Weekly Roundup: 2016-02-09

The penultimate forest run and some parkruns over the jump!

It is fantastic to see so many at the club these evenings, for those who don’t know, the roundup is here to celebrate anyone and everyone in the club who was out and about racing over the past week.  I must tell you all about the dream I had last night, I was driving round a roundabout using one hand, and flipping pancakes with the other – I was tossing and turning all night.

Run Forest Run: Antrim Castle
The penultimate race of the Born 2 Run Belfast Telegraph 10k series took place in the scenic grounds of Antrim Castle on Saturday morning. The dry but blustery conditions left some parts of the mostly flat route tougher than they needed to be with a strong headwind. We had a handful of Dub’s making the trip to the race:

82Alastair King00:43:14
116Andrew Noble00:45:23
321Victoria Orr00:52:55
577Jane Patterson01:01:47
598Lynn Donnelly01:02:56
618Jackie Robinson01:04:36

Great running folks on what I hear was quite scenic route on Saturday morning.  It is always good to get your weekend run over nice and early so you can relax for the rest of the weekend.  Fantastic running from all concerned and now don’t forget that the final race of the series is in Castlewellan on Saturday 27th February.

Finally, wrapping up the roundup – as usual – is our old favourite, the weekly parkrun. We had members taking parts in lots of cool events this week, with representatives at five of the runs in the North and two at events in the South. Not just that, but it was great to see so many of you posting such great times:

Karen CARLISLE00:24:46
Philippa MACLARAN00:29:27
Trevor MURPHY00:29:39
James TRAINOR00:19:30
Peter DONNELLY00:22:56
Lorraine BRODERICK00:25:16
Joanna PATTERSON00:27:03
Dale BIGGERSTAFF00:28:31
Graeme COLHOUN00:20:19
Rachel BOLT00:23:31
Roisin BYRNE00:23:49
Nessa AGNEW00:23:53
Paul MCCREA00:24:55
Danielle MCCLUSKEY00:27:43
James SHERIDAN00:22:07Newbie PB!
Alastair KING00:22:39Newbie PB!
Letterkenny, Donegal
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:25:18Newbie PB!
Sligo, Sligo
Kathy MAYHEW00:26:44Newbie PB!

Great to see the big numbers getting up early staying up as we head into February, really well done to everyone! Special mentions this week are all for newbie PBs at the various events: James and Alastair (at Antrim), Ronan (at Letterkenny) and Kathy (at Sligo).

New to the club and want your name in the roundup?  T’is easy to get here, all you have to do is ensure that you’re listed as a ‘Dub Runner’ on parkrun or on any race that you enter!  I do all the hard work; all you have to do is the easy part – run!  My missus and I had another argument where she threw a bottle of Omega 3 capsules at me.  It’s okay though – I only have super-fish-oil injuries!

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 🙂