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NBH Race Report, 14th – 20th Mar 2022

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A busy week for the Harriers as the racing session gets well and truly under way. Harriers enjoyed stunning scenery from the Mourne Mountains to the Larne coastal road.

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Thurs 17th Mar 2022:      Spar Craic 10k

North Belfast Harriers turned out in force to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day by taking part in the Spar Craic 10k race, with the emphasis very much on craic. Many donned green to run from the City Hall, up the Falls, down the Grosvenor, up into Botanic Gardens and finally into Ormeau where there was a warm welcome at the finish line.

This event was used as a graduation race for those completing the 5k – 10k course coached by members of NBH. Well done to all of those who took part.

Congratulations to our own Peter McGarry who  took 3rd position on the podium with an impressive time of 31min, 32 secs.

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Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Age Finish Chiptime
3 1402 Peter McGarry M 34  00:32:32  00:32:31
8 1944 Gareth Lyons M 46  00:33:48  00:33:47
58 1478 Neil Mercer M 46  00:38:42  00:38:38
62 1773 Simon Reeve M 46  00:39:12  00:38:59
73 582 Thomas McLaughlin M 45  00:39:48  00:39:40
114 2059 John Murphy M 53  00:41:48  00:41:41
135 212 Michael McCormick M 59  00:42:27  00:42:17
198 1531 Brian Stewart M 70  00:44:16  00:44:06
199 2281 Paul Williams M 58  00:44:19  00:44:12
257 108 Chris Callaghan M 59  00:45:43  00:45:13
338 2172 Leah Mc Avoy F 26  00:47:47  00:47:23
339 1578 Gabriel McAvoy M 45  00:47:48  00:47:06
416 1386 Glenn Beattie M 23  00:49:14  00:48:21
504 2257 Paul Carlin M 51  00:51:01  00:50:33
541 776 Maurice Palmer M 61  00:51:41  00:50:36
577 2049 Gary Magee M 58  00:52:13  00:51:07
609 468 Sabrina Nulty F 44  00:52:54  00:52:11
610 1410 David Curran M 51  00:52:54  00:52:11
631 1050 Karen McClean F 52  00:53:11  00:52:02
657 1626 Kieran Callaghan M 42  00:53:40  00:53:32
749 1657 Lucinda McAvoy F 47  00:54:52  00:53:47
755 2136 Brídgéne Mullally F 44  00:55:00  00:53:51
786 858 Thomas Norton M 43  00:55:22  00:54:10
791 631 Seamus Hanna M 53  00:55:28  00:54:19
792 1676 Catherine Seawright F 48  00:55:28  00:54:22
807 1674 Gillian Roden F 42  00:55:40  00:54:33
817 804 John Davidson M 53  00:55:49  00:54:37
850 618 Cheryl Shaw F 36  00:56:12  00:55:03
904 715 Fiona Magill F 41  00:56:51  00:55:41
956 1528 Ann Craven F 56  00:57:45  00:56:40
987 1963 Fergus Jamison M 56  00:58:09  00:57:03
1019 1387 Dearbhla Moss F 25  00:58:40  00:58:17
1050 619 Erin McAuley F 29  00:59:12  00:58:02
1117 150 Brian Poots M 58  01:00:11  00:59:00
1148 1549 Christopher Hicks M 32  01:00:48  01:00:07
1192 775 Evelyn Mary Palmer F 61  01:01:30  01:00:23
1236 567 Thomas McKinstry M 34  01:02:34  01:01:25
1237 1527 Paul Mc Cusker M 57  01:02:35  01:01:28
1417 811 Colette Murray F 32  01:07:02  01:05:44
1425 170 Martin McLarnon M 46  01:07:10  01:05:52
1453 554 Nuala Mahon F 62  01:08:04  01:06:56
1454 553 Monica O’Kane F 62  01:08:05  01:06:58
1489 2181 Leanne McConnell F 45  01:09:08  01:07:59
1491 2148 Fiona Lehane F 34  01:09:12  01:07:55
1492 2 Brendan McConnell M 42  01:09:13  01:08:04
1499 564 Bernadette McAteer F 57  01:09:21  01:08:04
1687 1382 Clare Thompson F 47  01:19:44  01:18:31
1688 1322 Julie Hill F 48  01:19:47  01:18:35
1698 2033 Lorraine Hibburt F 50  01:21:16  01:19:55
1699 674 Michelle Harkley F 43  01:21:16  01:19:54
1707 1625 Steven Greene M 36  01:22:43  01:21:21
1708 149 Adrienne Martin-Poots F 53  01:23:00  01:21:38
1733 190 Bertha Mawhiney F 65  01:27:34  01:26:20
1734 1649 Denis Loughran M75 78  01:27:34  01:26:19
1735 1687 Denise Rainey F45 49  01:27:35  01:26:21
1743 1379 Marie-Patricia McShane F 43  01:31:42  01:30:29
1744 975 Robbie Speers M 24  01:34:48  01:33:22
1745 2217 Elisabeth French F 49  01:34:56  01:33:31

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Photos: John T Glover & North Belfast Harriers

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Fri 18th Mar 2022:             Evening of friendly 5000m

Once again Meadowbank Sports Arena saw running groups from a range of clubs coming together to compete in an evening of friendly 5000m on the track.

A team of five Harriers made the trip to Magherafelt for an enjoyable evening’s running.

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Race 2
Dermot Coy 20.33
Race 4
Niall Armstrong 19.38
Race 5
Darren Miller 17.08
Ian Keys 17.38
Colin Willetts 19.19

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Sat 19th Mar 2022:           Larne 10 mile & 5k

Hosted by Larne Athletic Club, these races are very popular with athletes because that they are almost completely flat, allowing runners to attempt PBs. Stunning scenery also helps.

5k

With over 100 runners, North Belfast Harriers took two podium positions with Gavin McCaffrey winning in a time of 16:57. Conor O’Rawe finished seconds behind him at 17:04 with David Clarke coming in at 17:10.

Natasha Henderson and Erin Bettie were 2nd and 3rd ladies home respectively.

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Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Finish Chiptime Halfway
1 5109 Gavin McCaffrey Male 00:16:59 00:16:57 00:08:14
2 5108 Conor O’Rawe Male 00:17:05 00:17:04 00:08:17
4 5117 David Clarke Male 00:17:12 00:17:10 00:08:13
9 5110 Paul Butcher Male 00:18:21 00:18:19 00:08:37
11 5034 James BROWN Male 00:18:40 00:18:38 00:09:06
13 5097 Natasha Henderson Female 00:19:20 00:19:18 00:09:06
17 5105 Niall Armstrong Male 00:20:14 00:20:12 00:09:43
18 5019 Erin Beattie Female 00:20:19 00:20:17 00:09:59
23 5119 Janice Plumb Female 00:20:44 00:20:42 00:09:44
27 5013 Fionnuala O’Hare Female 00:21:17 00:21:14 00:10:04
32 5090 Carol Clarke Female 00:21:57 00:21:54 00:10:20
38 5098 Leah Mc Avoy Female 00:24:09 00:24:05 00:11:08
52 5113 Lucinda Mcavoy Female 00:26:39 00:26:27 00:13:19

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10 mile

From a field of almost 600 runners, North Belfast Harriers again took two podium positions with Conal McCambridge winning with a time of 53:51. David Hamilton finished in third place with a time of 54:35.

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Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Gender Age Finish Chiptime
1 33 Conal McCambridge Male 25 00:53:53 00:53:51
3 30 David Hamilton Male 35 00:54:37 00:54:35
39 54 John McGuigan Male 49 01:02:40 01:02:34
43 78 David Curran Male 51 01:02:49 01:02:43 New PB
72 39 April Clarke Female 30 01:06:26 01:06:22
82 716 Gabriel McAvoy Male 45 01:07:13 01:06:56
90 82 Rory Kane Male 47 01:07:44 01:07:36
115 707 Paul Hutchinson Male 46 01:09:22 01:09:11
180 21 Arran Rutledge Male 46 01:14:51 01:14:29

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Sat 19th Mar 2022:           The Fallows

Part of the NIMRA Championship, the Fallows is a challenging route through the Mourne Mountains starting and ending in Rostrevor. The route is 16k with a climb of 800m

Runners start at the edge of Kilbroney Forest Park in Rostrevor and ascend Slievemeen, Slivemartin and Slievedermot before descending back down into Rostrevor Forest.

Martsje Hell flew the flag for the Harriers, finishing the course in 01:35:39. She was the third lady home. Well done Martsje!

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Sun 20th Mar 2022            MSB St. Patrick’s Festival of Races

Taking place at the International Course, Dublin, Joe Gallagher competed in the 5k Cross Country event in 24:37.

Well done Joe.

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Sun 20th Mar 2022            EAMS Spring Equinox 2022 6hr Challenge

One of many EAMS challenges, this race is as many laps as possible from Loughshore car park to Giddeon’s Green and back in the space of 6 hours. Three Harriers took part:

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Position Name Time Laps
18 Fergus Jamison 04:25:15 5
19 Brendy McConnell 04:26:14 5
30 Robbie Spears 05:00:01 4

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Sat 19th Mar 2022             PARKRUNS

A total of 60 North Belfast Harriers took part in 15 parkruns this week.

Well done to Paddy McAULEY, Colin McDOWELL, Mark McKINSTRY and Stephen WALKER finishing first at Waterworks, Citypark Craigavon, Valley Newtownabbey and Falcarragh parkruns respectively.

Congratulations to Paddy McAULEY, Phoebe REID, Martin McLARNON, Terence McATAMNEY, Rosy RYAN and Clare BOYLE on achieving PBs 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
1 Patrick McAULEY 00:18:14 First Finisher, New PB
13 Thomas COY 00:20:46
15 Simon REEVE 00:21:05
18 Alex REID 00:21:24
24 Anne FITZPATRICK 00:22:25
25 Greg McCLURE 00:22:33
26 Diane TAYLOR 00:22:43
27 Chris CALLAGHAN 00:22:45
31 Drew KNOX 00:23:41
36 Kevin McCANN 00:24:25
42 Tony REID 00:25:03
47 Jack CARBERRY 00:25:48
50 Gordon GLENN 00:25:59
69 Joanne CURRAN 00:27:23
70 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 00:27:25
76 Gillian RODEN 00:27:47
86 Eimear COY 00:28:31
87 Dermot COY 00:28:32
89 Sabrina NULTY 00:28:35
98 Stella HARRISON 00:29:06
99 Phoebe REID 00:29:07 New PB
105 Jim CLINTON 00:29:13
107 Catriona McCAMBRIDGE 00:29:15
109 Andrew TAYLOR 00:29:18
111 Orla McCAMBRIDGE 00:29:27
113 Evelyn PALMER 00:29:32
125 Eadaoin DONALDSON 00:30:49
128 Martin McLARNON 00:30:53 New PB
139 David HURST 00:32:02
159 Ita McCAMBRIDGE 00:34:15
166 Grainne STEPHENS 00:34:34
173 Steven THOMPSON 00:34:56
175 Lorna McGRATH 00:35:15
185 Caoilainn CURRAN 00:36:35
192 Paddy McCAMBRIDGE 00:36:59
215 Margaret STEPHENS 00:43:22
223 Gerry ANDERSON 00:45:03
236 Bernadette DUFFY 00:51:51
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Roosevelt Island DC parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
5 Seamus LEHENY 00:22:01
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Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
37 Paul WILLIAMS 00:22:08
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Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
100 Paul LAVERY 00:33:48
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Falls parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
4 Terence McATAMNEY 00:21:18 New PB
15 Anthony STEELE 00:25:10
42 Karen McCLEAN 00:33:00
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Malahide parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
30 Joe DRAIN 00:23:18
102 Siobhan DRAIN 00:28:38
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Citypark parkrun, Craigavon
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 Colin McDOWELL 00:17:45 First Finisher
106 Philip McILWRATH 00:28:02
195 Rosy RYAN 00:56:30 New PB
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Ormeau parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
5 Neil CARTY 00:18:41
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Antrim parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
45 Brian STEWART 00:24:48
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Letterkenny parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
32 Liam SMYTH 00:26:58
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Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 Mark McKINSTRY 00:16:36 First Finisher
5 Colin WILLETTS 00:21:19
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Falcarragh parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 Stephen WALKER 00:18:20 First Finisher
3 John Gerard MURPHY 00:19:51
42 Kevin LAVERY 00:27:13
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Orangefield parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
88 Fergus JAMISON 00:30:46
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Narin Beach parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
25 Clare BOYLE 00:34:37 New PB
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Deerpark Forest parkrun, Virginia
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
12 Kieran CALLAGHAN 00:25:49