT w/e Sunday 11th March 2108

David Clarke MEA Veteran Award
David Clarke was the winner of the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Veteran Sports Awards for Athletics. Last year Davy’s achievements included 16 medals at British, Irish and N.Irish level, 9 of which were gold. He also ran a 5k PB and was the overall winner of the Novosco 10k Grand Prix. This is a series of 17 x 10km races which took place fron March until November 2017. Davy won the top prize of £1000. He ran 7 of the races and had an age grading percentage of 88.72%

Photo from by David Kidd / Press Eye. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Glenariffe Mountain Running

Saturday 10th March 2018
The first race of the 2018 Podium4Sport NIMRA Champioship. was won by Seamus Lynch (Newcastle AC) in 00:43:44 The lady’s title was taken by Easter Dickson (Newry AC) in 00:53:25. Among the 131 runners who completed the Nothern Ireland Mountain Running Association (NIMRA) race over Glenariffe Mountain was our very own Martsje Hell. On a foggy, cold day lashing with rain, Martsje headed up steep climbs, ran the difficult descents and waterlogged fields, completing the 9.5km course which had 370 metres of elvation in 00:53:25. Martsje was 23rd overall and 2nd lady in the Mountain Challenge. Well done, Martsje!

NIMRA photographer Jayne Bell

26Extreme Carlingford Half Marathon and 10km

Saturday 10th March 2018
The Half Marathon began in the picturesque village of Carlingford and took in the beautiful surrounds of the Cooley peninsula, Ballagan Point, Mourne Mountains & Carlingford Lough. The race finished in the village. The 10K route was similar to the Half Marathon except it cut off to make the route shorter but the finish route was the same. The route is not classed as hilly although there were a few small hills along the route but nothing major! By all accounts the weather was atrocious and the runners got soaked as they covered the course. All finishers received a medal, and well deserved and very welcome post event refreshments. Among the 494 runners who finished the Half Marathon was a good contingent from North Belfast Harriers. Mark Shiels was the first NBH man home in 1:32:43. Well done, Mark!

47th Mark Shields 1:32:4

Colin Simpson 1:40:20

138th Ciaran Browne 1:43:57

142nd Terence McAtamney 1:44:22

166th Mia McDowell 1:47:09

176th Gordon Glenn 1:48:06

278th Thomas Norton 1:56:13

Photos from NBH News / Events facebook page


Addiction NI 10km

Sunday 11th March 2018
Due to adverse weather conditions, the Belfast City Council cancelled all events taking place at Ormeau Park last weekend. This meant that the Race To Recovery was postponed to Sunday 11th March. This was the 6th Race To Recovery and biggest to date. The focus of the event is the positive outcomes for the 1000’s of people embarking on recovery with the support of Addiction NI, family and friends. Amomg the 136 finshers were mother and daughter Carol and April Clarke. April (FO) finished 17th and completed the 10km course in 00:44:23 whilst Carol (F50) was in 27th position and 00:45:51. What a lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day, Carol.


parkrun Saturday 10th March 2018
Waterworks parkrun, Belfast
A total of 199 runners took part.
2 Simon REEVE 00:19:15
4 John Gerard MURPHY 00:19:40
8 Niall ARMSTRONG 00:20:19
11 Greg MCCLURE 00:21:09
13 Sam CARR 00:21:11
17 Joe DRAIN 00:21:48
29 Jack CARBERRY00:22:44
33 Roisin HUGHES 00:23:01
51Tony REID 00:25:18
60 Maurice PALMER 00:25:58
76 Jason REID 00:27:31
88 Saul THOMPSON 00:28:26
89 Coleen THOMPSON 00:28:29
90 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 00:28:29
93 Nuala MAHON 00:28:55
103 Stella HARRISON 00:29:14
122 Gemma LOWE 00:30:28
124 Trisha MURRAY 00:30:35
131 Margaret STEPHENS 00:32:23
134 Matthew HIGGINS 00:32:26
139 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 00:32:50
154 Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 00:36:32
155 Emma TONER 00:36:38
158 Orla MCCAMBRIDGE 00:37:13
164 Angela ROGAN 00:37:37
99 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 00:37:41

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
A total of 97 runners took part.
18 Ciaran HUNTER 00:23:28
43 John LAVERY 00:26:47

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn
A total of 187 runners took part.
77 Jim CLINTON 00:26:51

Castlewellan parkrun
A total of 183 runners took part.
6 Ray CAMERON 00:20:32

Carrickfergus parkrun
A total of 76 runners took part.

6 Drew KNOX 00:21:17

Bangor parkrun, Northern Ireland
A total of 253 runners took part.
9 Gerard MCNAMARA 00:20:04

Comber parkrun
A total of 157 runners took part.
36 Philip MCILWRATH 00:27:21 New PB
152 Rosy RYAN 00:45:53

Tring parkrun, Hertfordshire
A total of 199 runners took part.
4 Matt SHIELDS 00:22:14