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Showing posts from August, 2021

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!