Weekly Roundup: 2015-09-01

Weekly Roundup: 2015-09-01

Eh, when did it become September already?!  Find out what the club’s been up to over the jump!

Warmup
We have a big contingent of member’s who are currently training towards various marathons – so I look forward to reporting on those races in a few weeks time.  The rest of the club has been busy with races this week, as the roundup proves!  As the new school year begins, a teacher ask one her students “Johnny, please use the words “letter carrier” in a sentence…”  Proud as punch to be asked, Johnny replies “No problem, ‘My dad said that after seeing how many things my mom was bringing on vacation, he would rather letter carrier own luggage.'”  Now… let’s take a look at some results!

Pure Running Half Marathon Series
Okay, I promise that this will be the (second) last time I bring up the Pure Running Half Marathon Series, but the final standings are out – and there are six Dubs who completed the series:

Female Standings

Pos
Category
Name
1F45Roisin Byrne
Dune
Larne
Omagh
Newry
Lisburn
n/a01:45:44n/a01:42:5501:42:17
Ards
Dervock
Cookstown
Groomsport
Dambusters
01:48:08n/an/a01:50:11n/a
Pos
Category
Name
7F40Nessa Agnew
Dune
Larne
Omagh
Newry
Lisburn
n/a01:45:50n/a01:44:5201:45:28
Ards
Dervock
Cookstown
Groomsport
Dambusters
01:49:03n/an/a01:48:15n/a
Pos
Category
Name
6FOAine Hughes
Dune
Larne
Omagh
Newry
Lisburn
01:59:2901:57:4302:00:1601:54:23n/a
Ards
Dervock
Cookstown
Groomsport
Dambusters
n/a01:54:2501:52:27n/a01:55:11

Male Standings

Pos
Category
Name
4M35Jim Larkin
Dune
Larne
Omagh
Newry
Lisburn
01:33:5201:35:2501:34:2001:32:5601:32:45
Ards
Dervock
Cookstown
Groomsport
Dambusters
01:35:1601:56:0701:35:5901:37:1701:39:01
Pos
Category
Name
6MOJames Sheridan
Dune
Larne
Omagh
Newry
Lisburn
01:46:5301:44:3601:41:0601:41:3901:47:42
Ards
Dervock
Cookstown
Groomsport
Dambusters
01:50:0501:56:4101:51:2801:48:1101:55:26
Pos
Category
Name
8MORonan O'Flaherty
Dune
Larne
Omagh
Newry
Lisburn
01:47:1701:48:0101:53:4201:50:1501:44:15
Ards
Dervock
Cookstown
Groomsport
Dambusters
02:04:4602:00:2801:58:2601:54:3702:03:59

Well done everyone on completing a tough challenge over the last months.  Special nods to Roisin who topped her category, and if you take the times of the 17 runners who finished all ten races, the three Dub fellas all finished in the top ten!  So… who’s up for it next year?!

Rathlin Run 10 Mile & 5k
A lovely Saturday – and what a better way to get the weekend started than getting a boat across to Rathlin and going for a run.  The 10 mile route was extremely hilly and tough in the heat of the day.  The 5k route was “tougher than the average Parkrun” and hilly to-boot.  Let’s take a look at the results:

10 Mile Race

PosNameTime
34Kate Moffat01:29:32
116Geraldine Coyle01:40:37
127Kathy Mayhew01:42:48

5k Race

PosNameTime
17Denise McAlarney00:26:57
23Joycelyn Donnelly00:28:13

Here come the girls!  Fantastic running from everyone – not a PB course, but the scenery, location and craic with friends helped to make the race day.  It was a tough, tough race by all accounts, so I don’t need to tell you all that you should relax after it…

The Dub Girls at Rathlin

Belfast Mountain 10k
A unique 10k run took place a mild Saturday morning in Belfast including a steep climb up to the Divis transmitter.  The course was challenging but participants were rewarded with scenic views of Lough Neagh, Belfast, the Mournes and over towards Ards.  We had one club member braving the ascent:

PosNameTime
22Paul McCrea00:55:58

That is a truly fantastic time Paul, especially on a course that by your own admission is not a PB course!  The race does come highly recommended for next year as it was a really lovely race, well organised and had a very friendly atmosphere!  I’m sold!

Strangford 10k
The costal village of Strangford played host to its annual 10k race at the weekent.  The small but challengening event sees the participants climing for 7k followed by a sharp, but welcomed, 3k downhill to the finish.  We had one representitive on the route, none other than our leader…

PosNameTime
12Brian Grimes00:44:33

That is a great tine Brian, on what you’ve admitted was quite a tough course – and just shy of a top ten finish too, so there’s a target for next year.  U hear that there was no hanging around at the end – mostly becusae Brian forgot his bucket and spade!

Parkrun

It was a humid Saturday morning, which always adds to the pain when getting up for your weekly 5k run – even that didn’t put many in the club off, as we took to the paths in our droves on Saturday morning! This weekend, we welcomed Stormount to the Parkrun family in Belfast, and had three members try out the new route which was described as “nice, but definitely not a PB course”. Find out the the Stormount and all the results below:

NameTimeNotes
Derry City
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:24:34
Victoria
Michael KIRK-SMITH00:21:29
Jennifer BAIRNER00:25:55New PB!
Trevor MURPHY00:26:24
Queen's
Jim LARKIN00:19:20New PB!
Hillsborough
Mike SMITH00:23:49New PB!
Ormeau
Alastair KING00:20:10
Danielle MCCLUSKEY00:26:39
Stormount
John BOYLE00:23:29New PB!
Cameron RILEY00:24:23New PB!
James SHERIDAN00:24:35New PB!

Great running by all, and times to be proud of as the summer draws to a close (sorry teachers)!  We  have one improved time PB this week, and it comes courtesy of Jim (at Queen’s) who narrowly missed out on a podium finish in fourth.  First timer PBs this week come from Jenny (at Victoria) and John, Cameron and James (at Stormont).  A final mention, as always goes to Mike, who ran his 39th unique Parkrun in the UK, this time taking on the Hillsborough event in Sheffield – keep ‘er lit now, just 11 more to go!

Warmdown
That’s it for another week, thanks to everyone for their help in getting all the inside information on some of the races this week – keep up the great work folks!  I had a mate around at the weekend and he called me posh – needless to say, the butler showed him the door!

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.