Weekly Roundup: 2016-03-01

Weekly Roundup: 2016-03-01

Tonnes of updates on races over the jump this week!

Finally, spring has sprung – won’t the clocks will be changing soon! To wet your appetite ahead of the Stormont elections and the EU referendum make sure that you choose one of our five designs in our Club Kit 2016 vote. I have a joke for you this week, but first, I am planning to add a new bedroom and bathroom on top of my house – but that’s another story!

Run Forest Run: Castlewellan
It is all over for another year, the eighth and final race of Born2Run’s hugely popular Run Forest Run series in Castlewellan. A lovely Saturday morning over the undulating and demanding trail route in County Down – and we had a few Dubs taking part:

129Andrew Noble00:47:01
152Alastair King00:47:33
387Victoria Orr00:57:58

Fantastic running everyone – it was a really nice day for a run too! Well done to everyone who took part in the series this year, maybe we’ll get a few more of us and about doing it next year!

Stormont XC
What is widely considered to be the final angry country race of the season saw runners take to the hilly course up on the hill. The conditions have been described as “perfect” over the mixture of trail and grass paths – and we had a single Dub representing the club:

22James Trainor00:27:55

Great running James – on not the easiest of courses. I know that you’ve said that cross country isn’t your favourite type of race, but fair play and well done!

Resolution Run
Sunday morning was a “class day” for a run. Kicking off at our home at the Dub Pavilion the around the pitches, down Dead Man’s, onto the tow path, up to Mary Peter’s track finally around to the Dub again (twice for 10k). We had three Dubs taking on the challenging route:

3Sarah Lindsay00:20:53
127Paul Agnew00:51:39
149Danielle Corey00:54:29

Great running by the three of you, all posting times to be very proud of.  Special nod to Sarah who was third home on the day!  Also, the race was for the Stroke Association charity which is always a bonus! I hope that you all took advantage of the good weather and relaxed and enjoyed what was left of the weekend!

I think by now we have established that it was a lovely weekend for running, and I am pretty sure that any club members who didn’t run one of the races over the weekend took part in their local parkruns – judging by the massive numbers taking part:

Trevor MURPHY00:29:23
James SHERIDAN00:22:04
Alex BLACKSTOCK00:30:46
Natalie THOMPSON00:20:28First Female!
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:24:18New PB!
Paula OWENS00:22:13Third Female!
Geraldine COYLE00:27:41Newbie PB!
Marcella CASSIDY00:23:09
John MCCULLAGH00:20:21
Anne GRIBBIN00:23:19Newbie PB!
Tierna WATSON00:23:24
James GUINN00:23:37
Karen CARLISLE00:24:22
Paul MCCREA00:24:39
Kathy MAYHEW00:25:29New PB!
Mike SMITH00:24:1947th Newbie PB!

Woo-hooo! Great going everyone – great to see so many of us out there on Saturday morning! We have some special mentions this week including Natalie who was first over the line at Queen’s in her first event of 2016 and Paula who was third home at the Wallace event. Also we had some new PBs set this weekend from Ronan (at Queen’s) and Kathy (at Ormeau). Finally, we look at the newbie PBs from Geraldine (at Wallace), Anne (at Ormeau) and Mike continued his finish his 47th unique parkrun (at Doncaster) – only three more to go!

I think my winter roundup rest is well and truly over now!!  This past week was a fantastic one frmo the club, with us represented at so many different events.  Jsut wait until we have our new shiny club kit to show off!!  I must tell you  that I’ve got a new part-time job sweeping up leaves – I’m raking it in!

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 🙂