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Race Report 15 – 21 October 2018

This week’s running included the first meet of the cross country season, as well as mountain and road racing. Some excellent running resulted in silverware and top titles for NBH members.

XC League Comber Cup (20 October)

Kicking off the cross country season was the Comber Cup which took place on Saturday 20th October at the Billy Neill Playing Fields. There was a fantastic turnout with 180 runners taking part in the Men’s race and 142 in the Ladies and Men’s VETs race.

The Comber Cup is awarded to the fastest team of 6 in the Men’s race.  Thanks to the top six from the club; Mark McKinstry, John Black, Eamonn White, Kent Swann, James Trainor and Joe Malone for bringing it home to the NBH trophy cabinet again, where it will be safely locked away for another year!  It was presented to Mark McKinstry, John Black, Eamonn White, James Trainor, Joe Malone & Neil Carty of North Belfast Harriers.  (info courtesy www.ballydrainharriers.co.uk/comber-cup)

Individually, first and third places for harriers Mark McKinstry and John Black respectively – Well done to both. Congratulations also to the array of age category winners from the club:

Kent Swann M35 Runner Up

Eamonn White M45 Runner Up

Neil Carty M50 Winner

David Clarke M55 Winner

Ladies Race – John McKeag Cup

Carol Clarke – F50 Winner

Philomena Donaldson – F60 Winner

Male Results

TotalRank Bib Name Club Class Time
1 294 Mark McKinstry North Belfast Harriers M35 00:23:49
3 339 John Black North Belfast Harriers MO 00:24:59
6 309 Eamonn White North Belfast Harriers M45 00:25:43
16 250 Kent Swann North Belfast Harriers M35 00:26:23
23 336 James Trainor North Belfast Harriers MO 00:27:09
29 372 Joe Malone North Belfast Harriers MO 00:27:20
30 308 Neil Carty North Belfast Harriers M50 00:27:21
34 252 David Clarke North Belfast Harriers M55 00:27:42
84 370 Frankie Smyth North Belfast Harriers MO 00:30:58
138 323 Ciaran Browne North Belfast Harriers M45 00:34:48
143 320 Colin Simpson North Belfast Harriers M50 00:35:17
151 270 Robbie Speers North Belfast Harriers MO 00:36:33
154 228 Gary Blythe North Belfast Harriers M45 00:36:48
161 342 Phillip McIlwrath North Belfast Harriers M40 00:38:53
169 229 Lyle Carlton North Belfast Harriers M55 00:40:38
170 230 Matthew Carlton North Belfast Harriers MO 00:40:39

 

Female Results

31 135 Claire Kennedy North Belfast Harriers F45 00:25:13
44 89 Carol Clarke North Belfast Harriers F50 00:26:09
86 124 Fiona McGill North Belfast Harriers F35 00:30:15
96 130 Francesca McAreavy North Belfast Harriers F35 00:31:03
111 128 Catherine Seawright North Belfast Harriers F40 00:31:45
118 129 Christina Knox North Belfast Harriers FO 00:32:46
123 72 Eileen Keenan North Belfast Harriers F50 00:33:30
124 71 Kathleen O’Neill North Belfast Harriers F50 00:33:30
132 32 Philomena Donaldson North Belfast Harriers F60 00:34:21
136 125 Joanne McAllister North Belfast Harriers F40 00:34:52
143 126 Laura Lovett North Belfast Harriers F35 00:37:13
146 33 Eadaoin Donaldson North Belfast Harriers FO 00:37:56

  

Photos courtesy of NBH Facebook – Philomena Donaldson and Philip McIlwrath

Mourne Skyline MTR

The Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race is arguably Northern Ireland’s toughest and most scenic long distance race. The event is based in the Mourne Mountains, starting and finishing in seaside town of Newcastle, County Down.  The race is part of the Skyrunning UK Series, falling within the ‘Skyrace’ criteria.

This 35k race, incorporating 3,370m (11,057ft) of accumulative ascent, challenged more than 200 runners through the heart of the scenic Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.  It was NBH’s own Martsje Hell who was first lady home in a staggering time of 4h 44m 00s and 15th position overall. Well done Martsje! Fantastic times from all NBH participants.

(info courtesy www.mourneskylinemtr.com)

Martsje Hell – First lady -15th overall – 4h 44m 00s

Simon Reeve – 26th position – 5h 00m 03s

Christopher Murray – 52nd position – 5h 26m 34s

Stephen Walker – 211th position – 7h 54m 31s

 

Photos courtesy of NI Running

GR8 Dundrum Run

The 9th annual GR8 DUNDRUM RUN took place on Saturday 20th October 2018 at 1.00pm in the picturesque village of Dundrum Co. Down.

The 8 mile race is organised by Murlough AC in association with the National Trust and is now one of the most popular races on the NI race calendar, famed for its combination of road, track, boardwalk and beach. It did not disappoint the 1,000 plus who took part this year. Congratulations to club member Mark McAvoy who won 3rd male in a time of 48m 41s.

 

Position Name Surname Category Chiptime
4 Mark McAvoy MO 00:48:41
21 Jim Benson M50 00:53:02
83 Paul Williams M50 00:58:39
101 Helen F Weir F45 00:59:36
233 Sandy Carr F35 01:06:46
247 Andrew Taylor M35 01:07:16
265 Diane Taylor F35 01:07:49
318 Gerry Anderson M50 01:09:39
339 Coleen Thompson F35 01:10:21
495 Lorraine Hibburt F45 01:15:32
496 Karlene Graham FO 01:15:32
544 Eimear Nugent F40 01:17:26
644 Lynn McCullough F50 01:22:47
699 Fergus Jamison M50 01:24:54
711 Jennifer Clements F50 01:24:55
715 Irene McGreevy F40 01:25:31
716 Trisha Murray F50 01:25:32
719 Jennifer Butcher F40 01:25:42
720 Sinead Russell F40 01:25:56
732 Sonia Millar F40 01:27:10
741 Dirdre Murphy F50 01:26:55
742 Marian Hayes F60 01:26:55
755 Megan Beggs FO 01:28:21
756 Mick Murray M50 01:27:36
760 Cathy McKillen F45 01:27:35
766 Joan Grieve F55 01:28:01
767 Bronagh Conlon F50 01:28:00
768 Monica O’kane F55 01:28:00
825 Michael Lawlor M55 01:34:09
826 Jacqueline Lawlor F50 01:34:09
892 Ita Weir F45 01:41:23
918 Nisha Sharma FO 01:52:19

Photos courtesy of NBH Facebook – Margaret Stephens

Runher Titanic (21 October)

The run took place on Sunday morning starting at the Titanic Quarter Paddock, taking in Titanic Quarter and Victoria Park. A class act performance in her first race back after two years from Roisin Hughes earned her second place with a time of 40m 36s. Clubs not listed in results but well done to all those who participated in both the 5K and 10K events!

Parkrun (20 October)

NBH made it to twelve different parkruns this weekend. The home venue of the Waterworks attracted the biggest turnout and hosted Lyle Carleton’s amazing milestone of 100 runs – Congratulations!

Well done also to all who achieved PBs in their respective runs this week; Síle Hannan, Deirdre Murray, Cathaoir Purvis, Ray Cameron and Odhran Moan.

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

 

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Conor CURRAN

 

North Belfast Harriers

 

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7 7 Paul CURLEY North Belfast Harriers 00:18:20
17 16 Drew KNOX North Belfast Harriers 00:20:18
26 25 Sam CARR North Belfast Harriers 00:21:19
48 4 Sandy CARR North Belfast Harriers 00:23:22
58 53 Jack CARBERRY North Belfast Harriers 00:24:19
59 54 Greg MCCLURE North Belfast Harriers 00:24:20
62 57 Tony REID North Belfast Harriers 00:24:24
79 71 Kevin MCCANN North Belfast Harriers 00:25:03
91 12 Elaine HOLMES North Belfast Harriers 00:25:39
97 84 Lyle CARLETON North Belfast Harriers 00:26:07
98 85 David CURRAN North Belfast Harriers 00:26:13
99 86 Maurice PALMER North Belfast Harriers 00:26:14
116 19 Catherine SEAWRIGHT North Belfast Harriers 00:27:15
120 22 Stella HARRISON North Belfast Harriers 00:27:30
121 99 Philip MCILWRATH North Belfast Harriers 00:27:31
123 24 Padraigin BINGHAM North Belfast Harriers 00:27:36
132 28 Eimear NUGENT North Belfast Harriers 00:28:31
152 115 Gerry ANDERSON North Belfast Harriers 00:30:15
159 40 Gemma LOWE North Belfast Harriers 00:31:21
160 41 Margaret STEPHENS North Belfast Harriers 00:31:35
164 44 Grainne STEPHENS North Belfast Harriers 00:33:03
168 47 Heather WILSON North Belfast Harriers 00:33:28
171 48 Sile HANNON North Belfast Harriers 00:33:32
172 124 Matthew HIGGINS North Belfast Harriers 00:33:33
173 49 Deirdre MURRAY North Belfast Harriers 00:33:56
183 52 Angela ROGAN North Belfast Harriers 00:37:51
187 56 Marian HAYES North Belfast Harriers 00:38:00
198 63 Rosy RYAN North Belfast Harriers 00:51:06

 

Belfast Victoria parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
85 75 Colin SIMPSON North Belfast Harriers 00:25:15

 

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
1 1 Paul ROWAN Willowfield Harriers 00:17:56
3 3 Martin REA North Belfast Harriers 00:18:32
59 51 Damien GILL North Belfast Harriers 00:26:02
124 84 Vincent BRADLEY North Belfast Harriers 00:33:03

 

Falls parkrun, Belfast

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
6 6 Martin COX North Belfast Harriers 00:20:52
11 10 John MCCONNELL North Belfast Harriers 00:22:44
55 18 Bernadette DUFFY North Belfast Harriers 00:34:48

 

MUSA Cookstown parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
1 1 Cathaoir PURVIS North Belfast Harriers 00:16:31

 

Ormeau parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
5 5 Laurence JOHNSTON North Belfast Harriers 00:18:30
19 19 Ray CAMERON North Belfast Harriers 00:20:06

 

Antrim parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
7 7 Paul HUTCHINSON North Belfast Harriers 00:19:45

 

Larne parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
9 9 Nat GLENN North Belfast Harriers 00:23:47

 

Carrickfergus parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
20 19 Odhran MOAN North Belfast Harriers 00:23:57

 

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
6 6 Ian ONEILL North Belfast Harriers 00:20:05
21 21 Joe WILSON North Belfast Harriers 00:25:33
68 19 Marie-Louise LOWRY North Belfast Harriers 00:31:44

 

Colin Glen parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
73 44 Jim CLINTON North Belfast Harriers 01:00:06

 

Falcarragh parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
3 3 John Gerard MURPHY North Belfast Harriers 00:21:47