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NBH Race Report, 29th Jul – 4th Aug 2019

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.

 

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender   Finish Chiptime  
1 354 Gareth Lyons M   00:16:15 00:16:15 Winner
10 351

Sarah -Jane

McFadden F   00:19:40 00:19:40 First lady

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Pos Bib Athlete Gender   Finish Chiptime  
1 537 Philip Goss M   00:16:37 00:16:37 Winner
6 543 Nat Glenn M   00:18:35 00:18:35  
29 218 Ryan Armstrong M   00:22:48 00:22:44  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  
8 108 Louise Smith F F45 01:25:03 01:25:01 First Lady
37 110 Ray Cameron M M40 01:37:03 01:37:00  
59 109 Greg McClure M M60 01:42:24 01:42:16  
67 107 Robert Martin F FO 01:44:22 01:44:18  

 

 

 

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!

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Category Finish Chiptime  
1 661 Gareth Lyons M M40 01:23:37 01:23:36 Winner

 

 

Ita Weir was the sole Harrier competing in the 10k version of the Trails.

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Category Finish Chiptime
245 152 Ita Weir F F45 01:12:26 01:12:11

 

 

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.

 

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Finish Chiptime
1 135 Philip Goss M 00:26:40 00:26:40
8 130 Gladys Ganiel F 00:29:03 00:29:02
22 247 Michael McCormick M 00:33:32 00:33:28

 

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!

Waterworks parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time   Notes
3   Paul CURLEY   00:18:52    
6   Thomas SIMMONS   00:19:37    
7   Matt SHIELDS   00:19:47    
8   Patrick McAULEY   00:19:52   50th Parkrun
14   Eoin McCONNELL   00:20:43    
15   David CURRAN   00:20:49    
33   Ivan McALLISTER   00:22:13    
41   Fionnuala O’HARE   00:22:38    
49   Dara CASSIDY   00:23:01   New PB
56   Maurice PALMER   00:24:00    
61   Tony REID   00:24:20    
62   Elaine HOLMES   00:24:21    
68   Saul THOMPSON   00:24:40   New PB
71   Lyle CARLETON   00:24:47    
75   Laurence ROGERS   00:25:00    
78   Leah Mc AVOY   00:25:02   New PB
79   Andrew TAYLOR   00:25:03    
87   Joe WILSON   00:25:30    
127   Sandy CARR   00:27:16    
145   Nuala MAHON   00:28:20    
160   Evelyn PALMER   00:29:11   New PB
162   Jim CLINTON   00:29:14    
164   Philip McILWRATH   00:29:35    
168   Philomena DONALDSON   00:29:50    
181   Leanne O’HARA   00:30:25    
182   Stella HARRISON   00:30:33    
184   Fergus JAMISON   00:30:39    
188   Gillian RODEN   00:31:00    
191   Bernadette DUFFY   00:31:18    
194   Paul ARMSTRONG   00:31:25    
213   Lorna McGRATH   00:32:47    
231   Marian HAYES   00:34:56    
232   Margaret STEPHENS   00:34:57    
237   Clare MORGAN   00:35:43    
239   Diane TAYLOR   00:35:56    
249   Paula O’REILLY   00:37:30    
250   Catherine CARLETON   00:37:30    
271   Rachel BLYTHE-STONE   00:44:55    
272   Gary BLYTHE   00:44:57    
280   Rosy RYAN   00:52:08    
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Belfast Victoria parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
108   Aodhan CONWAY   00:25:31    
252   Éabha CONWAY   00:36:21    
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Ecos parkrun, Ballymena        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
41   Colin SIMPSON   00:23:37    
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Queen’s parkrun, Belfast        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
130   John LAVERY   00:32:41    
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Blackhill parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
55   Eimear NUGENT   00:32:09    
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Enniskillen parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
55   David HURST   00:29:49    
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Ormeau parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
108   Terence McATAMNEY   00:24:13   New PB
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Antrim parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
5   Paul WILLIAMS   00:21:36    
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St Anne’s parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
297   Trisha MURRAY   00:30:41    
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Larne parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
12   Nat GLENN   00:23:08    
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Letterkenny parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
21   Ita McCAMBRIDGE   00:23:49   First Lady
22   Paddy McCAMBRIDGE   00:23:49    
23   Brendan McCAMBRIDGE   00:23:49    
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Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
23   Clare HOLMES   00:24:52    
51   Paul MURPHY   00:27:32    
97   Ita WEIR   00:34:09    
114   Gabrielle MALLAGHAN   00:42:41    
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Falcarragh parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
45   John Gerard MURPHY   00:25:50    
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Stranmillis College parkrun        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
1   Neil CARTY   00:18:54   Winner
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Central parkrun, Burnaby        
Position   parkrunner   Run Time    
69   Joan GRIEVE   00:30:42