Weekly Roundup: 2016-10-04

Weekly Roundup: 2016-10-04

Way too much to sum up this week – check it out over the jump!

Warmup
Haven’t we all been busy bees (see last week’s roundup for reference) this past week.  Keeping me on my toes, but hopefully I’ve stayed ahead of the curve – for like the first time in my life – and got everyone included.  If I missed you out, I can say from the bottom of my heart – you’ll get over it.  Before we look at the results, I was out walking past a field the other night, when I overherd a mummy cow talking to a baby cow saying “go over there now and lie down – It’s pasture bedtime.”  So it is results you’re looking for?

Causeway Coast Marathon
There was a notable exception in the results last week, there was another Dub who suffered through the miserable weather to complete the marathon last weekend too:

PosNameTimeNotes
104Mike Smith05:22:46---

Well done Mike – great running! Sorry for missing you out last week – thanks for the e-mail heads up!!

NI and Ulster Relay Championships
On Saturday two Dub teams took to the start line at the NI and Ulster Relay Championships around Victoria Park. Pre-race trash talk between the Dub Masters Men (over 35s) and the Dub senior men (open age) reached unprecedented levels. First up were the Masters who completed the four by 2 mile course in the highly competitive field:

LegNameTime
1Dale Biggerstaff00:12:12
2Alastair King00:13:36
3Jim Larkin00:12:45
4Brian Derby00:12:40
00:51:00 (30th)

Next up was the open race and the team recorded a club record for the course to finish in 19th place. Special mention to John – who stepped up last minute to bring the home with a powerful final leg:

LegNameTime
1James Trainor00:10:32
2Richard Conn00:10:56
3Graeme Colhoun00:13:18
4John McCullagh00:12:34
00:47:18 (19th)

Well done guys – great efforts all round, not to mention a fantastic afternoon for the club. Both teams did an excellent job – and the trash talk seemed to work pushing each other on!! As all present agreed this is an excellent event. Our thanks to Orangegrove AC for the slick way they organise this race.  Here’s to four teams in 2017!  Of course, we couldn’t have a gathering of Dubs without the obligatory photo opportunity:

Dale, Alastair, Jim, Briand D & James T ready for action at Victoria Park.

Dale, Alastair, Jim, Briand D & James T ready for action at Victoria Park.

Galway Bay Half Marathon
In an absolute shocker for Galway, conditions were close to perfect!  The course was two loops of the stunning Galway Bay (my cheque from the tourist board is in the post), with the added bonus f(for the half marathoners) getting to weave in among back markers from the earlier starting marathon.  We had a pair of Dubs on the line:

PosNameTimeNotes
38Noel Kelly01:29:15New PB!
355Marcella Cassidy01:52:58---

Great running folks, and great times to boot too!  I hear that not only was there a decent spread (post race), but that the pints out around Galway City were, and I quote, “deeeeeeee-licious!”  Here’s a little photo too:

Noel & Marcy ran the Galway Bay Half Marathon

Noel & Marcy ran the Galway Bay Half Marathon

Great Scottish Run
Glasgow.  The location many holidays, business trips, multiple hen and stag dos – oh and the Great Scottish Run.  An intrepid group of Dubbers (I’m trying out a enw term) took to the streets of Glasgow for the popular annual race.  There was, as alays, plenty of support along the route, and there were lots of Dubs to cheer on too:

PosNameTimeNotes
Half Marathon Race
1584Kate Moffett01:39:48Massive New PB!
3644Joanna Patterson01:52:19---
5684Jennifer Bairner02:03:21
5823Denise McAlarney02:04:23---
7428Jane Patterson02:17:16---
7620Lynn Donnelly02:19:10---
10k Race
3320Shirley-Anne Thomsson00:57:17
3401Geraldine Coyle00:57:33

Here come the girls!  Well done folks, absolutely great times on the course – and I hear that there was plenty of merriment and post-race shenanigans too!  Also, great to see some familiar faces in a very welcome return of the ‘Friend of the Dubs’ category!  Sure how else would you top off the weekend, that with a group photo (note: some runners missing) –

Jane, Lynn, Geraldine, Denise & Kate at the Great Scottish Run

Jane, Lynn, Geraldine, Denise & Kate at the Great Scottish Run

FEARmanagh Adventure Run
Haven’t you always wanted to go to Fermanagh?  And then when you are there go for a cycle, then a run, then another cycle, followed by a run, for good meausre another cycle, another run, quick change for a kayak race, a final run and all rounded off with acycle?  Sure, there isn’t a hill around that area either is there?  We had two willing victims out there:

PosNameTimeWee Dog JogBlacksleeKayakMagho CliffPub Door
29thBrian Grimes04:10:4300:35:1100:30:0500:13:0900:15:3100:26:56
30thStephen Irvine04:10:4600:35:0700:30:0400:13:2100:15:3100:26:57

You two are totally bonkers, in fact I think you came up a river in a kayak – oh wait!  Well done guys, a tough endurance race, but nice to see the big smiles at the end of it.  Only another 364 days to go until next year’s event – who’s in?!  Thanks also for the lovely photo:

Stephen and Brian Complete Fermanagh Aventure Race

Stephen and Brian Complete Fermanagh Aventure Race

parkrun
It is getting tougher and tougher to get up on these darker mornings – but Saturday wasn’t one of them!  A cold start to the day, but lots of sunshine breaking through by the time the whistle, flag or shout went out to start the run.  We had an Errigle of Dubs keeping warm:

PosNameTimeNotes
Half Marathon Race
1584Kate Moffett01:39:48Massive New PB!
3644Joanna Patterson01:52:19---
5684Jennifer Bairner02:03:21
5823Denise McAlarney02:04:23---
7428Jane Patterson02:17:16---
7620Lynn Donnelly02:19:10---
10k Race
3320Shirley-Anne Thomsson00:57:17
3401Geraldine Coyle00:57:33

Fantastic running everyone – and what a great crowd out on Saturday morning too, always nice to see so many enjoying our local (and not so local) parks!  Our hat tips this week all go to club members who set newbie PBs this weekend: Michael (at Finsbury), Mike (at Derry City) and James S (at Portrush).

Warmdown
Okay, you can all stop there please!  I know I said it would be a busy few weeks but that’s taking pi… biscuit!  Thanks to everyone who helped out with this week’s roundup – too many to mention – you’re all great!  You know, it’s funny, people are generally shocked to discover that I am not a very good electrician.

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.

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