Race report for week ending 20/03/16

Richard Hetherington was the first Seaparker home for the Craic 10K in Belfast on St. Patricks Day with 42:23.  He was soon followed by Gillian Cordner (1st Seapark AC lady home) who had a time of 43:59.  Other members in attendance where Gary Connolly (45:28), Patrick Hughes (49:17), Colin McCrum (49:24), Neil Harper (50:21), Ruth Hawkins (50:58), Trevor Lamb (55:03), Carol Woods (55:14), Jenny Robinson (55:46), Rory Poag, on his 1st 10K (58:12), Karen Poag (58:12), Rebecca Tester (58:48), Alyson Sangster (59:04), Ann McCracken (1:00:19), Susan Kane (1:07:26), Caoimhe Rice (1:07:39) and Brendan Rice (1:07:40).

Richard Hetherington at Craic 10K
Richard Hetherington was the 1st Seaparker to finish at the Craic 10K

The big race of the week was the Larne Half Marathon on Saturday with forty eight Seaparkers attending this event.

Seapark AC at Larne
Not everyone make it in the photo. Some where still running back from the Larne parkrun

There were so many Seaparkers that they had their own cheer squad to keep them motivated.

Seapark AC Cheering Squad at Larne
Cheer Squad AC
Ruth Hawkins Cheering at Larne
Ruth Hawkins being a diva

Twenty members achieved a PB for the half marathon distance.  They were Charlie McCormick (1:28:09), Robert Steele (1:38:22), Mark Welsh (1:38:23), Gillian Strudwick (1:44:55), Phillip Mone (1:46:54), Julie Clyde (1:52:42), Julie-Ann Mitchell (1:55:14), Jacqui Coghlan (2:02:39), Jennifer Jackson (2:03:53), Sarah Rea (2:03:55), Philip Magill (2:04:47), Alison Welsh (2:05:35), Lynette Magill (2:06:50), Karen Hanson (2:10:26), Josephine McAlister (2:11:55), Rebecca Tester (2:16:18), Karen McMaster (2:29:13), Beverley Kernoghan (2:31:52), Caroline Mone (2:34:26) and Helena Perry (2:35:12). Three more got a PB for the course. Ian Cleland (1:26:11), Karen Poag (1:52:20) and Trevor Lamb (2:04:28). Plus for another five it was their 1st half marathon. Thomas Dunlop (2:08:36), Laura Laverty (2:13:05), Alison Dunlop (2:17:32), Julie Marshall (2:18:48) and Lauren Scott (2:36:20).

Ian Cleland at Larne
Ian Cleland was 1st Seaparker home at Larne
Charlie McCormick at Larne
Elmer Fudd was 2nd Seaparker over the line at Larne
Elisoa Crawford at Larne
Elisoa Crawford was 3rd Seaparker (and 1st lady) home at Larne
Brendan Rice at Larne
Brendan Rice was the 4th Seaparker to finish at Larne

Full results are as follows.

Ian Cleland (1:26:11, PB for the course), Charlie McCormick (1:28:09 PB), Elisoa Crawford (1:31:30), Brendan Rice (1:32:41), Johnny Preuss (1:33:21), Gillian Cordner (1:35:02), Robert Steele (1:38:22 PB), Mark Welsh (1:38:23 PB), Caroline Salters (1:43:09), Gillian Strudwick (1:44:55 PB), Patrick Hughes (1:45:26), Phillip Mone (1:46:54 PB), Gareth Hamill (1:46:55), Jonathon Bell (1:47:35), Karen Poag (1:52:20, PB for the course), Julie Clyde (1:52:42 PB), Colin McCrum (1:54:24), Andrew Smyth (1:54:53), Julie-Ann Mitchell (1:55:14 PB), Wesley Wallace (1:56:57), Allan Grant (1:59:01), Gavin Irvine (1:59:43), Bobbie Irvine (1:59:44), Aimee Weatherhead (2:01:14), Jacqui Coghlan (2:02:39 PB), Karen Waring (2:02:55), Jennifer Jackson (2:03:53 PB), Sarah Rea (2:03:55 PB), Trevor Lamb (2:04:28, PB for the course), Philip Magill (2:04:47 PB), Neill Harper (2:05:06), Alison Welsh (2:05:35 PB), Lynette Magill (2:06:50 PB), Thomas Dunlop (2:08:36, 1st half marathon), Karen Hanson (2:10:26 PB), Josephine McAlister (2:11:55 PB), Laura Laverty (2:13:05, 1st half marathon), Heather Lown (2:14:43), Rebecca Tester (2:16:18 PB), Alison Dunlop (2:17:32, 1st half marathon), Sara Johnston (2:18:15), Julie Marshall (2:18:48, 1st half marathon), Marie Nicolson (2:20:02), Karen McMaster (2:29:13 PB), Beverley Kernoghan (2:31:52 PB), Caroline Mone (2:34:26 PB), Helena Perry (2:35:12 PB) and Lauren Scott (2:36:20, 1st half marathon).

Karen Poag at Larne
Course PB for Karen Poag at Larne
Philip and Lynette Magill at Larne
PBs for both Philip Magill and Lynette Magill at Larne

On Sunday 20/03/16 Josephine McAlister achieved another PB, this time for 5K (29:15) at the Jog Belfast 5K Run in Ormeau Park.  Also in attendance where Alyn McChesney (29:05), Karen Poag (30:01), Neill Harper (30:01) and Helena Perry (33:51). 

Gillian Cordner and Gary Connolly both did the 6 mile Sports Relief Run in Newtownabbey.  Gillian completed it in 42 mins while Gary did his in 46 mins.

While Ian Hunter came 1st (out of 238) in the Muck It Ireland 5K with a time of 22:25.

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