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NORTH BELFAST HARRIERS JUNIOR REPORT 2-8TH MAY 2022

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This was a busy week with 2 competition events: The School Districts Track & Field Championships and the NI Youth League Round 1. In addition there was regular training and the weekend Parkruns.

School Districts:

(Some of the winners from the South Antrim Schools Track and Field Championships – Photos from NBH Juniors Facebook)

Anna Privilege 100m Silver, 200m Bronze
Caoilainn Curran, 800m Silver
Róise Roberts 3000m, Gold
Matthew Lavery 3000m Gold, Luke Kelly Silver
Leah Horan, Gold Discus and 4x100m relay
Saul Thompson, 1st in his heat with a 2sec PB

Also – Holly Collins took part in a separate district and came 2rd in the Junior Girls 1500m. Excellent Holly.

(Saul Thompson – photo from NBH Junior FB)

Well done to all the Juniors who took part.

NI Youth League – Round 1:

(Cormac Leheny racing at the Antrim Forum)

The first round of the NI Youth League took place at the Antrim Forum on Saturday. We had a great turnout from our Juniors (especially since places were limited). Some fantastic results below. Well done everyone.

1500m – U13B
2 – Alex Reid – 5:16.97
3 – Cormac Leheny – 5:18.86

1500m – U15G
6. Niamh McAuley – 5:51.69
7. Treasa McConnell – 6:06.49

1500m – U17B
3. Max Reid – 4:33.43

800m – U13G
2. Cassie Curran – 2:45.61
9. Erin McAuley – 2:59.94

800m – U15B
8. Dara Cassidy – 2:33.06
9. Charlie McLarnon – 2:33.59

800m – U17G
4. Caoilainn Curran – 2:32.73

400m – U17B
3. Saul Thompson – 56.40

100m – U17B
6. Saul Thompson – 12.93

100m – U15G
5. Emily Donald – 15.80

100m – U15G
5. Treasa McConnell – 15.50

100m – U15B
8. Orán Steele – 15.52

Waterworks Parkrun – Saturday 7 May 2022:

77 Orán STEELE Male JM11-14 North Belfast Harriers 24:57:00
87 Matthew PURVIS Male JM15-17 North Belfast Harriers 25:48:00
192 Eva MCLOUGHLIN Female JW10 North Belfast Harriers 31:42:00

Enniskillen Parkrun – Saturday 7 May 2022:

13 Thomas COY Male JM11-14 North Belfast Harriers 23:31

Well done to all of our Juniors who took part in the 5K parkruns on Saturday.

Waterworks Junior Parkrun – Sunday 8 May 2022:

Well done to the 3 runners who took part in the Waterworks Junior Parkrun on Saturday. Special congratulations to Eimear O’Regan for a new PB.

4 Eimear O’REGAN Female JW11-14 North Belfast Harriers 09:15
12 Sadie SULLIVAN Female JW10 North Belfast Harriers 10:20
14 Sophie WEINIGER Female JW10 North Belfast Harriers 10:48

FUTURE EVENTS:

This Thursday will see the next round of the Lagan Valley AC Meet at Mary Peters Track

The last event was excellent with some of our youngsters doing really well.

Hopefully we will see as many kids as possible compete. For those not competing, they are welcome to come and watch and maybe they might decide to give it a go the next time.

Reminder – there is no training this Thursday due to this event.

FUTURE EVENTS:

Summer 2022 Camps at the Mary Peter’s Track

StarTrack is Athletics NI’s flagship grassroots programme, which aims to introduce children and young people aged 8- 15 years old to the sport and help them to develop their running, jumping and throwing skills.

Dates:
Week One: Tuesday 19th July – Friday 22nd July
Week Two: Tuesday 26th July – Friday 29th July
Week Three: Tuesday 2nd August – Friday 5th August
Cost: £60 each week (4 days)
Time: 10am – 2.00pm

Registration is available here: https://ani.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/summer-startrack/

It would be great if the kids could attend at least one of these summer schemes. It gives them an opportunity to try other track and field events which they may not be used to e.g. hurdles, long jump, javelin, high jump etc.