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Race report 4-10 April 2022

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In a packed week of racing, the undoubted highlight performance was from Conal McCambridge in the Rotterdam marathon, while there were many other fine performances to celebrate by NBH athletes on road, track, trail and mountain.

 

QUB 5k and 3k (Wed 6th April)

A large turnout of over 50 club athletes assembled on Annadale Embankment on Wednesday evening for the Queen’s 5k, now back in it’s usual place in the race calendar. As ever it was a highly competitive race with over 650 finishers and many fine performances from NBH as no less than 26 club runners broke the 20 minute barrier.
Full results were:

QUB 3k
Pos Athlete Cat Time
7 Max Reid MJ 09:59
60 Isla Wiltshire U13G 12:48

 

QUB 5k
Pos Athlete Cat Time
9 Andrew Milligan MO 14:40
18 Matthew Lavery MJ 15:02
22 Cathaoir Purvis MO 15:18
30 Jack Steenson MO 15:34
35 Gareth Lyons M40 15:38
44 Brendan McCambridge MJ 15:53
55 Brandon McMinn MO 16:05
59 Darren Millar MO 16:12
66 Colin McDowell M50 16:23
71 James Trainor MO 16:30
76 Conor O’Rawe MO 16:35
90 Paul Horan M45 16:51
121 John McGuigan M45 17:20
122 David Clarke M60 17:23
123 Conor Curran M45 17:22
145 Hugo Reilly MJ 17:32
152 Neil Carty M50 17:37
155 David Curran M50 17:37
159 James Brown M40 17:41
167 Paul Butcher M45 17:48
228 Simon Reeve M45 18:30
230 April Clarke FO 18:40
249 Natasha Henderson FO 18:57
308 Jonathan Topping MO 19:41
313 Niall Armstrong MO 19:51
315 Fionnuala O’Hare FO 19:52
355 Matty Carleton MO 20:34
365 Joe Gallagher M60 20:43
374 Vincent Bradley M55 20:51
410 Diane Taylor F35 21:16
413 James Topping MO 21:27
430 Carol Clarke F50 21:41
442 Leah Mc Avoy SW 21:54
444 Chris Callaghan M55 22:03
448 Ray Cameron M40 22:05
451 Peter McClelland M35 22:08
460 David Hurst M35 22:21
466 Emma Taylor F35 22:29
497 Andrew Taylor M35 23:26
524 Michelle McLoughlin F35 24:17
538 Karen McClean F50 24:37
542 Kieran Callaghan M40 24:47
577 Lyle Carleton M55 25:28
578 Gillian Roden W40 25:29
582 Joanne Curran F40 25:33
584 Catherine Seawright F45 25:33
593 Thomas Norton M40 25:48
610 Laura Connolly F40 27:09
624 Philip McIlwrath M45 27:44
656 Philomena Donaldson F60 30:14
666 Paul Mccusker M55 31:41

 

Born2Run Glenarm Castle Challenge Half Marathon, 5k and 10k (Sat 9th April)

The half marathon attracted 250 athletes including Mia McDowell and Thomas Norton. The undulating route, with an overall elevation of around 250m, included a testing climb through Glenarm Forest on the outward section.
Full results were:

Pos Athlete Cat Time
186 Thomas Norton M40 2:07:38
211 Mia McDowell F50 2:17:57

 

 

Mournes Seven Sevens 2022 (Sat 9th April)

Simon Reeve took on the famous NIMRA Seven Sevens race on Saturday morning. The race is part of the British championships and attracted many fine local runners as well as runners from the mainland. The start/finish was at Donard Park and athletes then traversed the peaks of Donard, Commedagh, Bearnagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg, Binnian and Lamagan for a total climb of around 2600m. Simon finished in 55th of the 163 finishers in 5:11:51.

 

IUAA Track & Field Championships (Sat 9th April)

At the IUAA track and field championships in Carlow on Friday and Saturday, Fionntan Campbell, representing UU, finished 8th in his heat of the 5,000m in a new PB of 15:21.85.

Fiontann in action in Carlow
Rotterdam Marathon (Sun 10th April)

After his marathon debut last year in Belfast where he ran 2:45:35, Conal McCambridge stormed to a big PB in Rotterdam on Sunday with a stunning 2:26:11 finish. This was the 6th fastest marathon in NBH club history. David Hamilton also had a fantastic run to finish in 2:35:30.

Seapatrick 10k & 5k (Sun 10th April)

The Seapatrick 10k/5k took place in Banbridge on Sunday, with each race attracting nearly 100 entries. NBH man Peter Donnelly was first home in the 5k in a time of 15:04, while in the 10k, Martsje Hell finished 1st lady and 4th overall in 40:35.

 

parkrun

The Saturday parkruns were ever popular with 65 club members running in 16 different events. Full results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast 09/04/2022 Event #532
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Conor O’RAWE 173 73.23% 17:37 PB 17:26
7 Thomas SIMMONS 49 69.95% 19:58 PB 17:07
10 Cormac LEHENY 6 75.43% 20:17 New PB
11 Seamus LEHENY 258 69.87% 20:18 New PB
17 Joseph GALLAGHER 27 78.13% 21:16 PB 20:50
22 Fionnuala O’HARE 210 67.68% 21:52 PB 21:07
27 Joe DRAIN 116 66.74% 22:39 PB 19:54
31 Christopher LENNON 40 64.36% 22:55 PB 20:30
32 Greg MCCLURE 447 72.69% 23:04 PB 18:41
41 Kevin MCCANN 147 62.21% 24:05 PB 21:37
46 Paul WILLIAMS 370 63.83% 24:42 PB 20:23
47 Matthew PURVIS 10 56.08% 24:49 New PB
54 Orán STEELE 36 57.20% 25:21 PB 24:27
55 Thomas COY 26 60.32% 25:22 PB 20:42
64 Jack CARBERRY 298 77.59% 25:53 PB 21:14
65 Sabrina NULTY 24 60.75% 25:54 PB 24:34
68 Tony REID 505 60.72% 25:58 PB 21:50
71 Oisin STEELE 7 55.63% 26:04 PB 25:37
85 Lyle CARLETON 205 58.78% 27:03 PB 21:22
88 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 81 59.77% 27:23 PB 25:28
90 Jean-Claude BOURGEOIS 99 53.77% 27:26 PB 23:23
93 Anthony STEELE 48 48.82% 27:33 PB 21:24
105 Gillian RODEN 110 54.81% 28:04 PB 26:14
110 Eimear COY 2 62.34% 28:09 New PB
111 Dermot COY 32 49.62% 28:09 PB 20:43
120 Stella HARRISON 363 67.60% 29:07 PB 26:03
126 Matt SHIELDS 399 58.11% 29:24 PB 17:44
140 Martin MCLARNON 49 46.58% 30:40 New PB
157 Margaret STEPHENS 321 59.66% 32:31 PB 28:23
159 Sandy CARR 296 47.28% 32:32 PB 22:55
160 Grainne STEPHENS 97 45.47% 32:33 PB 29:16
185 Orla YOUNG 51 42.87% 37:24 PB 30:44
203 Denis LOUGHRAN 163 47.86% 41:58 PB 35:00
209 Elisabeth FRENCH 77 34.18% 48:28 PB 41:10
212 Gerry ANDERSON 188 30.73% 49:34 PB 22:13
213 Catherine CARLETON 89 34.83% 54:56 PB 31:42
214 Paula O’REILLY 40 33.85% 54:57 PB 31:49
           
Belfast Victoria parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #501
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
59 Niall ARMSTRONG 169 54.74% 23:34 PB 19:18
94 Paul JENKINS 65 56.93% 25:30 PB 18:01
           
Queen’s parkrun, Belfast 09/04/2022 Event #451
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
11 Martin REA 72 70.25% 20:20 PB 17:28
130 Vincent BRADLEY 144 49.57% 32:39 PB 21:16
           
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon 09/04/2022 Event #420
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
154 Caroline FRIZZELL 32 48.40% 31:47 PB 31:27
           
Ormeau parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #381
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
6 Martsje HELL 42 78.67% 19:04 First Timer
357 Paul LAVERY 37 45.92% 36:11 PB 33:03
376 Mannix MCALISTER 102 31.53% 40:55 PB 23:19
           
Antrim parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #339
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
27 Brian STEWART 121 80.46% 21:55 PB 20:59
119 Thomas MCKINSTRY 267 53.89% 28:31 First Timer
           
Larne parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #353
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Paul BUTCHER 15 73.97% 19:28 First Timer
3 David CURRAN 146 76.24% 19:30 First Timer
5 Nat GLENN 132 75.49% 20:32 PB 17:48
22 Janice PLUMB 128 69.99% 24:33 PB 20:34
           
Carrickfergus parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #337
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
58 Philip MCILWRATH 269 44.53% 32:36 PB 26:44
           
Stormont parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #278
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
61 Kieran CALLAGHAN 147 53.44% 25:55 PB 25:08
           
parkrun de la Ramée
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 John Gerard MURPHY 496 72.91% 20:44 Meilleure perf’
           
Russborough parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #117
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
58 Rosy RYAN 268 28.38% 57:05 First Timer
           
Orangefield parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #124
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Laurence JOHNSTON 110 82.75% 19:54 PB 18:46
9 Terence MCATAMNEY 52 62.09% 21:30 First Timer
           
Sixmilewater parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #71
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
23 Maurice PALMER 108 66.10% 24:41 New PB
29 Liam SMYTH 41 62.24% 25:20 First Timer
40 Evelyn PALMER 33 66.67% 29:06 New PB
           
Kralingse Bos parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #34
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 73 71.20% 18:31 Nieuwe loper
19 Ita MCCAMBRIDGE 175 78.58% 24:21 Nieuwe loper
           
Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #38
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Sean MCSHANE 230 75.43% 19:24 First Timer
13 David HURST 64 57.37% 23:37 First Timer
           
Dunleath Playing Fields parkrun 09/04/2022 Event #3
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
35 Jim CLINTON 511 61.61% 26:16 First Timer