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NBH Race Report 7th to 13th October

EAMS Woodburn Forest Series B2B (Fri 11th-Sat 12th)

Woodburn Forest Park was the venue for the EAMS B2B marathon event on Friday and Saturday. Gordon Glenn completed the marathon on day two in a time of 5:09:56.

NI Masters Cross Country International Trials (Sat 12th)

The annual trials for the NI cross country international team took place at the DUB, Upper Malone on Saturday morning. This year’s international will take place in November at the Aintree racecourse (without the jumps !). Competition was intense and good running conditions made for some fast times. The harriers were represented in most of the age categories with several athletes gaining selection when the teams were announced on Monday. The ladies were joined by the 65-69 men to compete over 3 laps (6km) with the rest of the men competing over 4 laps (8 km). Full results were:

Race Posn Athlete Time NI Team
F50-54 2 Penny Lindsay 24:41 Selected
5 Janice Plumb 26:31 Reserve
7 Carol Clarke 28:03
M35-39 1 Mark McKinstry 25:22 Selected
5 Kent Swann 28:09 Selected
M40-44 3 Gareth Lyons 27:34 Selected
M50-54 1 Eamon White 26:38 Selected
6 Neil Carty 29:09 Selected
M55-59 4 John Steele 35:12
M60-64 1 David Clarke 29:03 Selected
2 Laurence Johnston 30:44 Selected
M65-69 3 Brian Stewart 26:10 Selected

 

Running Scared 5 Mile (Sun 13th)

The Halloween themed Running Scared run took place on Sunday morning in wet conditions on the Loughshore with runners starting at Hazelbank Park then heading out to Jordanstown Park, and back again. Three NBH athletes took part and their results were:

Posn Athlete Time
5 Lorraine Hibburt 39:15
24 Fergus Jamison 49:38
25 Ita Weir 53:17

 

Saintfield 5k / 10k (Sun 13th)

The latest event in the Novosco series took place on Sunday morning in Saintfield. Undeterred by the wet weather 200 runners completed the 10k and 80 completed the 5k. The 10k was won by NBH man Gareth Lyons in 33:14, taking the tape a full minute ahead of 2nd placed athlete Colin Heron (Keep Er Lit). Davey Clarke had a super run to take 4th place overall in 36:16, with April Rose taking the 3rd lady prize in 42:!3. In the 5k, Mark McCallion showed fine form to take 8th place in 20:55. Full results for club athletes were:

Posn Athlete Time Race
8 Mark McCallion 20:55 5km
Posn Athlete Time Race
1 Gareth Lyons 33:14 10km
4 David Clarke 36:16 10km
19 April Rose Clarke 42:13 10km

 

NBH Athletes at Saintfield 5k/10k
NBH Athletes at Saintfield 5k/10k

 

Chicago Marathon (Sun 13th)

This was a truly remarkable weekend in the history of marathon running with the first ever sub 2 hour marathon by Eliud Kipchoge in Vienna on Saturday morning and a new women’s world marathon record set in Chicago by Brigid Kosgei on Sunday. Also racing in Chicago was harrier Ray Cameron who posted a super time of 3:25:34.

Ray Cameron and Roisin Byrne with their Chicago medals
Ray Cameron and Roisin Byrne with their Chicago medals

 

Armagh 10 Mile Road Race (Sun 13th)

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Armagh 10 Mile Road Race which offers an undulating course starting and finishing at Navan Fort. Two harriers made the trip with evergreen Louise Smith taking 2nd place in the ladies race, well supported by Fionnuala O’Hare who finished 5th in the FO category. Full results were:

Posn Athlete Time Note
30 Louise Smith 1:03:15 2nd lady
111 Fionnuala O’Hare 1:16:43 5th FO

 

Leeds Abbey Dash 10k Inter-Area Team

Congratulations to John Black who has been selected in a team of 4 men and 4 women to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k Inter-Area competition on 27th October. This is the first year that NI & Ulster have taken part in this competition and they can expect stiff opposition and a high standard of racing. Full details are in the News section of the Athletics NI website.

John Black in action at the Larne Half Marathon
John Black in action at the Larne Half Marathon in 2019

 

parkrun

Saturday saw 61 harriers participating at various parkrun events. Their results were:

Rostrevor parkrun # 129 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
48 James TOAL 31:54 First Timer! 32
56 Sinead TOAL 37:52 First Timer! 23
Waterworks parkrun, Belfast # 470 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
9 Patrick MCAULEY 19:43 PB stays at 00:18:48 52
14 David CURRAN 20:03 PB stays at 00:18:42 113
26 Greg MCCLURE 21:21 PB stays at 00:18:41 388
32 John Gerard MURPHY 22:08 PB stays at 00:18:49 432
44 Gerry ANDERSON 22:51 PB stays at 00:22:13 145
48 Martin MC NICHOLL 22:57 PB stays at 00:22:09 12
49 Fionnuala O’HARE 22:58 PB stays at 00:21:38 163
51 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 23:05 PB stays at 00:20:55 149
59 Orla MCCAMBRIDGE 23:31 PB stays at 00:22:25 63
65 Laurence ROGERS 23:46 PB stays at 00:21:23 35
85 Jack CARBERRY 24:41 PB stays at 00:21:14 259
89 Tony REID 24:44 PB stays at 00:21:50 438
90 Terence MCATAMNEY 24:47 PB stays at 00:21:45 30
94 Lyle CARLETON 24:52 PB stays at 00:21:22 146
98 Philip MCILWRATH 25:10 PB stays at 00:24:47 208
99 Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 25:14 PB stays at 00:23:37 54
102 David HURST 25:33 PB stays at 00:25:30 26
118 Stella HARRISON 26:03 New PB! 306
140 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 27:18 PB stays at 00:25:28 50
152 Matthew HIGGINS 27:56 PB stays at 00:24:26 138
171 Michael LAWLOR 29:12 PB stays at 00:25:44 138
172 Thomas MCKINSTRY 29:12 PB stays at 00:23:09 225
191 Fergus JAMISON 29:41 PB stays at 00:28:03 42
209 Tom MAGEE 31:30 PB stays at 00:29:16 22
219 Aaron MCCANN 32:12 PB stays at 00:23:18 93
220 John BURNS 32:12 PB stays at 00:21:37 139
226 Gillian RODEN 32:50 PB stays at 00:30:07 74
229 Philomena DONALDSON 33:16 PB stays at 00:27:50 215
230 Bernadette DUFFY 33:16 PB stays at 00:29:29 216
233 Jacqueline LAWLOR 33:23 PB stays at 00:28:48 171
238 Sile HANNON 34:03 PB stays at 00:32:00 37
265 Rachel BLYTHE-STONE 44:45 PB stays at 00:34:20 15
271 Ivan MCALLISTER 50:38 PB stays at 00:21:38 69
Belfast Victoria parkrun # 439 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
71 Paul WILLIAMS 23:59 PB stays at 00:20:36 318
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast # 389 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
47 Ciaran HUNTER 24:09 PB stays at 00:20:24 303
185 Mannix MCALISTER 41:22 First Timer! 85
Falls parkrun, Belfast # 363 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
44 Jim CLINTON 28:12 PB stays at 00:22:16 446
Wallace parkrun, Lisburn # 317 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
26 John MCCONNELL 23:01 PB stays at 00:18:24 299
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon # 361 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
21 Martsje HELL 21:32 PB stays at 00:19:23 27
209 Gemma LOWE 34:44 New PB! 76
Ormeau parkrun # 321 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
10 Rory KANE 19:45 PB stays at 00:18:57 18
319 Lynn MURRAY 30:24 PB stays at 00:23:56 155
321 John BEGGS 30:30 PB stays at 00:27:32 43
322 Trisha MURRAY 30:33 PB stays at 00:29:02 108
Antrim parkrun # 285 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
1 Gavin MCCAFFREY 17:25 PB stays at 00:16:21 146
16 Robert IRVINE 20:55 First Timer! 37
18 Helen F WEIR 21:17 PB stays at 00:20:39 139
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey # 267 – 12/10/2019
Pos parkrunner Time Note Total runs
3 Stephen WALKER 20:34 PB stays at 00:19:36 81
9 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 22:54 PB stays at 00:21:53 110
33 Paul MURPHY 26:23 PB stays at 00:24:20 14