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NBH Race Report, 11th – 17th Feb. 2019

This week saw a range of races from the ultra-fast Brooks Armagh 5K International Road Race to the ultra-long Last One Standing. Something for everyone!


Thurs 14th Feb   EAMS Valentine’s Day 6-hr Challenge

The EAMS Valentine’s Day 6-hr Challenge took place last Thursday in fine, if sometimes windy conditions. Runners started at Loughshore Park, Jordanstown and ran to Gideon’s Green and back. Each lap was 4.2m and the challenge was to run either a 10k, a half marathon, a full marathon, or as many completed laps as possible. Greg McClure and Gordon Glenn represented the Harriers.

Bib Name Laps Time
381 Greg McClure 9 [37.8 m] 06:23:53.2
380 Gordon Glenn 7 [29.4] 05:22:28.0



Thurs 14th Feb   Brooks Armagh 5K International Road Race

The 2019 edition of the Brooks Armagh 5K International Road Race celebrated the 19th anniversary of this iconic event now ranked as the best and most popular road race in the world.

The event is organised by Armagh Athletic Club and attracts athletes from the highest elite standards from all over the world including the UK, various European countries and the United States.

Five Harriers competed, all posting excellent times.



Mens 5k
Pos Name Gross Time Bib
65 Mark MCKINSTRY 00:14:39 195
126 Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 00:15:06 194
130 Conan MCCAUGHEY 00:15:09 91
141 John BLACK 00:15:16 193
Ladies 3k
Pos Name Gross Time Bib
121 Dominique MCALLISTER 00:12:44 766



Sat 16th Feb        Last One Standing

Coleen Thompson was the sole representative of the North Belfast Harriers in one of the most gruelling fixtures in the racing calendar.

Runners started at 12 noon and have an hour to complete the first 4.2 mile loop and be at the start line ready to go again at 1pm, then again at 2pm and so on. Any runner not finished inside the time limit and at the start ready to start again will be disqualified. This will happen every hour until there is only one runner at the start line, this runner will be the last one standing.

Coleen managed to complete 15 laps (64.5 miles) before retiring with a foot injury. Well done Coleen!


Sat 16th Feb        National Indoor Seniors Championships 2019

Caitlin Maguire was rewarded with 2 PB performances over 60m sprint as she finished 4th in her heat (7.64) to qualify for a stacked final where she placed 7th (7.62). She will aim to take this 60m form into the 100m at IUAA Outdoors 2019.


Sun 17th Feb 2019             FPSG Scottish Athletics Indoor Masters Championships

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow, was the venue for the FPSG Scottish Athletics Indoor Masters Championships. Davy Clarke broke the tape at the 800m race and then followed it up by coming 5th in the 1500m. Well done Davy.

800m [Mens 55 – 59]
Pos Athlete Time
1 David Clarke 2:19.72
1500m [Mens 55 – 59]
Pos Athlete Time
5 David Clarke 4:49.68




Sat 16th Feb        PARKRUNS

Saturday saw 46 runners take park in 11 Parkruns with six PBs. Congratulations to Colin WILLETTS who won the Waterworks Parkrun, and to Fionnuala O’HARE, Rebecca WALLACE and Roisin HUGHES who were the first ladies home at the Waterworks, Victoria and Falls Parkruns respectively.

Congratulations also to Padraigin BINGHAM who ran her 100th Parkrun at the Waterworks.


Cardiff parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
16 Connor McCANN 00:17:36 New PB!
Waterworks parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Colin WILLETTS 00:17:43 Winner! / New PB!
2 Paul CURLEY 00:18:10
4 John McGUIGAN 00:18:51
11 John Gerard MURPHY 00:20:16
12 Ray CAMERON 00:20:25
17 Drew KNOX 00:20:51
21 Paddy McCAMBRIDGE 00:21:35
32 Kevin McCANN 00:22:29
36 Fionnuala O’HARE 00:22:43 First Lady
42 Ita McCAMBRIDGE 00:22:54
43 Brendan McCAMBRIDGE 00:22:56
69 Katrina McAULEY 00:24:44
71 Tony REID 00:24:50
74 Maurice PALMER 00:24:58
80 Thomas Peter NORTON 00:25:24 New PB!
87 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 00:25:42 New PB!
88 Lyle CARLETON 00:25:50
92 Eimear NUGENT 00:25:57
94 Joanne CURRAN 00:26:03 New PB!
122 Stella HARRISON 00:27:47
124 Padraigin BINGHAM 00:27:53 100 Parkruns!
125 Nuala MAHON 00:28:01
138 Orla CASH 00:29:05
160 Gillian RODEN 00:30:36
176 Margaret STEPHENS 00:33:00
180 Mannix McALISTER 00:33:35
198 Elisabeth FRENCH 00:41:35
203 David FRENCH 00:52:57
Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
13 Rebecca WALLACE 00:19:10 First Lady
140 Colin SIMPSON 00:26:55
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time
64 John LAVERY 00:25:56
93 Kevin LAVERY 00:27:51
Falls parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time
5 Martin COX 00:20:29
7 Roisin HUGHES 00:21:18 First Lady
8 Martin REA 00:21:20
15 Lauren COX 00:23:20
31 Jim CLINTON 00:25:54
Malahide parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
73 Damien GILL 00:22:23
Marlay parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
121 Sam CARR 00:23:37
512 Sandy CARR 00:32:41
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position parkrunner Run Time
114 Claire BROWNING 00:31:13 New PB!
River Valley parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
5 Matt SHIELDS 00:20:34
Dishley parkrun, Loughborough
Position parkrunner Run Time
9 Conor O’RAWE 00:19:39
Stranmillis College parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
43 Philip McILWRATH 00:26:51
84 Rosy RYAN 00:50:31

All pictures from Facebook.