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NBH Race Report 2 – 8 March 2020

While other races were postponed or cancelled around the world, North Belfast Harriers continued with their racing this week.  From fastest parkruns in Ireland to first finishes, the club enjoyed success on many levels.  A mention also to all of the juniors of the club who competed in the recent Irish Schools cross country, most notably Róise Roberts who picked up a superb 4th in the girls Inter race and Matthew Lavery who finished second in the All Ireland’s Inter boys’ race.  Huge congratulations to Caoilainn, Max, Róise, Kelvin, Luke and Matthew who will undoubtedly go on to have great running careers.

Carlingford 10K and Half (7 March)

This event took place on Saturday and seven harriers made the trip. The race begins in the picturesque village of Carlingford and takes in the beautiful surrounds of the Cooley peninsula, Ballagan Point, Mourne Mountains & Carlingford Lough, before finishing in the village.

Credit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carlingford-half-marathon-10k

Well done to all those who took part.

Gillian Roden

10K

1.00:47

 

 

 

Karlene Graham

Half

1.49:32

Laura Connolly

Half

1.58:30

Jonathan Boyle

Half

2.01:05

Karen McClean

Half

2.01:12

Clare Boyle

Half

2.14:39

Jennifer Butcher

Half

2.17:48

 

Credit – Karlene Graham / Facebook

 

Atlas Running Shane’s Castle Ultra / Marathon / Half Marathon (7 March)

There were three races on offer on Saturday morning in the picturesque setting of the expansive Shane’s Castle estate. The route had a mixture of forest and farm trails, tarmac and some sections of concrete. The ultra marathon was over 3 laps of 13.1miles, with 2 laps for the marathon and 1 lap for the half. Conditions were mild even with the early start, and though sometimes mucky underfoot and some uneven terrain in parts, conditions were pretty good for running. In the marathon Sandy Carr recorded 3:50:37 mins to take 3rd place in the ladies race; in the ultra Greg McClure took 8th place overall in 6:16:33. Congratulations!

(Credit – Atlas Running Facebook Page and Greg McClure)

National Indoor Irish Masters (8 March)

Congratulations to Jim McClean who took 1st place in the V70 M category of the shot put event which took place on Saturday.

(Credit – NBH News/Events)

Walled City 10 Miler (7 March)

This is a 10 mile road race on a fast course along the River Foyle and finishing on the track at St Columb’s Park. It’s open to runners of all abilities and is considered a good warm up for Omagh and Larne 1/2 marathons. Excellent times for the six stags who made the trip to the maiden city. A ‘fifth lady’ finish for April Clarke in her first competitive race at this distance and a 90s PB for Rory Kane on his time from last year– Well done!

Place

Name

Net Time

Sub Cat

22

Aidan MCCORMACK

00:59:07

MO

51

Rory KANE

01:03:53

M45   PB!

53

April CLARKE

01:04:01

FO

129

Ray CAMERON

01:10:08

M40

265

Fionnuala O’HARE

01:17:52

FO

994

Bernadette SCOTT

01:50:30

F45

https://www.myrunresults.com/events/walled_city_10_mile_road_race_derry/3544/results

Credit – April Clarke / Facebook

 

Back to Basics Victoria Park (1 March)

This “No bling, No Buffs, No Bull” 5K race is the first in the Baker McKenzie 5Ks Series. North Belfast Harriers claimed two of the podium spots at this event. Congratulations to Gareth Lyons and Mark McAvoy who finished first and third respectively. Well done to all the athletes – superb times!

Pos

Firstname

Lastname

Chiptime

Lap1

Lap2

Lap3

1

Gareth

Lyons

00:16:06

00:05:23

00:05:21

00:05:25

3

Mark

McAvoy

00:16:44

00:05:13

00:05:37

00:05:56

14

Gabriel

McAvoy

00:18:48

00:06:14

00:06:20

00:06:17

23

John

McGuigan

00:19:23

00:06:16

00:06:28

00:06:42

42

Brian

Stewart

00:21:41

00:07:16

00:07:07

00:07:23

 

Parkrun

FastRunning.com compile the 10 fastest finishers in parkrun every week and this week’s featured Mark McAvoy who finished 7th fastest time in Ireland at the Waterworks event on Saturday with a great time of 16.44. Well done!

Well done to all our club’s 71 parkrunners this week, participating in 13 different events at both home and away. A special mention to Mark McAvoy (Waterworks), Andrew Milligan (Durham), Nat Glenn and Penny Lindsay (First Male and First Female Larne) who all took the top spot.

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

1

1

Mark MCAVOY

North Belfast Harriers

00:16:44

4

3

Gabriel MCAVOY

North Belfast Harriers

00:18:39

9

8

John Gerard MURPHY

North Belfast Harriers

00:20:20

19

17

Paul WILLIAMS

North Belfast Harriers

00:21:54

31

26

Ivan MCALLISTER

North Belfast Harriers

00:22:57

35

29

Gerard SOWNEY

North Belfast Harriers

00:23:11

41

35

David CURRAN

North Belfast Harriers

00:23:31

44

38

Sean MCSHANE

North Belfast Harriers

00:23:43

61

48

Laurence ROGERS

North Belfast Harriers

00:24:28

62

49

Jack CARBERRY

North Belfast Harriers

00:24:29

68

53

Maurice PALMER

North Belfast Harriers

00:24:45

88

13

Michelle MCLOUGHLIN

North Belfast Harriers

00:25:13

101

76

Lyle CARLETON

North Belfast Harriers

00:25:37

106

80

Kevin MCCANN

North Belfast Harriers

00:25:48

111

85

David HURST

North Belfast Harriers

00:25:59

114

86

Thomas MCKINSTRY

North Belfast Harriers

00:26:17

126

94

Jay CRAWFORD

North Belfast Harriers

00:26:35

129

96

Gerry ANDERSON

North Belfast Harriers

00:26:39

138

25

Eimear CASH

North Belfast Harriers

00:27:00

146

104

Joseph GALLAGHER

North Belfast Harriers

00:27:20

152

31

Stella HARRISON

North Belfast Harriers

00:27:51

156

109

Orán STEELE

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:07

160

36

Lucinda MCAVOY

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:20

161

37

Evelyn PALMER

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:21

162

110

Chris O’DONOGHUE

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:23

178

46

Karen DUNLOP-WAINWRIGHT

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:56

179

47

Jacqueline LAWLOR

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:57

185

49

Nuala MAHON

North Belfast Harriers

00:29:13

191

122

Jim CLINTON

North Belfast Harriers

00:29:27

204

129

Matthew HIGGINS

North Belfast Harriers

00:30:08

213

133

Fergus JAMISON

North Belfast Harriers

00:30:35

237

143

Roy RAINEY

North Belfast Harriers

00:32:33

238

73

Bernadette DUFFY

North Belfast Harriers

00:32:40

244

75

Casey SMITH

North Belfast Harriers

00:32:54

250

80

Sile HANNON

North Belfast Harriers

00:33:13

252

82

Margaret STEPHENS

North Belfast Harriers

00:34:01

253

83

Grainne STEPHENS

North Belfast Harriers

00:34:02

259

148

Samuel RUSSELL

North Belfast Harriers

00:34:38

276

99

Denise RAINEY

North Belfast Harriers

00:37:30

 

Durham parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

1

1

Andrew MILLIGAN

North Belfast Harriers

00:16:26

 

Poole parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

35

30

Conor O’RAWE

North Belfast Harriers

00:19:04

 

Gadebridge parkrun

 

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

63

47

Matt SHIELDS

North Belfast Harriers

00:28:37

 

Wallace parkrun, Lisburn

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

48

35

John MCCONNELL

North Belfast Harriers

00:24:19

 

Ormeau parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

3

3

Paul HORAN

North Belfast Harriers

00:18:07

 

Antrim parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

28

24

Brian STEWART

North Belfast Harriers

00:22:27

 

Larne parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

1

1

Nat GLENN

North Belfast Harriers

00:18:50

4

4

James TOPPING

North Belfast Harriers

00:19:29

5

5

Jonathan TOPPING

North Belfast Harriers

00:20:01

7

1

Penny LINDSAY

North Belfast Harriers

00:20:39

12

2

Janice PLUMB

North Belfast Harriers

00:21:15

 

Carrickfergus parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

120

47

Eadaoin DONALDSON

North Belfast Harriers

00:45:25

 

Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

36

29

Paul MURPHY

North Belfast Harriers

00:26:31

 

Falcarragh parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

29

16

Kevin LAVERY

North Belfast Harriers

00:27:19

57

28

John LAVERY

North Belfast Harriers

00:32:53

 

Sixmilewater parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

29

22

Thomas Peter NORTON

North Belfast Harriers

00:26:12

 

Crawfordsburn Country parkrun

 

Position  

Gender Position  

parkrunner  

Club  

Run Time  

64

41

Philip MCILWRATH

North Belfast Harriers

00:29:14

132

44

Rosy RYAN

North Belfast Harriers

01:15:01