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NBH Race Report 1-7 July 2019

North Down AC Track and Field Open Meeting (Tue 02 July)

The Bangor Sportsplex was the venue for an evening of track and field action in this meeting hosted by North Down AC. In the field events, the club’s sole representative was Darragh Andrews who achieved 3.01m in the female long jump competition. Darragh also competed in the women’s 100m, running 17.93s to take 4th place.

The other NBH athletes all competed over the 5000m distance. In the second and faster race, Mark McKinstry took the win after a good battle with Conan McCaughey  who finished only 2 seconds behind in 2nd place. NBH athletes also filled positions 6, 7, 8 and 9 as the club dominated in a classy field.

The 5000m results were:

Pos Race 1 : Athlete Time
7 Laurence Johnston 18:38.17
Pos Race 2 : Athlete Time
1 Mark McKinstry 15:11.71
2 Conan McCaughey 15:13.68
6 Gareth Lyons 15:45.36
7 Conor Curran 15:46.54
8 John Black 15:51.81
9 Conal McCambridge 16:06.35

 

Greyabbey 5k and 10k (Fri 05 July)

Friday night saw 360 runners descend on Greyabbey on the eastern shores of Strangford Lough to contest the annual 5k and 10k races. The course is a challenging 5k loop with a couple of testing climbs on the country roads. There was double success for the harriers in the 5k with the prolific Gareth Lyons taking 1st place and Sarah-Jane McFadden winning the ladies race. And there was further success in the 10k with Helen Weir taking 2nd place in the ladies race. Full results were:

Pos Athlete : 5k Time
1 Gareth Lyons 15:59
10 Sarah-Jane McFadden 19:01
Pos Athlete : 10k Time
22 Helen Weir 43:05

 

Glenarm Glen 5 mile (Fri 05 July)

Also on Friday evening, this event was hosted by Glenlough Running Club in the beautiful grounds of Glenarm Castle. It is held annually as part of the Dalriada festival and this year attrached nearly 200 runners, amongst them eight harriers. Philip Goss was the first athlete home in a fine time of 26:45 and Joe Malone also ran strongly to claim 3rd place in 27:58. With Kent Swann and Davey Clarke also breaking the 29 minute mark, the club had 4 of the top  8 finishers. April Clarke continued her fine run of form to claim 2nd place in the ladies race in 34:12. Full results were:

Pos Athlete Time
1 Philip Goss 26:45
3 Joe Malone 27:58
5 Kent Swann 28:43
8 David Clarke 28:54
22 Jonathan Topping 32:08
29 Robert Martin 34:06
30 April Clarke 34:12
67 Pete McClelland 39:38

 

April Clarke 2nd lady : photo by Christine Hyndman
April Clarke 2nd lady : photo by Christine Hyndman

 

The Great Rossa Run (Sun 07 July)

Conditions were warm and sunny for the competitors on Sunday morning as they competed over 5k, 10k or half marathon distances. The club was represented in both the 5k and half marathon races, with the standout performance coming from Louise Smith who won the ladies half marathon in a great time of 1:23:21. John McGuigan also ran strongly to finish just outside of the top twenty in 1:27:25. In the 5k, Brenadette Scott came home in 29:36. Full results were:

Pos Athlete : half marathon Time
14 Louise Smith 01:23:21
22 John McGuigan 01:27:25
Pos Athlete : 5k Time
148 Bernadette Scott 00:29:36

 

Louise Smith tops the podium: photo by CKP Social and Event Photography
Louise Smith tops the podium: photo by CKP Social and Event Photography

 

parkrun (Sat 06 July)

Around 70 club members participated in parkruns at 16 different venues on Saturday morning and the results were:

Eastbourne parkrun # 399 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
47 Greg MCCLURE 22:21 PB stays at 00:20:40 376
Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 456 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
2 Mark MCAVOY 17:48 PB stays at 00:17:26 8
4 Simon REEVE 19:06 PB stays at 00:17:48 231
7 Joe NORNEY 19:45 PB stays at 00:17:48 58
24 Drew KNOX 21:37 PB stays at 00:18:42 275
32 Diane TAYLOR 22:43 New PB! 17
33 Gerry ANDERSON 22:44 PB stays at 00:22:13 135
38 Fionnuala O’HARE 22:58 PB stays at 00:21:38 156
51 Maurice PALMER 23:51 PB stays at 00:23:11 73
56 Terence MCATAMNEY 24:17 PB stays at 00:21:45 25
57 Gary BLYTHE 24:25 PB stays at 00:21:14 141
59 Tony REID 24:29 PB stays at 00:21:50 424
67 Jack CARBERRY 24:52 PB stays at 00:21:14 251
78 Laurence ROGERS 25:07 PB stays at 00:21:23 23
83 Niamh MCAULEY 25:22 New PB! 19
84 Katrina MCAULEY 25:23 PB stays at 00:23:17 60
91 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 25:38 New PB! 41
95 John Gerard MURPHY 25:50 PB stays at 00:18:49 418
113 Stella HARRISON 27:17 PB stays at 00:26:30 297
117 Nuala MAHON 27:39 PB stays at 00:27:02 162
121 Anthony FLEMING 27:55 PB stays at 00:21:12 55
124 David HURST 28:03 PB stays at 00:25:41 17
127 Orlagh MCCOMB 28:13 PB stays at 00:23:54 7
131 Eimear NUGENT 28:20 PB stays at 00:25:41 61
132 Treasa MCCONNELL 28:20 PB stays at 00:27:22 9
133 Una MCCONNELL 28:21 PB stays at 00:21:07 24
159 Matthew CARLETON 29:30 PB stays at 00:23:38 37
162 Evelyn PALMER 29:45 New PB! 7
163 Leanne O’HARA 29:45 PB stays at 00:29:12 14
164 Eimear CASH 29:46 PB stays at 00:27:47 16
165 Casey SMITH 29:55 PB stays at 00:28:42 8
186 Sile HANNON 32:00 New PB! 30
190 Clare MORGAN 32:16 New PB! 18
192 Catherine CARLETON 32:39 PB stays at 00:31:42 68
194 Lyle CARLETON 32:57 PB stays at 00:21:22 135
207 Heather WILSON 34:06 PB stays at 00:26:53 37
209 Gordon GLENN 34:29 PB stays at 00:21:04 78
211 Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 34:49 PB stays at 00:27:25 126
212 John BURNS 34:50 PB stays at 00:21:37 137
214 Angela GREENHILL 35:43 PB stays at 00:33:13 20
222 Tom MAGEE 36:50 PB stays at 00:29:16 18
244 Roisin RODGERS 46:39 New PB! 9
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 376 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
113 Louise WARDE HUNTER 31:28 First Timer! 21
Falls parkrun, Belfast # 351 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
16 John MCCONNELL 23:53 PB stays at 00:19:26 291
20 Ciaran HUNTER 24:07 PB stays at 00:22:27 289
33 Jim CLINTON 27:50 PB stays at 00:22:16 432
Portrush parkrun # 363 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
141 Thomas MCKINSTRY 28:31 PB stays at 00:24:37 216
Kingsbury Water parkrun # 306 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
199 Damien GILL 24:58 First Timer! 265
Ormeau parkrun # 309 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
8 Idiris WABBE 19:12 New PB! 10
61 Lauren COX 23:07 PB stays at 00:20:26 70
172 Thomas Peter NORTON 26:46 First Timer! 43
Antrim parkrun # 271 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
16 Paul WILLIAMS 20:51 PB stays at 00:20:38 306
33 Brian STEWART 21:54 PB stays at 00:20:59 76
St Annes parkrun # 290 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
297 Philip MCILWRATH 34:18 PB stays at 00:28:02 198
334 Rosy RYAN 47:47 PB stays at 00:43:54 196
Ardgillan parkrun # 280 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
17 Sandy CARR 24:05 New PB! 244
20 Sam CARR 25:56 PB stays at 00:21:26 136
Carrickfergus parkrun # 267 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
114 Ita WEIR 38:59 First Timer! 11
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 253 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
32 Jack MCCREADY 25:46 PB stays at 00:20:35 81
68 Paul MURPHY 28:46 PB stays at 00:24:20 6
179 Maria MURPHY 57:45 PB stays at 00:32:11 23
Colin Glen parkrun # 182 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
42 Padraigin BINGHAM 29:37 First Timer! 112
Falcarragh parkrun # 181 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
7 Gerard SOWNEY 21:43 First Timer! 52
Stranmillis College parkrun # 22 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
1 Neil CARTY 18:46 PB stays at 00:18:30 16
28 Coleen THOMPSON 27:49 First Timer! 31
40 John BEGGS 30:52 First Timer! 35
43 Lynn MURRAY 32:01 First Timer! 148
44 Trisha MURRAY 32:02 First Timer! 99
Holy Cross College parkrun # 4 – 06/07/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total Runs
2 Ray CAMERON 21:41 First Timer! 148