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NBH Race Report, 8th – 14th October 2018

NBH Race Report, 8th – 14th October 2018


The main event this week was Northern Ireland Master Athletic Association XC held at Dub Playing Fields, Belfast.


Sat 13th October             NIMAA

Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) ran out victorious as athletes from across Northern Ireland descended on the DUB Playing Fields in Belfast for the annual Northern Ireland Masters Athletics Association (NIMAA) XC.

The event was also the trials for the upcoming British & Irish Masters International XC, which will take place in Wales next month (November 2018) and the NIMAA XC Championships.

In the men’s 8k, Mark McKinstry showed his class with a strong dominant performance.  The North Belfast Harriers man, a senior Northern Ireland cross country international, recorded 25:00 for 1st place.


Mens 8k
Pos Bib Athlete Cat Time
1 486 Mark McKinstry Male 35-39 25:00
6 462 Eamonn White Male 45-49 26:41
14 21 Kent Swann Male 35-39 27:47
24 478 Neill Carty Male 50-54 28:31
29 382 David Clarke Male 55-59 28:51
32 391 James Wallace Male 55-59 28:56
39 493 Val Glenn Male 50-54 29:31
43 482 Laurence Johnston Male 60-64 29:55
                                Womens and Mens Vet 6k
Pos Bib Athlete Cat Time
35 1518 Carol Clarke Female 50-54 27:31
46 1525 Philomena Donaldson Female 60-64 35:49


  Sat 13th October             Saintfield 10k and 5k run

Both runs started at Saintfield Sports Club, running through the town centre, heading out into the scenic countryside before returning through the town and back to the Club.

Three Harriers represented the club – one in the 10k race, the other two in the 5k.

Pos Runner Time Race
45 April Rose CLARKE 00:46:12 10k
59 Sonia MILLAR 00:31:02 5k
93 Gail HILL 00:34:41 5k



Sun 14th October            Zafiro Palma Half Marathon

This race is set in the unique scenery of the beautiful city of Palma. Participants enjoy a course along the breath-taking promenade with views over the bay and the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, towards the cathedral with its sandstones colours, and into the historic old town.

The Harriers were represented by Louise Warde Hunter. Louise reported that the heat was tough from the start, but luckily there were plenty of water stops on the way which helped her across the finishing line.





Pos Runner Time
3428 Louise Warde Hunter 02:30:19


Sun 14th October            Tring Ridgeway Run

A challenging trail run of approximately 15.5 kilometres (9.6 miles) over a scenic route, mainly on footpaths and bridleways with stunning Chiltern views. Starting on the outskirts of Tring, the course gradually ascends into the Ashridge Estate, past the Bridgewater Monument, takes in a stretch of the famous Ridgeway path and Pitstone Hill before descending back along quiet paths into Tring and finishing at the Cricket Club.

Matt Shields took on the challenge and was rewarded with 1st place in his age category.


Pos Bib Finish time  Chip time  Participant  Cat Speed Pace
14 147 01:02:54 01:02:48 Matt Shields Vet 60 8.68 mph 6:54 min/mile



Sat 13th October             PARKRUNS

No fewer than 48 North Belfast Harriers were represented across 10 parkruns this week, with four runners achieving PBs. Congratulations to Roisin HUGHES who was the first lady home in the Falls parkrun and to Helen F WEIR who was the first lady home in the Victoria Park parkrun.


Waterworks parkrun, Belfast
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
5 Paul CURLEY 00:18:38
7 Joe NORNEY 00:19:20
8 Luke KELLY 00:19:25
12 Ray CAMERON 00:20:20
21 Sean McSHANE 00:21:44
29 Sam CARR 00:23:17
30 Orla CASH 00:23:19
34 John Gerard MURPHY 00:23:27
46 Katrina McAULEY 00:24:20
48 Tony REID 00:24:37
49 Jack CARBERRY 00:24:38
55 Greg MCCLURE 00:25:16
64 Matt SHIELDS 00:26:09
76 Padraigin BINGHAM 00:27:34
85 Fergus JAMISON 00:28:55
89 Eimear NUGENT 00:29:10
90 Lyle CARLETON 00:29:10
103 Stella HARRISON 00:30:25
106 Nuala MAHON 00:30:51
110 Grainne STEPHENS 00:31:09 New PB!
111 Sandy CARR 00:31:10
117 Margaret STEPHENS 00:32:08
122 Bernadette DUFFY 00:33:03
123 Jennifer BUTCHER 00:33:26
127 Jim CLINTON 00:34:01
129 Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 00:34:56
130 Marian HAYES 00:34:57
133 Deirdre MURRAY 00:35:58
Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
8 Max REID 00:19:38 New PB!
19   Helen F WEIR   00:21:02   First Lady
128 Clare COREY 00:35:23
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
12 Martin REA 00:20:23
96 Ciaran HUNTER 00:29:00
123 Vincent BRADLEY 00:31:54
124 John LAVERY 00:31:55
135 Damien GILL 00:34:30
Falls parkrun, Belfast
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
5   Roisin HUGHES   00:20:50   First Lady
10 Colin SIMPSON 00:23:45
34 Marie-Louise LOWRY 00:32:53
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
15 John McCONNELL 00:21:58 New PB!
Antrim parkrun
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
23 22 Paul WILLIAMS 00:21:48
Victoria parkrun, Glasgow
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
163 Philip McILWRATH 00:25:29
333 Rosy RYAN 00:48:25
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
25 Joe WILSON 00:26:10
                                Colin Glen parkrun
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
14 Elaine HOLMES 00:27:30
Falcarragh parkrun
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
3 Joe DRAIN 00:21:01
20 Donna McLAUGHLIN 00:25:28 New PB!
49 Maeve CUSHNAHAN 00:31:18


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