1. ‘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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Larne Athletic Club celebrate a successful year

    On Saturday 15th December 2012 Larne Athletic Club held their annual Christmas Dinner and Prize-Giving event in the East Antrim Boast Club, Larne. Club members, officials, invited guests, family and friends were all in attendance as club chairman Andrew Gregg took to the stage to present the club’s popular awards. After taking moment to thank the clubs mains sponsors; AES Ballylumford and Chekkers Wine Bar, Andrew went on to summarise another very successful year for the club.

  6. Podium Finish for Maxwell, Noble Performs Well in Dromore

    On a weekend when most of Larne AC’s athletes took a well-earned break, two hardy souls laced up their footwear to participate over different terrains. On Saturday 8th December 2012,…

  7. Weekly Update

    On Saturday 1st December 2012, twelve Larne AC members made the short trip to Ballyclare for the Annadale Striders promoted Malcolm Cup Cross Country races. Basked in glorious winter sunshine, Sixmilewater Park was the perfect setting for a day of competitive racing, which saw Larne AC scoop no less than five awards.

    The ladies and Vet 35+ Men were first off. The local club were well represented in this race, and it was long serving club member Craig Hutchinson who led the red, black and white vests home, completing the tough 3 mile course in 17:15, securing 5th place overall and with it, 1st place in the Vet50 category. Club mate and friend Greg Lavery (17:22) followed in 6th place, enough to see him take 2nd in the Vet35 category.

  8. Johnston Celebrates First Win as Maxwell Smashes Record

    On Saturday 24th November 2012, Larne Athletic Club members gathered at Drains Bay for the latest of the clubs popular handicap races. Despite the bitterly cold conditions, twenty nine participants turned up to run.

    On the word of time-keepers Billy Thompson and Kieran Sharratt, Rosemary Kerr was first to set off. Bernard Brady and Phelim McAllister were last away, and a tough battle lay ahead as they attempted to catch those ahead.

    The exciting, mixed terrain course took the competitors along the Coast Road, through the old Cairndhu Hospital grounds, along the top of Carnfunnock and out towards Ballygally via the forest trail. The second half of the course guided the runners back towards Drains Bay through Ballygally and along the Coast Road.