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Sligo Coast to Coast 10 Mile Sunday 24th September At the weekend Juliane Keane travelled to Sligo to join over 300 runners in Sligo AC’s Coast to Coast 10 mile race. The route begins in the village of Strandhill and follows the coast to finish in scenic Rosses Point. An undulating road in places, but fortunate to finish before the worst of Sunday’s storm.Juliane won her age category( 50-59) and finished as 9th female overall in a time of 1:15:57 See MoreSee Less

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Excellent, great running Juliane Keane . πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘

Brilliant Juliane KeaneπŸŽ‰

Fantastic Juliane πŸ’ͺ

Well done Juliane

Unreal πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ”₯πŸ”₯ well done

Amazing. Well done Juliane

Yay brilliant Juliane Keane, well done πŸ‘

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done Juliane πŸ‘πŸ‘

Brilliant Juliane🀩well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Well done Juliane. Brilliant running. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done Juliane! πŸ‘πŸ»

Fantastic running Juliane Keane. Well done x

Well done Juliane Keane.

Well done juliane great running as always

Well done Juliane πŸ˜ƒ

Fantastic result πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸ…

Well done Juliane

Well done you..πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done JulianeπŸ’ͺ

Well done πŸ‘

Well done πŸ‘

Well Done Juliane!

Onwards and upwards now Juliane.

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Well done to Teresa in NorwayThis weekend Teresa Evans represented Northern Ireland as part of her work athletics team in Norway, in a European meet. 9 countries took part. She was 2nd home for Northern Ireland and completed the 5k course in 31:46. The course was 2 laps around the lake. Conditions were ideal. The trail course was tricky in spots but she was 6th home in her age category! See MoreSee Less

Well done to Teresa in Norway

This weekend Teresa Evans represented Northern Ireland as part of her work athletics team in Norway, in a European meet. 9 countries took part. She was 2nd home for Northern Ireland and completed the 5k course in 31:46. The course was 2 laps around the lake. Conditions were ideal. The trail course was tricky in spots but she was 6th home in her age category!Image attachment

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Brilliant well done Teresa

Congratulations Teresa! Xx

Brilliant Teresa well done

Well done Teresa

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Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘

2 weeks ago
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MASH DIRECT BELFAST CITY HALF MARATHON The Belfast City Half Marathon returned on Sunday 17th September. This year was their 10th anniversary and a completely sold out event.Despite the wet and windy weather conditions, new club member Kevin Lynch made it home in 1:26:29 (PB). The clubs tough speed sessions over the last few weeks helped achieve this new personal best.Kevin was 226th overall, 210th male and 53rd in his age category. See MoreSee Less

MASH DIRECT BELFAST CITY HALF MARATHON 

The Belfast City Half Marathon returned on Sunday 17th September. This year was their 10th anniversary and a completely sold out event.

Despite the wet and windy weather conditions, new club member Kevin Lynch made it home in 1:26:29 (PB). The clubs tough speed sessions over the last few weeks helped achieve this new personal best.

Kevin was 226th overall, 210th male and 53rd in his age category.

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Brilliant Kevin so glad you for you, this is an amazing achievement and well deserved as you've worked so hard for these results. Well done πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

Soaked Well done Kevin

2 weeks ago
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Ards 5 milerOn Friday 9th September, Alan Lockington and Jordan Heron competed in the Ards 5 miler. Jordan finished in 4th place in a time of 26:31. Alan finished in 37th place in 33:58. Superb results in hot conditions and great to see Alan back racing again.Nuala’s Big NineOn a very hot Saturday 10th, five members of Larne AC completed Nuala’s Big Nine to raise funds for the Glynn Primary School therapy dog, Nuala. Well done Laura Brennan, Diane Hawthorne, Michelle Mcintosh, Senga Craig and Kerrianne Craig. Was a great morning. You’re all glynntastic!National PSUK 10 milerOn Wednesday the 13th of September, Sean Mcallister travelled to Chester for the national PSUK 10 miler, a two lap undulating course with some 400 runners and in 24 degrees heat. Sean finished 2nd vet in his category. See MoreSee Less

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Well done everyone ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘

4 weeks ago
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Coastal 5k, Slieve Croob and Laganside 10KGlenlough Coastal 5kOn Friday 1st September no fewer than 26 Larne AC members took part in Glenlough’s Coastal 5k. PBs were set as members took advantage of the flat course and good conditions.Jordan Heron, a favourite for the win, claimed yet another top podium spot in a time of 15:22. This was made even more special as it was also a new 5k PB.Great to see Will Barham racing again. Will showed his speed by finishing as 14th overall in 17:43.Bobby Garrett’s training also paid off as he achieved a sub 20 5k in a time of 19:49 ( 47th). Paul Tilson also ran a sub 20 in 19:51(49th)Full Club Results:Jordan Heron 15:22 PBWill Barham 17:43 PBBobby Garrett 19:49 Paul Tilson 19:51Karl Dines 20:28David Johnston 20:54 Juliane Keane 21:10 Mark Todd 21:20 John Steele 21:47Ashlynn Rodgers 22:12Laura Brennan 25:25 PBIan Brennan 25:33Michelle Macintosh 25:47 PBPaul Magill 26:06Diane Hawthorne 27:37 PBMelissa Shields 28:40Sharon Bell 28:42 PBMarie Hagan 28:50 PBGail Montgomery 29:08Jeff Bell 29:22Pearl Henry 29:41Shiree Brennan 29:47Heather Graham 30:28Bethany King 31:00Heather Baxter 31:16Catherine Todd 35:56Well done to all runners, it was great to see the club so well represented. Also thank you to Glenlough Running Club for hosting yet another fabulous and well organised event. The amposphere is always mighty.Slieve CroobOn Saturday morning, 2nd September, Andy Gregg took part in the Slieve Croob 10K Challenge, an event hosted by Dromara GAC to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Hospice. The race started from Finnis just outside Dromara, climbing steadily on narrow tarmac roads to the halfway point at the top of Slieve Croob mountain some 340 metres higher up, before returning along the same route. Andy finished in 5th place overall, descending fast in a time of 49:15.Laganside 10kKevin Lynch and Juliane Keane participated in the Laganside 10k organised by North Belfast Harriers on Sunday 3rd. Conditions were very hot!Kevin Lynch 39:32 (74th)Juliane Keane 49:07 See MoreSee Less

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Great report. Well done everyone πŸ‘

Well done everyone great running and great report

Thanks for the report Juliane Keane. Well done everyone, great running.

Well done everyone and thanks for the report Juliane Keane πŸ‘

Juliane well done for this

Thanks Juliane Keane.. You missed out Catherine Todd for the Glenlough Coastal 5K.

Well do e everyone

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1 month ago
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Classic Street Mile, Warriors Run (Sligo), Rathlin Run and Antrim Coast Half Marathon Classic Street Mile (Friday 25th)A busy weekend for Larne AC kicked off on Friday evening with Jordan Heron taking part in the ‘elite’ category of the Antrim Coast Classic Street Mile. A great achievement and experience for Jordan as he held strong to finish in 5th place in an impressive time of 4:27.Warrior’s Run and Rathlin Run (Saturday 26th)The following day sawJuliane Keane travel to Sligo and Phelim McAllister to Rathlin Island to compete in two very unique and challenging runs…The Warrior’s Run and Rathlin Run. The Warrior’s Run is a 15K multi-terrain route of undulating road, fields and tracks up to the cairn on Knocknarea Mountain. A tricky and very slippery descent down meandering rocks and gravel leads runners back onto the road to the cheering crowds in Strandhill. Out of over 1100 competitors Juliane finished 24th female and 2nd Female Vet in a time of 1:26:09.The Rathlin Run, again muti-terrain, covers a ten mile scenic route and is notorious for its challenging hills. Not being deterred by the strong headwind, Phelim finished as 5th male overall and also won the M40 category in a time of 1:08:49. Congratulations Phelim!Antrim Coast Half Marathon (Sunday 27th)Next up was the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, famous for its fast course along our very own beautiful coast road. Larne AC was very well represented as 9 members took to the start line of the mass race.First male home for the club was George McKinley in a pacy time of 1:21:39, 93rd overall and 3rd in the M50 category.First female home was Anna Campbell in a very promising time of 1:42:35 (142nd overall)Club Results:George McKinley 1:21:39 (93rd, 3rd M50)Kevin Lynch 1:28:32 (203rd)Lee Clements 1:31:22Thomas Morrow 1:38:47 (441st)Paul Tilson 1:40:19 (446th)Mark Todd 1:42:13 (479th)Anna Campbell 1:42:35 ( 493rd)Emma McKeen 1:55:52 (792nd)Keith Palmer 2:03:11 (952nd)Well done to all runners for taking part and representing Larne AC in such a variety of events. See MoreSee Less

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Great running everyone ,well done.

Well done to everyone πŸŽ‰

Brilliant well done all

Great report and well done everyone πŸ˜†

Great report and well done all

Well done all

Well done πŸ‘

Well done πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ

Well Done Everyone!

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1 month ago
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Victory for Jordan at Storming the Castle 10kOn Sunday 20 August 13 members of Larne AC took part in Seapark’s ‘Storming the Castle’ in Carrickfergus. Conditions were hot with the challenge of a headwind along part of the route.It was all wothwhile though as club members gathered afterwards in Shaftesbury Park to applaud Jordan Heron as he took top spot on the podium. Jordan won the race, out of over 900 runners, in a time of 33:39.Club Results: Jordan Heron 33:39 ( 1st place)Bobbie Garrett 44:41 ( 132nd)Thomas Morrow 45:25 (154th)Paul Tilson 45:41 (160th)Mark Todd 46:05 (170th)Juliane Keane 48:54 (235th)Tommy Linton 48:51 ( 243rd) Laura Brennan 54:06 (388th)Michelle MacIntosh 56:22 (465th)Diane Hawthorne 58:59 (544th)Gail Montgomery 1:04:27 (664th)Teresa Evans1:13:32 (802nd)Catherine Todd 1:19:16 (836th)Thank you to Seapark AC for such a fabulous and well organised event. See MoreSee Less

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Well done everyone great running and great report

Brilliant, well done everyone πŸ‘

Well done everyone πŸ‘

1 month ago
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Well done to Larne AC’s Jordan Heron who totally Stormed the Castle today… Full club race report and photos to follow β€πŸ–€Massive congratulations to our male winners:1st Jordan Heron – Larne AC – 33.392nd Chris Hutchinson 33.453rd Gareth Watton 33.59NI Running Forum The Active Runner Running Events N.Ireland Athletics NI See MoreSee Less

Well done to Larne ACs Jordan Heron who totally Stormed the Castle today... Full club race report and photos to follow β€πŸ–€
1 month ago
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N Ireland Masters Track and Field On Saturday 19th of August Sean Mcallister, LAC, competed in the N Ireland Masters Track and Field. Competitors from Ireland, Scotland and N.Ireland took part in his events. Sean competed in the 3000 metres and won a silver medal behind the Irish champion. 40 minutes later Sean took part in the 1500 metres again gaining silver behind the British champion, Larne’s Davy Clarke. Sean would like to thank LACs supporting team and photographer Leah Steele, John Steele and Janice Plumb, their encouragement was very much appreciated.larneathleticclub.com/n-ireland-masters-track-and-field/ See MoreSee Less

N Ireland Masters Track and Field 

On Saturday 19th of August Sean Mcallister, LAC, competed in the N Ireland Masters Track and Field. Competitors from Ireland, Scotland and N.Ireland took part in his events. Sean competed in the 3000 metres and won a silver medal behind the Irish champion. 40 minutes later Sean took part in the 1500 metres again gaining silver behind the British champion, Larnes Davy Clarke. 

Sean would like to thank LACs supporting team and photographer Leah Steele, John Steele and Janice Plumb, their encouragement was very much appreciated.

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Good stuff Sean, well done πŸ‘

Brilliant result Sean Mcallister , well done πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fantastic Sean.

Well done Sean πŸ‘

Proud of my lovely cousin! πŸƒπŸ»‍β™‚οΈπŸ˜Š

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1 month ago
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Race Across Scotland 2023The Race Across Scotland, is a Remarkable & Unique 215-mile (346km) Coast to Coast Ultra-Marathon which follows the ‘Southern Upland Way’ across Scotland. The race started at Portpatrick harbour – a beautiful location for a start line right on the coast with the Scottish flag flying in the background.An international field of runners took on this breath-taking Scottish National trail taking them from the coastline of Portpatrick, over the mountains, along the valleys, through the beautiful forests of the Southern Uplands and along trails steeped in history to the final destination of Cockburnpath.Larne AC member Thomas Tosh Craig had a long-standing ambition to complete a single stage 200 mile + ultra-marathon, pushing physical and mental limits, seeking his breaking point. Whilst seeking his breaking point he decided that he would like raise money and awareness for The Big C Foundation NI, a local charity which is close to the family’s heart.Thomas made the trip to Portpatrick on 11th August, where he registered and left off his bag drops. After a night of little sleep due to nerves, Thomas toed the start line at 6am on Portpatrick harbour, along with runners from all over the globe (20 countries represented). The race started with typical wet and windy Scottish weather and traditional bagpipes getting them started. Thomas ran well throughout the 1st day and night battling with terrible weather conditions! The underfoot conditions were very wet and boggy which were consistent throughout the entire course.As Thomas approached the 40-hour mark entering his 2nd night of running, he started to hallucinate due to sleep deprivation and was now managing several blisters on both feet due to wet underfoot conditions along with sore knees. Having known he was only over halfway through the race, the sensible decision was to take a 45 mins nap. After his nap, refreshed and ready to go, feet patched up, Thomas headed out for his 2nd night of running.Running throughout his 2nd night, again battling with the rain, Thomas had the additional challenge of navigating the highest (2300 feet) climb in heavy fog. Thomas kept on moving forward as sunlight broke, leaving behind the mist, rain and all the mad hallucinations that he had encountered throughout the night.6am on Monday 14th August, Thomas entered his 3rd day of running. At this stage, his feet and knees were suffering, but his motivation, determination and drive was as high as it ever was as he knew he was closing in on the finish. He knew his feet and knees were only going to get worse, but he had a footcare and knee pain management plan to ensure these were not going to retire him from the race. At this stage many runners had already withdrawn with the majority having feet and blisters issues.Thomas continued to make steady progress throughout the day, keeping on top of his nutrition and fluids. Entering late afternoon and preparing for his 3rd and final night of running, the sleep deprivation kicked in again with the vision and audio hallucinations commencing. Again, Thomas took the sensible decision to take a 45 mins nap. After his nap, Thomas was delighted to see family friends (Sarah and Bex) who had made the journey from Newcastle to support him at this check point bringing along some chips. Patched up, refreshed and ready to go, Thomas headed out into his final night of running.At this point, Thomas was informed that he had made steady progress through the field and was just lying outside the top 25 spot. Anyone that achieves a top 25 position receives a gold buckle medal, so with this seed planted, Thomas worked hard throughout the night and headed into his final check point high in spirits. Thomas had a quick turnaround, feet patched up, t-shirt changed and with some food onboard, Thomas left the last checkpoint with a plan to nail one of these gold buckles.Thomas worked hard throughout his 4th day in very warm and sunny conditions. Similar to all runners, Thomas was sore, battered and tired, but he kept pushing hard, passing fellow runners in the final stages.Heading to the final miles Thomas was excited to get to the finish line and to see another familiar face (his wife) and realise his dream of achieving a 200+ mile ultra marathon. In these final stages, Thomas experienced a range of emotions as he ran around the cliff edges of Cockburnpath.After leaving Portpatrick at 6am on Saturday 12th August, Thomas crossed the finish line in Cockburnpath on Tuesday 15th August at 16:34 hours, recording 82 hours 34 minutes and 29 seconds. The course this year measured 220 miles dues to a diversion on the course.Thomas secured 22nd position ensuring he obtained his gold buckle. We quickly realised how unforgiving the course and the weather was, as 131 runners toed the start lined with only 57 runners crossing the finishing line.Thomas thoroughly enjoyed this journey, along with the highs came lows, but he had trained and prepared for these tough times. As well as this being a physical challenge, it was also a massive mental challenge with a range of emotions experienced.The event was run by GB Ultras, and it was 1stclass with it being well supported and crewed throughout the entire race. The volunteers went above and beyond to ensure that failure was not an option.Finally, a massive thanks to all Thomas’ Family and friends for the support prior to this event and during this event. See MoreSee Less

Race Across Scotland 2023

The Race Across Scotland, is a Remarkable & Unique 215-mile (346km) Coast to Coast Ultra-Marathon which follows the Southern Upland Way across Scotland. The race started at Portpatrick harbour - a beautiful location for a start line right on the coast with the Scottish flag flying in the background.

An international field of runners took on this breath-taking Scottish National trail taking them from the coastline of Portpatrick, over the mountains, along the valleys, through the beautiful forests of the Southern Uplands and along trails steeped in history to the final destination of Cockburnpath.

Larne AC member Thomas Tosh Craig had a long-standing ambition to complete a single stage 200 mile + ultra-marathon, pushing physical and mental limits, seeking his breaking point. Whilst seeking his breaking point he decided that he would like raise money and awareness for The Big C Foundation NI, a local charity which is close to the family’s heart.

Thomas made the trip to Portpatrick on 11th August, where he registered and left off his bag drops. After a night of little sleep due to nerves, Thomas toed the start line at 6am on Portpatrick harbour, along with runners from all over the globe (20 countries represented). The race started with typical wet and windy Scottish weather and traditional bagpipes getting them started. 

Thomas ran well throughout the 1st day and night battling with terrible weather conditions! The underfoot conditions were very wet and boggy which were consistent throughout the entire course.
As Thomas approached the 40-hour mark entering his 2nd night of running, he started to hallucinate due to sleep deprivation and was now managing several blisters on both feet due to wet underfoot conditions along with sore knees. Having known he was only over halfway through the race, the sensible decision was to take a 45 mins nap. After his nap, refreshed and ready to go, feet patched up, Thomas headed out for his 2nd night of running.

Running throughout his 2nd night, again battling with the rain, Thomas had the additional challenge of navigating the highest (2300 feet) climb in heavy fog. Thomas kept on moving forward as sunlight broke, leaving behind the mist, rain and all the mad hallucinations that he had encountered throughout the night.
6am on Monday 14th August, Thomas entered his 3rd day of running. At this stage, his feet and knees were suffering, but his motivation, determination and drive was as high as it ever was as he knew he was closing in on the finish. He knew his feet and knees were only going to get worse, but he had a footcare and knee pain management plan to ensure these were not going to retire him from the race. At this stage many runners had already withdrawn with the majority having feet and blisters issues.

Thomas continued to make steady progress throughout the day, keeping on top of his nutrition and fluids. Entering late afternoon and preparing for his 3rd and final night of running, the sleep deprivation kicked in again with the vision and audio hallucinations commencing. Again, Thomas took the sensible decision to take a 45 mins nap. After his nap, Thomas was delighted to see family friends (Sarah and Bex) who had made the journey from Newcastle to support him at this check point bringing along some chips.  Patched up, refreshed and ready to go, Thomas headed out into his final night of running.

At this point, Thomas was informed that he had made steady progress through the field and was just lying outside the top 25 spot. Anyone that achieves a top 25 position receives a gold buckle medal, so with this seed planted, Thomas worked hard throughout the night and headed into his final check point high in spirits. Thomas had a quick turnaround, feet patched up, t-shirt changed and with some food onboard, Thomas left the last checkpoint with a plan to nail one of these gold buckles.

Thomas worked hard throughout his 4th day in very warm and sunny conditions. Similar to all runners, Thomas was sore, battered and tired, but he kept pushing hard, passing fellow runners in the final stages.
Heading to the final miles Thomas was excited to get to the finish line and to see another familiar face (his wife) and realise his dream of achieving a 200+ mile ultra marathon. In these final stages, Thomas experienced a range of emotions as he ran around the cliff edges of Cockburnpath.

After leaving Portpatrick at 6am on Saturday 12th August, Thomas crossed the finish line in Cockburnpath on Tuesday 15th August at 16:34 hours, recording 82 hours 34 minutes and 29 seconds. The course this year measured 220 miles dues to a diversion on the course.

Thomas secured 22nd position ensuring he obtained his gold buckle. We quickly realised how unforgiving the course and the weather was, as 131 runners toed the start lined with only 57 runners crossing the finishing line.

Thomas thoroughly enjoyed this journey, along with the highs came lows, but he had trained and prepared for these tough times. As well as this being a physical challenge, it was also a massive mental challenge with a range of emotions experienced.
The event was run by GB Ultras, and it was 1stclass with it being well supported and crewed throughout the entire race. The volunteers went above and beyond to ensure that failure was not an option.

Finally, a massive thanks to all Thomas’ Family and friends for the support prior to this event and during this event.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Amazing Thomas Tosh Craig what an achievement πŸ‘ πŸ’ͺ🀩

Amazing Thomas Tosh Craig

Legend 🍻

One word – Wow

Absolute machine Tosh.

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2 months ago
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Connswater 5, Lurig and Isle of ManGreat to see Craig Hutchinson pull on the Larne vest again. First road race in 3 years, first time running Connswater 5 and a fab first M60, in a time of 34.38. On Saturday the 12th August two Larne AC members headed up the coast for the Lurig mountain race in Cushendall held by Glens Runners. Out of 351 runners taking part, Sinead-marie Mcallister finished in a time of 50:15 and placed 148th, 6th in female open. Her first time doing this race and only a week after the trail marathon. Next home was Aaron Mulvenna who finished 204th in a time of 54:12.Well done also to Emma McKeen who ran the Isle of Man Half Marathon at the weekend. See MoreSee Less

Connswater 5, Lurig and Isle of Man

Great to see Craig Hutchinson pull on the Larne vest again. First road race in 3 years, first time running Connswater 5 and  a fab first M60, in a time of 34.38. 

On Saturday the 12th August two Larne AC members headed up the coast for the Lurig mountain race in Cushendall held by Glens Runners. Out of 351 runners taking part, Sinead-marie Mcallister finished in a time of 50:15 and placed 148th, 6th in female open. Her first time doing this race and only a week after the trail marathon. Next home was Aaron Mulvenna who finished 204th in a time of 54:12.

Well done also to Emma McKeen who ran the Isle of Man Half Marathon at the weekend.Image attachmentImage attachment

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