Weekly Roundup: 2015-07-14

Weekly Roundup: 2015-07-14

Find out the results of the Downton Greyabbey 10k and more over the jump.

Summer is here, so that naturally means more rain! We had a great week with the club from Parkruns, to 10ks to roughly half marathons. If I am not at the club so much it is becuase I just signed the missus and myself up for night class, we’re going to do GCSE Double Award Science, we’re hoping that it’ll improve the chemistry between us! So you’re here for some results…

Greyabbey 10k
I have to admit, I was really disappointed to find out that Greyabbey isn’t beside Downton Abbey. Friday evening was the annual running of the 10k event in Greyabbey.  The course is two lap undulating  route, with some nice hills lasting about a mile thrown in for good measure!  We had a small crowd at the race:

2James Trainor00:35:55
70Mark Hamill00:46:48
72Nessa Agnew00:46:58
112Roisin Byrne00:51:50
158Alex Blackstock00:58:52

Fantastic running by everyone, a great night representing the club.  James finished second on Friday evening, gaining a podium spot.  I also hear the the refreshments afterwards were great!  It was such a great evening, there was even a group photo taken…


Roisin, Alex, Nessa, James and Mark

Another Half Marathon
I’m sure some of you by now are aware of the half marathon that was organised on Sunday morning. Under normal circumstances I would not have included this race in the roundup, only we had one club member who did all the training and simply for that, he deserves a mention:

85Mark Hamill01:40:00

Well done Mark and another fantastic time from yourself. We hope that you had a great day out and we’ll leave it there so…

Despite the miserable morning, the club was out in force on Saturday morning – determined to make the most of the summer!  Or maybe we all just liked the idea of getting out for a run!  Let’s have a look at the results:

Derry City
Andrew MCDERMOTT00:19:11Third Male! New PB!
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:23:36
Michael KIRK-SMITH00:22:52
Cameron RILEY00:24:03
Nessa AGNEW00:25:55
Roisin BYRNE00:25:56
Trevor MURPHY00:26:10
Denise MCALARNEY00:26:43
Jane PATTERSON00:29:42
Lisa MCLEAN00:31:01
Alex BLACKSTOCK00:32:25
Natalie THOMPSON00:20:46First Female!
Marcella CASSIDY00:22:05First Female!
Hazlehead, Aberdeen
Mike SMITH00:26:12New PB!

Another great week for the club – give yourselves a pat on the back! Of special mention this week, the club managed two members winning their Parkruns: Natalie was first over the line at Queen’s and Marcy lead the pack home at Ormeau, while Andrew finished third at the Derry City event on his first running! Final mention goes to Mike, who’s completed his 37th unique Parkrun on Saturday – only 13 more to go now!

Thanks to my helpers for their recon input for the this week’s roundup – really wouldn’t get it out without all the assistance.  Anyone want to volunteer writing duties?!  Finally, I’ll leave you all with some timely advice that you should never throw wooden shoes down the toilet… you’ll clog the system!

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.