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Race Report W/E 29 July 2018


An array of distances, terrains and locations; including a secure prison(!) attracted many NBH athletes. Just like the Tour de France this week and their ‘maillot jaune’, the yellow jersey of the stags was worn with pride and the results were just as impressive as the turnouts!


24th July North Down AC Open Meet

Bangor Sportsplex was the venue for this track and field event and both competitors performed very well in their respective races with Andrew Milligan claiming first position in the 400m event. Well done to both athletes.

Race: 1500m
Position Time Name Club Category
9 4:27.56 Paul Horan North Belfast Harriers M40


Race: 400m

Position Time Name Club Category
1 52.70 Andrew Milligan North Belfast Harriers M20



27th July LacPatrick Milk Road Race Ballymoney (5 mile)

This race consisted of a downhill for the first mile, a further three miles climbing and the last mile down to the finish. Nat Glenn finished in ninth position overall, clearly winning the vet50, with Laurence Johnston finishing closely behind in 12th and Jason Reid with an excellent finish time also. A great run by all three members.

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Category Club Finish Chiptime
9 115 Nat Glenn M M50 North Belfast Harriers 00:29:20 00:29:19
12 132 Laurence Johnston M M55 North Belfast Harriers 00:29:56 00:29:53
62 2 Jason Reid M MO North Belfast Harriers 00:36:06 00:35:59


27th July Dub Runners Giants Trail Race (6 miles)

Promoted as a ‘scenic and ancient 6 mile trail-run in the heart of the city’, this was the fourth annual event hosted by the Dub Runners. The course takes in the picturesque trails and towpath of the Lagan Valley Regional Park and finishes at the Dub Playing Fields. Impressive runs by all NBH participants, including second place for Philip Goss.

2 123 Philip Goss MO North Belfast Harriers 0:35:19
4 337 James Trainor MO North Belfast Harriers 0:36:24
8 48 Neil Carty M50 North Belfast Harriers 0:36:59
17 296 Simon Reeve M40 North Belfast Harriers 0:39:47
27 197 Patrick McAuley M40 North Belfast Harriers 0:41:34
31 262 John Murphy M45 North Belfast Harriers 0:42:06
135 46 Paul Carlin M45 North Belfast Harriers 0:51:36
169 115 Gordon Glenn M45 North Belfast Harriers 0:54:06
196 225 Philip McIlwrath M40 North Belfast Harriers 0:55:56
230 315 Catherine Seawright F40 North Belfast Harriers 0:59:11
254 308 Caitriona Ryan FO North Belfast Harriers 1:02:57
273 79 Eadaoin Donaldson FO North Belfast Harriers 1:04:40
283 78 Philomena Donaldson F55 North Belfast Harriers 1:05:42
326 307 Rosy Ryan F40 North Belfast Harriers 1:36:01


27th July Crossgar (10K)

Part of the Novosco series, this race was organised by Crossgar Harriers, Kilmore Rec FC and Atlas Running. This is a fast course all on road with a few hills. An excellent time and position for James Wallace representing North Belfast Harriers.

Pos Bib Firstname Gender Club Finish Chiptime


145 James Wallace Male North Belfast Harriers 00:37:39 00:37:39


28th July Divis 10K Trail Race

A second podium place in as many days for Phillip Goss, this time taking top spot the day after a second-place finish at Giants Trail! Very impressive Philip! This 10K was a tough, steep run over the summit, the boardwalk, the gravel paths before heading over towards the summit of Black Mountain, crossing a couple of stiles and the Collin River along the way and then finally collecting the medals just past the visitors’ centre.

(Info from www.racespace.com)




00:40:24 MO 103 Philip Goss North Belfast Harriers

 (NI Running)

28th July Acorns Track Meet

Kent Swann achieved a 45 second PB at this event on Saturday morning at the Meadowbank Sports Arena, running 3,000m in a very impressive 9.29!  Well done.

28th July Irish Life Health National Senior Championships

The track and field competition took place in the Morton Stadium, Santry, North Dublin over the weekend.  Andrew Milligan ran 800m in 1:57.74 achieving a well-earned PB.  Excellent running from him at this two-day event amongst Commonwealth medalists and national runners alike, some attempting to qualify for the European Athletics Championships.

28th July La Plagne 6D Lacs, France

Even further afield, Helen Weir successfully ran this 27K trail race in the French Alps in a fantastic time of 3hr 57min 24s, well under the 6hr max time allowed.  This race takes place in a single stage at a free pace and is a qualifying race for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.  Finishing 237th overall out of a total 834, she was 32nd lady home and tenth in her age category.  Every weather was experienced along the route on the day, including blazing heat and thunder and lightning at the top.  The climb ranged from 5300ft right up to an elevation of 8850ft.  Well done Helen!

 (courtesy of Helen Weir and JNJ Photo)

29th July East Coast AC Sunrise Run (5K)

NBH claimed two of the top prizes here. Congratulations to Kent Swann in first place and David Clarke in third place. This 5K course took place in the lovely Carnfunnock Country Park and was organised as a memorial for a past East Coast AC member, Paddy Campbell. In addition, it was a fundraiser for the Chest, Heart & Stroke NI and so was an excellent race to support.

Place Place for Gender Bib Name Gender Time Note
1 1 266 Kent Swann M 00:17:59 1st Male
3 3 377 David Clarke M 00:19:35 3rd Male
12 11 294 Nat Glenn M 00:24:24
20 4 379 Carol Clarke F 00:25:30
21 5 378 April Clarke F 00:25:32
44 19 278 Janice Plumb F 00:31:10

 (NI Running)


29th July Danny McDaid Letterkenny (15K)

Regular racers in Donegal, Paddy and Ita McCambridge and Paul Butcher took part in the Danny McDaid 15K in Letterkenny on Sunday. Paul Butcher was rewarded with 41st place in a time of 62.43. Paddy McCambridge also broke the 70min barrier, finishing in 69.44 and in 88th place overall. Ita McCambridge placed 2nd in the O50 category and in 99th place in a time of 70.38. Well done NBH tourists!

    (Courtesy of Paddy McCambridge)


Eight different venues attracted the NBH club members on Saturday 28 July for their weekly ‘parkrun’, six of whom achieved PBs. The three first females over the line at Larne parkrun all hailed from NBH – well done! Also, a special mention to Rosy Ryan and Philip McIlwrath who celebrated their 150th run at Lower Drummans  aka HMP Magilligan with prison PBs!

 (courtesy of Rosy Ryan)

 (courtesy of Trisha Murray)

Waterworks, Belfast

3 Simon REEVE 19:15
8 John Gerard MURPHY 20:02
10 Matt SHIELDS 20:22
14 Paul CURLEY 21:32
17 Max REID 21:44
27 Greg MCCLURE 22:35
36 Sam CARR 23:24
54 Kevin MCCANN 24:36
62 Tony REID 25:12
63 Lyle CARLETON 25:16
70 Coleen THOMPSON 25:38
76 Robbie SPEERS 26:10
82 Lynn MCKENNA 26:30 New PB!
92 Padraigin BINGHAM 27:33
93 Jason REID 27:35
95 Katrina MCAULEY 27:37
132 Claire BROWNING 30:32 New PB!
138 Elaine CRAWFORD 31:23
145 Marian HAYES 32:36
146 Michael LAWLOR 32:37
152 Maeve CUSHNAHAN 33:09
153 Eadaoin DONALDSON 33:34
154 Michele FLOOD 33:35
156 Grainne STEPHENS 33:43
157 Margaret STEPHENS 33:49
162 David FRENCH 34:51 New PB!
170 Clare MORGAN 37:50
181 Elisabeth FRENCH 43:51


Victoria, Belfast

14 Claire MCCORRY 19:28 New PB!



42 John MCCONNELL 22:56

Wallace, Lisburn

96 Jack MCCREADY 27:40


4 Conor O’RAWE 18:37


3 Janice PLUMB 21:34
7 April CLARKE 22:27
15 Carol CLARKE 24:48
21 Harry PLUMB 26:42

Colin Glen, Belfast

100 Jim CLINTON 42:30

Lower Drummans

16 Philip MCILWRATH 25:06 New PB!
37 Rosy RYAN 41:22 New PB!