A very busy week for North Belfast Harriers this week. The Club was well-represented across a range of venues clocking up many successes resulting in podium positions.
Wed 31st July Donaghadee 5k:
Over 300 runners took part in the Donaghadee 5k race held in aid of RNLI.
Two Harriers competed: Gareth Lyons who was the overall winner, and Sarah-Jane McFadden who was the first lady across the line. A good night for the Harriers.
Fri 2nd August Carnlough Quarry 5k
Starting at the heart of the village, runners travel up a concrete lane for under a mile where they hit the quarry with its loose limestone paths underfoot. This is where the real climbing starts with epic views of the coastline. From here runners descend down the other side of the Quarry and out onto the Largy Road, with a short out and back before having a fast descent into the heart of the village under one of the iconic limestone bridges to the finish line.
Fri 2nd August Carlingford 5k
Glenmore A.C hosted their annual 5k in the stunning coastal village of Carlingford, Co. Louth. This year’s event attracted over 550 runners from both sides of the border. This long-standing club has created a must-do fast and flat 5k road race for runners.
North Belfast Harriers fielded 12 athletes with Conán MCCAUGHEY taking third place overall while David CLARKE and Laurence JOHNSTON came top in their respective age categories – M55 & M60.
|Place||Name||Net Time||Gross Time||Bib||Cat||Sub Cat|
|3||Conán MCCAUGHEY||00:15:09||00:15:09||462||M (3)||MS (3)|
|5||Andrew MILLIGAN||00:15:27||00:15:27||341||M (5)||MS (5)|
|17||Joe MALONE||00:16:12||00:16:14||286||M (17)||MS (10)|
|22||Connor MCCANN||00:16:23||00:16:23||299||M (22)||MS (14)|
|27||Paul HORAN||00:16:32||00:16:34||253||M (27)||M40 (5)|
|28||David CLARKE||00:16:33||00:16:35||25||M (28)||M55 (1)|
|40||Luke KELLY||00:16:51||00:16:53||267||M (40)||MU17 (2)|
|61||Laurence JOHNSTON||00:17:39||00:17:41||259||M (59)||M60 (1)|
|122||Sarah-Jane MCFADDEN||00:19:12||00:19:19||69||F (11)||FS (11)|
|178||April CLARKE||00:20:13||00:20:21||23||F (27)||FS (19)|
|241||Carol CLARKE||00:21:30||00:21:39||24||F (49)||F50 (3)|
|250||Fionnuala O’HARE||00:21:45||00:21:56||85||F (53)||FS (29)|
Sat 3rd August Dark Hedges Half Marathon:
Over 300 runners made the journey to Game of Thrones territory to take part in the Dark Hedges Half Marathon, or to give it it’s full title, the Kennedy Kane McArthur Festival of Running Dark Hedges Half Marathon. The route started and ended at the village of Dervock with the highlight being the world-famous hedges.
Four Harriers took part with Louise Smith taking pole position for the ladies.
|Pos||Bib||First Name||Surname||Sex||Category||Finish||Chip Time|
Sat 3rd August Run the Trails Mount Stewart Half Marathon & 10k:
Only one athlete flew the flag for the Harriers in Mount Stewart Half Marathon: Gareth LYONS. This was Gareth’s second podium position of the week. Well done Gareth!
Ita Weir was the sole Harrier competing in the 10k version of the Trails.
Sun 4th August Féile 5 mile run:
This popular run is part of the long-established Féile an Phobail, taking runners from GymCo in Yorkgate, up the Falls Road to Woodlands playing fields on Finaghy Road North. Philip Goss scored his second pole position of the week. Well done Philip.
Sun 4th August Weekly roundup of NBHs in Donegal.
The McCambridge family has been taking part in races during their holidays in Donegal. Paddy writes:
Another summer weekend in Donegal and two races and a Parkrun. On Friday night Brendan, Ita and Paddy took the gun at the Milford 5k. Brendan lead the way home as first Junior in a time of 17:44. Ita was next home in 23:06, first F55 closely followed by Paddy in the same time. After parkrun in Letterkenny on Saturday morning the venue moved to the Fanad Peninsula and their inaugural Shore to Summit 15k. Brendan completed the Challenging course in 5th place overall whilst Ita took 4th Female. Paddy finished a minute or so further back. No times posted.
Sat 3rd August PARKRUNS
Sixty North Belfast Harriers were represented across 15 parkruns this week, with five runners achieving PBs.
Congratulations to Ita McCAMBRIDGE who was the first lady home in Letterkenny and to Neil CARTY who won at Stranmillis.
Congratulations also to Paddy McAuley who ran his 50th Parkrun, and to Rosy and Phil who have clocked up 200 each. Well done all!
|8||Patrick McAULEY||00:19:52||50th Parkrun|
|49||Dara CASSIDY||00:23:01||New PB|
|68||Saul THOMPSON||00:24:40||New PB|
|78||Leah Mc AVOY||00:25:02||New PB|
|160||Evelyn PALMER||00:29:11||New PB|
|Belfast Victoria parkrun|
|Ecos parkrun, Ballymena|
|Queen’s parkrun, Belfast|
|108||Terence McATAMNEY||00:24:13||New PB|
|St Anne’s parkrun|
|21||Ita McCAMBRIDGE||00:23:49||First Lady|
|Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey|
|45||John Gerard MURPHY||00:25:50|
|Stranmillis College parkrun|
|Central parkrun, Burnaby|