One mile to 5k to a marathon this week over the jump!
It has been a busy week for the Dubs – a group trip to the North West for marathon being a highlight of the weekend – all the gossip is right here. I’m not sure if many of you know what I do in my real job (I do more than this roundup), I work in a team of two on a production line for Dracula figures – I have to make every second count. Let’s move on with the results:
It’s like buses – hardly any updates for ages, then three updates in three weeks. Updates to include points gained for the ‘Festival of Miles’ and the ‘Other Marathon’ categories from the weekend. Heather was the biggest mover of the weekend, she jumped 7 places into joint fifth. The next opportunity to score points in the wava league is at next weekend’s Glenmore Challenge.
NI Running: Festival of Miles
The aim is simple – run a mile as fast as you can! Friday evening and the Mary Peter’s Track hosting the now annual timed one mile runnning event. Competitors completed four laps of the track before crossing the line. We had three guys on track on that evening:
Great running guys – in that relatively humid conditions at our second home. Some great times posted by the three of you – earning some valudable Wava points in the process!
Walled City Marathon
The great North West hosted the ever-popular-with-the-club Walled City Marathon on Sunday morning. Back for its fourth year, the route which takes in the sights of the city, and out towards the Donegal border, before finishing, after a little hill at Fahan Street, in the Guildhall Square. We had an Errigle of Dubs at the start line:
Great running by the gang who made the journey on a blistering Sunday morning. Smiles all round, especially when they saw the size of the bling afterwards too! We even got a start line photo of all the club members in their new club gear:
If you’ve ever wanted to show someone what parkrun is all about, checkout this good news story from the BBC. For a change from what we’re now used to, an overcast but muggy morning out in the parks awaited everyone, and we had a great turnout from the club:
|Jane MCCANN||00:22:08||Newbie PB!|
|Alastair KING||00:19:11||New PB!|
|Paula OWENS||00:22:33||Second Female!|
|Ronan O'FLAHERTY||00:26:39||Newbie PB!|
|Kathy MAYHEW||00:26:03||Third Female! New PB!|
Fantastic running by everyone – great to see so many out at so many different events! Also, the string of dubs finishing almost back-to-back in Ormeau too! A few hat tips this week as second home at the Ormeau event was Paula, while Kathy crossed the line third at the Sligo event. We had some new course PBs set this week by Alastair (at Ormeau) and Kathy (at Sligo). Finally, some newbie PBs set by Jane (at Waterworks) and Ronan at (Waterworks).
I have a handful of images from the Mile Race and the Walled City Marathon to get uploaded, but I don’t have the time right now – but I will for next week. In the meantime, did I ever tell you about the band I was in a few years ago called ‘Missing Cat’? You might have seen our posters around the place.
Keep on running!
Live long and prosper.
Disclaimer: Every effort (read: I wanted to enjoy the sun too) 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 🙂