RACE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING Sunday 1st July 2018
THURSDAY 28th JUNE 2018
The 38th Jude Gallagher ‘Round The Bridges’ 10 Mile Race
This memorial race was organised by Springwell Runners to commemorate their former colleague, Jude Gallagher who died in 2001. Among the 424 finishers who ran this fast, flat course which started close to the Roe Valley Leisure in Limavady were Andrew Annette who was first overall. Vernon Shiels and Robert Irvine completed the trio who took part. Congratulations to all three who headed up to Limavady to race in the tropical heat.
(Photo from NI Running)
FRIDAY 29th JUNE
Newell 5k and 10k
Among the throngs that headed to Coalisland on Friday evening to run in the Newell 5k and 10k was only one NBH athlete. Louise Smith was among the 535 runners who ran in the blistering heat on Friday evening. Well done, Louise. There was no NBH runners in the 5k race.
For the fourth year running Ballydrain Harriers hosted the Comber 10K – the 9th race in the Novosco 10K Grand Prix. This officially measured course was relatively flat and fast and incorporated 2 laps of Comber town. Lindsay Johnston raced home in first position in the incredible time of 00:33:55. Huge congratulations to Lindsay on his podium position and to Laurence Johnston who finished in 11th position in 00:37:40 and for winning his age category. Amazing performances from all our runners on such a scorching, hot evening.
|11th||Laurence Johnston||00:37:40||1st M55|
SATURDAY 30th JUNE
Larne AC Coastal Marathon
Larne Athletic Club are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and as part of our celebrations, they organised the Antrim Coast Road Marathon. This race was originally held back in the 1980’s and was named the Nescafe Coast Road Marathon with running legend Ron Hill, being one of those who took part in it. The weather was beautiful for family and friends to cheer the runners along the route from Cushendall to Larne leisure centre. However it was gruelling to be running in such intense, temperatures. Congratulations to those all those who completed especially Stephen Walker who led the NBH contingent home in 24th position in 03:20:32. As Greg McClure continues running his numerous marathons, Geraldine Murphy completed her first marathon.
Spelga Skyline Mountain Race
On Saturday 30th June 2018, mountain runners from across Northern Ireland descended on the picturesque Spelga Dam for the sixth instalment of the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association (NIMRA) Championship, the Spelga Skyline Mountain Race (Saturday 30th June 2018). In blistering conditions, 57 athletes faced a course which measured 12.4 miles in distance and included 1,400m of ascent our own Simon Reeve. What an achievement!
NI Masters Championships 2018
The Northern Ireland Masters Amateur Athletics took place over the weekend on Saturday at Mary Peter’s track. A good representation of club athletes secured gold and silver in their respective age categories. Well done to all involved!
|800m Men m50 and M55|
|1500m Men 35-40|
|1500m Men 50+|
Inter Counties Fell Running Championships
Brendan McCambridge represented Northern Ireland in the Under 17 category in the Peak District on Saturday 30th June. He completed the 4.5km course which had an ascent of 230m in 31st position in 30:49. Congratulations Brendan!
(All photos were taken from North Belfast Harriers News/ Events Facebook page.)
There was a plethora of North Belfast Harriers running parkrun on Saturday. Congratulations to all. Well done to Helen Grimley on her PB at Waterworks. Congratulations to first finisher at Carrickfergus, Andrew Milligan, who ran a PB as well. Junior runner Jack McCready also ran a PB in his second parkrun in Milan.
|3||John Gerard MURPHY||19:06|
|200||Helen GRIMLEY||36:24||New PB!|
|1||Andrew MILLIGAN||16:53||New PB!|
|20||Helen F WEIR||21:38|
|28||Jack MCCREADY||27:38||New PB!|