Weekly Roundup: 2016-06-07

Weekly Roundup: 2016-06-07

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:

Wava Update
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:

James Trainor04:40.89---
Conor McKernon05:59.36---
Brian Grimes06:04.89---

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:

74Dale Biggerstaff03:22:29---
180Jim Larkin03:40:16---
240Graeme COLHOUN03:49:31---
270Heather Baron03:49:01---
429Anne Gribbin04:06:49---
431Stephen Irvine04:06:52---
794James Guinn04:43:03---
801Andrew Burrows04:43:18---

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:

Errigle of Dubs at the Walled City Marathon!

Errigle of Dubs at the Walled City Marathon!

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 MCCANN00:22:08Newbie PB!
Michael KIRK-SMITH00:25:42
Alex BLACKSTOCK00:29:53
Trevor MURPHY00:42:54
Jackie ROBINSON00:31:26
Alastair KING00:19:11New PB!
Paula OWENS00:22:33Second Female!
Roisin BYRNE00:25:55
Nessa AGNEW00:25:55
Anne GRIBBIN00:25:56
Stephen IRVINE00:25:57
Heather BARON00:25:57
James GUINN00:25:58
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:26:39Newbie PB!
Kathy MAYHEW00:26:03Third Female! New PB!
James SHERIDAN00:28:36

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 🙂