Mountain Race Round-up

Friday evening saw two Larne Athletic Club runners take part in the final race in this year’s Newcastle AC Hill and Dale Series, the three-mile Drinahilly race, both completing the necessary 6 races to count in the series scoring. The route climbed on forest paths to the mast at the top of the Donard Forest before descending through firebreaks to the finish in Donard Park. Bryan Magee was first finished in 27th place and a time of 26:10, while Andy Gregg was 36th in 26:35.


At the Meelmore-Meelbeg race on a 3.5 mile course with 1800 feet of climbing, Bryan finished 38th in 37:48, while Andy finished 72nd in 41:58. In previous weeks Bryan had a great descent at Loughshannagh Horseshoe to finish 26th (53:29) while at Millstone mountain he finished 97th (53:44). Bryan also took part in the 11-mile NIMRA Flagstaff to Carlingford race which took place in unusually hot conditions, finishing 39th in 2:38:46.


Results – Hill & Dale, Drinahilly


27,       Bryan Magee,   26:10

36,       Andy Gregg,     26:35


Hill & Dale, Meels


38,       Bryan Magee,   37:48

72,       Andy Gregg,     41:58


Hill & Dale, Loughshannagh Horseshoe


26,       Bryan Magee,   53:29


Hill & Dale, Millstone


97,       Bryan Magee,   53:44


Flagstaff to Carlingford


39,       Bryan Magee,   2:38:46