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North Belfast Harriers Junior Report February 28th – March 6th

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Race Report

Flahavan’s Primary School Cross Country Final – Mallusk 3rd March

A break in storm season allowed the postponed Flahavan’s cross country finals to proceed this week with four junior Harriers negotiating 1.4km on the Mallusk playing fields.  Both Girls and Boys races saw big turnouts with close to 180 runners in each from primary schools far and wide.  The mass stampede  start began at the lower football pitches by the entrance and led the runners up to the Gaelic pitch at the far end, turning back towards the entrance again and the finish line.  The going was reasonable, given the weather in recent weeks, but the distance was just long enough to caution against going out too hard,  and so it unfolded.  No doubt the experience of regular racing and local knowledge helped our juniors pick off the early front runners as they settled into their race rhythm before emptying the tank when it mattered.  Congratulations to our 4 runners, parents, coaches and primary schools.

  • Cassie Curran (representing Park Lodge PS, 2nd & Antrim Champion)
  • Isla Wiltshire (representing Sullivan Prep, 11th)
  • Cormac Leheny (representing Park Lodge PS, 5th & Antrim Champion)
  • Alex Reid (representing Cavehill PS, 64th)

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5km Parkrun 5th March 

Well done to Orán and Eva for completing the 5km parkruns this week in Victoria and Waterworks.  

PARKRUN

PARKRUNNER

TIME

Waterworks

Eva McLoughlin

29:12

Victoria

Orán Steele

32:15

 

2km Parkrun 5th March 

Congratulations to the 6 juniors that took part in the junior parkrun at the Waterworks today.

POSITION

PARKRUNNER

TIME

1

Alex Reid

07:38

2

Thomas Coy

07:59

6

Niall McAuley

09:00

14

Eimear O’Regan

09:51

15

Eimear Coy

10:02

22

Phoebe Reid

10:50

Training continues as usual this week.

Any help to pack up the portable lights at the end of the 7pm sessions would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks.