Race over the Glens 2017



On Monday 2nd January 2017, 16 Larne AC athletes joined nearly four hundred athletes descended on Glenariff Forest Park just outside Waterfoot for the 21st annual running of the Race over the Glens.

The course, which measured approximately 6 miles in distance, athletes start on a fast road section before ascending to the course’s highest point where they were greeted by a lone piper; from here, the field negotiated a long descent, at the bottom of which, they would then face a gruelling climb back up towards the piper. The final stretch competitors descend towards the finish which was located just off the entrance road into the Forest Park, close to the Exhibition Centre.

First home for Larne was David Noble in 29th position with a time of 42:47, next was Bryan Magee in 43rd with a great time 44:50, followed by Sean McAllister in 61st with a time 46:12, then James Topping in 62nd with a brilliant time of 46:25, seconds later Andy Gregg in 64th with a time of 46:23, next home was Jonathan Topping with a very strong run in 74th with a time of 47:18, Nigel Kane was next in with a time of 48:23 in 88th position. Gabriel Rodgers got inside the top 100 coming in with a time of 48:40 in 96th position. Next home with a sub 50min was Paul Tilson in 103rd with a time of 49:21.

Dom Dorris running the race for the first time with a great time of 53:57 in position 148th. First Larne AC female home Beverley Gaston 193rd overall with a time 56:19, next home Alan Molloy 255th (1:00:28), Bernie Regan 262nd (1:01:30), Elaine Hall 269th (1:01:49), Melissa Shields 327th (1:10:15) and Teresa Evans 344th (1:13:47)

Larne AC would like to thank of Ballymena Runners for another great event.

Results:- ROTG