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Larne Athletic Club is Larne’s leading athletics club, we are a friendly club who welcomes all levels of ability be it for competition or keeping fit.

3 weeks ago
Larne Athletic Club

Mullaghcarn Giant Mountain RaceOn Saturday 29th June, two Larne AC members took part in the inaugural Mullaghcarn Giant Mountain Race, starting in the very scenic setting of Gortin Glens Forest Park near Omagh. Hosted by Carmen Runners, the route covered 12km distance and 500m total ascent, summiting the most southerly peak of the Sperrin Mountains, Mullaghcarn (542m), where the Giant stands.The event was well supported with almost 130 runners taking part. Andy Gregg finished in 49th place and a time of 1:12:15 while Sinead-Marie McAllister finished in 79th place and a time of 1:21:55. See MoreSee Less

Mullaghcarn Giant Mountain Race
On Saturday 29th June, two Larne AC members took part in the inaugural Mullaghcarn Giant Mountain Race, starting in the very scenic setting of Gortin Glens Forest Park near Omagh. Hosted by Carmen Runners, the route covered 12km distance and 500m total ascent, summiting the most southerly peak of the Sperrin Mountains, Mullaghcarn (542m), where the Giant stands.
The event was well supported with almost 130 runners taking part. Andy Gregg finished in 49th place and a time of 1:12:15 while Sinead-Marie McAllister finished in 79th place and a time of 1:21:55.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Super running you two πŸ‘πŸ‘

3 weeks ago
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On Saturday the 29th of June 2024, One member of L.A.C travelled to The Mary Peters Track in Belfast for The N.ireland Track and Field Championship which included athletes from S.Ireland. Sean Mcallister took part in the 800 metres and 3000 metres.First up in the 800 metres Sean ended up in third place and receiving the Bronze Medal on the podium. 45 minutes later Sean ended up in 4th position in the 3000 metres.Sean was second N.ireland athlete in both events. See MoreSee Less

On Saturday the 29th of June 2024, One member of L.A.C travelled to The Mary Peters Track in Belfast for The N.ireland Track and Field Championship which included athletes from S.Ireland. Sean Mcallister took part in the 800 metres and 3000 metres.First up in the 800 metres Sean ended up in third place and receiving the  Bronze Medal on the podium. 45 minutes later Sean ended up in 4th position in the 3000 metres.Sean was second N.ireland athlete in both events.Image attachment

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Congratulations Sean πŸŽ‰

Great running Sean! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

3 weeks ago
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On the 21st June sinead McAllister completed the last race of the hill & dale series held by Newcastle ac the race is drinahilly which is up through donard forest up to the mast and winding down through the tracks and forest it’s shortest race of the series 3.55mile with 846ft elevation finishing in a time of 34:19 placing 131st out of 258.21st in overall females out of 83.This was Sinead’s 5th race in the series one shy of completing/ranking in the series. It’s been great to use the series for social/enjoyable runs and concentrating efforts on the ongoing nimra and also ulster series and cycling.Aside from this sinead recieved this medal for placing 2nd female in the ulster mountain running championship series back at the start of the season in the glenariff spud run 9/3/24 See MoreSee Less

On the 21st June sinead McAllister completed the last race of the hill & dale series held by Newcastle ac the race is drinahilly which is up through donard forest up to the mast and winding down through the tracks and forest it’s shortest race of the series 3.55mile with 846ft elevation finishing in a time of 34:19 placing 131st out of 258.
21st in overall females out of 83.
This was Sinead’s 5th race in the series one shy of completing/ranking in the series. It’s been great to use the series for social/enjoyable runs and concentrating efforts on the ongoing nimra and also ulster series and cycling.

Aside from this sinead recieved this medal for placing 2nd female in the ulster mountain running championship series back at the start of the season in the glenariff spud run 9/3/24Image attachment

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Well done Sinead-marie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

Brilliant, well done Sinead-marie..πŸ‘πŸ‘

3 weeks ago
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Congratulations to Ciara Darragh, winner of our club race on Tuesday evening. See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Ciara Darragh, winner of our club race on Tuesday evening.

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Brilliant Ciara, well done πŸ‘πŸ†

Well done Ciara πŸ‘πŸ‘

Excellent Ciara

3 weeks ago
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Larne AC members who competed in the recent Fairhill 5 mile race in Ballymena See MoreSee Less

Larne AC members who competed in the recent Fairhill 5 mile race in Ballymena
3 weeks ago
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Purple LadiesOn Wednesday 26th June, 5 members of Larne Athletic Club joined the 262 Ladies running the Purple Ladies 5k in Ballymoney. Showing off our new vests, which were complemented by many, it was a beautiful evening for a run. First home for the club was Melissa Shields in 30:10 in 140th position closely followed by Gail Montgomery 30:23 (142nd), Sharon Bell in 31:04 (159th), Pearl Henry 33:39 (210th) and Catherine Todd in 35:06 (223rd). Well done to all runners and thank you to Springwell Purple Ladies 5k for a great race and fantastic spread to follow as always! See MoreSee Less

Purple Ladies

On Wednesday 26th June, 5 members of Larne Athletic Club joined the 262 Ladies running the Purple Ladies 5k in Ballymoney. Showing off our new vests, which were complemented by many, it was a beautiful evening for a run. First home for the club was Melissa Shields in 30:10 in 140th position closely followed by Gail Montgomery 30:23 (142nd), Sharon Bell in 31:04 (159th), Pearl Henry 33:39 (210th) and Catherine Todd in 35:06 (223rd). Well done to all runners and thank you to Springwell Purple Ladies 5k for a great race and fantastic spread to follow as always!Image attachmentImage attachment
1 month ago
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The team results for last nights East Antrim Interclub race, based on Final results today. Well done to Mallusk Harriers ladies team and Ballymena Runners Men team. Thanks to all the clubs involved in the race:- See MoreSee Less

The team results for last nights East Antrim Interclub race, based on Final results today. Well done to Mallusk Harriers ladies team and Ballymena Runners Men team. Thanks to all the clubs involved in the race:-

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Is this a change to the ladies winning team announced last night, has it been worked out differently now?

Larne Athletic Club does the team prize not normally go by the lowest scoring team?

Awesome job girls πŸ’ͺ

Glens Runners have located the ladies trophy,will get it to Mallusk Harriers , only the fifth fastest runner counts, we misunderstood the assignment

Incredible results. Delighted for our ladies and gents πŸ₯³πŸ€©

Brilliant results mallusk men n ladies true legends πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›

Amazing results for Mallusk Harriers !

Incredible team Mallusk Harriers πŸ†πŸ†

Go on Mallusk Harriers

Mandy YW YEO πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

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1 month ago
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Hill and Dale LoughshannaghOn Thursday evening, 6th June, two Larne AC members took part in the Loughshannagh Hill and Dale Race, the 8th round in the series. Probably the most picturesque of the Hill and Dale races and one of the toughest, the 4-plus-mile course started near Spelga Reservoir and took in the peaks of Ott, Slieve Loughshannagh, Doan and Carn Mountain with views into the Silent Valley and beyond.Andy Gregg climbed comfortably, losing some places on the descent from Doan but finishing strong in 109th place and a time of 1:02:26. Sinead-Marie McAllister enjoyed her first time around the course, finishing in 147th place and a time of 1:07:55.The penultimate race in the series is over Meelmore and Meelbeg mountains next Thursday evening. See MoreSee Less

Hill and Dale Loughshannagh

On Thursday evening, 6th June, two Larne AC members took part in the Loughshannagh Hill and Dale Race, the 8th round in the series. Probably the most picturesque of the Hill and Dale races and one of the toughest, the 4-plus-mile course started near Spelga Reservoir and took in the peaks of Ott, Slieve Loughshannagh, Doan and Carn Mountain with views into the Silent Valley and beyond.

Andy Gregg climbed comfortably, losing some places on the descent from Doan but finishing strong in 109th place and a time of 1:02:26. Sinead-Marie McAllister enjoyed her first time around the course, finishing in 147th place and a time of 1:07:55.

The penultimate race in the series is over Meelmore and Meelbeg mountains next Thursday evening.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done folks πŸ‘πŸ‘

1 month ago
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Cairncastle Classic Fell RaceOn Saturday 1st June, five Larne Athletic Club runners took part in the annual Cairncastle Classic Fell Race organised by East Coast Athletic Club on what turned out to be pleasantly warm and dry conditions. The 10-mile race included around 2200 feet of climbing and was the eighth round of this year’s NIMRA Championship Series.Starting in Ballygally, participants ran uphill on Cairncastle Road then onto a farmer’s track before the steep climb to the top of Knock Dhu. Runners then ran along the picturesque Sallagh Braes before retracing their steps to Linford Car Park and beyond to Scawt. The varied descent took in fields, then a rocky tractor path before reaching the Coast Road and a flat run back to Ballygally before turning upwards again towards the finish at Cairncastle Primary School.Thomas Craig was first finished for Larne AC with a very strong run for 23rd place and a time of 1:36:54. Andy Gregg was next, finishing 35th in 1:43:47, slightly faster than last year’s result.Sinead-Marie McAllister had another great mountain run, finishing 47th in 1:50:35 and well placed in the Female Open category. Sinead was competing at Cairncastle fresh from taking part in the Millstone Hill and Dale Race on Thursday night where she finished 165th from 259 with a time of 1:01.Juliane Keane, competing in her first mountain race, finished 80th in a time of 2:19:14, while Sean McAllister completed the course as tail runner.Thank You to all at East Coast Athletic Club for organising a very enjoyable event.Photos courtesy of East Coast Athletic Club Facebook Page. See MoreSee Less

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Great work everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘

Amazing results, well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘

2 months ago
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Ballyclare May FairOn Saturday 25th May over twenty Larne AC members joined approx 650 runners to compete in both the 5k and 10k in Ballyclare. Well done to all members running strong and to Jordan Heron claiming 2nd place on the podium in the 10k. Fabulous to see so many red vests! A great day was had by all and a special thank you to Co.Antrim Harriers for the very generous spread after the races.5k Craig Hutchinson 20:13 (21st,πŸ… 1st M60)John Steele 20:42 (24th)Sean Mcallister 21:22 ( 37th)Mark Todd 21:42 (40th)Juliane Keane 22:17 (45th, πŸ…1st F50)Iain Baille 27:18 (94th)Diane Hawthorne 27:57 (107th)Michelle Mcintosh 29:40 (140th)Melissa Shields 30:01 (146th)Gail Montgomery 30:10 (147th)Teresa Evans 33:46 (184th)Catherine Todd 35:27 (236th)10kJordan Heron 32:05 (πŸ†2nd place overall)Billy Thompson 42:34 (43rd)Alan Lockington 43:00 (49th)Andy Gregg 43:07 (50th, πŸ…1st M55)Colin McVicker 44:19 (66th)Dom Dorris 44:54(73rd)Megan McMurray 47:34 (105th)Emma McKeen 49:05 (130th)Laura Brennan 55:27 ( 236th) See MoreSee Less

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Well done everyone

Well done everyone πŸ‘

amazing πŸ‘

Well done everyone great running

2 months ago
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Hill and Dale On Thursday the 23rd a windy and cold night was Luke’s race as part of the hill and dale series which starts and finishes at Meelmore lodge climbing Slievenaglogh and Luke’s mountain is 7km and 500m. Sinead finished in a time of 58:16, placing 15th female out of 57 and overall 123rd out of 215.On Saturday the 25th Sinead competed for the first time in the Pat Dunbar nimra race hosted by Newry AC, a medium distance race that was tough consisting of constant running and climbing a distance of 8miles and 2240ft elevation running through forests and up steep ascents through to pierces castle summit before the final decent from Rocky Mountain. Sinead had a great race and thoroughly enjoyed the race route and the post race dip in the stream she finished in a time of 1:39 and placed 6th female finishing 38th out of 52.Travelling down with East Coast AC Andrew Topping who had a super run too. See MoreSee Less

Hill and Dale 
On Thursday the 23rd a windy and cold night was Luke’s race as part of the hill and dale series which starts and finishes at Meelmore lodge climbing Slievenaglogh and Luke’s mountain is 7km and 500m. Sinead finished in a time of 58:16, placing 15th female out of 57 and overall 123rd out of 215.

On Saturday the 25th Sinead competed for the first time in the Pat Dunbar nimra race hosted by Newry AC, a medium distance race that was tough consisting of constant running and climbing a distance of 8miles and 2240ft elevation running through forests and up steep ascents through to pierces castle summit before the final decent from Rocky Mountain. Sinead had a great race and thoroughly enjoyed the race route and the post race dip in the stream she finished in a time of 1:39 and placed 6th female finishing 38th out of 52.

Travelling down with East Coast AC Andrew Topping who had a super run too.Image attachment
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