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NBH Race Report Monday 23rd September – Sunday 29th September

The Harriers were spoilt for choice with races this weekend , from Bangor to Donegal, and the cross country spikes were retrieved from the back of the wardrobe ready for a muddy Sunday afternoon in Armagh.

Mad for the Road 5k and 10k Thursday 26th September

Moneyglass and District runners organised this race, starting at Moneyglass community centre.  Brian Stewart completed the 10k in 44:25 – well done Brian!

Bangor NI and Ulster 10k Championship race Saturday 28th September

Part of the Novosco 10k Grand Prix race series, the Bangor 10k is fairly flat and fast and starts in Castle Park, taking in Bangor town centre before finishing up in Ward Park. Conan McCaughey placed 3rd, while Gladys Ganiel was the 2nd lady home.  The men’s team placed gold while the women placed silver – well done everyone!

Position Name Chiptime
3 Conan McCaughey 0:30:58
8 Mark McKinstry 0:31:29
11 John Black 0:32:08
14 Philip Goss 0:33:18
15 Gareth Lyons 0:33:22
41 Gladys Ganiel 0:36:31
57 Laurence Johnston 0:37:32
74 Roisin Irvine 0:39:00
132 April Clarke 0:42:25
201 Fionnuala O’Hare 0:45:22
230 Diane Taylor 0:46:35
266 Andrew Taylor 0:48:05
289 Gerry Anderson 0:48:35
317 Lorraine Hibburt 0:49:26
322 Maurice Palmer 0:49:25
400 Gary Blythe 0:51:45
448 Joe Wilson 0:51:53
483 Philip McIlwrath 0:53:10
504 Catherine Seawright 0:54:02
560 Stella Harrison 0:56:03
664 Karen McClean 0:58:04
699 Clare Boyle 0:59:06
731 Linda Beggs 1:01:57
732 Kathleen O’Neill 1:01:57
829 Fiona Magill 1:07:48
830 Bernadette  Duffy 1:06:49
885 Sonia Millar 1:13:20
886 Lindsay Walker 1:13:19
887 Clare Morgan 1:13:23
893 Rosy Ryan 1:14:53

Photos courtesy of Kate O’Neill and North Down AC Facebook page

EcoTrail Wicklow 45k Saturday 28th September

Starting and finishing on Bray seafront, the scenic route with 1680m of climb traversed mixed terrain across the Little and Great Sugarloaf Mountains, passing through the scenic Killruddery Estate on-route to the Wicklow Way. The journey home began at the foot of the Powerscourt Waterfall (before heading up the trails above it), and returns to Bray Head via Belmont Estate.  Simon Reeve completed the race in 4:30:18 and was the first male in the 40 category – well done Simon!

Berlin Marathon Sunday 29th September

As the home of Kipchoge’s amazing world-record of 2:01:39, Berlin Marathon is known to be one of the fastest marathons in the world.  Greg McClure finished the marathon in 3:28:01 and Robert Martin finished in 3:23 with a 13 minute pb – well done guys!

Photo courtesy of Greg McClure

Rathfarnham 5k Sunday 29th September

Known as the perfect pb race, the Rathfarnham 5k is a very fast downhill route along the roads in Rathfarnham and Terenure. Three harriers made the journey down, Kent and Carol ran pbs and David Clarke was the 1st male in the 55 category – well done all!

Position Name Time
34 Kent Swann 16:09
48 David Clarke 16:42
251 Carol Clarke 21:12

Albertville 5k Road Race Sunday 29th September

Our running neighbours Albertville Harriers celebrated their 100 year anniversary with their annual 5k road race.  Starting on Duncrue Road this fast and flat course is the perfect opportunity to chase a PB. Matthew Lavery came 1st and the Harriers excelled across a number of categories, including Conor Curran 1st male 40 and Nat Glenn 1st male 50 – well done all!

Position Name Finish
1 Matthew Lavery 0:15:29
4 Conor Curran 0:16:06
8 Paul Horan 0:16:50
9 Luke Kelly 0:17:09
10 John McGuigan 0:17:12
12 Piarais McShane 0:17:13
14 Nat Glenn 0:17:28
27 Roise Roberts 0:19:17
34 Jack Wasson 0:19:43
46 Rory Kane 0:20:50
51 Caroline Wasson 0:21:12
64 Sandy Carr 0:23:31
86 Thomas Norton 0:26:41
93 James Toal 0:27:18
104 Leanne O’Hara 0:28:59
105 Marian Hayes 0:29:06
119 Sonia Millar 0:30:24
133 Gail Hill 0:33:00
143 Sinead Toal 0:34:57
155 Elisabeth French 0:42:44
157 Rosy Ryan 0:46:50
165 Caoiliann Curran

 

Photos courtesy of Stephen Kelly and Pádraigín Bingeam

Divis 10K 2019 Sunday 29th September

This beautiful route incorporates some of the most spectacular views across Belfast.  Four Harriers took part and Philip Goss took 1st place – well done all!

Position Name Finish
1 Philip Goss 00:39:12
36 JOHN MCCONNELL 00:58:35
73 Ita Weir 01:17:07
74 Fergus Jamison 01:18:54

East Donegal 1/2 and 3/4 Marathon Sunday 29th September

The Harriers were represented in both the 1/2 and 3/4 marathon races:

Name ChipTime
Half Marathon
Paul Butcher 1:27:18
Ita McCambridge 1:47:20
Jenny Butcher 2:11:14
3/4 Marathon
Paddy McCambridge 2:56:04

Photos courtesy of Jenny Butcher

TJ McElmeel Cup Sunday 29th September

It was time to embrace the mud again on Sunday as the first cross country race of the season took place in Armagh.  This was a first time course for the Harriers and provided a challenging route with a few tricky hills.  The men scored maximum points and won the team cup with John Black, Eamon White and Gareth Lyons placing 1st, 2nd and 4th respectively.  The women scored 10 points and picked up some team points too.  Well done all!

Women Men
Position Name Finish Position Name Finish
29 Una McConnell 30:03.81 1 John Black 32:53.08
34 Emma Taylor 31:26.48 2 Eamon White 33:09.40
37 Diane Taylor 31:53.70 4 Gareth Lyons 34:42.79
40 Lorraine Hibburt 32:17.17 9 Neil Carty 35:16.71
50 Katrina McAuley 33:15.87 18 James Trainor 36:47.29
72 Catherine Seawright 35:53.24 22 Andrew Considine 37:18.85
101 Gillian Roden 45:51.51 37 Patrick McAuley 41:56.72
102 Anna Douglas 45:52.71 51 Ryan Armstrong 45:48.50
58 Thomas Taylor 49:05.21
59 Andrew Taylor 49:21.91
65 Gerry Anderson 51:04.69
69 Gary Blythe 52:58.32
79 Philip McIlwrath 57:45.22

 

Photos courtesy of Andy Taylor, Diane Taylor, Anna Douglas and Gerry Anderson

Parkrun

North Belfast Harriers were represented in 14 parkruns this weekend.  Congratulations to Mark McAvoy who came 1st in the Gladstone parkrun.

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
13 Jack MCCREADY 0:20:33
18 Luke KELLY 0:21:09
31 Laurence ROGERS 0:22:17
39 John Gerard MURPHY 0:22:52
47 David CURRAN 0:23:12
62 Sarah Jane STEWART 0:24:19
71 Matt SHIELDS 0:24:41
76 Tony REID 0:24:55
87 Jack CARBERRY 0:25:27
91 Kevin MCCANN 0:25:34
123 David HURST 0:27:02
153 Heather WILSON 0:28:46
163 Eimear NUGENT 0:29:05
178 Thomas MCKINSTRY 0:29:26
179 Jim CLINTON 0:29:27
180 Trisha MURRAY 0:29:29
181 John BEGGS 0:29:29
200 Fergus JAMISON 0:30:37
212 Tom MAGEE 0:31:43
233 Grainne STEPHENS 0:32:54
237 Margaret STEPHENS 0:32:59
258 Dirdre MURPHY 0:35:25
260 Jacqueline LAWLOR 0:35:53
261 Sile HANNON 0:35:54
262 Sandy CARR 0:35:57
263 Michael LAWLOR 0:35:58
275 Maire JAMISON 0:37:42
297 Rosy RYAN 0:50:07
301 Ivan MCALLISTER 0:52:33
Bournemouth parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
12 Conor O’RAWE 0:19:17 New PB!
Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
21 Mark MC CALLION 0:20:15
24 Claire CONNOR 0:20:39
Mile End parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
105 Martsje HELL 0:22:59 First Timer!
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
50 John LAVERY 0:25:31
107 Vincent BRADLEY 0:30:44
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
180 John MCCONNELL 0:48:01
Gladstone parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 Mark MCAVOY 0:17:28
8 Gabriel MCAVOY 0:19:56 New PB!
Antrim parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
36 Brian STEWART 0:23:43
Larne parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
34 Sandy PLUMB 0:34:27
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
14 Paul GILLEN 0:24:29 New PB!
Stormont parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
22 Colin SIMPSON 0:23:08
Hasenheide parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
520 Greg MCCLURE 0:31:14
Jamaica Pond parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
18 Ciaran HUNTER 0:22:01 First Timer!
Stranmillis College parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
11 Paul WILLIAMS 0:26:35