NBH Race Report, 4th – 10th June 2018
Whether it was the flat Craigavon Lakes or the mountainous Hills and Dales, the hot weather made most races more difficult than usual. This didn’t deter the North Belfast Harriers from putting in a great performance. Well done to all our runners.
Wed 6th June Fairhill 5 mile Road Race
Congratulations to Mark McKinstry who retained his Fairhill 5 mile road race title this evening with an impressive performance. For good measure, Gladys Ganiel made it a North Belfast double claiming the ladies title.
Photo Credit: NI Running
Wed 6th June Craigavon Lakes 10k & 5k
Starting and ending at the front of Craigavon Civic Centre, this race took runners along the pathways around the picturesque Craigavon Lakes and City Park. The course was fairly flat – great for those pursuing a PB!
Thurs 7th June Hill & Dale Series (Race 8 – Loughshannagh)
This race series is definitely not for the feint-hearted. The 8th in the series began at Ott car park (400m), ascending to the top of Carn Mountain (590m), before descending to the banks of Lough Shannagh. The route then took the runners up Doan (590m), followed by Slieve Loughshannagh (620m) and finally Ott Mountain (520m) before returning to the start – a gruelling 6.5 kms.
Sat 9th June Mourne Way Marathon and Half Marathon
Whilst many of us enjoy a gentle ramble through the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, not so for these intrepid runners of the North Belfast Harriers, Thomas McKinstry and Sandy Carr, who ran a gruelling 26 miles through them!
Thomas (Tucker) remarked: “I have never drank so much fluids or ran in so much heat as yesterday at Mourne Way Marathon”.
I think we can all raise a glass to them!
Marstje Hell represented the club in the Half Marathon event. Marstje was the first lady home in 8th position with an outstanding result
Sat 9th June NI & Ulster Senior Track & Field Championships
Whilst many of us basked in summer sunshine, athletes at the NI & Ulster Senior Track & Field Championships braved torrential downpours in the Mens 5000m race. Weather aside, the Harriers claimed 5th, 6th and 7th positions.
Photo Credit: NI Running
Sat 9th June PARKRUNS
Seventy North Belfast Harriers were represented in 12 parkruns, with six runners achieving PBs. Congratulations to Nat GLENN, Andrew MILLIGAN and Joe DRAIN who came first in their respective races. Philip McILWRATH takes the prize for the farthest Parkrun: Massachusetts, USA!
Waterworks Parkrun marked the 70th anniversary of the NHS with NHS staff stepping into the volunteering role. Some volunteers and runners got into the spirit by donning NHS-themed fancy dress.
|Waterworks parkrun, Belfast (274 Runners)|
|1||Nat GLENN||00:17:15||Overall Winner|
|44||Gerry ANDERSON||00:22:49||New PB!|
|67||Sarah Jane STEWART||00:23:55||New PB!|
|107||Joanne MCALLISTER||00:26:00||New PB!|
|140||Louise WARDE HUNTER||00:27:37|
|170||Linda BEGGS||00:29:07||New PB!|
|184||Joanne CURRAN||00:30:01||New PB!|
|Durham parkrun (339 Runners)|
|1||1||Andrew MILLIGAN||00:17:01||Overall Winner|
|Belfast Victoria parkrun (285 Runners)|
|2||2||Kent SWANN||00:16:44||New PB|
|Queen’s parkrun, Belfast (184 Runners)|
|Wallace parkrun, Lisburn (367 Runners)|
|Ormeau parkrun (454 Runners)|
|Castlewellan parkrun (218 Runners)|
|202||Rosy RYAN||00:41:20||New PB|
|Letterkenny parkrun (72 Runners)|
|5||John Gerard MURPHY||00:20:02|
|Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey (157 Runners)|
|Stormont parkrun (257 Runners)|
|Dungloe parkrun (21 Runners)|
|1||Joe DRAIN||00:21:10||Overall Winner|
|Jamaica Pond parkrun [Massachusetts, USA] (67 Runners)|