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NBH Race Report, 18th – 24th Apr 2022

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The NBH Afternoon of 5000m Races was the big-ticket event this week drawing competitors from all over GB and Ireland.

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Mon 18th Apr 2022:         Whitehead 5 mile Road Race

First ran as the “Great Harrier Race” in 1924, the Whitehead Road Race is the oldest road race in Northern Ireland. The event is sponsored by Wright’s Spar and is always popular with the North Belfast Harriers, 14 of whom took part in this year’s race. The route comprised three laps of Whitehead.

A special mention to Lawrence O’Hara who topped the poll in the M40 class.

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Pos Numb Name Sex Class Rank Class Time
5. 182 Lawrence O’Hara Mal 1. M40 26:33
10. 153 John McGuigan Mal 2. M40 29:44
14. 27 Paul Butcher Mal 4. M40 30:38
31. 91 Natasha Henderson Fem 4. FOpen 33:02
45. 183 Fionnuala O’Hare Fem 6. FOpen 34:39
47. 6 Erin Beattie Fem 7. FOpen 35:48
54. 221 Brian Stewart Mal 3. M60+ 36:25
68. 188 Janice Plumb Fem 2. F50 37:19
70. 29 Chris Callaghan Mal 10. M50 37:31
75. 30 Matty Carleton Mal 28. MOpen 38:00
80. 136 Mark McAvoy Mal 31. MOpen 38:18
81. 131 Leah Mc Avoy Fem 10. FOpen 38:19
186. 49 Philomena Donaldson Fem 9. F60+ 52:06
191. 106 Eadaoin Kelly Fem 26. FOpen 53:45

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Photo Credits: Whitehead Road Race 2022 Facebook page

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Mon 18th Apr 2022:         Boston Marathon

This year’s marathon returned to its usual timeslot – the third Monday in April – Patriot’s Day.

Arran Rutledge made the journey and represented North Belfast Harriers and was rewarded with a sub 3 hour time of 2:58:20

Great work Arran.

.Photo Credit: MarathonFOTO

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Sat 23rd Apr 2022:             NBH Afternoon of 5000m Races.

Building on the success of the 2021 meet, North Belfast Harriers set themselves the goal of improving the athlete and spectator experience and create a superb day of athletics in Belfast. They did not disappoint.

The event, held at the Mary Peters Track, attracted athletes from across Ireland and GB indicating that this is becoming a popular venue in the racing calendar.

Comprising eight races – six men’s and two ladies, all were live-streamed on YouTube by East Down AC. The races were expertly commentated on by Fintan Reilly and Ronan Duggan, big names in the world of Irish sport. Stephen Kelly did the post-race interviews.

The race conditions were generally good; it was a clear sunny day, windy at times, but that did not prevent athletes from putting in some fine performances.

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Mens F 
Place  ID First name  Last name  Time
8 441 James Trainor 16:58.67
10 437 David Clarke 17:03.34
Mens E 
Place  ID First name  Last name  Time
6 422 Colin McDowell 16:14.19
Mens D 
Place  ID First name  Last name  Time
4 399 Gavin McCaffrey 15:34.51
8 404 Lawrence O’Hara 15:45.83
12 408 Brendan McCambridge 16:32.90
Mens C 
Place  ID First name  Last name  Time
7 375 John Black 15:23.95
9 386 Fionntan Campbell 15:31.08
13 384 Connor McCann 16:14.13
14 374 Cathaoir Purvis 16:32.12
Mens B
Place  ID First name  Last name  Time
9 369 Matthew Lavery 15:21.41
Mens A
Place  ID First name  Last name  Time
5 349 Andrew Milligan 14:39.42

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.Photo Credits: Keith McClure Photography

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Sat 23rd Apr 2022:             PARKRUNS

A total of 71 North Belfast Harriers took part in 21 parkruns this week. A great turnout!

Well done to Roisin HUGHES, Janice PLUMB, Ita McCAMBRIDGE and Rebecca WALLACE for being the First Lady Finishers at Falls, Larne, Letterkenny and Sixmilewater parkruns respectively.

Also to David HAMILTON, Brandon McMINN, Hugo REILLY and Mark McKINSTRY for being the First Finishers at Citypark parkrun – Craigavon, Carrickfergus, Valley and Sixmilewater respectively.

Congratulations to Roisin HUGHES and Hugo REILLY on achieving PBs this week.

Two official milestones this week – Jean-Claude BOURGEOIS and Fergus JAMISON achieved 100 parkruns. Also Jack CARBERRY who reached an incredible 300 parkruns. Well done all.

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
7 6 Neil MERCER 00:20:31
10 8 John Gerard MURPHY 00:20:39
20 14 Chris CALLAGHAN 00:21:59
21 15 Joe DRAIN 00:22:03
22 2 Una McCONNELL 00:22:05
23 16 Christopher LENNON 00:22:10
26 17 Dermot COY 00:22:19
29 20 Thomas COY 00:22:44
30 21 Sean McSHANE JR 00:22:46
39 4 Fionnuala O’HARE 00:23:52
40 27 Matthew CARLETON 00:23:54
53 39 Tony REID 00:25:15
61 7 Sabrina NULTY 00:25:44
69 49 David HURST 00:26:20
74 53 Greg McCLURE 00:26:38
76 54 Gordon GLENN 00:26:41
79 56 Kevin McCANN 00:26:47
84 60 Lyle CARLETON 00:26:56
88 16 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 00:27:00
91 64 Senan STEELE 00:27:01
93 66 Jim CLINTON 00:27:03
96 19 Sandy CARR 00:27:13
97 68 Thomas McKINSTRY 00:27:15
113 27 Stella HARRISON 00:29:12
119 29 Lynn MURRAY 00:29:42
129 34 Margaret STEPHENS 00:30:57
131 35 Eadaoin DONALDSON 00:31:05
132 87 Martin McLARNON 00:31:05
142 93 Jack CARBERRY 00:31:59 300 Parkruns
155 47 Gillian RODEN 00:33:14
158 50 Caroline MONTGOMERY 00:33:40
176 105 Roy RAINEY 00:39:06
180 63 Denise RAINEY 00:41:31
182 107 Denis LOUGHRAN 00:42:48
186 67 Elisabeth FRENCH 00:46:55
187 68 Catherine CARLETON 00:48:42
188 69 Paula O’REILLY 00:48:43
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Derry City parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
89 52 Mannix McALISTER 00:36:26
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Belfast Victoria parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
30 21 Paul WILLIAMS 00:20:56
55 37 Peter McCLELLAND 00:23:00
95 66 Paul JENKINS 00:25:39
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Queen’s parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time
25 21 Niall ARMSTRONG 00:21:47
126 74 Paul LAVERY 00:34:17
136 76 Vincent BRADLEY 00:38:06
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Falls parkrun, Belfast
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
3 1 Roisin HUGHES 00:19:59 First Lady Finisher / New PB
35 9 Katrina McAULEY 00:29:20
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Citypark parkrun, Craigavon
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 1 David HAMILTON 00:16:56 First Finisher
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Ormeau parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
216 68 Lucinda McAVOY 00:29:29
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Antrim parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
75 59 Brian STEWART 00:25:18
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Larne parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
5 1 Janice PLUMB 00:21:54 First Lady Finisher
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Carrickfergus parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 1 Brandon McMINN 00:17:37 First Finisher
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Letterkenny parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
4 1 Ita McCAMBRIDGE 00:23:38 First Lady Finisher
7 6 Paddy McCAMBRIDGE 00:24:17
27 15 Liam SMYTH 00:27:04
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Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 1 Hugo REILLY 00:18:19 First Finisher / New PB
71 52 David JOHNSTON 00:30:54
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Stormont parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
132 83 Philip McILWRATH 00:29:25
213 88 Rosy RYAN 00:57:10
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Falcarragh parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
31 21 John LAVERY 00:28:30
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Buncrana parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
18 13 Jean-Claude BOURGEOIS 00:26:36 100 Parkruns
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Orangefield parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
6 6 Terence McATAMNEY 00:21:31
29 23 Neil CARTY 00:26:52
54 34 Fergus JAMISON 00:41:17 100 Parkruns
55 18 Ita WEIR 00:41:24
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Sixmilewater parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time Notes
1 1 Mark McKINSTRY 00:15:49 First Finisher
12 1 Rebecca WALLACE 00:22:06 First Lady Finisher
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Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
30 24 Maurice PALMER 00:24:11
48 8 Evelyn PALMER 00:28:29
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Hillsborough Forest parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
31 25 Tony FORDE 00:25:50
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Edwin Carolan Community parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
7 7 Kieran CALLAGHAN 00:26:12
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Derrynoid Forest parkrun
Position parkrunner Run Time
5 5 Matt SHIELDS 00:20:33