Larne Half Marathon
Thanks to Larne AC for a great day yesterday at the Annual Larne Half Marathon. With one of most scenic routes imaginable, Larne AC always manage to get the weather spot on too. 2000 runners took part. Some great running by the EAH contingent, with plenty coming into good form for the upcoming marathons. Special mention to Steven Beggs on a PB, and to Tim Khanna who had a great run. Well done lads. Onwards and upwards.
32nd Ross Mercer 1:19:53
76th Michael Allen 1:25:01
104th David Murray 1:26:40
143rd Gary Davidson 1:29:13
173rd Jim Finlay 1:30:36
208 Larrold McAteer 1:32:51
362 Andy Liddle 1:39:42
718 Tim Khanna 1:49:23
Shane's Castle Half Marathon
In what was a busy weekend of Racing for EAH, Ross Mercer took on the Shanes Castle Half Marathon in Antrim. The trail race definitely took Ross out of his comfort zone, he much prefers road running!! Despite this fear of uneven ground he performed well to finish 5th place out of 79 entrants.
Well done Ross....we all glad you made it home in one piece!
Carlingford Half Marathon
Congratulations to Rick Hill who gained a personal best at the Carlingford Half Marathon yesterday. Rick, who is training for his first London Marathon at the end of April, finished 14th out of nearly 500 runners, with a time of 1:23:38. Looks like training is paying off.
The Spud Run
Looked like pretty rough conditions for the annual Glenariff Mountain Race or 'Spud Run' as it is also known. Every runner gets a bag of Spuds for finishing. Of the 134 runners, 3 EAH men took part with David Turtle first home in 16th place. Billy Reed finished 22nd and in doing so won the MV50 category. John Neill followed close behind in 26th position. Well done lads! Hope those spuds are good eatin
Superb photo of Mark McElhinney about to take on the Barcelona Marathon. Mark a seasoned Marathon runner joined the club this year with the aim of bringing his times down. He had a great run, finishing with a time of 3:28:08 which is one of his fastest to date. Well done Mark....plenty more great times to come for sure, and the famous black n' white hoops certainly suits you well.
IMRA Glendalough Clover
Great run from Billy Reed on Saturday at the IMRA mountain race, the Glendalough Clover. The 80km route with 3000m of ascent covered Wicklow Way and St Kevins Way. Billy performed to his usual high standards with a 10th place finish. Well done!
Dune Half Marathon
Well done to Rick Hill who completed the Dune half marathon. Rick who this year is running London marathon showed his training is going well with a 43rd place finish in a time of 1hr27:13. Well run!
Billy Reid and Jim Finlay took part in the Stormont Cross Country on 3rd Feb 2018. Out of a quality field of 211 Billy finished 61st with Jim coming in 104th. Well done guys!
Raheny 5 Mile Road Race
Thanks to Raheny AC for a putting on a great event yesterday. The Raheny 5m road race, one of most iconic races on the Irish racing calendar attracted a field of over 4000. After a few late withdrawals Michael Allen was the first EAH runner home in just under 31 minutes. David Murray followed just behind him with a new PB of just over 31 mins. Well done to everyone who ran.
Arguably the best fun was had afterwards with Raheny football club, as always, very welcoming at the bar, and a great meal at the Anglers Rest in Banbridge, on the way home. Thanks to the lads from Albertville and others who travelled on the bus to help make it such a fun day.
2018 Race Over The Glens
The EAH contingent looking soaked after today's Race over the Glen. The annual New Years day event held in Glenariff Forest Park is certainly a good way to blow the cobwebs off, with some steep climbs and fast descents over the 5 mile course. 290 finshed the course and EAH runners performed well.
David Turtle 16th 36:45
Billy Reed 22nd 00:37:13
Phil McNeill 67th 00:42:37
Andy Liddle 97th 00:45:53
Well done lads