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.
|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.
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]|
|1500m [Mens 55 – 59]|
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.
|16||Connor McCANN||00:17:36||New PB!|
|1||Colin WILLETTS||00:17:43||Winner! / New PB!|
|11||John Gerard MURPHY||00:20:16|
|36||Fionnuala O’HARE||00:22:43||First Lady|
|80||Thomas Peter NORTON||00:25:24||New PB!|
|87||Catherine SEAWRIGHT||00:25:42||New PB!|
|94||Joanne CURRAN||00:26:03||New PB!|
|124||Padraigin BINGHAM||00:27:53||100 Parkruns!|
|Belfast Victoria parkrun|
|13||Rebecca WALLACE||00:19:10||First Lady|
|Queen’s parkrun, Belfast|
|Falls parkrun, Belfast|
|7||Roisin HUGHES||00:21:18||First Lady|
|Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey|
|114||Claire BROWNING||00:31:13||New PB!|
|River Valley parkrun|
|Dishley parkrun, Loughborough|
|Stranmillis College parkrun|
All pictures from Facebook.