Weekly Roundup: 2016-11-01

Weekly Roundup: 2016-11-01

Comber Cup, parkrun, Divis 10k and the Dublin marathon over the jump!

It is November already folks… just going to let that one sink in for a moment.  After a few easy weeks the club was back racing hard this weekend – great to see so many running – we’ll get to the results in a minute.  On Halloween night I decided to treat myself to a curry and ordered a Chicken Tarka.  It’s just like a normal curry only a little otter.  So… the results!

Comber Cup XC
The second cross country race of the season took place on Saturday, the John McKeag Comber Cup event was held in ideal conditions, but on a hilly uneven terrain. While we didn’t have an Errigle of Dubs out there, we did have one lone ranger in the field:

47Mike Smith00:29:47---

Great running Mike – from what I hear that was quite a difficult and challenging course too. Also thanks for the heads up on your results too – every little nudge helps!

Divis 10k
Not content with just running a parkrun over the weekend, we had one Dub taking part in the Divis 10k early on Sunday (spoiling all the good work of the clocks going back an hour)!  It might have been a small event, but the results still look good:

5Steven Todd00:44:15New PB!

Well done Steven – a personal best by over 4 minutes on that course.  Regular readers will know that I’m not the biggest fan of trail running, so when I hear a race being described as a “proper lung buster” – you can imagine my horror and admiration of anyone who takes on a race like that!

Dublin Marathon
Okay, once again – hands up if you didn’t use the online tracker this year?!  A move from Bank Holiday Monday to Sunday wasn’t going to deter the club from showing a strong presence in Dublin.  19,500 runners took part in the ironic course, in favourable conditions, around the heart of Dublin.  We had small Errigle of Dubbers taking part:

1899Jim Larkin03:24:21---
4045Andrew Mc Dermott03:43:08---
6031Anne Gribbin03:53:09New PB!
6090Jane Mc Cann03:53:29First Marathon!
6927Aine Huges03:57:37---
6752James Sheridan03:59:52New PB!

Absolutely fantastic folks – every one of you all in under the four-hour mark!  A hat tip (not just reserved for the parkrun you know), as new amazing personal bests were set by both Anne and James.  Well done everyone, we hope that you all took some time out to celebrate in style in Dublin afterwards (who am I kidding, we’ve all seen the posts on Facebook, we know you did!!!)

Let’s not forget our Friends of the Dubs who also ran on Sunday morning: Niall Porter finished in a PB of 02:57:32, Ivor Russell crossed the line at 03:55:06 and Ciara Maguire who got her “rather respectable time” of 04:29:49 – (those are her words, not mine!!)

Another weekend, another opportunity for a parkrun.  As it was Halloween weekend, lots of events were giving runners the chance to run in fancy dress (I went as a runner).  Didn’t see any Dubs at Ormeau in fancy dress – did any of the club do one of the other events in costume!?  I mean there were quite a few club members out on Saturday:

Brian DERBY00:18:54
Kathy MAYHEW00:25:06
Jane PATTERSON00:31:05
Richard CONN00:18:46Third Male!
Collette MCCOURT00:28:04
Eimear PHAIR00:26:12
Steven TODD00:19:28Newbie PB!
Mark MCGOWAN00:21:18Newbie PB!
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:22:07
Nessa AGNEW00:23:59
Colin Geln
Jackie ROBINSON00:34:10

Great running by everyone on Saturday morning – and despite the cold start, we managed to get another parkrun in without any rain.  Hat tips this week go to Richard (at Queen’s) who was third home.  Finally, we had some newbie PBs set this week by Steven and Mark (at Ormeau).

Well done everyone, and a big hand this week to my special spies who helped to provide some results and photographs!  Doing some light reading of the dictionary over the past few days, and I came across the worst page – what I saw was disgraceful, disgusting and dishonest.

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.

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