parkrun round up – March


parkrun March roundup

Seapark was frequently represented at the local Carrickfergus parkrun as well as at away runs during March.

Lynda Shannon completed a hat trick at Carrickfergus by coming first lady home at the 3 events she ran.

Ian Cleland continued his run of strong performances at Carrickfergus by placing in the top 3 first finishers on the three events he ran, including a new PB of 18:42.

It was another successful month for Charlie McCormick who placed third on the two Carrickfergus parkruns he completed as well as a new PB of 19:27.

The PB story continues with Richard Hetherington obtaining a fantastic new PB of 20:19 Seapark Junior member, Jonathan Brown getting a PB of 22:24 at one of his two Carrickfergus parkruns.

Meanwhile Seaparkers went on parkrun tour to events in Edinburgh , Victoria, Valley and Bangor. Trevor Lamb visited three parkruns in total during March; Valley, Falls and Victoria.



29th March – Bunny Hop

The NI children’s Hospice Bunny Hop 5k was held at Hazelbank on Sunday morning. This charity race proved very popular for local runners and was well
attended by Seapark AC athletes and members of Seapark Team Jog.

Bunny Hop Group3Seapark runner Ian Cleland finished an impressive 3rd overall in a time of 19.48 with Gillian Cordner finishing second female in a time of 23.57.

28th March – Omagh Half Marathon

Omagh HalfThe 26th Omagh Half Marathon took place on Saturday 28th. This race is one of the most popular in the Province with 4000 entrants participating in the half marathon distance, 5k and walk.

Seapark AC was well represented, with the following results, Charlie McCormick 1.32, Richard Hetherington 1.38, Mark Welsh 1.39, Gary Connolly 1.41, Gillian Cordner 1.49 and Gillian Strudwick 1.54. Alison Welsh took part in the 5k race completing the distance in a PB performance of 27.53.

25th March – Queen’s 5k

Queen's 5k group allSeapark team go PB BONKERS at Queen’s 5k on Wednesday night.

This fast paced race, attracted 700 athletes with the lead runners crossing the finish line in under 15minutes. Results for Seapark AC, Charlie McCormick 19.15 (PB), Caroline Salters 21.36 (PB), Alanah McCombe  21.43 (PB), Angela McCormick 24.37 , Andy Smyth 25.01 and Trevor Lamb 26.26.








21st March 2015 – Larne Half Marathon

Seapark athletes were out in force on Saturday at the AES Larne Half Marathon. 20 in total completed the scenic route along the coast to Ballygally and back.

Larne Half Group ALL









Results as follows:

Ian Cleland 1:26:52
Charlie McCormick 1:29:42
Jonathan Beattie 1:31:56
Brendan Rice 1:32:34
Richard Hetherington 1:38:32
Mark Welsh 1:39:36
Lynda Shannon 1:44:17
Jonathon Bell 1:44:49
Caroline Salters 1:48:04
Gillian Strudwick 1:54:10
Angela McCormick 1:57:07
Karen Poag 1:57:28
Julie-Ann Mitchell 1:57:46
Neill Harper 1:58:54
Philip Poag 1:59:34
Roisin Mcconnell 2:04:02
Trevor Lamb 2:07:40
Gillian Barnhill 2:11:30
Gary Connolly 2:11:31
Alison Welsh 2:12:02

Race Report: Angela McCormick

15th March – Dune and Downpatrick

Sunday 15th March, Dune Half Marathon

Dune HalfFive Seapark Athletes travelled to Newry to race the Dune Half Marathon. This race is an annual cross border event between Newry and Dundalk, attracting athletes from all over Ireland and beyond. Results: Charlie McCormick 1:31:02, Brendan Rice 1:34:39, Richard Hetherington 1:37:06, Caroline Salters 1:43:22 and Gillian Strudwick 1:54:19.



 Jimmy’s 10k in Downpatrick

14 Seaparkers ran the popular annual Jimmy’s 10k in Downpatrick, the route of Jimmy's 10kwhich took them through the grounds of Down Cathedral and along part of the Quoile River Walk. Results: Mark Welsh 45:25, Angela McCormick 50:50, Philip Poag 51:12, Neill Harper 51:24, Karen Poag 51:56, Vivien Davidson 52.22, Alison Welsh 55:16, Philip Magill 59:09, Marie Nicholson 59:13, Ann McCracken 1:01:03, Karen McMaster 1:05:28, Geraldine Kane 1:08:41, Megan Kane 1:12:50 and Carol Downey 1:17:42.

8th March – Seapark members at Carlingford and Addiction NI races

Tony and Viv Carlingford Half

Two Seapark athletes, Tony Barclay and Vivien Davidson, competed in The Carlingford Half Marathon on Saturday 7th of March. Tony, who is a blind runner,  continues his preparations along with his guide Vivien, for the forthcoming Derry Marathon at the end of May. Both runners finished the race in 2hrs 20.22



Trevor Lamb Addiction NI

Also at the weekend Seapark athlete Trevor Lamb competed in the Addiction NI 10K race at Ormeau Park. Trevor finished with a personal best time of 54.11.  Joining him in this race, also from Seapark AC, were Andy Smyth 54.50, Sarah Rea 1.04.45 and Carrie Brown 1.04.45




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