Monthly Archives: November 2019

November runners !

Some of our athletes have been out and about racing throughout Northern Ireland this last few weeks . Phil Ward has notched up another 3 marathons in as many weeks racing with the East Antrim Marathon series and Run Armagh as he adds to his impressive marathon tally .

Peter Thompson battling the dreaded lurgy had to drop from Ultra distance to half marathon at the 26Extreme Tollymore event but still managed a superb 8th place .

Kathleen ,Ian , Denise and Pauline at the Running4Rescue last Saturday

Last weekend saw the annual Running4Rescue taking place in support of our friends at Mourne Mountain Rescue and our athletes again turned out to support their cause .

Jim Brown finished with an impressive 6th place overall , he was joined on the day by Paddy Mallon , Peter Mc Clenaghan ,Kathleen Monteverde,Denise O’Hagan , Ian Mc Cullough and Pauline O’Hara . Well done to all Arf ! Arf !

November training nights

Thursday 21st at Cregagh Glen meeting at Upper Knockbreda Road ….head torch and trail shoes 18.30

Thursday 28 th at O zone meeting in the car park …18.30 start .

New recruits welcome to attend a session or two if interested.

Big Apple joy for Trevor !

Congratulations to our very own Trevor Wilson on completing one of the big majors . Trevor travelled to New York for the marathon last weekend and finished with a 3.42 .

Anyone that knows Trevor will be aware of his love for Parkrun so it will come as no surprise to many that he managed to join a bus load of other marathoners and head off for a park run the day before the race . Well done Trevor . Arf ! Arf !

Philip and Declan run wild !

Well done to Philip Ward and Declan McGrellis who both completed yesterday’s We Run Wild NI trail marathon starting out from the stunning Carrickfergus Castle on a mix of road and trails with some mud thrown in for fun.

Philip in action yesterday. Pic MRamsey

Runners were given a handbook at the start to follow the race route around and get themselves to the finish line . Both men managed to get round the tough course with strong finishes . Well done Arf ! Arf !

Declan at the start line ready to roll !

Declan completes a race with a difference!

Last weekend Declan McGrellis travelled across the pond to take the Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra. Definitely a race with a difference, 38 miles and 2800 feet elevation over forest trails , wobbly bridges , battlefields, riverbanks and an adventure playground named Playpark of Doom at the 27 mile mark .

Declan said the highlights involved the YMCA warm up dance led by unicorns at the start line and the playpark at 27 mile .

Sounds like good craic was had by all , well done Declan . Arf! Arf!