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QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE and DIVIS MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

 NBH RACE REPORT w/e Sunday 2nd JUNE 2019

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to North Belfast Harriers who have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. The club received this honour for … “empowering communities to improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing through athletics.” It is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. The award recognises exceptional service within their communities and is equivalent to the MBE. The award has been in existence since 2003 and was created to mark in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Winners receive a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal and may be invited to attend a royal garden party. Among the 281 recipients, including 22 from Northern Ireland was our North Belfast Harriers.

Divis Mountain Challenge (Sunday 2nd June 2019)

North Belfast Harriers hosted an amazing trail event in the Divis and Black Mountains; 3 varied courses each with their own challenges set in the beautiful Belfast Hills. This event was held in association with The National Trust and Belfast Hills Partnership. This was a timed run and a personal challenge. Participants were free to walk, jog, or run as they saw fit. The 3 races began running over the Lough Trail and then around the Ridge Trail. This was the course for 5 mile+ race; the shortest of the 3 events. The second race continued on to ascend Divis Summit before returning to the finish line. Those running the longest race of the day continued over the Heath before receiving their finishing medal. After heavy rain over the weekend and early on Sunday morning, the weather improved. The sun shone and the wind was strong on certain sections of the course. Those running over the Heath had to endure wet ground whilst the rest of the competitors came home with dry feet.

Patrick McAuley finished the Ridge Trail in 2nd place. Diane Taylor finished in 8th place overall and was first lady home. Husband and wife, Ita and Paddy McCambridge finished in 17th and 18th positions in the Ridge and Summit Race with Ita crossing the finish line 1 second ahead of Paddy. Simon Reeve was first runner home in the longest of the 3 events and Una McConnell was first lady home. Congratulations to all NBH members who took part in this well named event; Divis Mountain Challenge.

(Photos courtesy of Greg McClure NBH Facebook News/Events)

           

                            

           

     

     

                                    

Lough Trail and Ridge Run

     

2

Patrick

McAuley

M

00:37:03

5

Andrew

Taylor

M

00:44:12

7

Thomas

Taylor

M

00:44:44

8

Diane

Taylor

F

00:45:10

9

Emma

Taylor

F

00:46:02

10

Lyle

Carleton

M

00:46:09

13

Maurice

Palmer

M

00:46:52

14

Donna

McLaughlin

F

00:47:15

21

Eileen

Keenan

F

00:50:01

23

Bridgene

Mullally

F

00:51:04

25

Terence

McAtamney

M

00:51:18

28

Joanne

Curran

M

00:52:16

29

Catherine

Seawright

M

00:52:26

30

Karen

McClean

F

00:52:31

31

Seamus

Hannah

F

00:52:55

32

Matthew

Carleton

M

00:53:59

33

Stella

Harrison

F

00:54:08

35

Paul

Armstrong

F

00:54:14

36

Linda

Beggs

F

00:54:23

37

John

Beggs

M

00:55:06

40

Philomena

Donaldson

F

00:55:18

43

Christina

Knox

F

00:55:52

46

Trisha

Murray

F

00:56:14

47

Nuala

Mahon

F

00:56:19

48

Roisin

Fahy

F

00:57:17

49

Sharon

Hobbs

F

00:58:25

50

Jennifer

Butcher

F

00:58:32

51

Sonia

Millar

F

00:58:39

52

Marian

Hayes

F

00:58:40

53

Bernadette

Duffy

F

00:59:45

57

Maeve

Cushnahan

F

01:00:59

62

Ruth

Anderson

F

01:05:47

63

Elaine

Crawford

F

01:05:47

64

Sinéad

Russell

F

01:07:08

65

Gillian

Roden

F

01:07:33

66

Rhiannon

Kelly

F

01:10:12

67

Sarah

Hughes

F

01:10:13

68

Anne Marie

Craig

F

01:10:42

69

Katrina

Murphy

F

01:10:43

72

Jacqueline

Lawlor

F

01:13:58

73

Margaret

Craig

F

01:18:31

         

Lough Trail, Ridge and Summiit

   

17

Ita

McCambridge

F

01:11:39

18

Paddy

McCambridge

M

01:11:40

21

Lorraine

Hibburt

F

01:14:25

27

Thomas

Norton

M

01:19:12

32

Philip

McIlwrath

M

01:22:52

36

Matthew

Higgins

M

01:30:54

37

Mick

Lawler

M

01:44:31

         

Lough Trail, Ridge, Summit and Heath

   

1

Simon

Reeve

M

01:07:15

9

Paul

Butcher

M

01:15:35

11

David

Kennedy

M

01:15:58

13

Ray

Cameron

M

01:19:03

15

Bostjan

Frelih

M

01:26:13

16

Una

McConnell

F

01:26:54

19

Ivan

McAllister

M

01:30:18

25

Gerry

Anderson

M

01:35:53

31

Elaine

Holmes

F

01:39:05

 

Woodburn Forest Series (Tuesday 28th May 2019)

Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus was the venue for second race in a new 3 race trail competition which takes place in May and June. Paul Horan and Colin Simpson represented the club in the 4.5 mile trail race, with the former winning the second event and being in a strong position to win the overall competition in its concluding race.

Woodburn Forest Series

     

1

Paul

Horan

M40

00:25:25

25

Colin

Simpson

M50

00:31:46

 

Walled City Marathon (Sunday 2nd June 2019)

Among the 821 athletes from Ireland, Britain and further afield who travelled to Derry to take part in the stunning 26.2 mile race around the sights and sounds of Derry was our own Gordon Glenn. The challenging route followed the dynamic neighbourhoods of the city, the old rural villages, the banks of the meandering River Foyle and the city’s famous bridges before returning for the finish in the historic Guildhall Square. Gordon finished in 447th position in 04:13:29. Well done!

 parkrun (Saturday 1st June 2019)

Congratulations to the many runners who took part in parkrun on Saturday but especially those who achieved PBs during their run. This included Jack McCready, Eoin McConnell. Alex Reid, Treasa McConnell and Sinead Armstrong who were at the Waterworks; Philip McIlwrath in Antrim and David Clarke in Larne.

 

OXFORD

       

92

Damien GILL

 

22:10

M

 
 

 WATERWORKS

       

2

Jack MCCREADY

 

18:39

M

New PB!

6

Eoin MCCONNELL

 

19:55

M

New PB!

7

David CURRAN

 

19:56

M

 

8

Patrick MCAULEY

 

19:58

M

 

24

Greg MCCLURE

 

21:52

M

 

27

Ivan MCALLISTER

 

22:13

M

 

28

Ita MCCAMBRIDGE

 

22:13

F

 

29

Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE

 

22:13

M

 

44

Drew KNOX

 

23:23

M

 

56

Joe DRAIN

 

22:10

M

 

57

Kevin MCCANN

 

24:10

M

 

61

Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE

 

24:25

F

 

63

Alex REID

 

24:32

M

New PB!

68

Tony REID

 

24:35

M

 

76

Terence MCATAMNEY

 

25:05

M

 

83

Joe WILSON

 

25:29

M

 

86

Lyle CARLETON

 

25:31

M

 

96

Catherine SEAWRIGHT

 

26:01

F

 

107

Gordon GLENN

 

26:21

M

 

119

Niamh MCAULEY

 

26:57

F

 

120

Gerry ANDERSON

 

28:58

M

 

122

Katrina MCAULEY

 

26:59

F

 

125

Nuala MAHON

 

27:10

F

 

127

Una MCCONNELL

 

27:13

F

 

128

Matthew CARLETON

 

27:14

M

 

129

Senan MCCONNELL

 

27:14

M

 

131

Treasa MCCONNELL

 

27:28

F

New PB!

132

John Gerard MURPHY

 

27:29

M

 

142

Padraigin BINGHAM

 

27:56

F

 

143

Jennifer CURLEY

 

28:02

F

 

144

Elaine HOLMES

 

28:02

F

 

149

Stella HARRISON

 

28:15

F

 

177

Sandy CARR

 

29:32

F

 

179

Michael LAWLOR

 

29:36

M

 

184

Joan GRIEVE

 

29:47

F

 

190

Monica O’KANE

 

30:11

F

 

209

Gabrielle MALLAGHAN

 

32:02

F

 

212

Eimear CASH

 

32:12

F

 

213

Orla CASH

 

32:13

F

 

233

Catherine CARLETON

 

34:33

F

 

234

Paula O’REILLY

 

34:33

F

 

243

Grainne STEPHENS

 

35:25

F

 

247

Clare MORGAN

 

35:32

F

 

249

Margaret STEPHENS

 

35:43

F

 

254

Sinead ARMSTRONG

 

38:03

F

New PB!

265

David FRENCH

 

42:10

M

 

268

Eimear NUGENT

 

43:51

F

 

273

Ruth MURPHY

 

52:31

F

 

274

Donna MCLAUGHLIN

 

52:34

F

 

275

Claire BROWNING

 

52:30

F

 
 

 BELFAST VICTORIA

       

1

Conor CURRAN

 

16:07

M

 

3

Joe MALONE

 

16:32

M

 

5

Kent SWANN

 

16:47

M

 

43

Colin SIMPSON

 

21:14

M

 

66

Fionnuala O’HARE

 

22:18

F

 

156

Lynn MURRAY

 

27:15

F

 

160

John BEGGS

 

28:03:

M

 

161

Trisha MURRAY

 

28:04

F

 
 

QUEEN’S

       

62

Kevin LAVERY

 

26:07

M

 

118

Vincent BRADLEY

 

31:35

M

 

143

Ciaran HUNTER

 

41:12

M

 
 

FALLS

       

63

Jim CLINTON

 

31:46

M

 
 

ORMEAU

       

9

Idiris WABBE

 

19:41

M

 

122

Maurice PALMER

 

24:56

M

 
 

ANTRIM

       

24

Brian STEWART

 

22:17

M

 

73

Philip MCILWRATH

 

25:33

M

New PB!

 

CASTLEWELLAN

       

62

John MCCONNELL

 

24:22

M

 
 

LARNE

       

2

David CLARKE

 

18:08

M

New PB!

8

Penny LINDSAY

 

22:10

F

 
 

RIVER VALLEY, SWORDS

       

200

Matt SHIELDS

 

49:58

M

 
 

STRANMILLIS COLLEGE

       

44

David WRIGHT

 

40:36

M

 

6

Ray CAMERON

 

22:22

M

 
           

 

 

 

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