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NORTH BELFAST HARRIERS JUNIOR REPORT 21-27th february 2022

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Ethan Wiltshire claiming the silver medal at the East Coast AC Cross Country

The main highlight for the juniors this week was the East Coast AC Cross Country event at Larne (much more on that later).

Saturday started with the 5K Waterworks Parkrun. We had 3 junior Harriers taking part. Congratulation to the Steeles and Eva and well done on the PBs for Oisín and Eva:

86
5 parkruns
Male
71/116
53.64% age grade
27:02
New PB!
87
33 parkruns
Male
72/116
53.57% age grade
27:04
PB 24:27
103
3 parkruns
Male
80/116
53.62% age grade
28:32
PB 28:08
141
Female
34/59
59.67% age grade
31:27
New PB!
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At the 2K Waterworks Junior Parkrun, we had great efforts from Erin McAuley, Niall McAuley and Eimear O’Regan who each got PBs. Max Reid not only came first with an unbelievable time, but broke the all-time Waterworks Junior Parkrun previous record. This is the fastest time ever set for this event and it could stand for a very long time to come (unless, of course, Max beats it himself before he turns 15)! Well done Max – fantastic running.
1Max REID Male1/19JM11-14 80.70% age gradeNorth Belfast Harriers06:26
4Erin MCAULEYFemale2/13JW11-14 64.43% age gradeNorth Belfast Harriers09:21 PB 09:00
6Niall MCAULEYMale3/19JM10 59.86% age gradeNorth Belfast Harriers09:39 PB 08:35
8Eimear O’REGANFemale4/13JW11-14 58.87% age gradeNorth Belfast Harriers10:14 PB 09:21

Later that morning, we had a bunch of juniors travel up to Larne for the East Coast AC XC. The wind really picked up and it almost felt gale-forced at times with a very bitter chill in the air.

First off was young Fintan Leheny in the Boys’ Mini race. Fintan did a great run and from the photo below was very pleased.

666Fintan Leheny2016MNorth Belfast Harriers4.45
Next up for NBH, was the Girls’ Minor run. We had 3 great runners taking part: Rachel Curry, Eimear Coy and Phoebe Reid. You all did great – well done girls!
6158Eimear Coy2012FNorth Belfast Harriers8.31
772Phoebe Reid2013FNorth Belfast Harriers8.51
879Rachel Curry2012FNorth Belfast Harriers8.53
Phoebe Reid and Rachel Curry

Eimear Coy

Ethan Wiltshire was the only Harrier taking part in the Minor Boys’ race and he ran fantastically, taking second place and earning a well deserved podium finish. Well done Ethan.

2154Ethan Wiltshire2012MNorth Belfast Harriers7.07
Ethan Wiltshire

The Girls’ Junior race came next with all eyes on Cassie Curran. Cassie ran a great race and along with her other superb performances in the same series picked up the top overall trophy prize. Excellent Cassie!

4112Cassie Curran2011FNorth Belfast Harriers8.26
Cassie Curran

The Boys’ Junior race had Cormac Leheny, Alex Reid and Thomas Coy taking part. The 3 P7 boys did a great race, holding their own with some older, secondary school boys in their race. Well done to all 3 of you.

664Cormac Leheny2011MNorth Belfast Harriers7.43
9157Thomas Coy2010MNorth Belfast Harriers8.05
1271Alex Reid2010MNorth Belfast Harriers8.29

Well done to all of our juniors for training and competing this week.