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NBH Race Report 12th – 18th November 2018

The light’s were on at Stormont on Wednesday night for Run in the Dark. Run Forest Run was in Drum Manor. A Fast 5Km in Downpatrick & a very impressive British & Irish Masters XC medal haul as well as parkruns far and wide were the highlights of North Belfast Harriers running week.

Run in the Dark 5 & 10K, Stormont

Wednesday evening saw over 2,000 turn out for the annual event ran within the Stormont Estate. Always well supported by the club, several Harriers took on the 5 and 10km routes.

5K 3rd Stephen Walker 18:57, Kelvin Kearney 19:58, Paddy McCambridge 23:04, Joanne McAllister 33:15.

10K 5th Simon Reeve 39:12, Philip McIlwrath 53:42, Fiona Magill 55:14, Catherine Seawright 57:02, Mia McDowell 1:05:09, Claire Brady 1:07:08, Rosy Ryan 1:36:33.

Born 2 Run Drum Manor 5 & 10K

Saturday morning saw the Run Forest Run series take place in Drum Manor Forest Park just outside Cookstown. Catherine Seawright ran 58:13 in the 10k. Holly Bennett finished the 5k in 29:39.

British and Irish Masters International XC, Swansea



Mark-McKinstry-Masters-XC-Swansea-by-Steve-Smythe (Athletics Weekly)

North Belfast Harriers’ Mark McKinstry was a star performer at the 31st annual British & Irish Masters International XC in Swansea on Saturday. Making his debut in major masters competition at the age of 35, having been runner-up in the Northern Ireland senior championships the last four years, he surprised his competitors with a very fast first lap and then held them at bay over the last three laps.

Mark’s heroics also led his Northern Ireland M35 team to 3rd place in the team competition – the team included Allan Bogle, John Craig, Chris McGuinness, Stephen Nicholson, Pius McIntyre.

There was also an individual silver medal for Laurence Johnston in the M60 category

Neil Carty picked up a team silver medal in the M50 race, whilst David Clarke and James Wallace were all part of the Northern Ireland M55 team who also finished in 2nd place.

In the M45 team competition, NBH’s Eamon White collected a team bronze medal.

North Belfast Harriers were also represented in the women’s squad by Carol Clarke.

Race 1 Carol Clarke 28:51, Race 2 Neil Carty 28:36, David Clarke 29:42 James Wallace 29:44, Laurence Johnston 30:02 Race 3 Mark McKinstry 25:10, Eamon White 27:12

County Down 5K Road Race, Downpatrick

In a fiercely fast and competitive 5k on Sunday, North Belfast Harrier John Black took the top podium place in 15:21. Connor Curran took 9th with 16:06 whilst John McGuigan 17:51 and John Patience 19:13 also posted respectable times.


parkrun Results:

Over 50 Harriers ran at 13 different parkruns on Saturday morning.

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

Patrick MCAULEY   00:18:48

Sean MCSHANE   00:20:29

David CURRAN   00:21:02

Niall ARMSTRONG   00:21:28

Piaras MCSHANE   00:21:29

Sam CARR   00:21:47

Sandy CARR   00:23:00

Greg MCCLURE   00:23:09

Gary BLYTHE   00:23:16

Gerry ANDERSON   00:23:19

Fionnuala O’HARE   00:23:24

Maurice PALMER   00:24:58

Tony REID   00:25:27

Thomas Peter NORTON   00:25:50

Joe DRAIN   00:26:02

Jack CARBERRY   00:26:02

Thomas MCKINSTRY   00:26:50

Nuala MAHON   00:28:39

Jim CLINTON   00:29:37

Louise WARDE HUNTER   00:30:29

Stella HARRISON   00:30:32

Orla YOUNG   00:31:47

Gabrielle MALLAGHAN   00:31:55

Margaret STEPHENS   00:31:56

Trisha MURRAY   00:33:25

Sile HANNON   00:34:31

Deirdre MURRAY   00:34:56

Angela GREENHILL   00:34:57

Marian HAYES   00:35:53

Angela ROGAN   00:36:47

Laura CONNOLLY   00:51:43


Belfast Victoria parkrun

Kent SWANN   00:16:37

Paul WILLIAMS   00:21:05

Philip MCILWRATH   00:25:04

Clare COREY   00:35:46

Rosy RYAN   00:44:19


Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

Damien GILL   00:21:32

Kevin LAVERY   00:28:02

Ciaran HUNTER   00:28:06

Vincent BRADLEY   00:31:20

John LAVERY   00:35:36


Falls parkrun, Belfast

Roisin HUGHES   00:20:41

Colin SIMPSON   00:23:21


Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

John MCCONNELL   00:22:27


Ormeau parkrun

Martin COX   00:19:15

Ray CAMERON   00:20:27


Antrim parkrun

Brian STEWART   00:21:37


Larne parkrun

Penny LINDSAY   00:22:15


Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

Jennifer BILL   00:24:02


Umhlanga parkrun

Paul CARLIN   00:25:26


Colin Glen parkrun

Elaine HOLMES   00:27:19


Lower Drummans parkrun

Matt SHIELDS   00:19:45


Orangefield parkrun

Kevin MCCANN   00:23:35

John Gerard MURPHY   00:24:14