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NBH Crowned Irish National Intermediate Cross Country Champions

Irish National Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships (Sunday 03 February)

The club was well represented at the Irish National championships on Sunday, with 6 competitors in the Intermediate race and another 6 contesting the Masters. In a highly competitive Intermediate race the Stags packed well to finish well up the field and secure the overall team title for the club and in the process to also secure the County title for Antrim ! Full results were:

Place Name Club County Time
5 Conan McCaughey North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:24:07
7 Conal McCambridge North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:24:23
8 John Black North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:24:33
10 Philip Goss North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:24:44
15 Gareth Lyons North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:25:20
26 Joe Malone North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:26:12

 

In the 7km masters race, Mark McKinstry continued his fine form over the ‘country’ to win the race outright and take the O35 title to boot. The strength in depth in the club’s masters athletes was demonstrated by fine runs from Laurence Johnston (2nd O60), Eamon White (3rd O50) and David Clarke (3rd O55). In the team race, the O50 team secured first place overall, and, combining with Michael Magee (Beechmount Harriers) took 2nd place in the County championship for Antrim. Full results were:

Place Name Club County Time Category Club Team County Team
1 Mark MCKINSTRY North Belfast Harriers 0:21:19 1st O35
23 Eamon WHITE North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:23:27 3rd O50 1st Men O50 2nd Men O50
52 Neil CARTY North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:24:23 5th O50 1st Men O50 2nd Men O50
74 David CLARKE North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:25:10 3rd O55 1st Men O50 2nd Men O50
107 Laurence JOHNSTON North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:25:58 2nd O60 1st Men O50 2nd Men O50
143 Andrew SHIELDS North Belfast Harriers Antrim 0:26:56 2nd Men O50
196 Michael MAGEE Beechmount Harriers Antrim 0:28:36 2nd Men O50

 

Irish Intermediate Champions with Masters Winner Mark McKinstry
Irish Intermediate Champions with Masters winner Mark McKinstry (photo by Matt Shields)

Trim 10m Road Race (Sunday 03 February)

This popular race took place on Sunday with a capacity 1,500 runners competing in cold conditions on the rural roads of Co. Meath. A headwind in the second half added to the challenge but didn’t deter the club’s sole representative, Nat Glenn, who claimed the O50 title with a sub 60 minute clocking to boot, finishing in 59:06.

Nat Glenn in action (photo by Peter Mooney)
Nat Glenn in action (photo by Peter Mooney)

Born2Run Antrim Castle 5k/10k (Saturday 02 February)

A posse of NBH athletes made the short trip to Antrim Castle for the latest race of the Born2Run series on Saturday morning. The cold overnight temperatures created some slippy sections but the otherwise perfect running conditions saw fine performances by the North Belfast athletes. In the 10km race, the ever improving Mark McAvoy took a fantastic 2nd place with a speedy time of 34:51; Paul Manton also ran strongly to claim 32nd place in 40:43. In the 5km, first finisher for the club was Irene Graham in 25:26. Full results were:

Pos Athlete Race Time
2 Mark McAvoy 10k 0:34:51
32 Paul Manton 10k 0:40:43
308 Karlene Graham 10k 0:53:33
323 Catherine Seawright 10k 0:53:55
332 Francesca McAreavey 10k 0:54:15
377 Emma Carroll 10k 0:55:55
445 Jennifer Clements 10k 0:58:41
530 Maeve Cushnahan 10k 1:03:26
       
Pos Athlete Race Time
41 Irene Graham 5k 0:25:26
138 Cliodhna Lynch 5k 0:31:52
182 Robbie Speers 5k 0:34:44

 

All smiles at Antrim Castle
All Smiles at Antrim Castle (photo by Phil McIlwrath)

AAI Indoor Games (Saturday 02 February)

Congratulations to Caitlin Maguire who travelled to the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown on Saturday and claimed 3rd place in the women’s 60m sprint in a time of 7.74s.

parkrun (Saturday 02 February)

The local parkruns were able to go ahead on Saturday morning despite some wintry conditions and the latest new event started up at Stranmillis College. Full results for NBH athletes were:

Bushy parkrun # 774 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
576 Matt SHIELDS 27:08 PB stays at 00:18:03 317
Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 434 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
2 Thomas SIMMONS 18:34 PB stays at 00:17:07 36
3 Paul CURLEY 18:56 PB stays at 00:17:40 134
5 Simon REEVE 19:47 PB stays at 00:17:48 223
7 David CURRAN 20:03 PB stays at 00:18:42 99
13 John Gerard MURPHY 20:49 PB stays at 00:18:49 396
32 Fionnuala O’HARE 23:08 PB stays at 00:21:38 140
38 Kevin MCCANN 23:54 PB stays at 00:21:54 96
52 Greg MCCLURE 24:37 PB stays at 00:18:41 359
54 Orlagh MCCOMB 24:56 PB stays at 00:24:36 4
69 Tony REID 25:48 PB stays at 00:21:50 402
80 Gerry ANDERSON 26:17 PB stays at 00:22:13 121
109 Padraigin BINGHAM 28:18 PB stays at 00:26:38 98
130 Gordon GLENN 30:00 PB stays at 00:21:04 72
131 Stella HARRISON 30:05 PB stays at 00:26:30 282
132 Thomas MCKINSTRY 30:06 PB stays at 00:23:09 205
161 Jay CRAWFORD 32:05 PB stays at 00:29:20 7
168 Gemma LOWE 32:38 PB stays at 00:28:59 67
178 Margaret STEPHENS 33:17 PB stays at 00:28:23 228
179 Fergus JAMISON 33:24 PB stays at 00:28:03 29
182 Lyle CARLETON 33:34 PB stays at 00:21:22 115
185 Mick MURRAY 33:57 PB stays at 00:28:38 79
186 Sile HANNON 34:01 PB stays at 00:33:11 18
208 Elisabeth FRENCH 47:03 PB stays at 00:41:10 43
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 404 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
42 Paul WILLIAMS 20:57 PB stays at 00:20:36 290
94 Jason REID 24:24 PB stays at 00:21:36 105
Ormeau parkrun # 288 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
265 Lynn MURRAY 30:43 PB stays at 00:23:56 136
266 Coleen THOMPSON 30:44 First Timer! 27
267 John BEGGS 30:44 First Timer! 29
St Anne’s parkrun # 270 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
336 Trisha MURRAY 29:20 First Timer! 92
Larne parkrun # 262 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
11 Nat GLENN 23:57 PB stays at 00:17:48 97
Umhlanga parkrun # 226 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
234 Paula O’REILLY 34:49 First Timer! 24
Stormont parkrun # 181 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
161 Philip MCILWRATH 32:02 PB stays at 00:25:31 177
Stranmillis College parkrun # 1 – 02/02/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
22 Ray CAMERON 20:39 First Timer! 132
29 Helen F WEIR 21:30 First Timer! 126
49 John MCCONNELL 22:31 First Timer! 274
139 Damien GILL 25:20 First Timer! 251
177 Jim CLINTON 26:52 First Timer! 410