Saturday, April 4, 2020

Runner Profile:  Scott Rankin

In 2012, Scott Rankin decided to take his running a little more serious.  What a good decision that turned out to be!  He went on to set new personal bests at several distances as well as make a name...

Runner Profile:  Susan McCartney

  Our latest 'Runner Profile' is a ultra-distance runner, an athlete who has built and maintained a strong reputation for pushing herself to the limit (and beyond it) each and every time she takes to the start line – Susan...

Runner Profile:  James Trainor

  This months 'Runner Profile' is a young athlete that I have watched progress steadily over the last number of years.  James Trainer, a regular at the Queens parkrun in Belfast, were he has been 'first finisher' no less than...

Runner Profile:  Mark Walker

  Like many other runners, Bangor man Mark Walker dabbled with running at school but gave it up to pursue other interests. Then in 2009, Mark started running again and has since flourished in a sport he now loves (alongside...

Runner Profile:  Karen Alexander

  Northern Ireland international runner, Karen Alexander has been a fixture at the top of end of race results since I started running.  I have watched Karen race, and compete well over all sorts of terrain in different parts of...

Runner Profile:  Julie Balmer

Julie Balmer would currently be considered as one of Northern Ireland’s leading female distance runners, but the success that the Newtownards based lady has enjoyed this year (2013) has surprised even her!  In the last six weeks Julie has won...

Runner Profile:  Jessica Craig

At 22 years old, Jessica Craig, an accountancy student and regular charity volunteer from Bangor is recognised as one of the provinces best female runners. The County Down woman, who has recently been nominated for a ‘Millennium Volunteering Award’, had the...

Runner Profile:  Nigel McKibbin

Nigel McKibbin is a familiar face in the Northern Ireland running scene, if he’s not racing, he can regularly be found spectating and encouraging others.  He has enjoyed a ‘love affair’ with running since his Primary School days and...

Runner Profile:  Conor Bradley

This year’s indoor track season has brought a fantastic new talent to the fore, namely 25 year old Accounting Graduate Conor Bradley.   In his younger years, Conor won Irish and Northern Irish medals at juvenile level and also competed...

Runner Profile:  Hazel McLaughlin

Last year, Hazel McLaughlin accepted a challenge from friend and fellow runner Denise Mathers (Newry City Runners) to run every day in 2012.  Three hundred and sixty six days later (it was a leap year!) she successfully completed the...
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