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Ards 5 & Washingbay Green 10K

Another busy racing weekend with Harriers in action in two separate events over the past 24 hours. First up was Davy Lennon & Karen Hutchinson in the Ards 5 Mile Road Race. Both runners have joined the club in the last year, seeing significant progress in their running through consistent training. Davy backed this up by finishing in a time of 38.19 while Karen crossed the line in 47.48. This morning saw Ross Mercer continue his recent good form with an excellent time of 35.50 in the Washingbay Green 10k to finish in 6th position. Well done to all!
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North Coast 10K

Both Chris Collins & Gareth continued their busy summer of racing with strong performances at the North Coast 10k this weekend. They both secured top 10 finishes on a tough course with Chris coming 6th in a time of 38.04 and Gareth finishing 10th in 39.24. Well done lads!

Antrim Coast Half Marathon

It was a great day out at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon with excellent performances & plenty of PBs from our 7 runners taking part. Nick Weston, Ross Mercer & Colin James all showed that their Autumn Marathon preparation was going well as they each delivered big personal bests. Rick Hill broke 80 minutes for the first time while Pete Fraser dipped well under 90 minutes & Tim Khanna also grabbed a PB.  Times below - well done to all. Nick Weston: 1.15.15 PB Ross Mercer: 1.15.57 PB Colin James: 1.16.18 PB Rick Hill: 1.19:41 PB Peter Fraser: 1.28.16 Jim Finlay: 1.37:26 Tim Khanna: 1.41:56 PB

Slieve Donard Mountain Race

Some great performances from Larne to report about soon, but let’s start our weekend round-up at yesterday’s Slieve Donard Mountain Race. Our two regular mountain runners Billy Reed & Gareth Blair both ran well and finished up the field. Billy placed 28th overall in a time of 1.11 while Gareth finished not far behind him in 38th position in 1.16. For reference, this is the time from the car-park to the top of Donard & back! Well done to both our runners.

Race Over The Glens

Well done to Gareth Blair & Andy Liddle for their performances at Race Over The Glens yesterday. Gareth continued his busy summer of racing with a strong run to finish well up the field in 13th position. Andy returned to competitive racing action at one of his favourite races to finish in 75th position. Well done lads & thanks to Ballymena Runners for organising a great race.

Special Award for Billy Reed

Last week we had the opportunity to present a special award to club member Billy Reed for being the first runner to complete a double Rankin Round in the Mournes. This is extra special because he was also the first runner to complete the original single Rankin Round. Billy followed this achievement up at the weekend with a really impressive performance in the Seven Sisters Skyline Ultra Event to finish 9th in a strong field in the 55km race. Billy is pictured here with club chairman Jim Finlay.

Millstone Mountain Race

More good running this week from Gareth Blair at the Millstone Mountain Race. Gareth has shown a real appetite for racing in the hills and trails since joining us in the last year and continues to improve and race well. This time he finished 14th in a string field and 2nd in his age category. Well done Gareth!