• 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

  • Comber 10k Road Race - Friday 16th June 2017

    There was a fine turn out from the club ladies and men at our local Comber 10K road race. Conditions were just about perfect, if a little warm, and there were some pleasing runs and pb’s on the night. Newcastle’s David O’Flaherty won the battle at the head of the race. Willowfield’s Paul Rowan had a great tussle in the chasing pack and took a deserved 4th place. Amy Bulman was a comfortable winner of the ladies race.

    1 David O'Flaherty M M35 Newcastle AC 00:32:30 ABJ1S

    2 Lindsay Gordon MO North Belfast Harriers 00:32:35

    3 Ben Morrow M35 Ballymena Runners 00:34:10

    4 Paul Rowan M50 Willowfield Harriers 00:34:14 FX5JC

    19 Thomas Carson M45 Willowfield Harriers 00:37:08

    20 Amy Bulman F35 Willowfield Harriers 00:37:07

    22 Christopher Dean M Willowfield Harriers 00:37:50

    44 Karl Dines M55 Willowfield Harriers 00:39:27

    51 Harry Watton M50 Willowfield Harriers 00:39:55

    82 Andrew Cross M40 Willowfield Harriers 00:41:38

    121 David Stevenson M40 Willowfield Harriers 00:44:07

    163 Alan McWilliams M45 Willowfield Harriers 00:45:55

    175 Stuart Lappin M35 Willowfield Harriers 00:46:09

    200 Jennifer Hamilton F40 Willowfield Harriers 00:46:58

    201 Laura Beattie FO Willowfield Harriers 00:47:01

    337 Kenney Hamill M55 Willowfield Harriers 00:51:40

    401 Laura McGrellis F35 Willowfield Harriers 00:54:34

    419 Heather Hamill F55 Willowfield Harriers 00:55:23

    456 Gillian Killiner F40 Willowfield Harriers 00:56:43

    470 Emma Lloyd FO Willowfield Harriers 00:57:29

    505 Claire Robinson F45 Willowfield Harriers 00:59:12

  • NI & Ulster Age Group Track and Field Championships – Sat 17th June 2017

    Superb weather added to what was a good day at the races for a number of our young athletes. Things got off to a great start when Andrew Hagen won the gold medal for the U17 2000m Steeplechase with a confident performance.

    Next on the track Dylan McBride, more a young man for the middle distances, had a go at the 200m and finished a surprising 5th place in the final. In the U17 3000m Jamie Anthony and Matthew Caves carried the colours. Both put in great runs , and I believe notched pb’s, with Jamie finishing 8th and Matthew 5th.

    To finish the day we had a series of age group 800m races and first to race was Mabelle Wilcox. Highlight of the race was her superb second lap as she ate up the track moving up six places. Over the two heats Mabelles time was enough to give her a pleasing 7th place over all.

    For his second run of the day Dylan added to his superb season in his more favoured middle distance event. In an exciting race he was pipped for the gold in the home straight by a visiting Scottish athlete. Hannah Gilliland, like Mabelle earlier, had a great second lap in her race but despite a great run just faded a little in the finishing straight to finish 7th.

    Willowfield had three athletes in the last of the 800m featuring the U17 boys. Nathan McBride matched his younger brother with a super run to take the silver medal. Oliver Corrigan was in the leading pack for 600m but tired over the last quarter. He was passed by Andrew Hagen who gained several places along the home straight to finish.

    U17 Boys - 2000m SC FINAL

    POS No Name Club

    1 330 Andrew Hagen Willowfield Harriers 6.51.51

    2 334 Jack Moore Carmen Runners AC 6.58.47

    3 95 Fionn Bowyer Inishowen 7.27.51

    U15 Boys - 200m FINAL

    POS No Name Club W +2.7

    5 156 Dylan McBride Willowfield Harriers 26.09

    U17 Boys - 3000m FINAL

    POS No Name Club

    1 94 Alex Boyd Lagan Valley AC 9.11.39

    5 97 Matthew Caves Willowfield Harriers 9.41.64

    8 194 Jamie Anthony Willowfield Harriers 10.01.71

    U14 Girls - 800m

    POS No Name Club

    1 213 Victoria Lightbody City of Lisburn AC 2.18.16

    7 216 Mabelle Wilcox Willowfield Harriers 3.37.21

    U15 Boys - 800m FINAL

    POS No Name Club

    1 303 Murray Fotheringham Giffnock North AAC 2.06.96

    2 156 Dylan McBride Willowfield Harriers 2.08.59

    U16 Girls - 800m FINAL

    POS No Name Club

    1 264 Murphy Miller North Down AC 2.18.40

    7 269 Hannah Gilliland Willowfield Harriers 2.26.41

  • NI & Ulster Senior & U18-U20 Track & Field Championships - Sat 10th June 2017

    A number of Willowfield athletes were competing at the first day of the NI & Ulster Track and Field Championships. They included some junior age groups running the 1500m distance, these races being run off in the morning session of the senior meeting. The juniors age groups have a full day next Saturday, 17th June.

    Everyone performed well and a few notable ‘pbs’ were run. Mabelle was first Willowfield athlete out and finished an excellent 5th place. She will be eligible for this age group again next year. Continuing the fine start Dylan took the silver medal in an exciting race. He was just pipped for the gold after a shoulder to should sprint with Joseph Haynes of Armagh AC.

    Hannah lowered her 1500m time and will be pleased with her 6th place. Likewise Matthew who took a chunk off this ‘pb’ crossing the line in 5th. Nathan followed in 7th place and will be happy for the good workout before his key 800m event next Saturday.

    In the Senior 400m heats Ryan Henry continued his return to fitness and ran 53.59. Hopefully he will soon get back to his 51 and under condition.

    In the afternoon session Marc Jeffrey was rewarded for his determination to compete when he ran home 5th in the 3000m steeplechase. Marc was second U19 and secured a silver medal.

    U14 Girls - 1500m FINAL

    5th Mabelle Wilcox Willowfield Harriers 5.24.16

    U15 Boys - 1500m FINAL

    2nd Dylan McBride Willowfield Harriers 4.29.31

    U16 Girls - 1500m FINAL

    6th Hannah Gilliland Willowfield Harriers 4.57.57

    U17 Boys - 1500m FINAL

    5th Matthew Caves Willowfield Harriers 4.18.44

    7th Nathan McBride Willowfield Harriers 4.28.30

    Senior Mens & U18-U20 - 400m HEAT 1

    4th Ryan Henry Willowfield Harriers 53.59

    Senior Mens - 3000m SC

    5th Marc Jeffrey Willowfield Harriers 11.49.30 U19

  • Results 24th May - 27th May 2017

    Furey Insurance 5K, Buncrana – 24th May

    The race with a small field under 200 athletes had plenty of quality with the first fifteen men home all under 16 minutes. It was won by Mark Mckinstry North Belfast Harriers in 15:08. A couple of Willowfield athletes made the trip and Amy Bulman had an impressive 3rd place podium finish running 17.40 and Karl Dines was second M55 running 18:36 and finished 65th.

    Run Her 10K Coastal

    On the warm and humid Friday evening 26th May Amy Bulman had a clear win at the Run Her 10K. The Northern Ireland international led the field home in 36:22 (1st place) following on from her success at the Buncrana 5k earlier in the week. Three other Willowfield ladies had good runs on the night with Kathryn Walls finishing 27th in 47:48, Jennifer Hamilton 60th in 51:42 and Joanne McGivern finishing 78th in 53:08

    Ballyclare May Fair 10K

    Ballyclare May Fair 10K took place on Saturday 27th and Garry Morrow ran 35:30 coming home in 9th place. Further back in the field Kathryn Morrow was running as a guide with blind Co Antrim Harriers athlete Tony Barclay. They crossed the line in 01:07:17. Well done guys.


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