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NBH RACE REPORT, 24th-30th MAY 2021

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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.


Tuesday Joseph Gallagher   0:23:23
Wednesday Ann Marie Craig Personal Best 0:35:00
Wednesday Tony Reid   0:24:35
Thursday Ita McCambridge   0:25:04
Thursday Paddy McCambridge   0:25:04
Thursday Marian S Hayes Personal Best 0:31:52
Thursday Michelle McLaughlin   0:26:23
Friday Stella Harrison   0:29:57
Saturday Ita Weir   0:39:19
Saturday Margaret Stephens   0:30:52
Saturday Lyle Carlton   0:26:04
Sunday Rosy Ryan   1:03:15
Sunday Philip McIlwrath   1:03:15