Hawtin Shield 2017

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Saturday 23rd December was the preferred date for this year’s Hawtin Shield, the annual club handicap race around the tough Crawfordsburn 5k trail route. The handicaps are based on stated best park run times and Davie Seaton alongside club secretary Clare Russell then allocate starting positions at one minute intervals.

This year’s winner was Paula Simpson who ran a determined race and never looked like losing as she entered the final stages after starting with a 2 min handicap. Trevor Spencer had a solid run to finish 2nd and Nicola Stevenson ran well off a one minute handicap to come in 3rd.

Katie Moore had the best female time of 19:32, Jodi Smith following in 19:40 and Rio Catney 3rd in 21:31. Great running from the three national representatives. The males were led round by Craig McMeechan in 16:43, Francis Marsh 18:03 and Jakob Swann 19:05.

During the presentations club chairperson, Valerie McDonough, congratulated all the winners and made mention of the recent Northern Ireland & Ulster selections of Rachel Gibson, Katie Moore, Rio Catney and Craig McMeechan for the Celtic Cross Country races at Greenmount College, Antrim on 6th January. The club also had two entries for the London Marathon next April to allocate which was also randomly selected by Valerie. This time Joanne Harris and Philip Mulligan received the honour of clocking up the miles from New Year’s Day until the big day in London on 22nd April 2018. Simon Sexton was also selected in the event of there being a change in the selection system.

Results: Finishing Order     Results: Net Time  
               
Position Time Name     Position Net time Name
1 27.56 Paula Simpson     1 16.43 Craig McMeechan
2 28.52 Trevor Spencer     2 18.03 Francis Marsh
3 29.29 Nicola Stevenson     3 19.05 Jacob Swann
4 29.40 Les Wilkinson     4 19.07 Cameron Jenkins
5 29.43 Craig McMeechan     5 19.19 David Massey
6 30.03 Francis Marsh     6 19.24 Nick Irvine
7 30.07 Cameron Jenkins     7 19.32 Katie Moore
8 30.10 Alan Massey     8 19.40 Jodi Smith
9 30.17 James Barr     9 20.00 Jack Logan
10 30.19 David Massey     10 20.10 Alan Massey
11 30.32 Katie Moore     11 20.11 Philip Baillie
12 30.35 Gerry O’Boyle     12 20.40 Les Wilkinson
13 30.36 Joanne Cummings     13 20.45 Adam Skelly
14 30.40 Jodi Smith     14 21.06 Jamie Gaw
15 30.55 Chris Harrison     15 21.15 Terry Eakin
16 30.56 Mitch Brown     16 21.31 Rio Catney
17 30.59 Stephen Mulvenna     17 21.35 Gerry O’Boyle
18 31.00 Alex Irvine     18 21.42 Ben Jenkins
19 31.00 Jack Logan     19 21.43 Megan Briggs
20 31.05 Jacob Swann     20 21.56 Mitch Brown
21 31.11 Claire Scott     21 21.59 James McCaughey
22 31.15 Terry Eakin     22 22.18 Andy Belshaw
23 31.18 Andy Belshaw     23 22.22 Steve Wise
24 31.21 Mick Hall     24 22.39 Frankie Rea
25 31.24 Nick Irvine     25 22.49 Harris Massey
26 31.26 Ian McCleary     26 22.52 Tara McDonough
27 31.31 Rio Catney     27 23.11 Claire Scott
28 31.38 Caroline Crothers     28 23.21 Mick Hall
29 31.39 Frankie Rea     29 23.55 Chris Harrison
30 31.41 Abby Andrews     30 23.59 Stephen Mulvenna
31 31.42 Claire Garrad     31 24.00 Alex Irvine
32 31.42 Ben Jenkins     32 24.16 Hollie Massey
33 31.43 Megan Briggs     33 24.27 Louise Watson
34 31.45 Adam Skelly     34 24.33 Shane Logan
35 31.49 Harris Massey     35 24.35 Brianna Catney
36 31.52 Tara McDonough     36 25.36 Joanne Cummings
37 32.02 Ella Andrews     37 25.38 Caroline Crothers
38 32.06 Jamie Gaw     38 25.41 Abby Andrews
39 32.09 Kathryn Playfair     39 25.56 Paula Simpson
40 32.11 Philip Baillie     40 25.57 Cliff McCausland
41 32.27 Louise Watson     41 26.02 Ella Andrews
42 32.33 Shane Logan     42 26.09 Kathryn Playfair
43 32.35 Brianna Catney     43 26.33 Valerie McDonough
44 32.53 John Leeming     44 26.42 Claire Garrad
45 32.58 Pat O’Driscoll     45 27.17 James Barr
46 32.59 James McCaughey     46 27.26 Ian McCleary
47 33.16 Hollie Massey     47 28.29 Nicola Stevenson
48 33.22 Steve Wise     48 28.52 Trevor Spencer
49 33.57 Cliff McCausland     49 28.53 John Leeming
50 35.33 Valerie McDonough     50 32.58 Pat O’Driscoll
51 35.46 Sarah Benton     51 35.46 Sarah Benton