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North Belfast Harriers storming ahead

RACE REPORT Week Ending Sunday 9th February 2020

Saturday 8th February 2020
Everyone was holding their breaths on Friday night and Saturday morning to see if Storm Ciara would do her worst and cause the cancellation of races across the country. Thankfully the expected storm was a little later than forecast and the races took place as planned.

Stormont Cross Country
It was a most successful day for the runners who represented the North Belfast Harriers in the annual event which is hosted by the NI Civil Service Athletic Club and takes places in the grounds of Stormont Estate. Philip Goss was in majestic form as he finished first, 23 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Whilst the individual victor in the men’s race was a North Belfast Harrier, it was the ladies who secured the top team result in a very closely run race. They secured victory thanks to the herculean efforts from all who participated. This fantastic performance saw the team pip their nearest team rival by 1 point. With a fantastic turnout of ladies maximum points were secured in this race. Congratulations to all involved. There is no time to rest up as our focus is now on the next race in the cross country league takes place in 2 weeks’ time in Coleraine. 2 strong teams are needed to ensure that we finish highly positioned in the cross country league.

MENS
1 Philip Goss MO 00:23:43
25 James Trainor MO 00:26:25
66 Jonathan Topping MJ 00:28:23
68 Patrick McAuley M40 00:28:33
75 Gabriel McAvoy M40 00:28:58
101 Ray Cameron M40 00:30:31
131 Bostjan Frelih M35 00:32:00
136 Ryan Armstrong M35 00:32:06
152 Andrew Taylor M35 00:33:05
155 Paddy McCambridge M55 00:33:18
165 Greg McClure M60 00:33:58
168 Gary Blythe M45 00:34:05
171 Thomas Taylor M35 00:34:18
176 David Hurst M35 00:34:39
185 Lyle Carleton M55 00:35:43
187 Maurice Palmer M55 00:35:56
191 Gerry Anderson M50 00:36:50
197 Philip McIlwrath M45 00:37:58

 

LADIES
7 Penny Lindsay F50 00:21:33
11 Sarah-Jane McFadden F35 00:21:41
13 April Clarke FO 00:21:52
18 Janice Plumb F50 00:22:17
23 Orla McCambridge FO 00:23:12
37 Helen F Weir F45 00:24:02
45 Carol Clarke F50 00:24:42
47 Sandy Carr F35 00:24:51
50 Diane Taylor F35 00:25:07
51 Catriona McCambridge FO 00:25:09
52 Fionnuala O’Hare FO 00:25:12
55 Emma Taylor F35 00:25:29
62 Ita McCambridge F55 00:25:43
77 Lorraine Hibburt F45 00:26:53
94 Laura Connolly F40 00:27:38
99 Michelle McLoughlin F35 00:28:14
109 Karen McClean F50 00:28:57
111 Catherine Seawright F45 00:29:00
117 Joanne Curran F40 00:29:10
137 Stella Harrison F60 00:30:53
139 Kate O’Neill F50 00:31:01
146 Margaret Black FO 00:31:59
161 Jennifer Butcher F40 00:34:35
165 Gillian Roden F35 00:34:54
MENS 
9 Brian Stewart M65 00:24:08

Irish Masters Cross Country, Wicklow
North Belfast Harriers continued to show their prowess as they headed south to Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow to compete in the challenging 7km cross country course. Eamon White secured Silver in the M50 category whilst Neil Carty took bronze in the same age category. Laurence Johnston also represented North Belfast Harriers in this Masters’ event.

POS NAME CAT TIME
12 Eamon White M50 00:25:08
34 Neil Carty M50 00:26:36
152 Laurence Johnston M65 00:29:59

Irish National 50km
Louise Smith took part in the gruelling National 50km race which took place in Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare. As is normal in these events, the 50km consisting of 10 x 5km laps, had to be completed within 5 hours. Louise’s lap times were amazing as 4 of the 5km laps were completed in under 21 minutes. The time limit meant little to Louise as she finished as 3rd lady and in 14th overall position. Her finishing time for the 50km was 03:39:52. What an amazing achievement.

parkrun results (Saturday 8th February 2020)
Congratulations to Mark McAvoy who was first home in the Waterworks parkrun and his mum, Lucinda who achieved a PB. Joining her in the Waterworks with PBs were Eimear Cash, Eileen Keenan, Oran Steele. Gemma Lowe travelled to Ormeau parkrun on Saturday to run her fastest time to date.

Position WATERWORKS Age Group Time
1 Mark MCAVOY SM25-29 17:04
10 Simon REEVE VM40-44 20:08
22 Greg MCCLURE VM60-64 22:19
24 Sean MCSHANE VM45-49 22:23
29 John WOODLOCK VM40-44 22:39
35 Ivan MCALLISTER VM45-49 23:12
36 Leah MC AVOY SW20-24 23:12
37 Gabriel MCAVOY VM40-44 23:13
44 Terence MCATAMNEY SM30-34 23:46
54 Jack CARBERRY VM75-79 24:25:00
55 Tony REID VM55-59 24:26:00
58 Piaras MCSHANE SM18-19 24:36:00
64 Eimear CASH JW11-14 24:50:00 New PB!
84 Thomas MCKINSTRY VM50-54 26:10:00
95 Lucinda MCAVOY VW45-49 26:37:00 New PB!
96 Donna MCLAUGHLIN VW45-49 26:38:00
106 Thomas Peter NORTON VM40-44 27:11:00
108 Eileen KEENAN VW55-59 27:20:00 New PB!
109 Sandy CARR VW35-39 27:20:00
138 Heather WILSON SW25-29 28:36:00
145 Orán STEELE JM11-14 29:06:00 New PB!
155 Lynn MURRAY VW50-54 29:37:00
158 Trisha MURRAY VW50-54 29:44:00
185 Maeve CUSHNAHAN VW40-44 31:57:00
188 Claire BROWNING VW45-49 32:05:00
190 Eimear NUGENT VW40-44 32:15:00
191 Sinéad RUSSELL VW40-44 32:18:00
192 Clare BOYLE VW35-39 32:18:00
197 Margaret STEPHENS VW55-59 33:20:00
198 Jacqueline LAWLOR VW55-59 33:21:00
203 Fergus JAMISON VM50-54 34:31:00
206 Ita WEIR VW45-49 34:42:00
208 Monica O’KANE VW60-64 34:53:00
209 Catherine CARLETON VW55-59 34:54:00
211 Sile HANNON VW55-59 35:03:00
215 Roy RAINEY VM50-54 35:26:00
222 Bertha MCWHINNEY VW60-64 36:44:00
237 Denis LOUGHRAN VM75-79 41:29:00
246 Elisabeth FRENCH VW45-49 46:11:00
247 Martin MCLARNON VM40-44 46:11:00

 

Victoria parkrun
110 Kevin MCCANN VM50-54 24:25:00
122 Colin SIMPSON VM50-54 24:43:00
123 Paul WILLIAMS VM55-59 24:43:00
Queen’s parkrun
76 Ciaran HUNTER VM50-54 25:55:00
86 John LAVERY VM55-59 26:24:00
116 Vincent BRADLEY VM55-59 29:03:00
Wallace parkrun
62 John MCCONNELL VM45-49 24:36:00
Ormeau parkrun
475 Gemma LOWE VW50-54 34:42:00 New PB!
505 Claire BRADY VW40-44 36:25:00
Larne parkrun
4 Nat GLENN VM50-54 19:54
32 Ethan GLENN SM18-19 28:25:00
Carrickfergus parkrun
107 Eadaoin DONALDSON SW30-34 47:36:00
Comber parkrun
102 Philip MCILWRATH VM45-49 33:17:00
136 Rosy RYAN VW45-49 52:54:00
Valley parkrun
35 Paul MURPHY VM60-64 26:44:00
Colin Glen parkun
53 Jim CLINTON VM55-59 35:15:00
Falcarragh parkrun
26 Kevin LAVERY VM55-59 26:14:00
Tolka Valley, Dublin
6 Matt SHIELDS VM65-69 21:17
8 John Gerard MURPHY VM50-54 21:35