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North Belfast Harriers Race Report 8-14 November 2021

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Following a busy number of weeks for the members of North Belfast Harriers, that involved racing, in numerous locations, over a variety of courses, terrains and distances, the past week was not as hectic. However, true to form members of the Harriers did not disappoint in the performances.  

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North Belfast Harriers finish First in the Men’s and Women’s 10k Trail Race, and First in the Marathon at Tollymore! 

North Belfast Harriers, Martin Muldoon and Martsje Hell finished first in the Tollymore Trail 10k, while David Hamilton finished first in the marathon. 

Having achieved podium positions previously this year, in similar types of races, Martin Muldoon and Martsje Hell both proved to be unbeatable in the challenging 10k race. 

The 10k course, with a start and finish near the Bryansford Road carpark, was run entirely on forest trails through the scenic terrain. The course, with a total ascent of 694 ft, with a moderate surface, was categorised as being of medium difficulty. Martin finished in a very fast time of 37 min: 40 sec, whilst Martsje came home as first female and third overall in a tremendous time of 40 min: 57 sec. Fantastic racing by both Martsje and Martin! Congratulations to both of them. 

David Hamilton represented the Harriers through the trails, leaves, streams and autumnal colour of the much loved, Tollymore Trail Marathon, and finished first in the stupendous time of 2 hrs: 42 min: 03 sec, over 26 min ahead of the second placed finisher. Fantastic running David, very well done. 

 

Harriers Compete at Representative Level in North-South Masters Cross Country Challenge 

With no British and Irish Masters Cross Country International this year, due to restrictions, the Northern Ireland Masters Athletic Association hosted a North – South Challenge cross country race at Queen’s playing fields on 13th November. The Ladies and the M65 men raced over a 6k course, whilst the M35-M64 men covered an 8k course. The Harriers were represented by Davy Clarke, Brian Stewart, Janice Plumb, Sarah-Jane McFadden and Carol Clarke. Well done and congratulations to Janice Plumb, who finished third in the women’s VF50 class. Great running by everyone. 

 

Ballynahinch Remembrance 5k 

Out of a field of 109 starters in the Ballynahinch Run to Remember 5k, North Belfast Harrier, Lawrence O’Hara came in first in a time of 17 min: 28 sec. Congratulations to Lawrence for a great run and a fast time. 

 

ParkRuns 

As the autumnal winds swept the leaves from the trees in Belfast and further afield, runners from the Harriers continued to show their support for ParkRuns, sharing their love of running, enjoying the camaraderie, humour, craic and conviviality that is at the core of ParkRun. A special mention is deserved for Fionnuala O’Hare, who was first female finisher in the Waterworks and for Martin Rea, who was first finisher in Colin Glenn. Also, congratulations are deserved for the following, who achieved personal bests in their respective ParkRuns:- Chris Callaghan, Joe Wilson and Paul Lavery. Well done everyone. 

Waterworks ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
2  Conor O’Rawe  0:17:36  73.3%   
5  Thomas Simmons  0:19:57  70.01%   
6  John Gerard Murphy  0:19:59  74.98%   
8  Simon Reeve  0:20:33  69.51%   
12  Vincent Bradley  0:20:56  76.59%   
16  Chris Callaghan  0:21:35  73.05%  New PB 
18  Fionnuala O’Hare  0:21:51  67.73%  First Female Finisher 
20  David Curran  0:21:53  67.94%   
25  Greg McClure  0:22:21  75.02%   
26  Ita McCambridge  0:22:29  83.91%   
30  Joseph Gallagher  0:22:39  72.70%   
36  Matt Shields  0:23:09  73.79%   
39  Kevin McCann  0:23:49  62.91%   
57  Tony Reid  0:24:49  63.53%   
59  Matthew Carlton  0:24:59  51.63%   
75  Catriona McCambridge  0:25:57  57.42%   
78  Michelle McLoughlin  0:26:06  58.62%   
79  Paddy McCambridge  0:26:10  60.76%   
80  Jack Carberry  0:26:11  76.70%   
86  Catherine Seawright  0:26:38  60.83%   
87  Gordon Glenn  0:26:39  55.35%   
94  Jim Clinton  0:27:28  58.37%   
96  Lyle Carlton  0:27:40  57.47%   
105  Gillian Roden  0:28:12  54.55%   
106  Lynn McKenna  0:28:13  59.42%   
107  Sabrina Nulty  0:28:16  55.25%   
110  Stella Harrison  0:28:36  68.82%   
111  Gerry Anderson  0:28:37  53.23%   
138  Sandy Carr  0:31:20  49.10%   
139  Margaret Stephens  0:31:21  61.88%   
140  Michael Lawlor  0:31:27  50.56%   
143  Martin McLarnon  0:31:44  45.01%   
155  Roy Rainey  0:34:44  43.52%   
170  Denis Loughran  0:40:40  49.39%   
171  Sile Hannon  0:40:41  44.49%   
172  Denise Rainey  0:41:28  39.47%   
183  Bernadette Duffy  0:47:58  41.63%   

 

 

 

Belfast Victoria ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
102  Joe Wilson  0:26:29  61.11%  New PB 
145  Heather Wilson  0:29:12  50.68%   
160  Peter McClelland  0:31:12  43.43%   
175  Philip McIlwrath  0:32:44  43.99%   
204  Rosy Ryan  0:57:46  28.04%   

 

Queen’s Belfast ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
37  Colin McDowell  0:23:23  64.08%   

 

Falls Belfast ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
12  Roisin Hughes  0:21:35  72.36%   
50  Jason Reid  0:29:06  45.30%  First Timer 

 

Portrush ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
77  Karen McClean  0:27:00  63.64%  First Timer 

 

Larne ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
2  James Alexander Brown  0:20:12  70.71%   
3  Jonathan Topping  0:20:14  63.76%   
5  Paul Hutchinson  0:20:27  69.36%   

 

Carrickfergus ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
53  Philomena Donaldson  0:30:22  65.75%   
69  Eadaoin Donaldson  0:36:16  41.08%   

 

Valley Newtownabbey ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
11  Alex Reid  0:22:16  68.71%  First Timer 

 

Stormont ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
81  Una McConnell  0:26:08  60.20%   

 

 

Colin Glenn ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
1  Martin Rea  0:19:26  72.98%  First Finisher 

 

Falcarragh ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
53  Paul Lavery  0:35:56  46.24%  New PB 

 

Orangefield Belfast ParkRun 

Position  Name  Time  Age Grade  Comment 
26  Paul Jenkins  0:26:29  54.81%  First Timer 
39  Fergus Jamison  0:29:12  53.08%   
40  Liam Smyth  0:29:12  54.00%  First Timer