Weekly Roundup: 2016-01-26

A correction, a sub-17 min 5k and parkruns (oh my) – more over the jump!

We’re nearly there folks, January is almost over – we can do it!  At a glace, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was a relatively quiet week for the club, but there were some very impressive times posted this week from our members.  Before you take a closer look and with all the talk recently of the Lottery I asked the missus what she would do if I won?  She replied “I’d take half of it and leave you!”  “Great,” I replied “I just won £10 – here’s a fiver, now clear off!”

Run Forest Run: Mount Stewart
See, I am told nothing! Somethings I missed from last week’s roundup (see end of roundup), due to no fault of my own. First off, congratuations to Kate – who set a new PB around the course. There were also three extra Dubs missed from the results:

62David McIlmunn00:43:19
121Andrew Noble00:46:31
133Kate Moffett00:47:11
577Philippa Maclaran01:04:43

Apologies to David and Andrew (turns out some Dub guys where there after all [told you I am told nothing!!]), and also to Pippa – who finished in style in a hotly contested race to the flag!

What a change from last Saturday? After the brutal conditions last week, it was great to see normal service resume at 9:30am on Saturday morning at all the parks across the country. A damp but mild start greeted everyone who ventured out of the house to kickstart their weekend:

Brian DERBY00:19:19
Aine HUGHES00:22:06Newbie PB!
Nessa AGNEW00:22:07New PB!
Roisin BYRNE00:22:25
Kathy MAYHEW00:25:45
Philippa MACLARAN00:29:38
Alex BLACKSTOCK00:30:00
Trevor MURPHY00:31:40
James TRAINOR00:16:57First Male! New PB!
Peter DONNELLY00:24:18
Brian CONEY00:24:22
John MCCULLAGH00:20:35Third Male! New PB!
Heather BARON00:23:45
Falcarragh, Donegal
James SHERIDAN00:23:48Newbie PB!
Derry City
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:24:18
Alastair KING00:20:22
Brian GRIMES00:20:56
Marcella CASSIDY00:22:27
Martin TEGGART00:24:06
Karen CARLISLE00:27:05
Anna TRISTRAM00:27:07
Colin Glen
Frances MC CAMBRIDGE00:27:33Third Female! Newbie PB!

Woo-whooooo! Fantastic to see so many of us back out for our Saturday morning stroll this week! Special mentions this go to JamesT who was first home at the Queen’s event AND set himself a new course PB AND set his first sub-17 minute parkrun.  Over at the Falls event John was third across the line AND set a new PB at the same time!  While at her first attempt, Frances was the third girl across the line at the Colin Glen event.  One other new personal best time this week came from Nessa (at Victoria), while we have two newbie PBs from Aine (at Victoria) and James (at Falcarragh).

Well, after a time of absence I have resurrected the disclaimer at the end of the roundup – so keep that in mind!  As usual, make sure you let me know if there are any upcoming races that you’re taking part in. I must tell you all that I have been watching Bonnie Tyler’s “Goalkeeping Heroes” on DVD – it’s just totally clips of Joe Hart!

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.

Disclaimer: Every effort (read: some) was taken to ensure the results above are correct. If you’d like to make a complaint then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week 🙂