Race report for weeks ending 27/03/16 and 03/04/16

Seaparkers were all over the UK & Ireland + mainland Europe over the last few weeks.

Gillian Cordner and Gary Connolly travelled to Wicklow to take park in the Vartry 100.  Despite challenging conditions Gillian completed the 100 mile event in 20 hrs 57 mins and was 3rd lady home with a PB by approximately 2 hrs 47 mins.  Gary ran the 50K event in 5 hrs 58 mins.

Gillian Cordner and Gary Connolly at the Vartry 100

In the Mussenden 10K on 26/03/16 in Castlerock Clive Weatherhead was the 1st Seaparker home, and 9th overall, with 41:26.  He was followed by Brendan Rice 42:15, Richard Hetherington 42:52, Aimee Weatherhead 55:03 and Susan Kane 1:10:19.

The Mussenden 10K crowd

In the Omagh half marathon on 26/03/16 Charlie McCormick finished in 1:28:50 and was followed by Robert Murray 1:33:26 (PB) and Gillian Strudwick 1:46:13.

Charlie McCormick, Gillian Strudwick and Robert Murray PB at Omagh

Neill Harper and Trevor Lamb travelled to Cardiff for the IAAF/Cardiff University Half Marathon Championships that took place on 26/03/16.  Mo Farah may have come 3rd but Neill Harper was 4929th with 1:54:22 while Trevor Lamb was 7232nd with 2:04:34.  Technically, since it was an IAAF official race, these are their world rankings.

Some dudes at the Cardiff Expo
Smug face Neill post race
The T1000 at the IAAF/Cardiff University Half Marathon Championships

In a slightly different challenge Ian Cleland completed in the NI Sprint Duathlon in Belfast comprising a 2 mile run, 10 mile cycle and another 2 mile run.  Ian completed the course in 1:01.

Ian Cleland at the NI Sprint Duathlon

On Easter Monday 10 Seaparkers took part in the Whitehead 5 mile road race.  Ian Cleland was the first Seaparker to finish with a time of 30:35.  He was followed by Bobbie Irvine 32:41, Alanah McCombe 35:26, Jonathon Bell 36:45, Lynda Shannon 37:13, Andrew Smith 39:37, Jennifer Jackson 41:35, Allan Grant 42:44, Rosin McConnell 44:07 and Sarah Johnston 45:41.

That dude again, this time at Whitehead

On Sunday the 03/04/16 a number of Seaparkers competed in the latest EAMS event.  Official times haven’t been released as yet but Alison Welsh was the 2nd lady home for the half marathon in around 2:08.  While in the full marathon Seapark was represented by Charlie McCormick 3:26:46 (PB), Brendan Rice 3:52:04, Gilliam Studwick 3:54 (PB), Gillian Cordner 3:59:25 and Karen Waring 5:15.

Alison Welsh was the 2nd lady home for the EAMS half marathon
Charlie McCormick PB at the latest EAMS
Gilliam Studwick PB

Just up the road at Hazelbank at the same time was the 2nd annual Rabbit Run 5K.  Gun times are only available.  The 5K was attended by Bobbie Irvine 20:31 (6th place finisher), Julie Clyde 25:32, Philip Magill 26:58, Trevor Lamb 27:17, Laura Laverty 28:24, Rebecca Tester 28:25, Lynette Magill 29:06, Josephine McAlister 30:16, Beverley Kernoghan 32:54 and Helena Perry 33:43.

It’s wabbit season at the Rabbit Run 5K
Trevor Lamb and Philip Magill

Also on 03/04/16 was the latest RunHer 10K at Delamont.  Competing in it where Elisoa Crawford who was 4th overall with 44:31, Jennifer Jackson 56:16, Carol Woods 59:11, Jacqui Coghlan 1:00:21, Julie Kelly 1:03:31, Karen Hanson 1:04:01, Julie Marshall 1:07:44, Nicola Dhunlop 1:08:30, Geraldine Kane 1:17:20 and Carol Downey 1:20:30.

RunHer 10K gang

And if that wasn’t enough the Waggy Races 5K at Larchfield was also on Sunday 03/04/16.  Four Seaparkers attended the event with their K-9 companions.  Robert Murray with Cody took 6th place overall with 23:38 and they were followed by Neill Harper with Oska 27:57, Julie-Ann and Harry Mitchell with Sparky 36:17 and Glenda Murray with Bazil 46:25.

Robert Murray and Cody
Neill Harper and Oska
Julie-Ann & Harry Mitchell and Sparky
Glenda Murray and Bazil

A bit further afield Karen Poag 1:57:32 and Philip Poag 2:07:01 attended the Berlin Half Marathon on 03/04/16.

Karen Poag at the Berlin Half Marathon
Philip Poag at the Berlin Half Marathon

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