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Castlewellan Christmas Cracker

Yesterday 4 Harriers along with a very special guest took on the traditional Castlewellan Christmas Cracker - a pairs race over approximately 9 miles of mixed terrain including fields, trails, hills, mud & road. First club members home were Chris Collins & Rick Hill who ran strongly to finish in 27th place in 1.06.12. Next club member home was Billy Reed who was partnered by ultra-running legend Nicky Spinks. They finished in 81st place & 2nd in their category in 1.12.54, closely followed by Larry McAteer & his partner in 86th place in 1.13.54. Thanks to Newcastle AC for a well organised race & a great day out.

McCalmont Cup

Well done to everyone who turned out for Saturdays EAH XC Handicap, The McCalmont Cup. The clubs 1st in a series of Cross Country races consisted of 4, 1 mile laps of Six Mile Water. The trophy was won by Michael Allen who was followed by tied 2 place John Neill and Ross Mercer. Thanks as always to time keepers Jeanette, Vivienne and Nicole. On behalf of the officers and members of the club we would like to wish everyone a Merry Xmas.

Valencia Marathon

Congratulations to Chris Collins who made the trip to sunny Spain to run in the Valencia Marathon this weekend. Chris has been more accustomed to running Ultras this year but stepped down the distances well to run 3.05 and post a new marathon PB. Well done Chris!

Seeley Cup

Fantastic day of Racing and Pb’s a plenty for EAH at the Seeley Cup yesterday afternoon. On a perfect day for running there was a great turnout with 14 EAH running in a field of over 800. First home for the club was David Turtle. Coming in behind him there was 10k pbs for Rick Hill, Michael McDonald, Michael Allen, John Rooney and Tim Khanna. Just reward for some good hard training over the past few months.Well done to everyone who represented the club and thanks to Willowfield Harriers for hosting the event. EAH Results and Chip Times: 121st David Turtle 35:32 130th John Neill 36:06 139th Steven Beggs 36:29 142nd Rick Hill 36:41 201st Michael McDonald 37:59 206th Michael Allen 37:55 226th John Rooney 38:21 229th Ross Mercer 38:22 290th Peter Fraser 40:05 346th Andy Liddle 41:15 369th Tim Khanna 41:53 469th Johnny Doey 44:47 597th Kirstie Annett 48:32 598th Marty McMillan 48:32

Malcolm Cup

Great day of Cross Country racing at the Malcolm Cup in Sixmilewater Park in Ballyclare with a good turnout of Harriers across the various races. Well done to Davy Turtle & Billy Reed for picking up 2nd place prizes in their age categories in the Vets Race. Along with Mark McElhinney, they each deserve a special shoutout for running in both the Vets & Open races to score points for the Club. Also great to see some of our club members children turn out today too with Chloe Reed finishing well up the Ladies field while Finlay Mercer & Marianne McElhinney ran well in the Under 13 Race! MALCOLM CUP RESULTS: 41st Davy Turtle 24.50 59th Rick Hill 26.07 62nd Michael Allen 26.15 68th Billy Reed 26.43 141st Tim Khanna 31.11 145th Mark McElhinney 31.30

McConnell Shield 2019

Brilliant day at the 85th McConnell Shield. Thanks to all clubs for participating & congratulations to all our prizewinners. Men’s Race 1. Eksander Turki - Annadale Striders 2. JP Williamson - City of Derry Spartans 3. Scott Rankin - Foyle Valley Team Prize - Acorns AC Female Race 1. Sarah Lavery - Beechmount Harriers 2. Sarah Kelly - Innishowen AC 3. Robyn McKee - Dromore AC Team Prize - Beechmount Harriers FULL RESULTS

NI & Ulster Novice XC Championships

Few snaps of EAH in action at the NI and Ulster Novice Cross Country Championship at Greenmount on Saturday. Thanks to organisers for an excellent programme of racing. The club was represented by John Neill, Rick Hill, Billy Reed, Michael Allen and Johnny Doey. Well done guys.

Dublin Marathon

Congratulations to the EAH who completed Dublin Marathon this morning. On what was the 40th Running of the Dublin Marathon EAH man Andy Liddle completed his 30th Marathon proudly cheered on by his family. And produced his best marathon performance in several years. Training partners Kirstie Annette and Marty McMillan also took on the 26.2mile event. Kirstie was running her first marathon since joining the club during which she has made great improvements in her running. Kirstie ran an excellent race as she powered to a 14minute personal best . Marty who has completed many marathons all around the world finished 8mins behind Kirstie. Well done guys. Congratulations to you all. Results 1872nd Andy Liddle 3:19:34 7498th Kirstie Annette 4:00:24 8558th Marty McMillan 4:08:34