At a time of the year where hill sessions and tempo can take a back seat to Christmas parties and mince pies the Harriers were still represented at various events across the country.
EAMS Black Eye Friday – Friday 20th December
Starting at Carrickfergus Castle, the marathon and half marathon route took runners via Carrickfergus marina, the old Belfast Road and the Loughshore path as far as Gideon’s Green, before turning to head back to Carrickfergus, where the half marathon runners finished while the marathon runners set out to complete the loop again.
Running conditions were pretty good despite some large puddles on the Loughshore path, with low winds and cool temperatures. Two NBH athletes competed in the marathon, with Greg McClure running 3:36:54 and Thomas McKinstry coming home in 4:26:20 – well done guys!
Hazelbank 5 mile Christmas Run – Saturday 21st December
This run, starting at Hazelbank and heading towards Loughshore, offers runners beautiful views and a fun atmosphere with an array of Christmas outfits on display. The following harriers took part – well done all!
|Elisabeth Hewitt French||01:15:47|
Photos courtesy of Catherine Seawright
Race around the Lake – Sunday 22nd December
This 7 mile race takes place in Camlough and offers a challenging course with plenty of hills. Karen McClean took part, finishing in 1:10:55 – well done Karen!
Back to Basics Victoria Park – Sunday 22nd December
Offering both a 5k and 10k, this flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a PB. The following harriers took part and Mark McAvoy was the first runner home in the 10k and Luke Kelly second in the 5k – well done all!
The Harriers took part in 13 parkruns this weekend. Special mention to the following runners:
David Curran 3rd home at Waterworks
Ita McCambridge 1st lady home at Waterworks
Andrew Milligan 2nd home at Victoria with a new PB
Rebecca Wallace 3rd lady home at Wallace
Nat Glenn 1st home at Larne
Sandy Carr 2nd lady home at Ardgillan with a new PB
Maya Reilly 3rd lady home at Valley
Mark McKinstry 1st home at Sixmilewater with a new PB
|Waterworks Belfast, event #480|
|15||John Gerard MURPHY||00:20:50|
|50||Sarah Jane STEWART||00:23:54||New PB!|
|Belfast Victoria, #449|
|2||Andrew MILLIGAN||00:14:52||New PB!|
|31||Max REID||00:18:40||New PB!|
|Queens Belfast, #399|
|Falls Belfast, #373|
|Wallace Lisburn #327|
|Crichton parkrun, #101|
|Ormeau Parkrun #331|
|Larne parkrun #307|
|Ardgillan parkrun. #304|
|19||Sandy CARR||00:23:54||New PB!|
|Carrickfergus parkrun, #288|
|Valley parkrun, #277|
|Colin Glen parkrun, #195|
|Sixmilewater parkrun, #21|
|1||Mark MCKINSTRY||00:15:15||New PB!|