• Crawfordsburn 5K Trail Race - Wed 2nd August 2017

    A good turn out from the club at the North Down AC event was rewarded with three of our athletes picking up a prize. Davy P and Marco were comfortably in the top 20 with Davy winning the M35 award. Karl won the M55 award. First lady was Claire, home from university, just ahead of Jennifer who took the L40 award.

    Everyone ran well and will be pleased with their finishing time over what was a challenging course. Men’s event winner was Mark McKinstry (North Belfast) 16.16 and Judith Lonnen (C o Lisburn AC) 20.03 took the ladies medal.

    11 David Proctor M35 Willowfield 00:18:42

    14 Marc Jeffrey MO Willowfield 00:19:17

    28 Karl Dines M55 Willowfield 00:20:16

    63 Claire Frances FO Willowfield 00:22:13

    67 Jennifer Hamilton F40 Willowfield 00:22:21

    74 Jim Ard M50 Willowfield 00:22:44

    101 Fiona Patterson F45 Willowfield 00:24:03

    160 Emma Stevenson F35 Willowfield 00:26:31

    205 Laura McGrillis FO Willowfield 00:28:47

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  • Giants Trail Race / North Down Track Meet / Kennedy Kane McArthur Half Marathon 2017

    Giants Ring Trail Race 6m – Friday 28th July 2017

    1 Mark McKinstry MO North Belfast Harriers 0:33:45

    2 Neill Weir M40 Willowfield Harriers 0:35:29

    7 David Proctor M35 Willowfield Harriers 0:38:34

    34 Ghislain Demeuldre M50 Willowfield Harriers 0:42:53

    70 Jennifer Hamilton F40 Willowfield Harriers 0:46:45

    208 Joanne McGivern FO Willowfield Harriers 0:59:05


    North Down AC Track Meeting - 25 July 2017

    Ladies 1500m

    3 5:08.74 Hannah Gilliland Willowfield Temperance Harriers U17

    4 5:10.53 Clare Francis Willowfield Temperance Harriers U20

    Men 1500m

    3 4:43.09 Gareth Campbell Willowfield Temperance Harriers U17

    Mixed 1500m

    3 4:23.85 Andrew Hagen Willowfield Temperance Harriers U17


    9 10:39.07 Marc Jeffrey Willowfield Temperance Harriers U20


    The Kennedy Kane McArthur Festival of Running, Dervock, Half Marathon and 10K - 22nd July 2017

    The challenging Kennedy Kane McArthur Half Marathon, including a iconic run through the Dark Hedges, produced a great win by Neill Weir.

    Neill took a clear victory running 1:15:39 (1st place), over two minutes ahead of runner up Joe Malone (Unattached) who finished in 1:17:44 (2nd place). Andrew McIntyre (Orangegrove AC) running 1:19:45 for 3rd place. David Proctor ran 1:24:31 to claim 11th and Stephney McGivern crossed the line in 1:50:09 21st lady home and 115th overall.

    Louise Smith (North Belfast Harriers) 1:24:09 won the ladies event with club mate Martsje Hell (North Belfast Harriers) next in 1:28:11 and in 3rd place, was Springwell RC’s Karen McLaughlin in 1:31:30.

  • Irish Juvenile T&F Championships 8th July 2017

    At the juvenile track championship at Tullamore Willowfield had four athletes who had qualified from the Ulster Championships between them tackling the 800m and the steeplechase.

    U15 Boys 800m - Dylan McBride took the silver medal, running 2.07.45

    U17 Boys 800m – Nathan McBride was unfortunately did not make the final finishing 5th in his heat

    U17 Boys 2000m Steeplechase - Andrew Hagan finished a close 3rd picking up the bronze medal, running 6.44.64

    U19 Men 3000m Steeplechase - Marc Jeffrey was also a bronze medallist, running 11.33.22

    Well done to you all.

  • Summarry - 24hr Champs, Relay Champs and Ards Half - 30th June to 2nd July 2017

    IAU World 24hr Championships – 1st & 2nd July 2017

    Huge congratulations to Tim Brownlie who gave it his all in the World 24hr Championships.

    He completed a total of 150.79 miles making him the 1st NI man to finish and 26th place overall!

    He also was 2nd home for the Irish team earning himself the silver medal in the AAI National 24hr Championship race.

    A fantastic achievement - Well Done Tim!

    NI Relay Championships – 1st July 2017

    Congratulations to Nathan McBride, Andrew Hagen, Oliver Corrigan and Matthew Caves who are the new U17 NI and Ulster 4x400m Relay Champions.

    They claimed Gold at Mary Peters on Saturday.

    Well done boys!

    Ards Half Marathon – 30th June 2017

    Well done to everyone who competed in the Ards Half Marathon on Friday 30th June. Brilliant running by you all. Congratulations must go to Neill Weir who took 3rd place and Amy Bulman who was 2nd Female.


    3rd - Neill Weir - 1.14.19

    9th - Garry Morrow - 1.17.18

    13th - Chris Moren - 1.19.05

    21st - David Proctor - 1.22.15

    22nd - Thomas Carson - 1.22.18

    24th - Amy Bulman - 1.22.24

    209th - Stuart Lappin - 1.44.15

    255th - Stephney McGivern - 1.47.07

    316th - Marc Jeffrey - 1.50.46

  • Lisburn Half Marathon incorporating NI Championship - Wednesday 21st June 2017

    A hot and sticky evening made a tough event even more difficult for the band of Willowfield athletes tackling this one. However physical resolve and mental stamina brought rich rewards for Willowfield.

    The men’s team kept up their fine recent record in the championship by bringing home the Bronze medals. Meanwhile the ladies made history for the club. Lead home by Amy (3rd individual lady) the girls brought home the Silver medal.

    4th - Neill Weir - 01:14:14

    12th - Christopher Moren - 01:19:31

    16th- Duncan Bell - 01:20:33

    21st – David Proctor - 01:22:00

    23rd- Amy Bulman - 01:22:14

    71st - Robert Wilson - 01:30:56

    165th - Anna Blake - 01:40:31

    201st - Andrew Cross - 01:42:37

    322nd - Lia Campbell - 01:48:26

    454th – Stephney McGivern - 01:54:55

    473rd - Fiona Patterson - 01:55:28

    In the 10K race which had a field just short of 2000 runners Willowfield had a further five athletes running. Paul Rowan ran an excellent 7th overall and took the M50 category prize.

    It was good to see Greg Lucy racing again and he was joined by Stephen Smartt and David Stevenson. Joanne McGivern was our sole lady athlete in the 10K


    7th - Paul Rowan - 00:34:27

    35th - Gregory Lucy - 00:39:49

    46th - Stephen Smartt - 00:40:56

    124th – David Stevenson - 00:45:36

    487th - Joanne McGivern - 00:54:58


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