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Belfast stops for the Marathon, is it last orders?

NBH Race Report, 7th – 13th May 2018

The main event of the week was the Belfast City Marathon which took place on the 7th May 2018.

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

There was a huge club turnout and great performances from North Belfast Harriers both in the marathon and relay teams.

Over 17000 people took part in the marathon and associated relay and walking events. Many runners expressed concern at the announcement on the morning that cost concerns could spell the end of this fantastic race that brings people from all over the city and beyond together. It looks like strenuous negotations are going on to ensure this great Belfast tradition remains a highlight of the racing calendar.

In the relay event North Belfast Harriers won the mixed team event in a Chip time of 2:39:19.

NBH Relay Team, photo from NBH news/events page

Kent Swann’s training is paying off securing him 19th position.

There were at least five NBH teams raising money for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity and many more NBH members running in other relay teams for charities close to their hearts.

Many North Belfast Harriers teammates could be seen along the route providing support and encouragement for all the runners.

Special mention has to be made for Louise Smith. Once again Louise put in an excellent run in a tough field coming in as third local lady in 2:56.

 

Louise Smith

 

Pos Bib First name Last name Cat Finish Time Chip Time
19 2867 Kent Swann M35 02:47:39 02:47:37
48 765 Simon Reeve M40 02:56:39 02:56:36
49 1555 Louise Smith F45 02:57:36 02:57:31
60 2554 Martin Rea M40 02:59:23 02:59:17
65 708 Rory Kane M40 03:00:43 03:00:39
78 1573 Paul Hutchinson M40 03:04:06 03:04:02
131 2924 Paul Curley M35 03:13:48 03:13:43
213 137 Greg McClure M60 03:24:58 03:24:48
299 679 Joe Drain M45 03:31:48 03:30:57
305 723 Paul Williams M50 03:32:15 03:32:00
343 642 Christy Lennon M45 03:36:33 03:36:24
548 997 Joseph Smith M40 03:49:53 03:48:34
792 1368 Mia McDowell F50 04:01:33 03:56:39
839 2316 Katrina McAuley F35 04:05:23 04:04:29
886 869 Lynn McCullough F50 04:08:50 04:07:54
1016 1486 Diane Taylor F35 04:15:22 04:13:44
1041 680 Siobhan Drain F50 04:17:06 04:16:13
1220 2552 Gordon Glenn M45 04:26:52 04:23:29
1251 2074 Paul Carlin M45 04:29:02 04:25:49
1298 1485 Andrew Taylor M35 04:31:29 04:29:51
1341 2776 Thomas McKinstry M50 04:33:37 04:30:39
1359 1109 John Beggs M50 04:35:35 04:32:42
1370 100 Samuel Doherty M55 04:36:12 04:35:27
1503 2451 Anthony Fleming M45 04:45:26 04:43:50
1800 2560 Kathleen O’Neill F45 05:11:28 05:08:31
1801 823 Bronagh Conlon F50 05:11:28 05:08:30
1802 856 Monica O’Kane F55 05:11:28 05:08:28
1820 1711 Megan Beggs FO 05:12:53 05:09:57
1844 2060 AnneMarie Clarken F40 05:15:37 05:12:44
1947 2661 Robbie Spears M0 05:29:14 05:27:41
2047 1546 Joanne McGurk F35 05:46:29 05:43:33
2061 1826 Jason Reid MO 05:48:43 05:45:24
2149 1572 Philomena Donaldson F60 06:01:24 05:58:21
2168 963 Frances Burgess F40 06:11:54 06:08:51

      

Photos from NBH news/events page

 

Newry Mayors 10k Road Race

The Inaugural Newry Mayors 10K took place on Thursday 10th May. NBH runner Martsje Hell was the 2nd lady home.

Pos Bib First name Last name Finish Time
14 1447 Martsje Hell 00:38:54

 

Atlas Running 3 lakes challenge

Pos Bib First name Last name Cat Finish Time Race
18 63 Gerard McNamara M35 01:08:54 15km

 

Slieve Donard Mountain Race

Neil Carty won his age category at this event.

Pos Bib First name Last name Cat Finish Time
15 84 Neil Carty M50 01:08:43

 

Strabane Lifford Half Marathon

Pos First name Last name Cat Finish Time Chip Time
371 Elaine Holmes F50 01:49:33 01:48:59

 

Parkruns

Waterworks

Pos First name Last name Finish Time
3 Simon Reeve 18:40
5 Joe Norney 19:07
6 John Gerard Murphy 19:28
7 Niall Armstrong 19:35
11 Ray Cameron 20:14
21 Greg McClure 21:54
23 Gary Blythe 22:03
24 Jack Carberry 22:11
36 Christopher Lennon 23:20
37 Kevin McCann 23:25
38 Daniel O’Callaghan 23:31
43 Tony Reid 23:43
57 Coleen Thompson 24:41
60 Jim Clinton 24:54
74 Paul Somerville 25:38
78 Lyle Carleton 25:55
79 Anthony Fleming 25:56
96 Gordon Glenn 26:51
101 Lynn McKenna 27:05 – New PB
102 Padraigin Bingham 27:08
116 Thomas Peter Norton 27:48
120 Eadaoin Donaldson 27:58
128 Matt Shields 28:16
136 Catherine Seawright 28:36
139 Ciará Magennis 28:47 – New PB
144 Stella Harrison 29:13
154 Nuala Mahon 29:56
162 Niamh O Neill 30:31
169 Catherine O Boyle 30:56 – New PB
173 Heather Wilson 31:14
192 Gabrielle Mallaghan 33:08
193 John Burns 33:09
195 Margaret Stephens 34:02
196 Sandy Carr 34:03
197 Matthew Higgins 34:05
199 Jason Reid 34:10
202 Grainne Stephens 34:38
205 Marilyn Foster 35:05
211 Paul Curley 36:50
214 Gemma Doherty 37:15

 

Antrim

9 Nat Glenn 20:18 – New PB

 

Belfast Victoria

10 Sean McShane 19:11
34 Colin Simpson 21:03
86 Orla Cash 23:37

 

Colin Glen

3 Martsje Hell 19:42
35 Elaine Holmes 26:49

 

Falls

7 Roisin Hughes 21:54

 

Larne

7 April Clarke 22:01
18 Carol Clarke 24:04
26 Harry Plumb 25:20
59 Sandy Plumb 33:41

 

Portrush

86 Thomas McKinstry 26:28

 

Queens

25 John McConnell 21:44
27 Ciaran Hunter 21:51
31 Vincent Bradley 21:58

 

Stormont       

17 Helen F Weir 21:15

 

Valley

33 Joe Wilson 25:49 – New PB
37 Philip McIlwrath 26:07 – New PB
54 Paul Williams 28:17