Harriers runner Purse completes 50th parkrun

John Purse is congratulated by County Antrim Harriers team-mates after he completed 50 parkruns. INLT 50-917-CON
John Purse is congratulated by County Antrim Harriers team-mates after he completed 50 parkruns. INLT 50-917-CON
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County Antrim Harriers’ John Purse completed his 50th parkrun at the Waterworks on Saturday. He was supported by a number of runners from the club.

Meanwhile, the junior Harriers took centre stage at the Malcolm Cup cross-country in Ballyclare at the weekend.

Results: (U11s) Reece Oliphant Kennedy (3:49), Charlie Lloyd (3:15), Hannah Morrison (5:16); Veteran men’s and ladies: Glenn Smart (21:03), Christine Murray (21:34), Louise Smart (22:35), Natasha Henderson (23:04), Ruth Morrison (23:44), Irene Downey (24:11), Jane Kinnear (25:00), Rachel Lloyd (25:47). Male Open and Under-20s: Isaac Fahy (27:46).

At the first of the ‘Born 2 Run’ 10K Run Forest Run series at Minnowburn, Cathy Hopkins ran 55:36, while Bill Hopkins recorded a time of 1:03.07. Kim Gleave completed the race in 1:05.04, Talitha Collins crossed the line in 1:08.12, and Shelley Boyle ran 1:09.08.

Elsewhere, Louise Smart and Glenn Smart, with Dexter, Cathy Hopkins with Fred, Eileen Stewart with Jack and Katherine McAllister with Tilly competed at the ‘Waggy Races’ 5k at Murlough Bay.