Race Reports

  Christmas  Cracker

Castlewellan was the only place to be today for the annual Christmas Cracker. Albertville only had 2 pairs out which was a bit disappointing but they are to be congratulated for their good performances. Sid Green and Davy Allen where the fastest pair with a time of 1hr 15mins . Billy Roberts and Michael Mulvenna (the more senior pair) came in with an excellent time of 1hr 25mins. Well done lads for what was an extremely though 14.5 k course with over 1250ft of climbing.

The Albertville Harriers 5 Mile Road Race took place on Saturday 2nd of March at the Duncrue Industrial Estate. The weather was kind to us as it stayed dry and the wind was reasonably light making conditions conducive for fast running. We had a good field of 120 runners toeing the line for what has become the opening road race of the season. We decided to alter the course as we had the Portside Inn coming on board this year, who offered us the use of their premises for registration  and kindly provided hospitality afterwards. We would like to make a point of thanking the Portside Inn for what proved to be a great venue and hope we can come together next year again .We would also like to thank everyone who supported the race and hope they enjoyed the event and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year again!

The 1st male was Brendan Teer East Down 25.29                                                                          2nd Richard Johnston city of Derry Spartens 25.44                                                                         3rd Andrew Annett Mourne Runners 26.07

1st Lady Patrica O’Hagan St Peters AC Lurgan 29.50                                                                    2nd Julie Balmer North DownAC 29.57                                                                                             3rd Gemma Turley Springwell 30.42

1st mail Vet Paul Carroll 26.12                                                                                                         1st Lady VetGeraldine Quigley Larne AC 32.17