1. Larne AC ladies take team title at Albertville 5

    This week, Larne Athletic Club celebrated the beginning of the 2013 road racing season with an impressive haul of silverware and personal bests at the Albertville 5 road race in Belfast.

    In pleasant conditions, over 120 competitors took part in the 5 mile race, hosted by Albertville Harriers; and it was James Brown who led the Larne contingent home in 27:29 (11 th place). Wayne Morrow (14th place – 27:56) and Greg Lavery (15th place – 27:59) followed close behind, with both achieving new personal bests. Craig Hutchinson celebrated his impending birthday by winning the Vet50 category in 28:25 (18th place) before Andy Guy broke the twenty nine minute barrier in 28:56 (22nd place).

  2. Larne AC runners collect silverware

    Last weekend, Larne Athletic Club members were racing at events in Larne, Belfast and Kilclief. However, the first silverware of the weekend was not picked up at any of the above events; instead it was presented to Mark McManus and David Clarke for their outstanding contribution to the club, and to the Borough of Larne.

    On Thursday night, at the annual Borough of Larne Sports Awards, held at Larne Leisure Centre; Mark and David were presented with ‘Coach of the Year’ and ‘Veteran of the Year’ trophies respectively. Both accepted the well-deserved awards from Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Mary Peters. The committee and members of Larne Athletic Club would like to extend their congratulations to Mark, David and to the other club members who were nominated for awards.

  3. 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).

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Entry for the Half Marathon is open

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  10. 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.