Weekly Report – 13th March-19th March 2023

Spar Craic 10k

A good OAC turnout for the Craic 10k on St Patrick’s Day, this is an inclusive fun event attracting all levels of runners. Well done to everyone who took part, the conditions looked great and apparently there was lots of protein milk available at the end!

Michael O’Donoghue – 41.48
Julie McKimm – 44.47
Andrew Bates – 45.40
Judith McCann – 52.34
Elaine Weston – 52.55
Heather Shanks-Miller – 53.23
Alison Canning – 54.11
Anna Rankin – 54.40
Elaine Bates – 59.24

We Run Wild Midnight Marathon & Half Marathon

A slightly more adventurous race was an option taken by a couple of OACers making the journey to Carrickfergus when they should have been in bed. Both courses were predominantly run on trails, lanes forest paths and rural roads with no marshals – and reliant on self-navigation. Thanks but no thanks – I can only imagine how muddy some of the hills must have been with the recent weather. No prizes for guessing who took part. Well done guys, good to see Cameron back running again.


Michael O’Donoghue – 6.03.00


Michael Cameron – 2.47.45

Parkrun Report


With parkrun back up and running after the previous week’s cancellations 31 OAC members took part on Saturday.

A few OACers engaging in a bit of parkrun tourism this weekend. Keith Weir took advantage of his trip to London to do a new location at Gunnersbury, Lisa Fleming and Emily Paisley both did MUSA Cookstown for the first time, Michael O’Donoghue travelled to Ballinamore Greenway for a new location (his 78th location!) and closer to home Kerris Hamilton’s 75th parkrun was her first at Ormeau.

Also, well done to Judith McCann and Anna Rankin! Judith setting her fastest Ormeau parkrun time so far and Anna doing the same at Stormont parkrun. Great running!



Melinda Wilkinson – 30.23


Keith Weir – 20.15


John Gribben – 36.33

Belfast Victoria

Andrew Carson – 21.34
Sam Rainey – 22.18
Tom Smith – 22.24
Brian Todd – 23.33
Martin Walker – 28.56

MUSA Cookstown

Lisa Fleming – 28.05
Emily Paisley – 28.26


David Montgomery – 18.56
David Gilliland – 25.13
Chris Heaney – 25.38
Kerris Hamilton – 28.33
Sharon Corken – 28.34
Judith McCann – 28.35
Selina Myles – 28.35


Jenny Powell – 28.11


Anna Rankin – 25.48
Ian Grant – 25.50
Alison Canning – 29.56


Colin Simpson – 25.34


Richard Bryson – 23.03
Elaine Bates – 28.08

Ballinamore Greenway

Michael O’Donoghue – 26.28