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NBH Race Report, 4th – 10th June 2018

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

 

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Category Finish Chiptime
1 335 Mark McKinstry M M35 00:25:14 00:25:14
8 148 Gladys Ganiel F F40 00:28:52 00:28:52
17 152 James Wallace M M55 00:29:23 00:29:21
76 151 John Steele M M50 00:34:11 00:34:07
271 150 Jason Reid M MO 00:44:06 00:43:18
335 147 Linda Beggs F F35 00:48:06 00:47:51

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender   Finish Chiptime Lap1 Lap2
120 586 Joanne McAllister F 00:51:37 00:51:20 00:25:48 00:25:50
154 601 Lynn McKenna F 00:56:02 00:55:43 00:27:19 00:28:43
192 502 Paul Armstrong M 00:59:17 00:59:00 00:28:15 00:31:03
224 577 Laura Lovett F 01:05:37 01:05:20 00:31:18 00:34:19

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Pos Name   Category Finish Time
21 Simon Reeve MV40 00:48:35
130 Colin Simpson MV50 01:04:32

 

 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!

 

Pos Bib Athlete Time
133 219 Thomas McKinstry 5:57:18.4
134 118 Sandy Carr 5:57:18.4

 

Marstje Hell represented the club in the Half Marathon event. Marstje was the first lady home in 8th position with an outstanding result

Pos Bib Athlete Time
8 582 Marstje Hell 1:36:49.7

 

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

 

Pos Bib Athlete   Run Time
5 281 Conan McCaughey 15.07.99
6 310 John Black 15:15.32
7 254 Mark McKinstry 15:23.79

 

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)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
1   Nat GLENN   00:17:15 Overall Winner
2 Piaras MCSHANE 00:18:10
4 Simon REEVE 00:18:56
5 Thomas SIMMONS 00:19:17
7 Luke KELLY 00:19:32
11 Drew KNOX 00:20:20
14 John STEELE 00:20:32
23 Janice PLUMB 00:21:14
24 Greg MCCLURE 00:21:16
26 Eamon MCCAMBRIDGE 00:21:22
32 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 00:21:59
34 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 00:22:05
43 Ray CAMERON 00:22:46
44 Gerry ANDERSON 00:22:49 New PB!
59 Maurice PALMER 00:23:36
65 Robert IRVINE 00:23:54
66 Katrina MCAULEY 00:23:55
67 Sarah Jane STEWART 00:23:55 New PB!
73 Tony REID 00:24:08
84 Kevin MCCANN 00:24:53
98 Paul SOMERVILLE 00:25:38
101 Jim CLINTON 00:25:47
107 Joanne MCALLISTER 00:26:00 New PB!
113 Matt SHIELDS 00:26:21
131 Harry PLUMB 00:27:21
132 Lynn MCKENNA 00:27:22
135 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 00:27:25
140 Louise WARDE HUNTER 00:27:37
152 Padraigin BINGHAM 00:28:07
153 Lyle CARLETON 00:28:14
154 Sandy PLUMB 00:28:14
166 Stella HARRISON 00:29:01
167 Gordon GLENN 00:29:03
170 Linda BEGGS 00:29:07 New PB!
184 Joanne CURRAN 00:30:01 New PB!
195 Matthew HIGGINS 00:30:34
203 Mick MURRAY 00:30:58
220 Orla YOUNG 00:32:45
221 Claire BRADY 00:32:51
222 Lynn MCCULLOUGH 00:33:10
223 Jacqueline LAWLOR 00:33:11
226 Elaine CRAWFORD 00:33:36
227 Margaret STEPHENS 00:33:37
228 Megan BEGGS 00:33:37
230 Grainne STEPHENS 00:33:51
231 Pauline MCKEATING 00:34:09
234 Maeve CUSHNAHAN 00:34:25
235 Donna MCLAUGHLIN 00:34:25
238 Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 00:34:59
239 Kerry MCSHANE 00:35:00
249 Angela ROGAN 00:38:01
Durham parkrun (339 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
1 1 Andrew MILLIGAN   00:17:01 Overall Winner
Belfast Victoria parkrun (285 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
2 2 Kent SWANN 00:16:44 New PB
47 41 Paul WILLIAMS 00:21:07
56 48 Colin SIMPSON 00:21:46
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast (184 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
2 2 Neil CARTY 00:17:33
27 25 Vincent BRADLEY 00:21:54
43 40 Ciaran HUNTER 00:23:05
Wallace parkrun, Lisburn (367 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
24 John MCCONNELL 00:22:24
Ormeau parkrun (454 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
55 Anthony FLEMING 00:22:52
Castlewellan parkrun (218 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
16 Max REID 00:20:37
202 Rosy RYAN 00:41:20 New PB
Letterkenny parkrun (72 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
5 John Gerard MURPHY 00:20:02
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey (157 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
31 Joe WILSON 00:25:45
100 Gemma LOWE 00:32:47
Stormont parkrun (257 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
81 Patrick MCSHANE 00:24:35
82 Sean MCSHANE 00:24:39
Dungloe parkrun (21 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
1   Joe DRAIN   00:21:10 Overall Winner
7 Siobhan DRAIN 00:23:29
Jamaica Pond parkrun [Massachusetts, USA] (67 Runners)
Position   parkrunner   Run Time Notes
48 Philip MCILWRATH 00:28:41