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NBH Race Report 26 sept to 02 oct 2022

MastersPodium

As the autumnal colours start to appear and the temperatures begin to drop the road racing continued this week for the harriers with the NI Road Relays, Mary Peters festival and the London Marathon taking centre stage.

NI road relay championship (sat 01 oct)

Victoria Park was the venue for the annual road relay championships with the club entering a total of 7 teams across the different competitions. The highlight performance came in the Masters Men’s race with our ‘A’ squad holding off a strong Annadale team to take the NI title by just 10 seconds. The full results were:

Senior Men:

Pos Team Leg1 Leg2 Leg3 Leg4 Time
4 NBH ‘A’ 09:49 10:03 10:06 09:30 39:26
7 NBH ‘B’ 10:15 10:28 10:15 10:43 41:39
27 NBH ‘C’ 13:30 15:21 13:38 12:40 55:07

Senior Women: 

Pos Team Leg1 Leg2 Leg3 Leg4 Time
4 NBH ‘A’ 11:19 12:32 12:39 12:01 48:30

Masters Men:

Pos Team Leg1 Leg2 Leg3 Leg4 Time
1 NBH ‘A’ 09:58 10:17 10:08 10:28 40:50
14 NBH ‘B’ 10:47 12:11 12:12 11:31 46:40
25 NBH ‘C’ 11:01 14:23 13:52 12:44 51:59

Donegal East half marathon (sun 02 Oct)

The Donegal East half and three-quarter marathons took place on Sunday on rural roads along the River Finn in Ballybofey. Kevin Crossley took on the half, finishing in 17th place in 1:36:17.


Mary Peters festival of running

This event took place in the grounds of the Eikon Centre in Lisburn and offered something for everyone with races from 5k to marathon, including a 20mile option. Gareth Lyons, fresh from helping the Masters Men win the relay title the previous day again excelled, winning the 10k in 33:45. In fact the club had athletes in every race and the full results were:

5k:

Pos Athlete Gender Time
6 David Curran M 0:17:41
35 Sabrina Nulty F 0:23:42

10k:

Pos Athlete Gender Time
1 Gareth Lyons M 0:33:45
22 Brian Stewart M 0:44:09
61 John Davidson M 0:51:47

Half marathon:

Pos Athlete Gender Time
45 Karen McClean F 1:56:09
56 Catherine Seawright F 2:03:08

20 mile:

Pos Athlete Gender Time
15 Christopher Murray M 2:28:10
26 Joe Gallagher M 2:48:23
30 Ray Cameron M 2:51:18

Marathon:

Pos Athlete Gender Time
4 Neil Mercer M 3:10:17
34 Sandy Carr F 4:21:43

London Marathon

The London marathon took place on Sunday in pretty good running conditions with light winds and little rain even if it did get a little warm from mid morning on. Four NBH athletes made the trip to compete with Adam Smyth the fastest, finishing just outside the top 100 in a speedy 2:32:55. Nicky Hagan and Michelle McLoughlin also had good runs while Greg McClure enjoyed his 20th time finishing the famous race. The harriers results were:

Overall Pos Gender Pos Cat Pos Athlete Cat Half Finish
113 113 87 Adam Smyth 18-39 1:14:01 2:32:55
11618 8795 3985 Nicky Hagan 18-39 1:45:11 3:56:12
12302 9264 86 Greg McClure 65-69 1:54:05 3:58:21
18319 5297 888 Michelle McLoughlin 40-44 2:04:09 4:23:04

parkrun (sat 01 Oct)

Lots of harriers enjoyed a parkrun on Saturday morning and their results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast 01/10/2022 #557
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Oscar PURVIS 108 70.64% 19:42 PB 19:36
8 Dara CASSIDY 20 68.46% 20:43 New PB!
9 Thomas MCLAUGHLIN 253 68.19% 20:48 PB 19:14
12 Chris CALLAGHAN 46 74.30% 21:24 New PB!
14 Seamus LEHENY 274 64.91% 21:51 PB 19:31
15 John Gerard MURPHY 520 69.08% 21:53 PB 18:49
16 Diane TAYLOR 31 69.92% 22:00 PB 21:08
21 Joseph GALLAGHER 44 73.91% 22:29 PB 20:50
23 Simon REEVE 280 63.72% 22:36 PB 17:48
34 Matthew CARLETON 96 54.20% 23:48 PB 20:41
37 Kevin MCCANN 156 63.12% 23:57 PB 21:37
38 Tony REID 529 66.20% 24:01 PB 21:50
56 Paddy COYLE 15 54.78% 24:55 PB 21:31
74 Jack CARBERRY 320 78.47% 26:10 PB 21:14
85 Lyle CARLETON 226 59.33% 26:48 PB 21:22
98 Gordon GLENN 121 53.35% 27:52 PB 21:04
100 Eimear O’REGAN 1 58.40% 27:53 First Timer!
122 Matthew PURVIS 26 46.08% 29:44 PB 23:34
129 Eadaoin KELLY 238 49.83% 30:00 PB 24:26
134 Sean MCSHANE 248 48.19% 30:22 PB 18:34
136 Margaret STEPHENS 346 64.75% 30:24 PB 28:23
137 Sandy CARR 315 50.96% 30:25 PB 22:55
138 Matt SHIELDS 418 56.62% 30:28 PB 17:44
144 Gillian RODEN 126 49.17% 31:17 PB 26:14
151 Martin MCLARNON 69 45.45% 31:41 PB 29:42
153 Jim CLINTON 532 50.78% 31:52 PB 21:37
175 Stella HARRISON 386 56.18% 35:02 PB 26:03
183 Roy RAINEY 46 39.29% 38:46 PB 32:33
184 Lorna MCGRATH 64 49.50% 39:46 PB 30:16
186 Catherine CARLETON 107 48.38% 40:06 PB 31:42
187 Paula O’REILLY 53 46.97% 40:10 PB 31:49
196 Denis LOUGHRAN 178 43.27% 47:27 PB 35:00
202 Jansje LE MAHIEU – LAMB 62 31.07% 56:03 PB 30:35
Belfast Victoria parkrun 01/10/2022 #525
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
113 Paul JENKINS 86 50.00% 29:16 PB 18:01
121 Clare COREY 28 57.17% 30:28 New PB!
139 Philip MCILWRATH 292 43.35% 33:29 PB 24:47
158 Rosy RYAN 290 29.77% 54:59 PB 33:26
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon 01/10/2022 #445
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Colin MCDOWELL 190 89.45% 16:54 PB 16:35
Omagh parkrun 01/10/2022 #227
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Ian KEYS 130 71.17% 18:16 New PB!
Ormeau parkrun 01/10/2022 #406
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
60 Ray CAMERON 211 60.89% 23:39 PB 20:06
65 Paul WILLIAMS 393 66.20% 23:49 PB 20:01
Antrim parkrun 01/10/2022 #360
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
121 Brian STEWART 136 60.51% 29:30 PB 20:59
Osterley parkrun 01/10/2022 #391
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
94 Nicky HAGAN 27 49.17% 26:59 First Timer!
Larne parkrun 01/10/2022 #375
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Nat GLENN 141 81.78% 19:07 PB 17:48
Carrickfergus parkrun 01/10/2022 #361
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
3 Paul HORAN 42 71.64% 20:06 PB 18:29
40 Thomas MCKINSTRY 283 53.39% 29:02 First Timer!
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey 01/10/2022 #356
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
13 Charlie MCLARNON 35 61.71% 22:59 PB 22:54
53 David JOHNSTON 52 50.33% 30:16 PB 27:53
61 Phoebe REID 16 54.70% 31:12 New PB!
114 Angela ROGAN 46 42.07% 43:37 PB 37:25
Victoria Dock parkrun 01/10/2022 #143
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
124 Kieran CALLAGHAN 163 55.62% 24:54 First Timer!
Orangefield parkrun 01/10/2022 #147
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
47 Fergus JAMISON 105 44.60% 35:03 PB 28:17
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun 01/10/2022 #57
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Conor O’RAWE 182 74.42% 17:20 New PB!