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NBH Race Report, 18th – 24th Oct 2021

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No easy options this week: Cross Country or long distance. Take your pick!

Sun 24th Oct 2021:            Bobby Rea XC

The Bobby Rea XC is the second race in the 2021-2022 Cross Country Fixture List and proves ever popular with the Harriers. The Club was well represented in both the men’s and women’s events.

The course comprises 3 x 2000m laps for the Senior Women and the over 60’s Men, and 4 x 2000m laps for the Senior Men.

Matthew Laverty managed to secure a podium position for the Senior Men.

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Bobby Rea Senior, U20 & Masters Women /M60+ 2021
Place Bib Name M/F AG GunTime
6. 1318 Johnston, Laurence M M60 23:24
12. 1287 McFadden, Sj F F35 24:09
21. 1276 Henderson, Natasha F FO 24:48
24. 1282 Beattie, Erin F FO 25:20
30. 1288 Plumb, Janice F F50 25:52
33. 1292 O’Hare, Fionnuala F FO 25:59
39. 1290 Weir, Helen F F F50 26:26
40. 1284 McConnell, Una F F40 26:28
42. 1294 Gallagher, Joe M M60 26:31
47. 1279 Taylor, Diane F F40 27:00
52. 1281 Clarke, Carol F F55 27:20
53. 1286 Taylor, Emma F F35 27:22
56. 1301 Stewart, Brian M M70 27:34
140. 1283 Seawright, Catherine F F45 34:10
141. 1285 Roden, Gillian F F40 34:14
143. 1291 McAuley, Erin F FO 34:31
149. 1280 Black, Margaret F F35 35:39
154. 1275 Donaldson, Philomena F F60 39:05

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Bobby Rea Senior, U20 & Masters Men 2021
Place Bib Name M/F AG GunTime
3. 1296 Lavery, Matthew M MJ 25:19
8. 1306 McKinstry, Mark M M35 26:11
13. 1314 Goss, Philip M M35 26:30
27. 1304 Hamilton, David M MO 27:42
50. 1309 Heaney, Gerard M MO 28:40
56. 1313 O’Rawe, Conor M MO 28:55
57. 1311 McMinn, Brandon M MO 28:58
62. 1299 McCombe, Matthew M MO 29:14
63. 1302 Clarke, David M M60 29:16
65. 1315 Carty, Neil M M55 29:22
68. 1295 McCambridge, Brendan M MJ 29:42
79. 1297 McCaffrey, Gavin M MJ 30:12
80. 1307 Reeve, Simon M M45 30:12
111. 1305 McAuley, Patrick M M40 31:52
117. 1298 Reed, Peter M MJ 32:07
166. 1310 Sloan, Ciaran M M35 35:17
191. 1303 Cameron, Ray M M45 38:35
195. 1316 Anderson, Gerry M M50 39:39

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Sun 24th Oct 2021:            EAMS Oktoberfest 6hr Challenge

Greg McClure and Thomas “Tucker” McKinstry took part in the inaugural EAMS Oktoberfest 6hr Challenge on Sunday 24th October. Starting at Mossley Hockey Club the

route consisted of the off-road path to Corrs Corner, then the Ballyclare Road and Manse Road before coming back down to the hockey club. The total lap distance was 2.89 miles.

On a fine day for running, Greg completed 13 laps (37.57m) in 6:18:54, and Tucker completed 11 laps (31.79m).

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Sun 24th Oct 2021:            Leeds Abbey Dash

Congratulations to the NI and Ulster team, including our own Conan McCaughey, who competed at the Leeds Abbey 10k Dash this weekend.

Times for the team:

Name Pos Time
Jessica Craig  15th 34.11 (PB)
Nakita Burke  19th 34.33
Sarah Jane Cooke  23rd 35.14 (PB) 1st F40
Sarah Lavery  32nd 37.25
Finn McNally  9th 29.29 (PB)
Conán McCaughey  33rd 30.13 (PB)
Steven McAlary  40th 30.35 (PB) 1st M35
Chris Madden  49th 30.57

The event was a brilliant development opportunity for the current Marathon Potential 2024 squad, so well done all

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Sun 24th Oct 2021:            Championchip Ireland Shanes Castle Marathon and Half Marathon

Flat, fast 13 mile course over tarmac and concrete roads within the Shanes Castle Estate. One lap for the half marathon distance or run 2 laps for the full marathon.

One Harrier completed the Marathon, whilst two did the Half in which Arron Rutledge secured second place.

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Marathon
Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Club Finish Chiptime Half way
11 273 Neil Mercer M North Belfast Harriers 03:19:46 03:13:31 01:41:36
Half Marathon
Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Club Finish Chiptime 10k
2 82 Arran Rutledge M North Belfast Harriers 01:22:24 01:22:22 00:38:08
47 434 Chris Callaghan M North Belfast Harriers 01:41:01 01:40:43 00:45:14

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Sat 23rd Oct         PARKRUNS

A total of 50 North Belfast Harriers took part in 14 parkruns this week.

Congratulations to Martsje HELL on being the First Lady Finisher at Hillsborough Forest, to Andrew MILLIGAN on finishing first at Ormeau and to Paul HORAN on finishing first at the Valley.

Well done to Joe WILSON, Fergus JAMISON and Martsje HELL on achieving PBs this week.

Very well done to both Bernadette DUFFY and Philomena DONALDSON on achieving their 250th parkrun milestone this week.

Well done to everybody who took park in this week’s parkruns and a big thank you to the army of volunteers.

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Waterworks parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
4 Thomas SIMMONS 00:19:06
8 John Gerard MURPHY 00:19:51
12 Simon REEVE 00:20:29
26 Brandon McMINN 00:21:58
29 Conor O’RAWE 00:22:02
32 Ita McCAMBRIDGE 00:22:18
52 Fionnuala O’HARE 00:23:53
53 Joseph GALLAGHER 00:23:53
66 Matthew CARLETON 00:24:32
72 Tony REID 00:24:52
99 Orán STEELE 00:26:19
108 Philip McILWRATH 00:27:33
118 Lyle CARLETON 00:27:58
119 Greg McCLURE 00:27:59
129 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 00:28:23
131 Gillian RODEN 00:28:26
145 Drew KNOX 00:29:25
154 Jim CLINTON 00:30:24
167 Martin McLARNON 00:32:16
170 Margaret STEPHENS 00:32:27
171 Bernadette DUFFY 00:32:28 250 parkruns
172 Philomena DONALDSON 00:32:28 250 parkruns
189 Roy RAINEY 00:34:54
195 Dirdre MURPHY 00:36:28
202 Angela GREENHILL 00:37:47
207 Denis LOUGHRAN 00:40:27
215 Elisabeth FRENCH 00:43:20
216 Denise RAINEY 00:43:24
224 Rosy RYAN 00:57:52
225 Dermot McGRATH 00:57:56
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Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
62 Peter McCLELLAND 00:22:50
63 Kevin McCANN 00:23:05
66 Ray CAMERON 00:23:19
71 Colin SIMPSON 00:23:36
115 Joe WILSON 00:26:37 New PB
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Portrush parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
38 John McCONNELL 00:26:34
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Ormeau parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Andrew MILLIGAN 00:16:19 First Finisher
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Antrim parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
95 Brian STEWART 00:28:33
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Larne parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
7 Paul HUTCHINSON 00:23:32
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Carrickfergus parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
34 Paul JENKINS 00:25:40
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Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position parkrunner Run Time
1 Paul HORAN 00:17:46 First Finisher
12 Paul WILLIAMS 00:23:04
62 Clare HOLMES 00:31:27
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Colin Glen parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
2 Hugo REILLY 00:20:33
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Dolgellau parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
37 Kieran CALLAGHAN 00:25:24
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Orangefield parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
28 Fergus JAMISON 00:29:03 New PB
53 Ita WEIR 00:41:57
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Dungannon Park parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
59 Jason REID 00:29:54
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Narin Beach parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
7 Jonathan BOYLE 00:35:32
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Hillsborough Forest parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
8 Martsje HELL 00:19:23 First Lady Finisher / New PB