Belfast Marathon 2010

11 May

Apologies for the tardy nature of this post, but with all four AK writers in varying states of educational disarray, or possibly not wanting to revisit the events of Monday last, this has been on the proverbial long finger.

RPs doing the whole thing:

Robert Robb – 3:47:15

Only at 70% apparently

David and James McCullough – 4:24:30

Life-affirming Father/Son moment

Read the insider’s account here

Relay Teams containing enough RPs to be considered notable:

Pete, Chris Carson, Phil Aicken, and co. – Around the 3:17 mark

Ben didn’t do the last leg, but brazenly ran the last 100m anyway to get his free crisps

Tim arrived soon after, to claim for his team the title of Fastest Team with People We Know/Like in it

Faster Than Ben’s Car – 3:44:32


Whatever about the disappointing time, the name was still accurate. Thankfully Paul kept his hands to himself this year.

PJ’s Heroes – 3:55:46

Of course, the most anticipated event of the day, nay, the year, was seeing what costume Tagholder Mark McCavery would arrive in at the finish line…

…and he didn’t disappoint. All Mall-dwellers present were choking back the tears of pride and admiration.

Are You Taking the Mc? Renwick – 4:17:07


Despite their flagrant disregard for the rules, Renwick failed to challenge for the title of fastest friends of AK

Trinity – 4:20:14


After everyone of note had finished, tradition was observed as those of us who were still vertically orientated made the trip to Pizza Hut. This was followed by a very sleepy viewing of cult classic Disney’s Robin Hood at Renwick.

Antrim Rd. bested Shaftesbury’s finest

The obligatory session Hs and Vs was indulged in, followed by a BBQ and Psalm-sing. Sadly, this may be the last such day of fun for the forseeable, as plans are sadly afoot to move next year’s marathon to the Lord’s Day. There is a Facebook campaign, although it lamentably misses the point somewhat. Anyway, pray that the authorities would be prevented from further desecration of the Sabbath.

So as not to end on a sour note, here is a picture of Donegal’s favourite adopted son sporting his county’s colours. Tír Chonaill abú!


6 Responses to “Belfast Marathon 2010”

  1. Daniel Ritchie May 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    The second picture looks like a tribute to England’s goalkeeper.

  2. Joel L May 12, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    Good point Daniel, but David James’ afro is probably smaller than James McCs…

  3. Peter F May 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    I think our time was 3:24, not 3:17.

  4. Robert May 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Modest Pete

  5. Joel L May 13, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    Good news…

    Or bad of you were looking for excuses.

  6. Steelo May 15, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    HA!!!!!! at Paul keeping his hands to himself comment!! Good times!!!! (Tho not for Pete!)

    Loving the top Jonny!!!!!!!

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