Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Butcher.
NIURA NI 50k/100k at Down Royal
The inaugural NIURA NI 50k/100k Championships took place on Saturday 29th May at Down Royal. Three harriers took part in the 50k race which comprised one small lap, then 17 full laps of the racecourse. Although the heat wasn’t ideal for endurance running, there were strong performances from all three. Louise Smith finished second female and 8th overall, winning the F50 category in a time of 3:41:50. Greg McClure finished in 4:43:27 to take runner’s up spot in the M60 category. Sandy Carr also ran strongly to record 5:06:23.
|8||Bib 138||Louise Smith||03:41:50|
|32||Bib 125||Greg McClure||04:43:27|
|40||Bib 156||Sandy Carr||05:06:23|
Championchip Ireland at Down Royal
On the last weekend of May, Championship Ireland races returned to the Down Royal Racecourse site, and many North Belfast Harriers participated in the 5k and 10k races. As the good weather returned on Sunday 30th May, there were some very commendable performances from the runners.
10k Race times Championchip Ireland, Down Royal 30 May 2021
|5||Bib 854||Phil Clarke||00:32:33|
|10||Bib 692||Mark McAvoy||00:33:36|
|28||Bib 934||Vincent McKenna||00:35:14|
|88||Bib 456||David Curran||00:38:57|
|103||Bib 190||Paul Butcher||00:39:41|
|106||Bib 1520||April Clarke||00:39:47|
|134||Bib 691||Gabriel McAvoy||00:41:10|
|271||Bib 530||Joanne Curran||00:56:56|
5k Race times Championchip Ireland, Down Royal 30 May 2021
|3||Bib 1457||Brandon McMinn||00:16:13|
|13||Bib 1524||Kent Swann||00:17:35|
|17||Bib 1541||Max Reid||00:18:09|
|20||Bib 1513||Hugo Reilly-Stewart||00:18:34|
|22||Bib 1427||John McGuigan||00:18:46|
|26||Bib 1545||Tracey Atkinson||00:19:24|
|47||Bib 1512||Maya Reilly-Stewart||00:25:41|
Open Senior Jump Meet, Mary Peters Track 30th May 2021
Senior Women’s Long Jump
6 -Darragh Andrews, Bib 198, Best Jump 3.69 (w/s 2.42), Best Legal Jump 3.62 (w/s 0.92).
(Not)Parkrun, Waterworks, Belfast
Whilst the easing of lockdown restrictions continues, and many of us are pleased to hear positive suggestions, relating to the potential return of the weekly ParkRun, club members continue to support and participate in the (Not)Parkrun. Details of the finishing times for 5k runs, submitted by North Belfast Harriers this week are listed below. Ann Marie Craig and Marian S Hayes are to be congratulated and deserve a special mention for posting personal bests in the (Not)Parkrun.
|Wednesday||Ann Marie Craig||Personal Best||0:35:00|
|Thursday||Marian S Hayes||Personal Best||0:31:52|