Weekend Roundup: Mark McKinstry Wins Gold & Silver

It was a good weekend for off-road running and trail stalwart Mark McKinstry headlined club performances with a win on Saturday at the Sperrin Harriers Winter League and a second place finish on Sunday at the NIrunning.co.uk Trail Race. The Sperrin Harriers event was a five-miler at An Creggan, which McKinstry won in 27.32. On […]

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Weather to run or not?

It was an unusually quiet on the running front this week with the weather affecting some of the few races that were scheduled to take place including the Sperrin Harriers Winter league race on Saturday. One race did take place however despite the windy conditions and that was the aptly named Roller Coaster 5k which took […]

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Weekend Roundup: Mark McKinstry Top on the Trail

It was a relatively quiet weekend on the racing front but there were some noteworthy performances from Harriers nonetheless. Sperrin Harriers Winter Race Series 10km Performance of the weekend goes to Mark McKinstry for his win in the Sperrin Harriers Winter Race Series (Event 3 – 10km trail race). Mark was in an exciting battle […]

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Weekend roundup

It was the annual Moira XC at the weekend with harriers out in both the juniors and seniors. In the mens race Connor Magill was first past the post finishing in 4th place while behind him harriers Paul Blaney and Eamon White had a great battle for a top ten finish – Paul finishing 10th […]

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Jimmy Nolan as Remembered by Conal McCambridge

These are the words that North Belfast Harriers’ junior athlete Conal McCambridge used when he spoke about Coach Jimmy Nolan at his memorial service on 7 January 2014. Jimmy Nolan as Remembered by Conal McCambridge When I realised that I would have this opportunity to speak about Jimmy I immediately tried to think what can […]

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Antrim IAAF International XC

The highlight of the week was the annual IAAF International cross country race held at CAFRE Greenmount Campus in Antrim on Saturday. The race which attracts some of the best international cross country runners to Northern Ireland each year once again had an impressive lineup including the current World cross country champion Japhet Korir (Kenya) […]

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Remembering Jimmy Nolan, 1943-2014

Jimmy Nolan (16 April 1943 – 1 January 2014), a much-loved and longstanding member of North Belfast Harriers (NBH), died on New Year’s Day after a lengthy illness. Best known in his later years as the lead junior coach for NBH, Jimmy served the club and the community for more than a quarter-century in capacities […]

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