14 Oldpark Terrace, Belfast BT14 6NN

NBH Race report 28 feb – 06 march

PurvisColeraine5k

This week saw harriers compete in different locations as the Spring races start to come thick and fast.

 


Coleraine Campus 5k

The Coleraine Campus 5k races took place at the UU Campus in Coleraine on Friday evening. Somewhat reminiscent of the Armagh road races, the flat track consisted of 4 laps all within the University grounds. With qualifying standards of sub 17-minutes for males and sub 21-minutes for female entrants in the ‘Elite’ race, times were expected to be quick. The fastest harrier home was Cathaoir Purvis who ran a new PB of 15:17, while Colin McDowell’s time of 16.14 makes him the fastest M50 in the UK this year! In the ‘Open’ race Matty Carleton also excelled ducking under the coveted 20-minute barrier for the first time with 19:44. Full results were:

Pos Athlete Cat Time Race
9 Cathaoir Purvis MO 15:17 Elite
25 Colin McDowell M50 16:14 Elite
48 Mark Cornett MO 17:21 Elite
39 Matty Carleton MO 19:44 Open

Shane’s Castle Races

The Atlas Running Shane’s Castle races took place on Saturday morning with options for 5k, 10k, half, full marathon or an ultra marathon. NBH was represented in the 10k by Brian Stewart who took 4th place overall with a time of 47:07.

 


Carlingford Half marathon and 10k

The annual Carlingford half marathon returned to it’s customary March slot on Saturday morning after a 2 year break. As ever it proved a popular race with nearly 750 finishers in the half marathon and over 200 in the 10k. Dermot Coy represented the club finishing the half in 1:42:22.

 


Benidorm Half marathon

In Saturday’s Benidorm half marathon Thomas (Tucker) McKinstry joined the 750 other runners to complete in 2:09:56.

 

BMAF Indoor Track & Field Champs 2022

Conor Curran ran a storming race to take the gold medal in the V45 1500m at Lee Valley in London on Sunday. Such was his dominance that his time of 4:19.59 was almost 5 seconds faster than the second placed athlete.

 

Conor Curran takes gold

parkrun

Around 60 harriers completed a parkrun on Saturday morning, with Waterworks the most popular venue as Tony Reid became the second person in Ireland to complete 500 runs. The full results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast 05/03/2022 #527
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
3 David CURRAN 143 79.71% 18:39 PB 18:33
8 Seamus LEHENY 253 69.30% 20:28 PB 20:24
9 Simon REEVE 268 69.51% 20:33 PB 17:48
11 Joseph GALLAGHER 24 79.76% 20:50 New PB!
12 Fionnuala O’HARE 207 70.09% 21:07 New PB!
21 Drew KNOX 303 71.24% 22:43 PB 18:42
25 Sean MCSHANE 226 63.76% 22:57 PB 18:34
26 Greg MCCLURE 444 73.00% 22:58 PB 18:41
32 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 172 81.65% 23:26 PB 20:55
33 Paddy MCCAMBRIDGE 126 67.66% 23:30 PB 20:36
37 Matthew CARLETON 73 53.86% 23:57 PB 23:10
44 Maurice PALMER 104 64.86% 24:57 PB 23:11
53 Matt SHIELDS 395 67.35% 25:22 PB 17:44
54 Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 63 50.85% 25:22 PB 15:59
64 Jack CARBERRY 295 78.25% 25:40 PB 21:14
66 Catriona MCCAMBRIDGE 67 57.98% 25:42 PB 23:37
69 Tony REID 500 61.07% 25:49 PB 21:50
77 Donna MCLAUGHLIN 84 62.83% 26:22 PB 24:27
85 Lyle CARLETON 202 59.63% 26:40 PB 21:22
92 Chris O’DONOGHUE 77 50.12% 27:14 PB 24:31
113 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 78 55.54% 29:10 PB 25:28
114 Lynn MCKENNA 34 57.45% 29:11 PB 26:30
115 Eva MCLOUGHLIN 9 64.27% 29:12 New PB!
116 Michelle MCLOUGHLIN 144 52.40% 29:12 PB 24:00
118 Jim CLINTON 506 54.98% 29:26 PB 21:37
128 Elaine HOLMES 85 59.05% 30:39 PB 23:48
129 Sandy CARR 293 50.16% 30:40 PB 22:55
134 Nuala MAHON 184 63.39% 31:03 PB 27:02
144 Martin MCLARNON 46 44.73% 31:56 PB 31:08
165 Margaret STEPHENS 316 56.07% 34:36 PB 28:23
166 Bernadette DUFFY 265 58.55% 34:37 PB 29:29
167 Philomena DONALDSON 262 58.52% 34:38 PB 27:50
174 Eadaoin DONALDSON 214 41.35% 36:02 PB 24:26
197 Gerry ANDERSON 184 29.46% 51:42 PB 22:13
           
Belfast Victoria parkrun 05/03/2022 #496
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
5 Conor O’RAWE 170 77.09% 16:44 PB 16:41
37 Niall ARMSTRONG 166 61.92% 20:50 PB 19:18
51 Paul WILLIAMS 366 72.94% 21:37 PB 19:44
57 Gavin MCCAFFREY 161 58.53% 22:16 PB 15:46
144 Philip MCILWRATH 264 46.28% 31:07 PB 24:47
150 Paul JENKINS 61 45.70% 31:46 PB 18:01
161 Orán STEELE 34 44.96% 32:15 First Timer!
162 Anthony STEELE 43 41.53% 32:23 PB 29:45
198 Rosy RYAN 263 29.07% 55:44 PB 33:26
           
Ormeau parkrun 05/03/2022 #376
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
21 Terence MCATAMNEY 47 61.09% 21:43 New PB!
24 Ray CAMERON 194 64.44% 22:10 PB 20:06
           
Larne parkrun 05/03/2022 #349
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 David CLARKE 45 89.65% 18:12 PB 18:06
6 Janice PLUMB 125 78.64% 21:51 PB 20:34
13 Carol CLARKE 68 77.08% 23:29 PB 21:54
           
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey 05/03/2022 #326
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
18 David HURST 61 53.88% 25:09 First Timer!
49 Heather WILSON 77 47.46% 31:11 PB 29:32
           
Stormont parkrun 05/03/2022 #273
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
67 Kieran CALLAGHAN 143 55.11% 25:08 New PB!
           
Dungloe parkrun 05/03/2022 #206
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
8 Joe DRAIN 112 66.49% 22:32 PB 20:36
           
Orangefield parkrun 05/03/2022 #119
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
31 Fergus JAMISON 95 52.96% 29:16 PB 28:17
           
Sixmilewater parkrun 05/03/2022 #66
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
3 Natasha HENDERSON 91 78.74% 18:49 New PB!
4 Brandon MCMINN 25 68.56% 18:49 First Timer!
           
Hillsborough Forest parkrun 05/03/2022 #34
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
3 Martsje HELL 41 76.47% 19:37 PB 19:23
31 Tony FORDE 16 64.39% 24:54 First Timer!
105 Maria MURPHY 27 41.62% 48:42 New PB!
           
Sport Ireland Campus parkrun 05/03/2022 #16
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 John Gerard MURPHY 491 75.33% 20:04 First Timer!