1. Larne AC athletes in action

    Last weekend, Larne AC athletes were once again in action. The events of choice were the ECOS parkrun in Ballymena and the Sportsman Duathlon in Dundalk.

    First up, on Saturday 16th February 2013 two of the club’s ladies; Rhonda Brady and Heather Baxter joined over 100 participants at ECOS parkrun, a weekly 5km time trial held within the confines of the ECOS Park in Ballymena. Rhonda secured an excellent 8th place finish overall after running 21:31, this was enough to win the ladies category. Heather also performed well, especially when her recent marathon training and the associated high mileage is taken into consideration, she recorded 24:18 to finish in 27th place overall (3rd in ladies category).

  2. Glens Runners Charity Run

    Charity Run 2013 – The Glens Runners Annual Charity run has been set for Sunday 3rd March. The format will be similar to previous years with the route starting from…

  3. Regan claims Larne AC ‘Ballygally’ Handicap Title

    On Saturday 9th February 2013, thirty eight runners braved the wet conditions to take part in the annual Larne Athletic Club Ballygally Handicap Race.

    The course, which measures approximately eight miles in distance, takes competitors from the Ballygally Car Park, up Croft Road to the Weyburn Road and towards Mattie Moores. On reaching the popular public house, the athletes follow the undulating country roads towards Drumnagreagh Hotel before they are directed back to Ballygally via the Coast Road.

  4. Ballygally Handicap

    Times for the Ballygally Handicap are now available on the Results page. Most of the times should be accurate, certainly to within a second or two, with the possible exception…

  5. Larne AC Athletes Out in Force

    On Saturday 26th January 2012, forty Larne Athletic Club members travelled to Lurgan for the prestigious Northern Ireland & Ulster Junior and Masters Cross Country Championships. In the opening event of the day, the Male Masters 8km race, Craig Hutchinson was Larne AC’s sole representative. He completed the course in 31:06 (19th place), which saw him take 2nd place in the Vet50 category.

  6. Larne AC enjoy double success at the ECOS

    Larne AC athletes have been in action this weekend, on Saturday morning seven club members participated in ‘parkrun’ events. The FREE weekly 5km time trials have fast become the cornerstone of running in Northern Ireland since their introduction just over two years ago.

    Paul Tilson travelled to the Waterworks ‘parkrun’ in Belfast, were he clocked 19:29 to finish in an excellent 10th place. Meanwhile, six others stayed a little closer to home; opting for the ECOS ‘parkrun’ in Ballymena.

  7. Entry for the Half Marathon is open

    Just follow the link…

    www.larnehalfmarathon.webs.com

  8. Ballytober ‘Mud Bath’ creates an exciting race

    On Saturday 5th January 2013 the club held their first handicap race of the year, a Cross Country affair in the Wilson family owned fields adjacent to Ballytober Road in Larne. In what could only be described as “horrendous” mud, runners were set off one at a time on the heavy 4.5 mile course. Club newcomer John Neill produced an impressive display, starting off almost half way through the pack he picked off the earlier starters and led the competitors into the final lap.

  9. Larne AC – New Year, New Trophies

    Larne Athletic Club celebrated the New Year with an impressive club victory at the annual ‘Race Over the Glens’ trail race in Glenariff Forest Park, just outside Waterfoot. The club retained the prestigious team prize, for the third year in a row! In wet and windy conditions Justin Maxwell led the team home, covering the tough 5.5m course in 39:05 (8th place). Bernard Brady followed in 40:05 (11th place), with Wayne Morrow (40:20) just behind in 12th place.

  10. ‘Cracker’ performances at festive event

    On Saturday 29th December 2012, a record number of Larne AC members participated in the 29th running of the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker in County Down.

    The popular event requires runners to pair up and race as a team, with the added stipulation that you must cross the finish line together. This fun aspect, alongside the fantastic Christmas atmosphere and good organisation by Newcastle AC has seen the event increase in popularity and become one of the top races in the Northern Ireland calendar.