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North Belfast Harriers Race Report 18th – 24th March 2019

 

13.1 miles is still a long way even though you’re only running a full ‘half’. It’s even longer if it’s an ultra half. Whether running their furthest or their fastest or somewhere in between, there was a great number of Harriers racing at the weekend.

Larne Half Marathon

North Belfast Harriers were out in force at the Larne Half on Saturday. There were podiums and PBs with Gladys Ganiel taking 2nd place in the Ladies race and John Black finishing 3rd in the Mens. The route takes the runners along a scenic coastal route starting at the Larne Leisure Centre. It is an out-and-back road race heading north along the coast, with a hilly clockwise loop near Cairncastle before returning south to the finish line back at the Leisure Centre. Several Harriers returned to post new PBs on the coast and also to test how well their winter’s training has been.

Photos: NBH News/Events Facebook Mick Murray

3              John      Black      01:11:01

6              Lawrence            O’Hara  01:12:26

12           Joe         Malone                01:15:30

18           Kent      Swann  01:15:51

20           Gladys  Ganiel   01:16:05

65           Paul       Horan    01:22:36

80           Paul       Curley   01:24:01

89           Rory       Kane      01:24:51

90           Nat         Glenn    01:25:07

100         Paul       Butcher                01:25:42

107         Roisin    Hughes 01:26:33

113         Patrick  McAuley              01:26:54

119         John      McGuigan           01:27:20

136         David     Kennedy              01:27:57

158         Joe         Norney 01:28:51

169         Sara-Jane            McFadden          01:29:09

179         Arran     Rutledge              01:29:25

273         April       Clarke   01:34:32

306         Joe         Drain     01:35:42

311         Christy  Lennon 01:35:54

336         Paddy   McCambridge    01:36:52

464         Ita           McCambridge    01:41:33

493         Carol      Clarke   01:42:38

500         Eamon  McCambridge    01:41:53

501         Jason     Reid       01:42:07

502         David     Woodhouse       01:42:49

541         Gary      Blythe   01:43:43

545         Sarah Jane          Stewart                01:43:56

546         Kevin     Mccann                01:43:18

558         Una        McConnell          01:43:51

566         Andrew                Taylor    01:43:16

571         Gerry    Anderson            01:43:00

578         Lorraine               Hibburt 01:43:28

584         Katrina  McAuley              01:43:34

585         Helen F Weir      01:44:26

606         Gerry    Gribbon               01:43:40

624         Diane    Taylor    01:44:39

692         Maurice               Palmer  01:46:27

755         Thomas                Taylor    01:48:54

812         Elaine    Holmes 01:50:24

845         Emma   Taylor    01:51:09

889         Ciaran   Browne                01:51:22

954         Catriona               McCambridge    01:55:08

955         Orla        McCambridge    01:55:08

1020       Gordon                Glenn    01:55:42

1062       Matthew             Carleton               01:55:46

1082       Fiona     Magill    01:55:55

1101       Karlene                Graham                01:56:33

1102       Thomas                Norton 01:56:35

1135       Joseph  Wilson  01:57:00

1161       Laura     Connolly              01:57:12

1200       Eimear  Nugent 01:57:42

1225       Catherine            Seawright            01:58:58

1242       Lynn      Mckenna             01:59:26

1275       Joanne Curran  02:02:23

1351       Padraigin             Bingham              02:03:04

1399       Karen    McClean              02:04:18

1425       Francesca            McAreavey         02:05:20

1470       Eileen    Keenan                02:06:22

1471       Kathleen              O’Neill   02:06:22

1544       Linda     Beggs    02:08:35

1740       Jennifer               Butcher                02:17:28

1764       Clare      Boyle     02:18:39

1772       Liam       Smyth   02:19:01

1773       Dirdre   Murphy                02:19:01

1779       Sinead  Russell  02:19:16

1853       Joan       Grieve  02:22:24

1854       Monica OKane  02:22:26

1878       Sharon  Hobbs   02:24:21

1968       Ita           Weir      02:31:12

Photos: NBH News/Events Facebook Mick Murray

Maurice Mullins Half 25km

The annual trail ultra and half along the Wicklow Way was run on Saturday in great conditions. The 25km route of the half climbs nearly 1000m with almost as much descent. North Belfast Harriers were represented by Helen Weir who placed 7th (41st overall and 3rd F40) in 02:25:53

Photo: Mud Sweat & Runners Facebook

Weston Super Half marathon (Sun 24th Mar)
A half marathon took place in Weston-super-Mare on a hot Sunday morning, Rosy Ryan took
place in inaugural race which finished on ¼ of a mile out to sea on Weston’s Grand Pier.
1411  Rosy Ryan 3:36:03

London Landmarks Half marathon (Sun 24th Mar)
Also, on Sunday there was a half marathon through Westminster and London City. Claire
Brady and Orla Young ran whilst raising money for the MS Society.

9902  Claire Brady 2:48:32
9931 Orla Young 2:48:53

parkrun results:

There was a great turnout of Harriers at Saturday’s parkruns. Several PBs and first finishers, an out and back over a bridge between two countries and one of the fastest times recorded across all parkruns this weekend.

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

3              Mark MCAVOY  00:17:26

6              Idiris WABBE      00:18:06

8              David CURRAN  00:19:07

12           John Gerard MURPHY    00:20:20

32           Gerard SOWNEY               00:23:00

44           Sandy CARR        00:23:37

46           John WOODLOCK             00:23:41

63           Lyle CARLETON 00:24:25

80           Terence MCATAMNEY   00:25:22

81           Tony REID            00:25:27

98           Chris O’DONOGHUE        00:26:13

105         Orla CASH            00:26:56

106         Paul SOMERVILLE             00:26:57

121         Gordon GLENN 00:27:46

128         Stella HARRISON              00:28:04

135         Nuala MAHON  00:28:17

163         Fergus JAMISON              00:30:46

167         Matt SHIELDS     00:30:55

171         Marian HAYES    00:31:06

172         John BURNS       00:31:07

173         Maeve CUSHNAHAN      00:31:17

187         Maire JAMISON                00:32:02

190         Grainne STEPHENS          00:32:43

201         Margaret STEPHENS       00:33:27

211         Joanne MCALLISTER       00:34:29

216         Sile HANNON     00:36:02

220         Dermot MCGRATH          00:36:51

236         Elisabeth FRENCH            00:43:30

 

Belfast Victoria parkrun

28                           Colin SIMPSON 00:21:09

172                         Angela GREENHILL           00:32:05

202                         Clare COREY       00:35:21

 

Ecos parkrun, Ballymena

1                              Mark MCKINSTRY            00:15:07

 

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

1                              Philip Patrick DONNELLY                00:19:22

34                           Vincent BRADLEY             00:23:16

45                           Ciaran HUNTER 00:23:48

122                         John LAVERY      00:29:43

 

Falls parkrun, Belfast

30                           Jim CLINTON      00:27:52

 

Larne parkrun

14                           Nat GLENN         00:24:02

47                           Roisin RODGERS               00:28:55

 

Severn Bridge parkrun

75                           Philip MCILWRATH          00:25:32

223                         Rosy RYAN          00:42:51

 

Orangefield parkrun

23                           Claire CONNOR 00:24:28

 

Stranmillis College parkrun

1                              Neil CARTY          00:18:30

6                              Ray CAMERON  00:21:04