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NBH Race Report 24th-30th September 2018

NBH Men Claim NI & Ulster 10k Title

As the daylight hours continue to shorten and Autumn colours begin to dominate, all the racing this week took place over the weekend. Highlights included the NI & Ulster 10K Championships at Bangor and the Monaghan Marathon Festival.

Bangor 10k (Saturday 29th September)

A cool bright morning greeted the 968 competitors for the annual Bangor 10k on Saturday.  This year’s event, hosted by North Down AC, incorporated the 2018 Northern Ireland & Ulster 10k Championships. The individual race was won by last week’s Belfast City Half Marathon winner Gideon Kipsang (Derry track club) after a neck and neck sprint finish with marathon specialist Kevin Seaward (St Malacy’s AC). In the ladies’ race Jessica Craig (North Down AC) claimed the title with Gladys Ganiel (NBH) not far behind claiming 2nd place and winning the F40 category.

The NBH men claimed the NI & Ulster team title (top 4 to score) with their strength in depth demonstrated by 3 athletes in the top 10 and 5 in the top 20. In total the Harriers were represented by 29 athletes and there was further success in the junior and veteran’s categories including wins for Mark McKinstry (M35), Conan McCaughey (MJ), David Clarke (M55), Gladys Ganiel (F40), and Laurence Johnston (M60).

Ready to go: Photo courtesy of Philomena
Ready to go: photo courtesy of Philomena Donaldson
Photo courtesy of Steven Donegan
The action hots up: photo courtesy of Steven Donegan
The individual and team results for the NBH athletes were:
Pos Name Time Note
4 Mark McKinstry 0:31:14 1st M35
7 Conan McCaughey 0:32:03 1st MJ
9 John Black 0:32:45
17 Philip Goss 0:33:55
19 Conor Curran 0:34:27 2nd M40
21 Joe Malone 0:34:32
32 Kent Swann 0:35:35
44 David Clarke 0:36:12 1st M55
53 James Wallace 0:36:59 2nd M55
56 Gladys Ganiel 0:37:10 1st F40
71 Laurence Johnston 0:38:29 1st M60
203 Jason Reid 0:43:51
220 Una McConnell 0:44:48
249 Carol Clarke 0:45:45 3rd F50
301 Gerry Anderson 0:47:01
309 Andrew Taylor 0:47:23
354 Diane Taylor 0:48:50
470 Philip McIlwrath 0:51:05
507 Thomas Norton 0:52:12
510 Matthew Carleton 0:52:14
515 Fiona Magill 0:52:15
546 Joe Wilson 0:53:15
553 Lynn McKenna 0:53:28
599 Catherine Seawright 0:54:31
648 Joanne McAllister 0:55:59
655 Eileen Keenan 0:56:06
676 Christina Knox 0:56:46
746 Philomena Donaldson 0:59:30
800 Jenny Butcher 1:01:55 4 min PB !
916 Eadaoin Donaldson 1:10:07

 

Mens Team NI Championships
Pos Name Points
1 North Belfast Harriers 37
2 Victoria Park & Connswater Ac 73
3 Acorns AC 76
4 North Down AC 92
5 Willowfield TH 99

 

Ladies Team NI Championships
Pos Name Points
1 North Down AC 33
2 Beechmount Harriers 41
3 Ballydrain Harriers 55
4 Victoria Park & Connswater Ac 85
5 Dromore AC 87
6 North Belfast Harriers 147
7 Orangegrove AC 167
8 Ward Park Runners 167
9 Scrabo Striders 276

 

Monaghan Phoenix Marathon Festival (Sunday 30th September)

The fifth running of the Monaghan Phoenix Marathon Festival took place on Sunday morning in good conditions for endurance running. Louise Smith continued her amazing sequence of marathon performances to win the ladies’ race and claim joint second place overall with Delfim Pimentel, breaking the 3-hour barrier to boot. The club was represented in the half marathon by Terence McAtamney and Philip McIlwrath.

Louise crosses the line: photo courtesy of Philip McIlwrath
Louise crosses the line: photo courtesy of Philip McIlwrath

Full results for NBH were:

Monaghan Marathon
Pos Name Time Note
3 Louise Smith 2:59:10 First Female

 

Monaghan Half Marathon
Pos Name Time
136 Terence McAtamney 1:52:16
144 Philip McIlwrath 1:55:06

 

Cavehill 5m Race (Sunday 30th September)

The Cavehill 5 mile race, promoted by Leg-It events, started near St. Gerard’s on the Antrim Road and took competitors up and over the Cavehill. In good running conditions Philip Goss showed no sign of fatigue from the previous day’s race in Bangor to claim victory in 34:45. Also representing the club, Simon Reeve just missed a podium finish to claim 4th place in 37:18, while there were also strong runs from Paul Manton and Gordon Glenn.

Philip Goss wins Cavehill 5m: photo courtesy of Leg-It events
Philip Goss wins Cavehill 5m: photo courtesy of Leg-It events

 

Cavehill 5 mile Trail Race
Pos Name Time
1 Philip Goss 0:34:45
4 Simon Reeve 0:37:18
13 Paul Manton 0:44:38
48 Gordon Glenn 0:52:11

 

Buzzards Roost Mountain Race (Saturday 29th September)

On Saturday, the club’s international mountain specialist Martsje Hell finished first lady in the Buzzards Roost Race in the Mourne Mountains. The event, the final race of this year’s NIMRA championship saw the competitors complete 7.4 miles with 3,000ft of climbing over Lamagan and Binnian. Martsje claimed the win after a good battle with Sarah Graham (Mourne Runners) and Shileen O’Kane (Lagan Valley) to win in 1.26.05.

Martsje in action: photo courtesy of NIMRA
Martsje in action: photo courtesy of NIMRA

 

parkun (Saturday 29th September)

Over 50 club members completed a parkrun on Saturday at locations from Belfast to Berlin. The results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 414 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
4 Paul CURLEY 18:16 PB stays at 00:17:40 128
7 Simon REEVE 19:01 PB stays at 00:17:48 212
15 Roisin HUGHES 19:47 PB stays at 00:19:26 105
17 Paul BUTCHER 20:42 PB stays at 00:20:02 6
23 Sam CARR 21:15 PB stays at 00:20:07 114
24 Daniel O’CALLAGHAN 21:18 PB stays at 00:21:06 46
35 Gary BLYTHE 22:35 PB stays at 00:21:14 129
36 Colin SIMPSON 22:37 PB stays at 00:19:33 220
39 Greg MCCLURE 22:45 PB stays at 00:18:41 338
45 Orla CASH 23:06 PB stays at 00:22:32 57
57 Tony REID 24:08 PB stays at 00:21:50 381
73 Philip MAGEE 25:14 PB stays at 00:23:25 28
91 Lyle CARLETON 26:52 PB stays at 00:21:22 97
92 Eimear NUGENT 26:52 New PB! 40
104 Padraigin BINGHAM 27:19 PB stays at 00:26:38 84
111 Fergus JAMISON 28:03 New PB! 14
123 Sandy CARR 28:44 PB stays at 00:22:55 209
130 Nuala MAHON 29:28 PB stays at 00:27:02 132
136 Matthew HIGGINS 29:41 PB stays at 00:24:26 124
146 Trisha MURRAY 30:05 PB stays at 00:28:39 81
150 Michael LAWLOR 30:22 PB stays at 00:25:44 123
151 Jacqueline LAWLOR 30:22 PB stays at 00:28:48 155
154 Karen MCCLEAN 30:42 New PB! 9
155 Claire BROWNING 30:53 PB stays at 00:30:32 46
166 Bernadette DUFFY 31:57 PB stays at 00:29:29 183
170 Maeve CUSHNAHAN 32:05 PB stays at 00:25:50 10
171 Marie-Louise LOWRY 32:09 PB stays at 00:25:55 27
172 Catherine MCKILLEN 32:09 PB stays at 00:26:45 32
181 Mick MURRAY 32:48 PB stays at 00:28:38 71
200 Margaret STEPHENS 51:46 PB stays at 00:28:23 209
201 Marian HAYES 51:46 PB stays at 00:24:30 120
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 385 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
152 Anthony FLEMING 34:50 PB stays at 00:21:54 50
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 336 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
27 Ciaran HUNTER 21:55 PB stays at 00:20:24 253
38 Vincent BRADLEY 22:43 PB stays at 00:21:37 41
53 Damien GILL 23:53 PB stays at 00:20:03 232
84 Kevin LAVERY 26:43 PB stays at 00:20:55 96
Falls parkrun, Belfast # 313 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
6 John MCCONNELL 21:35 PB stays at 00:19:26 257
23 Martin REA 25:11 First Timer! 52
32 Jim CLINTON 27:12 PB stays at 00:22:16 389
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon # 308 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Alan RITCHIE 18:05 PB stays at 00:17:04 39
Ormeau parkrun # 269 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Philip Patrick DONNELLY 18:32 New PB! 143
14 Martin COX 20:22 PB stays at 00:19:01 61
43 Lauren COX 22:14 PB stays at 00:20:26 64
Antrim parkrun # 235 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
3 Stephen WALKER 18:05 PB stays at 00:17:46 74
4 Nat GLENN 18:07 New PB! 85
18 Paul WILLIAMS 20:50 PB stays at 00:20:38 274
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 211 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
57 Liam SMYTH 27:36 First Timer! 22
Falcarragh parkrun # 142 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 Joe DRAIN 20:46 PB stays at 00:20:01 86
20 John LAVERY 25:27 PB stays at 00:23:04 169
Hasenheide parkrun # 39 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
21 John Gerard MURPHY 20:46 First Timer! 375
Orangefield parkrun # 8 – 29/09/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
3 Ray CAMERON 20:21 First Timer! 122