1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Entry for the Half Marathon is open

    Just follow the link…

    www.larnehalfmarathon.webs.com

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ‘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.

  8. 2013 Virgin London Marathon Entries

    Larne AC has received THREE guaranteed entries to the Virgin London Marathon on 21 April 2013.

    Entries are much sought after with the majority being allocated to charities and applicants to the general ballot are mostly rejected.

  9. Carnfunnock Handicap

    With each passing year it gets more and more difficult to write something new about each handicap race. The placings and times may change, but there are only so many ways to describe the various courses, and informing the reader that one runner overtook another whenever this is patently obvious from the results hardly makes for a riveting report. Take today’s race for instance. Nobody needs me to tell them that the course was the same as in previous years, that the weather was indifferent, that there was a bit of climbing and descending, that some runners were faster than others, etc, etc, so as I was sitting at the computer with fingers poised above the keyboard I thought, why not just make something up? So here’s a report on the perfect handicap race.

  10. Larne AC athletes perform well as Festive Season approaches

    As the festive season approaches, Larne Athletic Club members have been in action. Last week, Andy Gregg, Nat Glenn and James Robinson participated in the first running of the ‘Slemish Charity Run’ organised by members of Ballymena Runners. Newly crowned ‘Veteran Athlete of the Year’, Nat Glenn, proved his worth, covering the tough 3 mile course in 27:50 (4th place). Andy Gregg followed in 7th place, clocking 28:40, while James Robinson crossed the line in 39:50.