North Belfast Harriers Race Report 11th – 17th July 2022
Whilst the holiday season may have diminished the range of running events available, it certainly did not detract from the success evidenced by members of North Belfast Harriers, with three podium positions at the weekend.
Photos courtesy of My Sports Photos, Sea2Sky.
Harriers are on the Podium in the 10k and the 5k Races in the Born 2 Run, “Sea 2 Sky Challenge”, on Friday 15th July.
Gladys Ganiel finished first in the women’s race in the Sea 2 Sky 10k, whilst Colin McDowell finished third overall in the 5k race. Gladys ran a great race in the 10k event, finishing in an impressive time of 39 min: 49 sec, coming 11th overall out of a field of 514 starters. Colin McDowell also ran a tremendous race in the 5k event, coming 3rd overall, and 1st in the M50 category. Colin finished the race in a superb time of 17 min: 53 sec, finishing towards the font of the field of 121 starters.
The Sea 2 Sky Event offered runners the opportunity to challenge themselves over a 5k or 10k distance, starting in Newcastle and ascending the slopes of Slieve Donard, on a mix of road, track and trails, through the stunning views and vistas, before descending again towards the shore at Newcastle. Well done to all participants.
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Photo courtesy of IrishLifeDublinRaceSeries/ Twitter.
It’s Yet Another Podium for North Belfast Harriers, as John Black Lifts Bronze, at the Fingal 10k in Dublin, on Sunday 17th July.
John Black, one of two representatives from North Belfast Harriers racing in the Fingal 10k, finished third, in a superb time of 31 min: 53 sec. Meanwhile, Conor Curran, who was running in the M45 category finished in a very commendable 11th place overall, and second in his age category in 33 min: 45 sec. Over 1300 runners took to the streets in this very popular road race, which attracted entrants from all over Ireland, and further afield. The race which started and finished on Main Street, Swords, on the northern outskirts of Dublin City, took runners on a single lap of a course around the suburban roads, just north of Dublin Airport. Running in the early morning the runners avoided the forecasted heat, but enjoyed the pleasant July sunshine. Well done to John and Conor on great performances.
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Photo courtesy of Martsje Hell.
Martsje Hell Flys the Flag for North Belfast Harriers at the International Snowdon Race, on Saturday 16th July.
North Belfast Harrier, Martsje Hell, running as part of the Northern Ireland Mountain Running team, took part in the Castell Howell International Snowdon Race. After a three year absence, 600 runners made their way to the slopes of Wales’ highest peak for the 45th staging of this challenging event. Regarded as one of the greatest races in the world of mountain running, the event attracted runners from around the British Isles and Europe, each aspiring to complete the race from Llanberis to the summit of Snowden and back.
Martsje completed the course in a commendable time of 1:38:35. Well done Martsje and all those who braved the heat as well as the mountains on Saturday.
ParkRuns, Saturday 16th July
Despite the Met Office warnings for a dangerous heat wave in many parts of the UK, commencing at the weekend, Saturday morning still attracted members of the North Belfast Harriers out in numbers, for the wonderful celebration of outdoor exercise, with good humour, camaraderie and craic that is at the core of ParkRun. With the holidays in full swing, it wasn’t surprising to see Harriers turning out at ParkRuns locally, as well as a variety of seaside locations, from Donegal, and Portrush, to Jersey, as well as England and continental Europe.
Worth a special mention are Brendan McCambridge and Aaron Rush, who were second in their respective ParkRuns and Fionnuala O’Hare and Roisin Hughes, who were both first female finishers in their courses. Roisin was also third overall, as was Colin McDowell in their respective courses. Congratulations to Seamus Leheny, who as well as finishing third on his course, also recorded a new PB. Also, congratulations to Brendan McCambridge and Jason Reid, who both recorded new PBs in their respective courses.
Well done to all participants.
Photo courtesy of Waterworks ParkRun Facebook.
|19||Fionnuala O’Hare||66.97%||22:06||First Female|
|82||John Gerard Murphy||54.97%||27:30|
Belfast Victoria ParkRun
Falls ParkRun Belfast
|3||Roisin Hughes||76.01%||20:42||First Female|
|15||Alex Reid||70.29%||21:46||New PB|
|16||Helen F Weir||76.68%||21:52|
|62||Paul McAllister||52.54%||26:35||First Timer|
Citypark ParkRun Craigavon
|16||Declan Liggett||60.89%||21:21||First Timer|
Hillsborough Forest ParkRun
|98||Philomena Donaldson||59.70%||33:57||First Timer|
|110||Eadaoin Kelly||41.03%||36:26||First Timer|
|59||Matthew Carleton||52.69%||24:29||First Timer|
|128||Lyle Carleton||56.32%||28:14||First Timer|
|239||Paul Lavery||43.44%||38:36||First Timer|
|246||Catherine Carleton||44.24%||43:15||First Timer|
|12||Charlie McLarnon||59.14%||23:59||First Timer|
Garvagh Forest ParkRun
|26||Jason Reid||46.58%||28:18||New PB|
|2||Brendan McCambridge||74.05%||17:36||New PB|
|4||Conal McCambridge||65.43%||19:43||First Timer|
|41||Liam Smyth||56.35%||28:13||First Timer|
|3||Seamus Leheny||71.57%||19:49||New PB|
|5||Cormac Leheny||71.83%||21:18||First Timer|
|12||Glenn Beattie||62.98%||20:29||First Timer|