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North Belfast Harriers Race Report 9th – 15th March

In a week of uncertainty and cancellations the Harriers turned out to the few events that were still running.

EAMS St Patrick’s Day 6-hr Challenge – Sunday 15th March

This event took place on a course familiar to EAMS regulars, starting at Loughshore Park, Jordanstown and heading to Gideon’s Green along the Loughshore path and back, making a lap distance of 4.2m.
Conditions were good for running, with just a couple of showers, moderate winds and relatively dry underfoot. The challenge was to run as many completed laps as possible in the 6 hours, with competitors able to start another lap right up to the 6-hr cut-off. The course was also marked out for the 10k, half marathon and full marathon distances.
The race was won by Greg McClure, who was the only athlete to complete 10 laps (42 miles), in an unofficial time of 6hrs 38mins 08 seconds. Sandy Carr and Thomas McKinstry each completed a full marathon (times not yet published) – well done all!

Photo credit Stella Harrison and Greg McClure

NIMRA Championships – Saturday 14th March

Nat Glenn competed in the first round of the NIMRA Championships on Saturday 14th March at Glenariff. The race consisted of 6 miles and 1200 feet of climbing up through the Glenariff Glen. Nat finished 13th overall and 1st V50 by 6 minutes – well done Nat!

Photo credit Tim Lowry

Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Sunday 15th March

This race was organised by a few of our running neighbours at Mallusk Harriers who are running the London Marathon to raise money for Sense charity. Following the Valley parkrun route the race attracted some fancy dress costumes and a medal that doubles up as a bottle opener, the perfect combination. The following Harriers took part and our own Paddy McAuley won the race – well done Paddy!

Position                Runner Time
1 Patrick McAuley 19.17
17 Diane Taylor 24:15
27 Katrina McAuley 25:01
41 Andy Taylor 27:34
50 Karen McClean 29:19
51 Catherine Seawright 29:20
87 Lyle Carleton 35:12
88 Gillian Roden 35:13
101 Catherine Carleton 36:29

Photo credit Patrice McCann, Maurice Palmer and Eric Montgomery

Parkrun

The Harriers were represented at 12 events this week:

Special mention to the following runners:

April Clarke – 4th quickest female across all parkruns in Northern Ireland with a new PB.

Mark McAvoy – 2nd home at Waterworks

Caoilainn Curran – 1st lady home at Waterworks with a new PB
Fionnuala O’Hare – 2nd lady home at Waterworks

James Topping – 3rd home at Larne

Neil Carty – 1st home at Stranmillis

                       South Manchester, event 514
Position   Parkrunner Finish Time Note
139 Paul MURPHY 0:25:49
                         Waterworks Belfast, event 494
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
2 Mark MCAVOY 0:16:46
5 Luke KELLY 0:17:43
7 Callum MCAVOY 0:19:17 New Pb!
15 Sean MCSHANE 0:20:14
17 Simon REEVE 0:20:28
22 David CURRAN 0:20:59
23 Gabriel MCAVOY 0:21:00
29 Greg MCCLURE 0:21:26
32 Max REID 0:21:48
38 Caoilainn CURRAN 0:22:36 New Pb!
40 Fionnuala O’HARE 0:22:41
44 Ivan MCALLISTER 0:23:06
45 Alex REID 0:23:19 New Pb!
54 Jack CARBERRY 0:24:01
59 Laurence ROGERS 0:24:11
67 Maurice PALMER 0:24:34
68 Tony REID 0:24:39
80 David HURST 0:25:29
85 Gerry ANDERSON 0:25:49
98 Thomas MCKINSTRY 0:26:11
101 Leah MC AVOY 0:26:19
110 Lyle CARLETON 0:26:32
113 Thomas Peter NORTON 0:26:42
116 Lucinda MCAVOY 0:26:53
124 Stella HARRISON 0:27:11
127 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 0:27:17
129 Joanne CURRAN 0:27:19
139 Orán STEELE 0:27:49
146 Sandy CARR 0:28:09
148 Nuala MAHON 0:28:13
169 Matt SHIELDS 0:29:26
182 Jim CLINTON 0:30:22
197 Sinéad RUSSELL 0:31:05
208 Philomena DONALDSON 0:31:47
210 Ita WEIR 0:32:06
215 Evelyn PALMER 0:32:28
217 Michael LAWLOR 0:32:41
218 Jacqueline LAWLOR 0:32:52
225 Margaret STEPHENS 0:33:57
226 Grainne STEPHENS 0:33:58
227 Sile HANNON 0:33:58
245 Martin MCLARNON 0:37:00
247 Bertha MCWHINNEY 0:37:05
264 Denis LOUGHRAN 0:40:47
                             Poole parkrun, even 463
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
34 Conor O’RAWE 0:19:07
                                  Derry City event 351
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
17 John Gerard MURPHY 0:22:15
                             Belfast Victoria event 461
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
24 April CLARKE 0:18:46 New Pb!
65 Carol CLARKE 0:21:10 New Pb!
71 Colin SIMPSON 0:21:43
                                  Queens, event 411
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
32 Ciaran HUNTER 0:22:57
77 Kevin LAVERY 0:26:29
                                   Portrush, event 400
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
35 Robert IRVINE 0:24:54
                                  Ormeau, event 343
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
227 Trisha MURRAY 0:32:43
                                     Larne, event 318
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
3 James TOPPING 0:18:57
                                 Stormont, event 238
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
147 Stephen WALKER 0:27:53
234 Fergus JAMISON 0:34:33
                           Stranmillis College, event 54
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
1 Neil CARTY 0:18:32
                      Knockbracken Reservoir, event 3
Position Parkrunner Finish Time Note
30 Ray CAMERON 0:22:23