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North belfast harriers race report 22-28 august 2022

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Rathlin Island, the Antrim Coast and Portrush were the spectacular locations for the main races this week for the harriers, as well as parkruns far and wide.


Portrush 5 mile road race: Fri 26th Aug

Matthew McCombe was the only harrier at this one, taking 4th place overall in a field of 209 runners. Matthew’s time was 27:51.


Ards 5m road race: fri 26th AUG

The traditional late August Ards 5m race took place on Friday evening. A field of exactly 200 runners took on the undulating course with Jason Reid running 43:16 in 117th place.


Rathlin Runs: Sat 27th aug

The popular Rathlin runs took place on Saturday morning with the usual options of 5km or 10 miles and four harriers made the ferry crossing from Ballycastle to participate.

The 5k race was won by Philip Goss who in the process set a new course record of 16:17, 2:15 off the previous record. Philip also currently holds the 10 mile course record !

In the 10 mile race Arran Rutledge took 4th place with Ray Cameron and Helen Weir finishing close together in 29th and 30th places respectively in a field of 159 runners. Full results were:

Rathlin Run 5km      
Position Athlete Cat Time
1 Philip Goss M35 0:16:17
Rathlin Run 10mile      
Position Athlete Cat Time
4 Arran Rutledge M45 1:07:27
29 Raymond Cameron M45 1:20:43
30 Helen F Weir F50 1:20:55


Antrim Coast Classic Street Mile: Sat 27th

Unfortunately a visa problem meant that Haile Gebrselassie was unable to take part but there were still some fast times in this one with Conor Curran finishing in 4:46 to take 3rd place overall and 1st in the M40 category.


antrim coast half marathon: Sun 28th

First off on Sunday morning was the elite race, with John Black (52nd, 71:40) and Gladys Ganiel (76th, 79:21) representing NBH in a classy field of 80 runners. At the front Ethiopians Yalemzerf Yehualaw (64:22) and Jemal Yimer (59:03) repeated their wins of last year, both setting UK all-comers records in the process.

In the mass race there were 24 harriers in the field of nearly 1500 runners, with a unique world record set by Davey and April Clarke  for the fastest combined time for a mixed parent-child pair in a half marathon. Their overall time of 2:44:02 was comfortably inside the current record of 2:58:35.

There were also age category wins for Gareth Lyons, Davey Clarke and evergreen Jack Carberry. Full results were:

Name AG AG Rank Time
Mark Mcavoy M 7 01:12:32
Gareth Lyons M45 1 01:13:04
Adam Smyth M 19 01:14:28
Michael Mckillop M 23 01:15:22
Jack Steenson M 36 01:17:06
David Clarke M60 1 01:19:37
Colin Mcdowell M50 2 01:20:02
April Clarke F 4 01:24:25
Neil Mercer M45 27 01:25:54
John Mcguigan M50 13 01:27:55
Rory Kane M45 42 01:31:27
Gabriel Mcavoy M45 47 01:32:35
Moira Leheny F40 10 01:35:45
Joe Gallagher M60 6 01:36:11
Daniel Girvin M 180 01:36:40
Sarah Jane F50 12 01:43:12
Ray Cameron M45 79 01:43:27
Matthew Carleton M 252 01:43:44
Ita Mccambridge F60 2 01:44:18
Maurice Palmer M 357 01:57:52
Jack Carberry M70 1 01:59:13
Thomas Mckinstry M55 58 02:01:53
Paddy Mccambridge M60 24 02:04:20
Robbie Speers M 446 02:59:51


parkrun

Harriers participated in 14 parkrun events this week with some notable parkrun tourism in Rome and in Ludwigsburg in Germany. The full results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast 27/08/2022 #552
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
15 Thomas COY 38 73.05% 20:21 PB 19:47
30 Dara CASSIDY 17 64.57% 21:58 PB 21:14
32 Chris CALLAGHAN 44 71.41% 22:16 PB 21:31
35 Paul MCALLISTER 89 62.49% 22:21 PB 17:29
37 John Gerard MURPHY 515 67.43% 22:25 PB 18:49
38 Una MCCONNELL 41 70.75% 22:27 PB 21:07
42 Mark MCAVOY 46 57.03% 22:39 PB 16:38
45 Fionnuala O’HARE 226 64.35% 23:00 PB 21:07
51 Paddy COYLE 11 58.20% 23:17 PB 22:23
63 Sean MCSHANE JR 84 53.40% 24:15 PB 20:53
64 Piaras MCSHANE 208 53.40% 24:15 PB 17:18
65 Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 69 53.16% 24:16 PB 15:59
66 Thomas MCLAUGHLIN 248 58.45% 24:16 PB 19:14
68 Gabriel MCAVOY 37 58.74% 24:19 PB 18:39
72 Tony REID 524 64.85% 24:31 PB 21:50
79 Gerry ANDERSON 201 61.10% 24:56 PB 22:13
84 Peter DOLAN 116 53.02% 25:22 PB 21:07
87 Leah MC AVOY 20 57.77% 25:37 PB 23:04
112 Eimear COY 4 63.72% 26:47 New PB!
113 Dermot COY 43 52.08% 26:49 PB 20:31
114 Anthony STEELE 58 50.50% 26:50 PB 21:24
117 Lyle CARLETON 222 58.64% 27:07 PB 21:22
122 Sabrina NULTY 37 57.67% 27:17 PB 24:02
125 Thomas MCKINSTRY 280 56.53% 27:25 PB 23:09
132 Catherine SEAWRIGHT 96 58.87% 27:48 PB 25:28
134 Lucinda MCAVOY 47 58.70% 27:53 PB 26:20
145 Paul ARMSTRONG 26 54.04% 28:41 PB 26:07
157 Jim CLINTON 529 54.28% 29:49 PB 21:37
163 Alex REID 45 50.69% 30:11 PB 19:55
179 Martin MCLARNON 65 44.91% 32:04 PB 29:42
182 Lynn MURRAY 186 54.73% 32:13 PB 23:37
183 Margaret STEPHENS 341 60.91% 32:19 PB 28:23
189 Sandy CARR 312 47.40% 32:42 PB 22:55
190 John BEGGS 57 47.80% 32:59 PB 23:40
196 Grainne STEPHENS 112 43.68% 33:53 PB 29:16
212 Eadaoin KELLY 234 39.57% 37:47 PB 24:26
221 Denise RAINEY 127 41.28% 40:08 PB 34:48
223 Roy RAINEY 44 37.08% 41:05 PB 32:33
226 Stella HARRISON 381 47.24% 41:40 PB 26:03
227 Catherine CARLETON 104 45.38% 42:10 PB 31:42
228 Paula O’REILLY 50 42.61% 43:39 PB 31:49
229 Sean MCSHANE 245 33.50% 43:41 PB 18:34
231 Denis LOUGHRAN 176 45.15% 44:29 PB 35:00
233 Dermot MCGRATH 90 33.91% 44:35 PB 28:46
           
Belfast Victoria parkrun 27/08/2022 #521
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
126 Paul JENKINS 81 52.05% 28:07 PB 18:01
176 Nicky HAGAN 23 38.85% 34:09 PB 21:26
           
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon 27/08/2022 #440
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Colin MCDOWELL 185 87.62% 17:06 PB 16:35
           
Antrim parkrun 27/08/2022 #356
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
7 Gavin MCCAFFREY 168 69.76% 18:41 PB 16:21
24 Brian STEWART 133 82.01% 21:46 PB 20:59
           
Larne parkrun 27/08/2022 #371
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Nat GLENN 140 79.36% 19:42 PB 17:48
           
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey 27/08/2022 #351
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
11 Paul WILLIAMS 388 69.87% 22:34 PB 21:53
17 Charlie MCLARNON 33 60.10% 23:36 New PB!
48 David JOHNSTON 47 53.29% 28:35 PB 28:14
63 Liam SMYTH 53 53.48% 29:44 PB 26:41
96 Angela ROGAN 44 41.94% 43:45 PB 37:25
           
Stormont parkrun 27/08/2022 #297
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
109 Kieran CALLAGHAN 160 52.00% 26:38 PB 25:08
           
Dungloe parkrun 27/08/2022 #231
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Stephen WALKER 104 72.63% 19:22 First Timer!
           
Mullingar parkrun 27/08/2022 #251
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
27 Philip MCILWRATH 288 54.00% 26:53 First Timer!
78 Rosy RYAN 285 30.18% 54:14 First Timer!
           
Orangefield parkrun 27/08/2022 #143
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
63 Maire JAMISON 26 50.99% 35:30 New PB!
74 Fergus JAMISON 101 29.31% 53:20 PB 28:17
           
Caffarella parkrun 27/08/2022 #117
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Ian KEYS 127 66.10% 19:37 Prima volta!
           
Monrepos parkrun 27/08/2022 #99
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
12 Glenn BEATTIE 39 33.90% 38:03 Erstläufer!
           
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun 27/08/2022 #52
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
4 Conor O’RAWE 178 70.49% 18:18 PB 18:12
           
Limepark Playing Fields parkrun 27/08/2022 #4
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
51 Jason REID 150 37.39% 35:29 First Timer!