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NBH Race Report 20 – 26 January 2020

Participation growing as club goes from strength to strength – a club for all!

Between Monday and Thursday of last week, club coaches and volunteers gave of their own time on at least 42 occasions to deliver 24 pre-planned running sessions to over 580 attendees.

256 of the attendees were non-members from the community who took part in the two twice-weekly Couch to 5k programs being run by the club and the remaining 324 were members attending coached sessions.

In addition to active running and classes, the club also delivered an informational talk (organised by Helen Weir, April Clarke and Seamus  McCann,) to 49 female members on the experiences of Gladys Ganiel O’Neill, a club member, who has competed at both Commonwealth and European level in the Marathon.   Gladys spoke about her background growing up in Harrington, Maine, USA, college basketball and cross-country, being trained by Ray Treacy (brother of 1984 Olympic Silver medalist, John Treacy,) balancing scholarships, PhD studies and lecturing with family life.  Gladys’ talk was both inspiring and humble and very much appreciated by NBH ladies. 

Gladys speaking to NBH ladies at Lansdowne Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further to the coach-led sessions, the clubhouse was also available to members for the remainder of the week to arrange their own group runs and there were at least 30 members who made use of the facilities in this way last week (this was a quiet week in that respect, probably due to race commitments.)

The club also provided a wide variety of other activities/classes for its members including Boxercise, Circuits, Yoga and Strength & Conditioning with approx. 60 attendees at these classes last week.

In total, the club premises and facilities provided by the club have been used on over 700 separate occasions in the past week.

Credit photos and participation write up – Paddy McCambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

NI & Ulster Intermediate & Masters XC (25 January)

The harriers travelled to Gosford on Saturday afternoon to take part in the NI & Ulster XC.  Great success at this event where Mark McKinstry claimed first in the Vet Men’s race (Men’s team 3rd overall and a M40 team prize) and the ladies’ vets took top spot in the teams.  Congratulations to all who ran for the “Stags” – who also literally made an appearance!

Credit NBH Facebook (Phil McIlwrath)

Intermediate Women

Pos

Firstname

Lastname

Finish

21

Orla

McCambridge

 00:21:04

33

Catriona

McCambridge

 00:22:52

 

Vet Ladies

6

Louise

Smith

00:19:11

11

Penny

Lindsay

00:19:30

18

Sarah Jane

McFadden

00:19:55

26

Janice

Plumb

00:20:34

43

Una

McConnell

00:21:59

48

Diane

Taylor

00:22:32

58

Ita

McCambridge

00:23:39

65

Lorraine

Hibburt

00:24:11

82

Philomena

Donaldson

00:32:55

83

Bernadette

Duffy

00:32:58

 

 

 

 

 

Vet Men’s

1

Mark

McKinstry

00:26:32

5

Eamon

White

00:27:21

17

Neil

Carty

00:29:06

45

Vernon

Shiels

00:31:21

59

Laurence

Johnston

00:32:49

64

Patrick

McAuley

00:33:12

87

Ryan

Armstrong

00:35:49

93

Greg

McClure

00:36:37

97

Patrick

McCambridge

00:37:37

100

Gary

Blythe

00:39:33

101

Andrew

Taylor

00:39:34

105

Lyle

Carleton

00:42:43

107

Philip

McIlwrath

00:44:29

 

 

 

 

Male Vets Over 65

4

 

Brian

Stewart

 

00:21:28

Photos Credit – Bob Given Photography and NBH Facebook (Diane Taylor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXA Raheny 5 Miler (26 January)

The 36th AXA Raheny 5 Mile Road Race, one of the most eagerly awaited events on the athletics calendar, took place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

While the race has its fair sprinkling of serious athletes, what has made the AXA Raheny 5 Mile so popular over the years is that it caters for runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities.  Congratulations to April Clarke, Carol Clarke and Rory Kane who all achieved PBs.

https://www.myrunresults.com/events/36th_axa_raheny_5_mile/3461/details

Place

Name

Net Time

Cat

Sub Cat

53

Conor CURRAN

00:25:58

M (52)

M40 (4)

78

Mark MCEVOY

00:26:47

M (75)

MS (63)

103

Paul HORAN

00:27:30

M (97)

M40 (7)

115

Piarais MCSHANE

00:27:49

M (108)

MJ (5)

241

Rory KANE

00:29:35

M (224)

M45 (18)

318

April CLARKE

00:30:52

F (21)

FS (19)

354

Gabriel MCEVOY

00:30:57

M (327)

M40 (72)

546

Ray CAMERON

00:33:24

M (496)

M40 (113)

627

Carol CLARKE

00:34:10

F (68)

F50 (3)

Raheny Goody Bag (Credit Facebook – AXA Raheny 5)

Parkrun

North Belfast Harriers attended various parkruns on Saturday as always.  Well done to all runners and to Martin Rea, Jonathon Topping and Roisin Hughes in particular for their 1st place finishes (overall and gender.)

Nonsuch Parkrun

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

45

45

Matt SHIELDS

00:20:45



Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

6

6

Simon REEVE

00:19:48

15

15

Greg MCCLURE

00:21:32

31

29

Ivan MCALLISTER

00:22:59

39

36

Gerard SOWNEY

00:23:40

44

41

Laurence ROGERS

00:24:03

50

44

Sean MCSHANE

00:24:30

51

45

Matthew CARLETON

00:24:35

52

46

Jack CARBERRY

00:24:37

53

47

Tony REID

00:24:38

91

14

Eimear CASH

00:26:21

99

84

Chris O’DONOGHUE

00:26:38

103

17

Katrina MCAULEY

00:26:49

112

21

Stella HARRISON

00:27:13

123

27

Lucinda MCAVOY

00:27:57

126

29

Catherine SEAWRIGHT

00:28:14

131

33

Nuala MAHON

00:28:36

142

106

Gordon GLENN

00:29:00

144

108

Kevin MCCANN

00:29:04

154

41

Heather WILSON

00:29:36

177

53

Maeve CUSHNAHAN

00:31:45

179

54

Karen DUNLOP-WAINWRIGHT

00:31:46

187

59

Sandy CARR

00:32:12

188

60

Lynn MURRAY

00:32:23

191

62

Margaret STEPHENS

00:32:28

192

63

Gillian RODEN

00:32:28

193

64

Clare BOYLE

00:32:29

194

65

Claire BROWNING

00:32:30

210

77

Grainne STEPHENS

00:35:22

219

82

Sile HANNON

00:36:08

233

143

Denis LOUGHRAN

00:42:05

246

101

Eadaoin DONALDSON

00:49:10

248

102

Bernadette DUFFY

00:49:59

249

103

Philomena DONALDSON

00:51:45

251

105

Rosy RYAN

00:51:49

252

147

Philip MCILWRATH

00:53:44



Belfast Victoria parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

31

28

Paul WILLIAMS

00:20:02

48

44

Ciaran HUNTER

00:20:36

117

19

Karlene GRAHAM

00:24:48



Queen’s parkrun, Belfast

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

96

76

Vincent BRADLEY

00:26:48



Falls parkrun, Belfast

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

5

1

Roisin HUGHES

00:21:12

13

12

Colin SIMPSON

00:23:19

19

18

John MCCONNELL

00:24:46

41

34

Thomas MCKINSTRY

00:28:35

61

45

Jim CLINTON

00:31:28



Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

43

5

Martsje HELL

00:22:41



Larne parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

1

1

Jonathan TOPPING

00:19:41

Carrickfergus parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

12

11

Ray CAMERON

00:23:02



Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

64

7

Fionnuala O’HARE

00:22:18



Letterkenny parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

84

64

Liam SMYTH

00:32:12



Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

43

38

Paul MURPHY

00:27:27

131

65

Maria MURPHY

00:51:16



Colin Glen parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

1

1

Martin REA

00:18:57



Falcarragh parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Run Time  

2

2

John Gerard MURPHY

00:20:32