Ballyclare May Fair 5k and 10k Race Report

The new Larne Athletic Club kit got its first outing on Saturday morning as almost thirty runners travelled the short distance to Ballyclare to take part in the County Antrim Harriers May Fair 10K and 5K. The 10K course took in a loop to the top of The Square in the town centre, along country roads to Doagh and a final climb on the return to the finish at the Rugby Club, while the 5K took in the Main Street and Sixmilewater Park.

Local man Andy Gregg was first home for the club in 16th place and a time of 39:30, winning the prize for first Vet 50. He was followed closely by Jordan Heron in 22nd place, just inside the 40-minute mark in 39:54 to win the Junior male category. Thomas Morrow was third Larne AC man in 27th place (41:03).  

Beverly Gaston was first Larne AC lady in 83rd (47:16) with Kirsten Montgomery 176th (55:11) and Evelyn Cooke 204th (58:24). The full list of Larne AC 10K finishers is:

 16,       Andy Gregg,                 39:30,   (Chip 39:28)

20,       Jordan Heron,               39:54,   (Chip 39:51)

27,       Thomas Morrow,           41:03,   (Chip 40:59)

51,       John Magill,                  44:26,   (Chip 44:22)

65,       Emmett Woods,             45:54,   (Chip 45:50)

67,       Dom Dorris,                  46:04,   (Chip 46:01)

70,       Mark Todd,                   46:18,   (Chip 46:15)

76,       Charlie Meban,              46:40,   (Chip 46:36)

83,       Beverley Gaston,          47:16,   (Chip 47:10)

176,      Kirsten Montgomery,     55:11,   (Chip 54:58)

204,      Evelyn Cooke,              58:24,   (Chip 58:17)

Sean McAllister was first home for Larne AC in the 5K race, finishing 4th in a time of 18:47. On the previous Wednesday evening Sean had travelled to Banbridge to take part in the Bann 10K Race, finishing 27th with a time of 41:35 on a very hilly course. Second finished for Larne was Bobby Boal with a superb run achieving a new PB of 19:27. Josh Montgomery finished in 7th with a time of 19:30. 

Emma McKeen, was first Larne lady home in 18th place and a time of 22:42. Grace Montgomery finished 31st in 24:10 with Ciara Montgomery 32nd in 24:18. The full list of Larne AC 5K finishers is: 

4,         Sean McAllister,           18:47    (Chip 18:46)

6,         Bobby Boal,                  19:27    (Chip 19:27)

7,         Josh Montgomery,        19:30    (Chip 19:29)

15,       Stephen Gilliland,          22:27    (Chip 22:25)

18,       Emma McKeen,            22:42    (Chip 22:42)

20,       Ian, Brennan,                23:01    (Chip 22:56)

31,       Grace Montgomery,      24:10    (Chip 24:08)

32,       Ciara Montgomery,       24:18    (Chip 24:16)

37,       Karl Simpson,               24:38    (Chip 24:36)

47,       Laura Brennan,             26:16    (Chip 26:11)

64,       Emily Boal,                   27:35    (Chip 27:32)

69,       Sharon Parke,               28:15    (Chip 28:10)

79,       Shirley McCalmont,       29:08    (Chip 29:03)

82,       Pearl Henry,                 29:42    (Chip 29:37)

114,      Norma Brennan,            32:45    (Chip 32:38)

115,      Leah Steele,                 32:46    (Chip 32:42)

117,      Victoria Gracey,            32:51    (Chip 32:47)

128,      Diana Burke,                 34:02    (Chip 33:57) 

Thank You to all at County Antrim Harriers for organising another very enjoyable event.

      

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