On Saturday 24th November 2012, Larne Athletic Club members gathered at Drains Bay for the latest of the clubs popular handicap races. Despite the bitterly cold conditions, twenty nine participants turned up to run.
On the word of time-keepers Billy Thompson and Kieran Sharratt, Rosemary Kerr was first to set off. Bernard Brady and Phelim McAllister were last away, and a tough battle lay ahead as they attempted to catch those ahead.
The exciting, mixed terrain course took the competitors along the Coast Road, through the old Cairndhu Hospital grounds, along the top of Carnfunnock and out towards Ballygally via the forest trail. The second half of the course guided the runners back towards Drains Bay through Ballygally and along the Coast Road.