14 Oldpark Terrace, Belfast BT14 6NN

Running the run up to Christmas

The athletes of North Belfast Harriers managed to incorporate some racing into their Christmas preparations, and with mild weather for the time of year some fine performances resulted and great fun was had by all.

EAMS Black Eye Friday Marathon (Friday 21 December)

The latest event in the popular East Antrim Marathon Series took place in good running conditions on Friday morning. Competitors completed multiple loops from the Loughshore car park at Jordanstown to Gideon’s Green and back. Options were available to run a 10k, a half marathon or a marathon. Greg McClure and Gordon Glenn represented the Harriers, with Greg completing his 97th marathon and Gordon completing the half. Results were:

Distance Name Time
Full Greg McClure 3:51:08.8
Half Gordon Glenn 2:26:03.5

 

Born 2 Run Kilbroney 5km/10km (Saturday 22 December)

This event was originally scheduled for the previous weekend but was postponed due to the risk of bad weather. Conditions were much better on Saturday morning in Rostrevor as 131 runners tackled the 5km race and 235 raced the 10km. Three athletes represented the club and their results were:

Pos Name Time
26 Paul Manton 0:45:59
165 Francesca McAreavey 0:59:11
168 Catherine Seawright 1:00:05

Leg-It Events Hazelbank 5 mile Christmas Run (Sunday 23 December)

The festive spirit combined with some fairly serious racing on Sunday at Hazelbank where nearly 300 runners completed the 5 mile course. 15 club athletes took part, with the fastest being Simon Reeve who claimed 4th place in 30:33 and Una McConnell who claimed a podium place as third lady in 34:56. Full results were:

Pos Name Time
4 Simon Reeve 0:30:33
21 Una McConnell 0:34:56
45 Lorraine Hibburt 0:38:29
61 Jason Reid 0:41:00
104 Matthew Higgins 0:45:54
141 Karen McClean 0:48:54
146 Sile Hannon 0:49:16
159 Jennifer Clements 0:51:05
160 Claire Browning 0:51:05
194 Cliodhna Lynch 0:53:27
215 Cathy McKillen 0:55:04
257 Angela Greenhill 1:00:09
274 Ita Weir 1:09:55
275 Elisabeth French 1:09:56
276 Fergus Jamison 1:09:56

 

Una McConnell on the ladies’ podium
Lorraine Hibburt in action
Simon Reeve negotiates a corner

Photos from Leg-It Events facebook page.

parkrun (Saturday 22 December)

The weekly parkrun events were well attended on Saturday with new PBs for Max REID and Joanne CURRAN at Waterworks and for Padraigin BINGHAM at Victoria.

Waterworks parkrun Belfast # 426 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
4 Max REID 19:12 New PB! 57
16 Ray CAMERON 20:26 PB stays at 00:19:15 129
17 John Gerard MURPHY 20:29 PB stays at 00:18:49 388
19 Patrick MCAULEY 20:44 PB stays at 00:18:48 40
22 Drew KNOX 20:56 PB stays at 00:18:42 262
59 Katrina MCAULEY 24:37 PB stays at 00:23:17 51
66 Philip MCILWRATH 24:57 PB stays at 00:24:47 170
69 Maurice PALMER 25:12 PB stays at 00:23:11 58
73 Lyle CARLETON 25:24 PB stays at 00:21:22 108
74 Anthony FLEMING 25:25 PB stays at 00:21:12 53
75 David CURRAN 25:26 PB stays at 00:18:42 97
88 Thomas Peter NORTON 26:06 PB stays at 00:25:50 33
91 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 26:14 PB stays at 00:20:36 88
92 Orla MCCAMBRIDGE 26:16 PB stays at 00:23:22 52
95 Eimear NUGENT 26:28 PB stays at 00:25:41 50
96 Tony REID 26:35 PB stays at 00:21:50 394
109 Joe DRAIN 27:00 PB stays at 00:19:54 94
110 Greg MCCLURE 27:01 PB stays at 00:18:41 351
118 Joanne CURRAN 27:09 New PB! 16
123 Thomas MCKINSTRY 27:18 PB stays at 00:23:09 198
124 Matt SHIELDS 27:19 PB stays at 00:17:44 312
133 Stella HARRISON 27:40 PB stays at 00:26:30 275
136 Coleen THOMPSON 27:50 PB stays at 00:23:51 24
137 Sandy CARR 27:51 PB stays at 00:22:55 221
146 Una MCCONNELL 28:10 PB stays at 00:21:07 13
154 Gordon GLENN 28:58 PB stays at 00:21:04 70
158 Fergus JAMISON 29:27 PB stays at 00:28:03 21
163 Gerry ANDERSON 29:44 PB stays at 00:22:13 113
178 Lynn MURRAY 31:58 PB stays at 00:23:37 132
181 Bernadette DUFFY 32:14 PB stays at 00:29:29 191
199 Grainne STEPHENS 33:43 PB stays at 00:31:09 26
200 Margaret STEPHENS 33:44 PB stays at 00:28:23 221
207 Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 34:27 PB stays at 00:27:25 117
216 Eadaoin DONALDSON 36:56 PB stays at 00:24:26 171
217 Philomena DONALDSON 36:57 PB stays at 00:27:50 195
230 Rosy RYAN 50:27 PB stays at 00:36:00 169
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 397 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
67 Colin SIMPSON 21:39 PB stays at 00:19:23 229
161 Padraigin BINGHAM 27:56 New PB! 90
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 348 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
140 Damien GILL 31:38 PB stays at 00:20:03 242
Falls parkrun, Belfast # 325 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
19 Jim CLINTON 25:05 PB stays at 00:22:16 402
Antrim parkrun # 244 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
46 Brian STEWART 23:06 PB stays at 00:20:59 69
Larne parkrun # 256 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
2 Nat GLENN 18:41 PB stays at 00:17:48 93
7 Sarah-Jane MCFADDEN 21:21 First Timer! 6
14 David CLARKE 23:12 PB stays at 00:18:11 38
25 April CLARKE 26:04 PB stays at 00:21:44 22
26 Carol CLARKE 26:04 PB stays at 00:21:54 55
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 223 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
8 Stephen WALKER 20:26 PB stays at 00:19:36 77
25 Paul WILLIAMS 22:42 PB stays at 00:21:53 284
40 Joe WILSON 26:16 PB stays at 00:25:32 73
Colin Glen parkrun # 156 – 22/12/2018
Pos parkrunner   Note Total runs
33 Elaine HOLMES 29:41 PB stays at 00:25:45 73