Allan O'Hara

Super runs at the Seeley

Yesterday was the Joe Seeley 10K the major road race of the Winter with a field that reflected that status. The race is run annually in commemoration of an athlete whom I can remember running against over 30 years ago. A great athlete and a gentleman. North had a superb day with a lot of […]

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Amanda and Greg Lead the Way in Saul 10k

It was a double victory for North Belfast Harriers as Amanda Perry and Greg McClure took 1st place in their respective categories on Sunday’s Saul 10k. The tough hilly course was Mc Clure’s first outing since his recent success at the Dublin marathon. Greg was 1st in the Male 50 category and 11th place overall. […]

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Club development current status

Until recently track and gym facilities were not available in the area so we had to travel cross town for to source safe venues for children or specialist senior training. This limited opportunities to those who had the transport and the time to commute. Recently two community schools opened in the area have put gyms, […]

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parkrun comes to Belfast

Last Saturday saw the first parkrun in Ireland run at the Waterworks Park. The event is a free timed 5k run over a UK Athletic certified course. The footing is all traffic free tarmac footpaths contained within the park. A still Autumn morning set the mood for over 100 participants from club athletes to mothers […]

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North Belfast Ladies in Top Form!

Victories for the North Belfast mens’ and ladies’ teams: 11.10.10 It was a weekend of victories all round for the North Belfast mens’ and ladies’ teams: The annual Armagh ten mile road race was first off on Sunday 10th October at 12 noon. In fine form, Breege Connolly led the ladies’ race comfortably from start […]

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Barnetts Park Cross Country

Opening Event of the Cross Country Season 19.09.10 North Belfast’s Juniors competed today in the opening event of the cross country season. Damian Marguess, Malachy McKenna & Fiona Bradley all finished 1st in their age groups with Conor McCambridge and Cliodhna McAteer 2nd and 3rd respectively in their age group. Other athletes Rebecca Marquess, Tina […]

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Laganside 10K

Great event enjoyed by all 05.09.10 Mild temperatures and a stiff breeze greeted the 769 entrants as North Belfast Harriers hosted the Spar Laganside 10k road race! The full compliment of prizes in all categories attracted a quality field to tackle the flat one and a half lap course! From the off a lead group […]

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Crawsfordburn 5km Trail Race

11th August 2010 Another town another race, next was the North Down Trail race, in the amazing Crawsfordburn Forest Park on the Gold Coast. The tough and hilly course was won by Paul Pollack in 16.22, Paul Blaney was 3rd overall and first M35 17.41, next was Paul Jenkins 18th/19.44 Jim Newberry 24th/20.27 and first […]

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Glenmore AC Carlingford 5km Road Race

6th August On the road again, this time deep south (well Carlingford at least), several North Belfast Harriers travelled to this popular seaside village for the Carlingford 5km Road Race. The race was won by Shane Kerr from Armagh AC in 15.24. From North Belfast Harriers we had running Paul Blaney 14th/16.23,Steven Reenan 16.59 (maybe […]

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