Thursday 20 January 2011

26 Extreme Winter Race Series

Race 7:
Stormont Estate Race Report...

A FULL MOON and sub zero temperatures greeted competitors in the second 26 Extreme Winter Race Series in Stormont last Thursday evening. Over 80 competitors turned up to take part in one of the tougher races of the calendar, braving the cold to take on the challenge. With its steep climbs and challenging descents, this off-road trail race around the famous Stormont Grounds is not for the faint hearted. Add to this the fact that the event tales place in total darkness and the trail in front of competitor’s only illuminated by the headtorch on their head, you have the perfect setting for a 26 Extreme race.

Runners from across Northern Ireland turned up to compete against each other in one of the first trail races of the 2011 season. This week saw a lot of new faces to the series as well as the usual suspects from Newcastle AC, BARF, Newry City Runners, Murlough AC, High Elbow Tri Club to name a few. Also in attendance were the team from SoundfunctionDJs.com keeping the vibe going, ChampionChip Ireland ensuring all times were accurately measured, Surf Mountain outdoor retailer and Uberdog Magazine.
The route took an anticlockwise direction around Stormont estate, along a fully marked and marshalled course. Despite the freezing temperatures the ground conditions were fairly good allowing the field to set a fast pace along the route, one again led out by Newcastle AC.

With the first lap down it was the ever present Newcastle AC grouping at the front, taking three of the first four places. The race to the finish was now well and truly on. The organisers were already wondering if anyone in the top five would challenge the pace of MeNeilly, Quail or Flaherty on lap two.

With all the runners clear of the 1st lap the short wait was on to see who would emerge from the darkness of the forest in first place. The first glimpse of head torches where visible storming through the trees and it was Deon McNeilly who exited the forest and broke the darkness in fist position with an impressive lead in a time of 34:48, Brendan Quail took second in 35:24 and Matthew Wilson took 3rd place over all in 35:48. In the ladies category it was Catriona McCorkell who took first place followed home by Taryn McCoy in second and Mary Colvin in third. All runners were across the finish line in just under an hour and each and every one must be congratulated for braving the elements to take place in the event.

Report by Michael Regan

Number 71 Deon McNeilly who lead the pack right until the end...

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Results: Race 7

Pos Bib
Name
Category Finish Lap1 Lap2
1 71 Deon McNeilly MV40 00:34:48 00:17:09 00:17:39
2 21 Brendan Quail MO 00:35:24 00:17:33 00:17:51
3 330 Matthew Wilson MO 00:35:48 00:17:55 00:17:54
4 313 David O'Flaherty MO 00:35:54 00:17:56 00:17:58
5 352 Gary Keenan MV40 00:36:39 00:18:36 00:18:04
6 91 Eamon McLaughlin MO 00:36:52 00:17:56 00:18:57
7 52 Jim Brown MV40 00:37:24 00:18:38 00:18:46
8 333 Thomas Leitch MO 00:37:44 00:18:41 00:19:03
9 100 Eugene Mccann MV40 00:37:51 00:18:40 00:19:11
10 316 Steve Begley MV40 00:38:00 00:19:07 00:18:53
11 2 Barry Tinnelly MO 00:38:03 00:18:56 00:19:08
12 14 Pete Grant MV40 00:38:58 00:19:13 00:19:46
13 50 Colm Kelly MO 00:39:15 00:18:58 00:20:17
14 218 Ian Steele MV40 00:39:22 00:19:49 00:19:34
15 124 David Smyth MO 00:39:38 00:19:30 00:20:08
16 266 Frank Mckenna MV50 00:39:39 00:20:36 00:19:04
17 337 Declan Morgan MO 00:40:14 00:19:55 00:20:20
18 196 Declan Teague MV40 00:40:41 00:20:33 00:20:09
19 180 Tim Dorman MO 00:40:54 00:20:53 00:20:01
20 324 Larry Mcateer MV40 00:41:07 00:20:18 00:20:50
21 179 Phil Dorman MO 00:41:10 00:20:14 00:20:57
22 325 Catriona Mccorkell FO 00:41:12 00:20:22 00:20:51
23 355 Nick Irvine MO 00:41:23 00:20:30 00:20:54
24 197 Paul Duffy MV40 00:41:33 00:20:37 00:20:57
25 340 Andrew Greenaway MV40 00:41:37 00:20:38 00:20:59
26 335 Aidan Hearst MV40 00:41:42 00:20:39 00:21:03
27 309 Craig Doherty MV40 00:41:44 00:20:49 00:20:55
28 308 Simon Caldwell MO 00:41:45 00:20:51 00:20:55
29 76 Dermot Winters MO 00:41:46 00:20:40 00:21:06
30 321 Peter Mcclenaghan MV40 00:41:53 00:20:56 00:20:57
31 331 David Stewart MV40 00:42:09 00:21:00 00:21:09
32 267 Jerome O'Loughlin MO 00:42:50 00:21:08 00:21:42
33 338 Taryn Mccoy FO 00:43:14 00:20:59 00:22:16
34 307 William Roberts MV50 00:43:17 00:21:07 00:22:10
35 238 Gary Warnock MO 00:43:33 00:21:49 00:21:44
36 229 Craig Lloyd MO 00:43:44 00:21:50 00:21:54
37 315 David Mckeague MO 00:43:53 00:22:20 00:21:33
38 65 Andrew Hassard MO 00:44:05 00:21:32 00:22:34
39 277 Nick Small M 00:44:08 00:22:18 00:21:50
40 323 Robbie Moore MO 00:44:27 00:22:17 00:22:10
41 332 Maurice Fitzmaurice MO 00:44:28 00:22:43 00:21:45
42 326 Mary Colvin FO 00:44:38 00:22:17 00:22:21
43 259 Gerard Donnelly MO 00:44:44 00:22:13 00:22:32
44 342 Gavin Warden MO 00:44:50 00:23:35 00:21:15
45 42 Hazel Mclaughlin FO 00:44:54 00:22:10 00:22:45
46 314 Colin Duffin MO 00:44:57 00:22:34 00:22:23
47 357 Colm Fearon MV40 00:45:04 00:22:44 00:22:21
48 317 Paul Cromie MO 00:45:25 00:22:42 00:22:44
49 237 Peter Carr MO 00:45:29 00:21:04 00:24:25
50 354 Andrew Mackenzie MO 00:45:33 00:23:06 00:22:27
51 224 Mark Cassidy MO 00:45:37 00:22:36 00:23:01
52 329 Stephen Mcilveen MO 00:45:41 00:23:21 00:22:21
53 63 Daniel Young MO 00:45:54 00:22:31 00:23:24
54 327 Michael Sloan MV40 00:46:18 00:23:00 00:23:18
55 358 David Garey MV40 00:46:28 00:22:45 00:23:44
56 328 Harriet Patterson FO 00:46:30 00:23:23 00:23:07
57 336 Trevor Martin MO 00:46:31 00:23:39 00:22:52
58 54 Gareth Young MO 00:46:32 00:22:36 00:23:56
59 359 Gerry Patton MV50 00:46:36 00:23:07 00:23:30
60 356 Louise Lemon FO 00:46:53 00:23:16 00:23:38
61 209 Clarke Campbell MV40 00:47:08 00:23:20 00:23:49
62 318 William Devlin MO 00:47:16 00:23:27 00:23:50
63 351 Raymond Mcintyre MV40 00:47:30 00:23:15 00:24:15
64 174 James Fisher MO 00:47:49 00:23:20 00:24:29
65 334 Fred Mcclenaghan MV40 00:48:00 00:23:18 00:24:43
66 344 Rosaleen Lennon FO 00:48:30 00:23:51 00:24:39
67 187 Torrens Shearer MV40 00:48:32 00:23:52 00:24:41
68 250 Lloyd Crawford M 00:48:54 00:23:52 00:25:02
69 345 James Lyons MV40 00:48:54 00:23:52 00:25:03
70 216 Fiona Cooke FV40 00:48:59 00:23:52 00:25:07
71 319 Stuart Mcchesney MO 00:49:00 00:24:28 00:24:32
72 217 Steve Cooke MV40 00:49:02 00:23:52 00:25:11
73 349 Allen Corish MV50 00:49:16 00:23:48 00:25:29
74 310 Matthew Ohare MV40 00:50:25 00:25:00 00:25:25
75 343 Lindsay Fulton MO 00:50:28 00:24:36 00:25:52
76 346 Rose Mcgovern FO 00:51:13 00:24:38 00:26:35
77 348 Melvyn Adair MV40 00:51:23 - -
78 189 John Neeson MV40 00:51:31 00:25:31 00:26:01
79 339 Anthony Bodell MO 00:51:51 00:25:24 00:26:28
80 350 Carl King MV40 00:52:27 00:25:15 00:27:12
81 322 Deirdre Heatley FV40 00:54:42 00:26:59 00:27:43
82 347 Aaron Hewitt MO 00:55:33 00:27:08 00:28:26
83 353 Margaret Mathieson FV40 00:56:31 00:27:59 00:28:33
84 341 Claire Mason FO 00:56:50 00:27:59 00:28:52
85 360 Turlough Murphy MV40 00:57:55 00:27:59 00:29:56
86 312 Wendy Mark FO 00:59:13 00:28:15 00:30:59
87 311 Anna Kennedy FO 00:59:14 00:28:16 00:30:59
88 320 Breedagh Hughes FV50 00:59:57 00:29:10 00:30:47
             
             

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