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Weekly Roundup 19-25 April 2021

Joseph Gallagher

The recent easing of restrictions enabled organisers ChampionChip Ireland to quickly reschedule the 5km and half marathon events from the postponed ‘Lisburn festival of running’ at the Down Royal racecourse at the weekend. Several NBH athletes made the trip to enjoy getting back to racing and were rewarded with glorious weather and some fine performances.

5km RaceS Sunday 25th April

The athletes were grouped into 4 different races starting an hour apart according to their predicted finishing times in order to comply with current regulations on numbers of participants in a sporting event. The club was well represented with 10 athletes taking part overall. 

Joseph Gallagher
Joseph Gallagher happy finisher
Natasha Hewitt
Natasha Hewitt running strong
Gavin McCaffrey
Gavin McCaffrey in action
Mark McAvoy
Mark McAvoy in action

Gavin McCaffrey was the fastest harrier in a speedy 15:27, with Peter McGarry not far behind. The combined results across all the races were:

Posn Athlete Time
6 Gavin McCaffrey 15:27
8 Peter McGarry 15:32
13 Brandon McMinn 16:01
15 Mark McAvoy 16:07
43 Max Reid 17:58
54 Laurence Johnston 18:09
65 Natasha Hewitt 18:34
69 John McGuigan 18:52
71 April Clarke 18:55
113 Joseph Gallagher 22:10

Half Marathon RaceS Saturday 24th April

There were two harriers taking on the half marathon distance on Saturday morning and their results were:

  Half Marathon    
Posn Athlete Time 10k split
47 Patrick McAuley 1:31:45 41:39
60 Ray Cameron 1:36:47 45:03