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North Belfast Harriers Race Report 29th April – 5th May 2019.

National Team Gold at Irish 5k Champs. NI & Ulster Marathon Gold & Bronze. 100 Marathons.

Irish National Road 5k

Saturday saw the running of the inaugural Irish National 5k Championships in Phoenix Park, Dublin. North Belfast Harriers collected team gold with Philip Goss 15:43, Gareth Lyons 16:11, Joe Malone 16:34 and David Clarke 16:58 all placing in the top 30. Gareth and David both placed 2nd in their respective age categories. Carol Clarke also ran 22:16 finishing well up the field of over 1,000 runners.

Belfast City Marathon (NI & Ulster Championship Marathon)

A flatter, faster and further route than previous years, the Belfast marathon moved to a Sunday and there was a record participation. A large number of Harriers took on the race which was also the NI and Ulster Championship Marathon. Gladys Ganiel O’Neill took Championship honours finishing 1st local Female in 2:37:32 and Louise Smith placed 3rd in 2:57:56.

John Mcguigan, Roisin Hughes, Rory Kane, Paddy McAuley and Paul Butcher were all in/around/under the 3 hour mark. For some it was there 1st ever marathon, for Greg McClure it was his 100th. And there were several PBs ran proving that it was a faster Belfast City Marathon in 2019.

Gladys Ganiel O’Neill 2:37:32

Louise Smith 2:57:56

John McGuigan 2:58:47

Roisin Hughes 3:00:56

Rory Kane 3:02:21

Patrick McAuley 3:03:51

Paul Butcher 3:06:36

Una McConnell 3:44:07

Eleni 4:07:00

Maurice Palmer 4:20:29

Gerry Anderson 4:19:00

Eimear Nugent 4:29:00

Diane Taylor 3:57:00

Andy Taylor 4:09:00

Ivan McAllister 4:21:00 1st marathon

Helen F Wier 3:39:00

Ryan Armstrong 3:55:00

Gary Blythe 4:21:24

Greg McClure 3:52:36  100th marathon

Thomas McKinstry 4:36:17

Jim Clinton 3:55:58

Gary Magee 3:47:00

Gerry Gribbon 3:56:00

Mary Reid 3:45:00

Lorraine Hibbert 3:56:00

Louise Warde Hunter 4:49:00 1st marathon

Philip McIlwrath 4:40:48 new PB

Stella Harrison 5:27:00

Limerick Marathon

At the Great Limerick run on Sunday,  Sandy Carr finished the Limerick marathon in 3:46:28.

parkrun results:

Plenty of Harriers were out at several different parkruns on Saturday morning for their free weekly timed five kilometres.

Minehead parkrun

22           Jean-Claude BOURGEOIS             00:21:22

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

1                              Mark MCAVOY                  00:17:32

2                              Luke KELLY                          00:19:16

4                              Max REID                             00:20:27

5                              Jack MCCREADY                  00:20:38

11                           Sean MCSHANE JR           00:21:34

18                           John Gerard MURPHY    00:21:59                                              

26                           Ita MCCAMBRIDGE         00:23:11

33                           Gerard SOWNEY               00:23:36

36                           Drew KNOX                        00:23:41

37                           Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE  00:23:42

39                           Fionnuala O’HARE            00:24:01

45                           Kevin MCCANN                                00:25:09

51                           Alex REID                             00:25:23

53                           Joe WILSON                       00:25:31

54                           Tony REID                            00:25:32

66                           Thomas MCKINSTRY       00:26:15

87                           Greg MCCLURE                 00:28:01

90                           Nuala MAHON                  00:28:04

91                           Padraigin BINGHAM       00:28:06

92                           Matt SHIELDS                     00:28:06

126                         Jim CLINTON                      00:29:52

137                         Tom MAGEE                       00:30:33

151                         John BURNS                       00:32:22

154                         Gabrielle MALLAGHAN  00:32:29

160                         Maire JAMISON                                00:33:37

162                         Sile HANNON                     00:33:43

165                         Margaret STEPHENS       00:33:50

166                         Grainne STEPHENS          00:33:53

172                         Dirdre MURPHY                                00:36:11

203                         Lynn MURRAY                   00:46:56

204                         Trisha MURRAY                 00:46:56

206                         John BEGGS                       00:46:58

207                         Jennifer CLEMENTS         00:54:21

208                         Maeve CUSHNAHAN      00:54:22

209                         Claire BROWNING           00:54:23

Belfast Victoria parkrun

323                         Rosy RYAN                          00:46:14

324                         Philip MCILWRATH          00:46:14

Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

48                           Ciaran HUNTER                 00:23:54

111                         John LAVERY                      00:27:31

Citypark parkrun, Craigavon

5                              Martsje HELL                      00:19:23

Enniskillen parkrun

1                              Simon REEVE                      00:18:57                                                              

Castlewellan parkrun

8                              Philip Patrick DONNELLY00:19:22

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

82                           Paul WILLIAMS                  00:35:51

Vicarstown parkrun

52                           Sandy CARR                        00:29:56

Stormont parkrun

18                           Colin SIMPSON                 00:21:47

25                           Vincent BRADLEY             00:22:44

Falcarragh parkrun

31                           Kevin LAVERY                    00:26:44