Born 2 Run’s Glenarm Castle Challenge

On Saturday 14th April 2018, over 800 competitors descend on Glenarm Castle, for the inaugural running of Born 2 Run’s Glenarm Castle Challenge. Larne AC had 31  runners talking part in the events and also had members marshaling in event.

The event offered runners a range of distances with a Half Marathon, a 10k and a 5k option.  First up was Half Marathon race starting at 10am with 250+ runners Larne AC had 11 runners in this event. 1st in for Larne AC was David Noble with a time of 1:25:34 and 2nd overall. Marten Keane was next in with a fantastic time of 01:30:53 and 5th overall follow by Marten and just 2 weeks after running 100+ miles from Belfast to Dublin was Phelim McAllister in a brilliant time of 1:31:06 in 6th placed. Thomas Tosh Craig was the next Larne finisher in 24th and time of 01:39:33.

The rest of the position and times for the Half

Pos Name time
49 Thompson Crawford 01:47:33
55 Steven Gilliland 01:50:47
86 MARK TODD 01:55:01
139 Andrew Davidson 02:04:31
148 Ralph Lavery 02:06:40
220 Jennifer Mulvenna 02:26:21
249 Catherine TODD 02:47:43

Next up was the 10k race, Larne had 12 runners in this event joining 350+ runners. First home was Beverley Gaston with a great time of 49:22, 34th overall and 2nd in F35 age category, next home was Juile Allen 50:36  with a great result of 1st in the F45 age category, follow in my Roberta Barham coming 2nd in the F45 age category with a time of 50:48. 1st Male home for Larne AC was Charlie Meban with a time of 50:50. Sinead Marie McAllister was next with a strong run and time of 54:03. Maureen Mccollum breaking the 55 minutes with a time of 54:37. Elaine Hall was next with a time of 01:03:03, follow closely with Melissa Shields with a time of 01:03:11. The Larne ladies finishing the 10K was completed by Margaret Ferguson with a time of 01:23:05.

Final event was the 5K race First in was Will Barham with a fantastic time of 20:14 in 4th place, closely follow by Josh Montgomery with another brilliant time of 20:25 in 5th place. Next was Patricia Blair getting ready for London Marathon but still getting a 2nd female place with a time of 20:36 and 7th overall. Result of the day goes to Katie Allen with a time of 24:21 and an amazing result of 3rd Female.

The rest of the position and times for the 5K.

Pos Name time
22 Esther McBride 00:26:07
29 Eva Conway 00:27:33
50 Roger Barham 00:29:52
60 Linzi Conway 00:31:06
92 SENGA CRAIG 00:34:13
108 Norma Brennan 00:35:33
116 Helen McCluggage 00:36:04
127 Mairi McGregor 00:37:58

Well done to all the Larne AC runners, thanks to all the Larne AC supporters, Marshall’s and Born 2 Run for a great event.

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