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Turkey Trot – 2017 Results


Pos Forename Surname Category Club Time
1 Seamus Lynch M Newcastle AC* 00:55:03
2 Paul Pruzina MU23 CU Hare & Hounds 00:55:17
3 Jack Millar MU23 Ambleside AC 00:58:42
4 David Hicks M Newcastle AC* 00:58:43
5 Colm Murtagh MV35 Newcastle AC* 00:59:02
6 Tom Ferrington MV40 Corstorphine AC 01:02:43
7 Alex Brennan MV40 NIMRA* 01:05:23
8 Clive Bailey MV40 Mourne Runners* 01:05:25
9 Patrick Higgins M Newcastle AC* 01:06:46
10 Peter Thompson M BARF* 01:06:51
11 Billy Reed MV50 East Antrim* 01:06:59
12 Dale Mathers MV50 Mourne Runners* 01:07:10
13 Neil Andrews M East Down AC* 01:07:37
14 Ciaran Denvir M East Down AC* 01:07:51
15 Jamie Thin MV50 Hunters Bog Trotters 01:09:04
16 Alistair Haddow MV50 Unattached 01:09:07
17 Barry Mullan MV40 Springwell 01:09:09
18 Pete Grant MV50 Newcastle AC* 01:09:28
19 Dee Murray MV45 East Down AC* 01:09:32
20 Roger Aiken M Dromore AC 01:09:42
21 Maurice Harte MV40 Team Purple 01:10:18
22 Ryan McHenry M Willowfield 01:10:59
23 Bethany Haugh FU23 Mourne Runners* 01:11:23
24 Colin Armstrong M Dromore AC 01:12:45
25 Mark Rafferty M Annadale Striders 01:14:38
26 Ivan Millar MV45 Unattached 01:15:01
27 Tim Wilson MV40 BARF* 01:15:06
28 Stephen Graham M Newcastle AC* 01:15:09
29 Colm McGarry M Belfast Running Club 01:15:29
30 Jeff Sempey MV40 BARF* 01:15:35
31 Nigel Jeff MV50 Buxton AC 01:16:09
32 Moire O’Sullivan FV40 NIMRA* 01:16:41
33 Stuart Maxwell MV40 BARF* 01:16:51
34 Hugh Suffern MV55 Dromore AC 01:17:04
35 Aaron Shimmons M BARF* 01:17:23
36 Alan Richardson MV40 Unattached 01:18:51
37 Mari Troeng F Newcastle AC* 01:19:23
38 Ronan Kernan M Unattached 01:20:08
39 Sam McNeilly F Newcastle AC* 01:20:48
40 Michael Cultra MV40 East Down AC* 01:22:03
41 Trevor Wilson MV55 BARF* 01:22:22
42 Mervyn Donaldson MV60 Mourne Runners* 01:22:38
43 Stephen Cassidy MV45 Murlough AC* 01:25:00
44 Jim Larkin MV40 Dub Runners* 01:25:08
45 Maol Larkin M Ballygallet AC 01:25:09
46 Johnny Erskine MU23 East Down AC* 01:25:51
47 Denise Mathers FV50 Mourne Runners* 01:26:01
48 Ciaran McAleenan MV55 Mourne Runners* 01:26:38
49 Christian Wareikis MV45 Unattached 01:26:41
50 Declan Magee MV50 Newcastle AC* 01:27:21
51 Jim Erskine MV50 East Down AC* 01:28:18
52 Andrew McGibbon MV50 BARF* 01:28:43
53 Catherine McIntosh FV40 Newcastle AC* 01:28:48
53 Jack Shannon M Unattached 01:28:48
55 Una Megoran F Murlough AC* 01:28:51
56 Colm Devlin MV50 Murlough AC* 01:28:52
57 Paul Conway MV40 Unattached 01:30:50
58 William Galvin MV50 Petersfield Tri 01:33:02
59 Gordon Glenn M North Belfast Harriers 01:34:06
60 Andy Bridge MV55 BARF* 01:34:35
61 David Glass MV50 Unattached 01:34:54
62 Alwynne Shannon FV55 Unattached 01:35:17
63 Wayne Storey MV40 Unattached 01:35:47
64 Ricky Cowan MV65 Mourne Runners* 01:35:59
65 John McGreevy MV40 Roxy Runners 01:36:13
66 Bronagh McInerney FV45 Newcastle AC* 01:36:20
67 Peter Magowan M Unattached 01:39:23
68 Joanne Thin FV50 Carnethy AC 01:39:38
69 Tom Mallon MV50 Unattached 01:45:36
70 Pat Shields FV55 Newcastle AC* 01:46:43
71 Dave Fulcher MV55 Murlough AC* 01:48:23
72 Sharon Dickenson FV40 Orangegrove AC* 01:48:25
73 Eoghan Rainey MV40 Orangegrove AC* 01:48:29
74 Liam Smyth MV45 Murlough AC* 01:52:18
75 Peter Lynch MV55 Unattached 01:54:47
76 Debra Jordan FV50 Ballydrain Harriers 01:55:28
77 Judith Robinson FV50 Murlough AC* 01:59:08

Binnian Integrale – BARF Social

Back in Spring, we had quite an interesting club social. Read on for the official report 🙂

The BARF social calendar once again swung into action on Sunday 7th May, with our own Dawson Stelfox hosting a dedicated scramble and climb over Binnian. The challenge was to climb to the top of every Tor along the crest of Binnian with a choice of easy scrambling or more demanding climbing and finish up at Binnian true Summit.

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BARF Respond to NIMRA Litter Sweep of Mournes

Saturday 9th April 2016 will see NIMRA host a British Championship round fell race covering a horseshoe route taking in Slieve Donard and Commedagh.

In an effort to address the increasing litter issues within Donard Wood, and hotspots of the high cols and stiles along the race route, NIMRA requested running clubs assist with a litter sweep over the weekend of Sat-Sun 2/3 April. To this call, BARF took up the challenge and turned out in numbers over both days and assisted fellow runners with sweeps in Donard Wood on Sat morning and high cols/stiles on Sun morning. This proved to be a great success as evident by the vast amount of rubbish lifted and removed. The efforts over the 2 days were recognised by passing members of the public who praised the actions…and even joined in. 


A big thank you to all involved. Good luck to all running in the Championship race…and hopefully you will notice a great improvement in the environment!

BARF Club and Family members show their support for Mourne Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT)

On Friday 31st July a number of BARF members and family met at Donard carpark for a trek to the summit of Slieve Donard 852m, Northern Ireland’s highest mountain. ’OH NO, I hear you shout, not another charity event up Donard!!! But this was a walk with a difference. The plan was to start off at 10pm and reach the summit just before midnite, and experience the wonders of the Bluemoon whilst sharing a refreshment or two with like minded friends. And make a donation in the MMRT bucket at the start.
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Mumblings of a new BARFer

I used to admire those Purple People from a distance. I marvelled at the way they shone with such vibrant health. They never seemed to sweat. They were so smooth even the wettest peat refused to stick to their legs. I would end races bedraggled, puffing and drenched. If I joined the world of BARF would I too glide serenely across the Fells of Ulster ? But what if they were some strange cult ! A coven of purpley mudclaw clad witches and wizards. But I was drawn into the vortex. For years I resisted. Intimidated by words like “Ultra” and “Run”. Then the shadowy Aaron Shimmons whispered in my ear, “Just joining BARF will make you quicker.”…. “It’s magic” he said as he sat hunched and muttering over a boiling pot of frogs. I took the plunge. I even enjoyed the blood letting initiation under the full moon on the summit of Donard. As the BARF members danced naked around me I at last felt that sense of brotherhood that had been missing from my life. Continue reading

Turkey Trot Race Report

It felt like the Twelve Days of Christmas in the build up to this year’s race, with the weather man singing from a different song sheet each day. It wasn’t until we got to the two Turtle Doves that the decision was taken to go with the Mountain course, as the indications were that we could get the run fitted in just before the worst of the weather arrived.

This proved to be the case, and 71 hardy souls turned up for some Bleak Mid Winter action. Jonny Steede was back to defend the title he won last year. Seamus Lynch, second last year was also back, keen to continue pressurising Jonny as he has done all season. Long distance expert Eoin Lennon who ran so well last year was there as was London based Chris Smith, a two times winner of this race. Catherine O Connor who has been singing so sweetly all season looked like the potential First Nowell, er lady. Continue reading