Weekend Preview 2nd – 3rd November 2019

As the weekend approaches, local athletes will have plenty to look forward to in terms of racing; there is an abundance of choice for those wishing to lace up the trainers!

85th Annual McConnell Shield XC:

In Ballyclare, East Antrim Harriers will host the 85th annual running of the famous McConnell Shield XC in Sixmilewater Park (Saturday 2nd November 2019).

The programme of events will kick off at 12:45pm with the Under 14 Age Group Races, which will be followed by the Under 16 Age Group events (1pm).  The Senior / Masters Ladies and Vet60+ 3 mile Race will take place at 1:30pm, before the McConnell Shield Men’s 5 mile Race at 2pm.

B2R Minnowburn:

Runners will have the choice of two distances, 5K or 10K. Both races will start and finish on the fantastic state-of-the art Mary Peters Track, home of Northern Ireland Athletics. The route covers, track, forest trail and country road.

Other races taking place in Northern Ireland this weekend…

Sunday 3rd November 2019:

  • Decathlon 10k Road Race: Decathlon, Holywood Exchange, Belfast – 9:30am (On the day entry NOT available!)
  • EAMS Halloween Frightener, Loughshore Park 8:30am
  • Carrickfergus Marathon and Half-Marathon, Carrickfergus Castle car park, 9am


As always, Northern Ireland’s twenty six parkrun events will take place this weekend, for more information on these, or to locate your nearest event, please visit our dedicated ‘Parkrun’ section within our results page here – http://nirunning.voodooltd.co.uk/results/