Weekly Report – 30th January-5th February 2023

Rabbit Run Half-Marathon and Marathon

Heather Shanks-Miller and Michael O’Donoghue both attended the Rabbit Run on Saturday the 4th. Heather running the half-marathon and Michael doing (this basically goes without saying) the full marathon. This was a new course for this race which involved 2 laps of Woodburn Forest in Carrickfergus – the route follows the trails through the forestry around the Woodburn reservoirs and provides some beautiful views over Belfast Lough. With only 2 miles of the course on road, definitely one for trail-running enthusiasts. Although undulating it mustn’t have been too bad as MOD joined us for the 18 mile long run the next morning.


Heather Shanks-Miller – 2.12.23

Michael O’Donoghue – 4.35.23

Drum Manor 10k

Elsewhere, at the penultimate race in the Sperrin Harriers Winter Trail Series, Alan Martin and Ian Wilson slogged round a very hilly course. In addition the course was, in Ian’s words, “painfully extended” when a runner in front took a wrong turn resulting in him having to run an extra kilometre around the lake to re-join the race. We’ve all been there.


Alan Martin – 1.02.26

Ian Wilson – 1.04.50

Parkrun Report


No PBs for anyone this week but a few people managed to tick a new parkrun location off their lists; Andrew Carson at Enniskillen, Emily Paisley at Antrim, Kimberley Reynolds at Bangor, Judith McCann at Comber, Andrew and Elaine Bates at Colin Glen, Alison Canning at Crawfordsburn, Keith Weir at Hillsborough Forest and Verity Cornford at Limepark Playing Fields. Alison leads the way in different locations amongst these folks, with Crawfordsburn being her 52nd parkrun location.



John Gribben – 34.56

Belfast Victoria

Robin Montgomery – 20.31

Tom Smith – 22.32

Anna Rankin – 26.31

Eric Fairfield – 26.35

Andrew Mackenzie – 28.56

Paul Woodman – 32.49

Jean Stone – 38.02


Elaine Weston – 26.42

Melinda Wilkinson – 32.34


Andrew Carson – 19.23


David Montgomery – 21.14

Des Fahy – 21.22

Chris Heaney – 24.23


Lisa Fleming – 27.29

Emily Paisley – 28.28


Kimberley Reynolds – 24.46

Jenny Powell – 28.17


Judith McCann – 29.37

Colin Glen

Andrew Bates – 22.41

Elaine Bates – 29.15


Eleanor Acheson – 33.55


Andrew McIntyre – 19.33

Colin Simpson – 23.25

Ian Grant – 25.43

Rodney Corrigan – 28.37


Alison Canning – 25.43

Hillsborough Forest

Keith Weir – 19.08

Garvagh Forest

David Doey – 25.02

Limepark Playing Fields

Verity Cornford – 27.40