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Race Report 26 Nov – 2 Dec 2018

 

This week saw a break in the cross-country season but no rest for the North Belfast Harriers who successfully competed in the main event in the local calendar, the Seeley Cup. In addition, the vest was donned as far afield as the Valencia marathon and with it being December, even at a Santa Dash.

 (Courtesy of Athletics NI gallery)

Seeley Cup (Saturday 1st December)

The Willowfield Temperance Harriers race is always competitive and this year was no exception. The 10K distance reached capacity at 1,000 runners who competed in damp conditions on the first day of the last month. Mark McKinstry took second place overall and first in his age category (Male 35) in a PB time of 30.38! More success for NBH men in the team competitions with first place, beating off Acorns AC and Foyle Valley to take the top spot. This is the third year in a row the Seeley Cup has been in the NBH trophy cabinet! Congratulations to Mark McKinstry, Conan McCaughey, John Black, Conor Curran, Kent Swann and Neil Carty.

2 Mark McKinstry M M35 00:30:36
5 Conan McCaughey M MO 00:31:24
10 John Black M MO 00:31:50
27 Conor Curran M M40 00:33:26
42 Kent Swann M M35 00:33:48
67 Neil Carty M M50 00:34:44
95 Mark McAvoy M MO 00:35:27
120 David Clarke M M55 00:36:04
133 James Wallace M M55 00:36:20
171 Colin Willetts M MO 00:37:17
186 Laurence Johnston M M60 00:37:52
225 Paul Butcher M M40 00:39:01
247 Rory Kane M M40 00:39:15
307 Louise Smith F F45 00:40:28
347 Ray Cameron M M40 00:41:07
399 April Clarke F FO 00:43:07
440 Christy Lennon M M45 00:43:57
456 Ciaran Browne M M45 00:44:29
471 Joe Smith M M40 00:44:52
482 Brian Stewart M M65 00:45:05
484 Anthony Fleming M M45 00:44:54
524 Fionnuala O’Hare F FO 00:46:09
539 Jason Reid M MO 00:46:28
545 Carol Clarke F F50 00:46:55
551 Paul Williams M M50 00:47:03
588 Gerry Anderson M M50 00:48:07
617 Lorraine Hibburt F F45 00:49:08
633 Jack Carberry M M75 00:49:17
635 Philip McIlwrath M M40 00:49:31
818 Frances Burgess F F40 01:01:42
844 Rosy Ryan F F40 01:25:03

 (courtesy of Kent Swann and Athletics NI Gallery)

Crossgar Santa Run (Sunday 2nd December)

Organised by Atlas Running, this festive race started in the grounds of the Monastery, followed the paths inside of the grounds and headed out into the New Line before coming back into the grounds, one lap making up the 5K course and two for the 10K option. Three North Belfast Harriers took part. Well done to them!

55 Ita Weir North Belfast Harriers 01:02:29
56 Maire Jamison North Belfast Harriers 01:02:30
57 Fergus Jamison North Belfast Harriers 01:02:30

 

 

Valencia Marathon (Sunday 2nd December)

NBH Colin Simpson travelled to the east of the Iberian peninsula to take part in the 38th Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon alongside nearly 20,000 other competitors. The conditions were ideal, temperature of 13° and a very slight wind. Colin ran a fantastic time of 3hrs 37mins 40secs – Congratulations!

 

Parkrun

Saturday was run day for many harriers at 11 different parks. Well done to the following NBH members: Nat Glenn took top spot with first place in Larne; and the first ladies finished in Castlewellan, Gladys Ganiel O’Neill; in Falls Parkrun, Roisin Hughes and in Larne, Penny Lindsay. Worthy of a mention also were those ladies who finished second, Janice Plumb in Larne and Sandy Carr in Carrickfergus. Excellent running by all.

 

Nonsuch parkrun

14 14 Matt SHIELDS North Belfast Harriers 00:19:51
         

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

5 5 Simon REEVE North Belfast Harriers 00:20:34
11 11 Sam CARR North Belfast Harriers 00:21:31
13 13 Joe DRAIN North Belfast Harriers 00:21:48
16 16 John Gerard MURPHY North Belfast Harriers 00:21:57
17 17 Niall ARMSTRONG North Belfast Harriers 00:21:57
26 24 Greg MCCLURE North Belfast Harriers 00:22:55
36 33 Sean MCSHANE North Belfast Harriers 00:23:59
50 45 Tony REID North Belfast Harriers 00:24:52
74 64 Evan JOHNSTON North Belfast Harriers 00:27:05
90 16 Stella HARRISON North Belfast Harriers 00:27:46
91 17 Eimear NUGENT North Belfast Harriers 00:27:48
97 78 Patrick MCAULEY North Belfast Harriers 00:28:19
101 20 Nuala MAHON North Belfast Harriers 00:28:39
106 24 Jennifer CLEMENTS North Belfast Harriers 00:28:49
112 84 Jim CLINTON North Belfast Harriers 00:29:28
116 30 Claire BROWNING North Belfast Harriers 00:30:03
117 31 Gillian RODEN North Belfast Harriers 00:30:14
118 32 Erin MCAULEY North Belfast Harriers 00:30:45
119 33 Katrina MCAULEY North Belfast Harriers 00:31:12
120 34 Heather WILSON North Belfast Harriers 00:31:13
127 39 Sile HANNON North Belfast Harriers 00:33:11
130 90 Lyle CARLETON North Belfast Harriers 00:34:46
131 91 Philip MCILWRATH North Belfast Harriers 00:34:47
134 43 Angela ROGAN North Belfast Harriers 00:37:04
142 50 Rosy RYAN North Belfast Harriers 00:45:11
143 51 Margaret STEPHENS North Belfast Harriers 00:47:09

 

Belfast Victoria parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
4 4 Luke KELLY North Belfast Harriers 00:17:29

 

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
37 32 Vincent BRADLEY North Belfast Harriers 00:23:35
63 49 Kevin LAVERY North Belfast Harriers 00:27:36
64 50 Ciaran HUNTER North Belfast Harriers 00:27:37
65 51 Damien GILL North Belfast Harriers 00:27:48

 

Falls parkrun, Belfast

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
4 1 Roisin HUGHES North Belfast Harriers 00:21:12

 

Citypark parkrun, Craigavon

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
14 10 John MCCONNELL North Belfast Harriers 00:21:51

 

Marlay parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
264 63 Lynn MURRAY North Belfast Harriers 00:28:38

 

Castlewellan parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
4 1 Gladys GANIEL-O’NEILL North Belfast Harriers 00:19:03

 

Larne parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
1 1 Nat GLENN North Belfast Harriers 00:19:10
4 1 Penny LINDSAY North Belfast Harriers 00:22:06
5 2 Janice PLUMB North Belfast Harriers 00:22:11
10 7 Greg LAVERY North Belfast Harriers 00:23:30

 

Carrickfergus parkrun

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
14 2 Sandy CARR North Belfast Harriers 00:23:23

 

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
24 22 Robert IRVINE North Belfast Harriers 00:24:07