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NBH Race Report, 21st Sept – 27th Sept 2020

Slowly but surely, fixtures are beginning to return albeit with strict social-distancing measures in place.

Sat 26th Sept      Shane’s Castle

ChampionChip Ireland and Forestside have teamed up with Athletics NI to organise a unique series of timed running events to help runners of all standards keep their edge during the lockdown. Shane’s Castle is the second of three.

The fixtures included 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Full Marathon.

North Belfast Harriers was represented by five runners competing in three events, with Mark McAvoy taking second place in the Half Marathon despite taking a fall during the race. Well done, and get well soon Mark.



5k [90 runners]

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Age Finish
66 566 Joseph Gallagher M 62 00:22:42


10k [119 runners]

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Age Finish
5 422 Ryan Moore M 37 00:35:27


Half Marathon [193 runners]

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Age Finish
2 89 Mark McAvoy M 27 01:17:33
46 90 Gabriel McAvoy M 27 01:32:12
73 256 Chris Callaghan M 57 01:39:19




Sun 27th Sept     (Not) PARKRUNS

The good folk at Parkrun have introduced the (not) Parkrun.

For those unfamiliar with (not) parkrun:

What is (not)parkrun? Well, it’s not parkrun. It’s not about walking, jogging, or running at your regular parkrun location, and definitely not necessarily doing so on a Saturday morning.

 (not)parkrun is an opportunity for parkrunners to submit a 5k walk, jog, or run, on a route of your choosing, wherever you are in the world and following appropriate guidelines for physical activity wherever you’re based.

 It works a bit like the parkrun ‘Freedom run’ – an opportunity for you to self-declare the date and time of a walk, jog or run and at the same time represent your home parkrun. You can record up to one activity per day, with your fastest time each week included in a weekly results table.

 There’s no need to re-register to take part in (not)parkrun, your existing parkrun profile will allow you to log and view your (not)parkruns.


Seven Harriers took part in the (Not) Parkrun this week.

Mon Tony REID                                  . Male VM55-59   25:50
Fri Rosy RYAN Female VW45-49   1:03:02
Fri Philip McILWRATH Male VM45-49   1:03:03
Sat Catherine SEAWRIGHT Female VW45-49   26:30
Sat Margaret STEPHENS Female VW60-64   30:55
Sat Lyle CARLETON Male VM55-59   24:42
Sat Greg McCLURE Male VM60-64   23:56