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NBH Race Report, 24th Feb – 1st Mar 2020

With the cross-country session finished and the road racing session beginning, it was time for the Harriers to swap their running shoes for their glad rags and pick up a few awards off-track.

Sat 29th Feb        Spirit of Running Awards Gala 2020

As well all know, there’s a lot more to running than just running. There is a whole army of volunteers and people who inspire us all; the unsung heroes of our sport. To recognise this, the inaugural ‘Spirit of Running’ Gala Awards 2020 took place in the Armagh City Hotel. This was Northern Ireland’s first opportunity to bring together the ‘running community’ to acknowledge, celebrate, showcase and reflect on the phenomenal growth and impact of running. It is also a fantastic opportunity to raise money for our Charity Partner ‘Team Kerr’.

Nominations were invited for a range of categories including Most Inspirational Runner and Most Inspirational Female Running Coach.

North Belfast Harriers was successful in both categories with Rosy Ryan winning the Most Inspirational Runner and Margaret Stephens Most Inspirational Female Running Coach.

Both of these awards were well-deserved. Many congratulations ladies.

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Sun 1st Mar         Back to Basics

If bling’s not your thing, then Back to Basics may be for you. Comprising three laps of Victoria Park, this fast 5k event tested the mettle of the five Harriers who took part. The race was won by Gareth Lyons with Mark McAvoy taking third place.

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Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Finish Chiptime Lap1 Lap2 Lap3
1 156 Gareth Lyons M 00:16:07 00:16:06 00:05:23 00:05:21 00:05:25
3 449 Mark McAvoy M 00:16:45 00:16:44 00:05:13 00:05:37 00:05:56
14 181 Gabriel McAvoy M 00:18:50 00:18:48 00:06:14 00:06:20 00:06:17
23 574 John McGuigan M 00:19:26 00:19:23 00:06:16 00:06:28 00:06:42
42 585 Brian Stewart M 00:21:45 00:21:41 00:07:16 00:07:07 00:07:23

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Sat 29th Feb        PARKRUNS

Over 60 Harriers took part in 15 Parkruns this week.

Sile HANNON completed her 50th Parkrun at the Waterworks this week. Keep up the good work Sile. Meanwhile, Orán STEELE and Roy RAINEY both secured PBs at the same event. Well done.

Congratulation to Roisin Hughes for being the First Lady home in Colin Glen, and to Conor CURRAN, Neil CARTY, Mark McKINSTRY and Penny LINDSAY for winning Belfast Victoria, Stranmillis College, Sixmilewater and Larne respectively.

To add to the accolade, Mark and Conor were the 2nd and 5th fastest parkrunners in Ireland this week! Well done gents.

Waterworks parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
4 Martin REA 00:18:40
21 Greg McCLURE 00:21:40
26 David CURRAN 00:21:56
27 Gabriel McAVOY 00:21:56
32 Fionnuala O’HARE 00:22:18
37 Piaras McSHANE 00:22:36
49 Ivan McALLISTER 00:23:43
61 Matthew CARLETON 00:24:23
67 Jack CARBERRY 00:24:33
69 Katrina McAULEY 00:24:38
70 Kevin McCANN 00:24:38
99 Tony REID 00:26:08
111 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 00:26:40
113 Lucinda McAVOY 00:26:47
116 David HURST 00:26:50
117 Eimear CASH 00:26:52
122 Lyle CARLETON 00:26:55
126 Gerry ANDERSON 00:27:05
132 Orán STEELE 00:27:11 New PB
133 Thomas McKINSTRY 00:27:13
168 Stella HARRISON 00:28:21
176 Thomas Peter NORTON 00:28:55
197 Karen DUNLOP-WAINWRIGHT 00:29:53
200 Sandy CARR 00:29:57
201 Jacqueline LAWLOR 00:29:58
212 Nuala MAHON 00:30:18
226 Gillian RODEN 00:31:05
236 Gordon GLENN 00:32:42
237 Fergus JAMISON 00:32:44
241 Ita WEIR 00:33:10
242 Roy RAINEY 00:33:12
245 Sile HANNON 00:33:20 50 Parkruns
249 Margaret STEPHENS 00:33:48
257 Grainne STEPHENS 00:34:51
264 Samuel RUSSELL 00:35:29
272 Denise RAINEY 00:37:33
279 Martin McLARNON 00:41:27
280 Denis LOUGHRAN 00:42:01
288 Eadaoin DONALDSON 00:44:30
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Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Conor CURRAN 00:16:30 Winner
258 Paul WILLIAMS 00:40:51
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Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time
97 John LAVERY 00:27:35
195 Paul LAVERY 00:37:56
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parkrun Kraków
Position parkrunner Run Time
7 Stephen WALKER 00:18:41
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Larne parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Penny LINDSAY 00:21:56 Winner
2 Janice PLUMB 00:21:58
15 Nat GLENN 00:25:40
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Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position parkrunner Run Time
40 Paul MURPHY 00:28:03
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Colin Glen parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
2 Roisin HUGHES 00:21:04 First Lady
16 Colin SIMPSON 00:23:11
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Poolbeg parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
172 Karen McCLEAN 00:27:31
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Lower Drummans parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
26 Jim CLINTON 00:29:56
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Clapham Common parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
180 Joseph GALLAGHER 00:30:05
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Progression parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
4 Matt SHIELDS 00:22:19
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Stranmillis College parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Neil CARTY 00:18:43 Winner
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Sixmilewater parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Mark McKINSTRY 00:15:38 Winner
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Crawfordsburn Country parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
30 Helen F WEIR 00:23:41
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Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
18 John Gerard MURPHY 00:21:51
65 Kevin LAVERY 00:26:44
72 Noel McKNIGHT 00:27:26
94 Philip McILWRATH 00:28:47
134 Sharon HOBBS 00:32:37
183 Rosy RYAN 00:58:44