1. Quigley wins Randalstown 10k

    In a week when some Larne AC members were resting after having completed the Virgin London Marathon, or are taking it easy in preparation for upcoming 26.2 mile events in Belfast and Cincinnati (USA); others were racing over roads, trails and mountains throughout the province.

    On Tuesday, the club held it’s annual Moore Cup handicap race on the hilly roads around Cairncastle. Fiona McToal was first off, and made use of the generous handicap offered, as she ran well to complete the tough 5 mile course in 51:33 (corrected time also 51:33), thus securing the Moore Cup title. Fiona’s husband, Marty McToal followed, crossing the line in 54:55 (corrected time 47:25) to take 2nd place, just over a minute ahead of Nikki McNeill who recorded 55:58 (corrected time 48:28) to complete the top three finishers.

  2. McManus represents Ireland, Maxwell takes Cooley title

    This week, athletes from Larne AC have participated in events in Holland, London, Carlingford, Belfast, Newcastle (County Down) and Ballymena; achieving podium places and personal bests along the way.

    Last Thursday, Andy Gregg and Bryan Magee took on the second race of the popular Newcastle AC organised Hill & Dale Series in Tollymore Forest, County Down. In wet and windy conditions, both performed well, Andy completed the 5 mile course, which has approximately 900ft of ascending in 44:25 (28th place). Bryan, who is just returning after a period of forced rest, crossed the line in 49:48 (81st place).

  3. James Brown wins Sperrin Harriers 5m Road Race

    Larne AC athletes were in action this weekend, taking part in races spanning the length and breadth of the country and over various terrains.

    On Friday night, five club members took part in the NiRunning Mile at Antrim Stadium. Phelim McAllister was the fastest of the Larne based runners, clocking 5:15 (7 th place) for the classic distance. James Robinson also ran well, crossing the line in a new personal best of 5:33 (13 th place). Wayne Morrow followed in 5:51 (22nd place), ahead of Heather Baxter (6:39) who finished in 7th place in the ladies category. Robin Alexander took twenty six seconds off his previous best mile time, clocking 7:26 (34th place) on this occasion.

  4. Podium places and category prizes for local athletes

    As the first hint of Spring appeared, athletes from Larne Athletic Club made the most of the sunshine and pleasant running conditions, taking part in several events over the weekend.

    On Saturday morning, David Noble and Geraldine Quigley took on the ECOS parkrun in Ballymena. The weekly 5km time trial is very popular with Larne AC members, who have notched up numerous race wins and personal bests. This week was no different, David Noble completed the course in 19:13 (6th place), while Geraldine Quigley won the ladies race in a new personal best of 19:42. In Belfast, Elaine Hall completed the Victoria Park parkrun in 26:17, finishing as 16th lady.

  5. Easter Weekend Roundup

    Larne AC members have enjoyed a busy and successful Easter, picking up prizes and personal bests in races in Belfast, Ballymena, Omagh and Whitehead. Just before the holiday weekend, three club members took part in the Queen’s University ‘Race around the River’ 5k in Belfast on Wednesday 27th March 2013. Craig Hutchinson led the trio home in 15:52 (60th place), before Dan Spencer crossed the line in 18:21 (77th place). Danielle McCluskey also had a good run, completing the course in 27:42 (274th place).

  6. Training moves back to Drains Bay

    From Tuesday 2/4/13 all 7pm training will be moving from the Bowling Club out to Drainsbay Car Park for the Spring/Summer Training. Please look at ALL of April’s training on…

  7. Larne AC athletes brave snowy conditions

    Last weekend, Larne Athletic Club were forced to postpone their annual AES Larne Half Marathon. Although the course was clear of snow on Friday evening, the Police Service of Northern Ireland advised organisers to postpone the event because of weather conditions throughout the province.

  8. Larne AC athletes produce impressive performances

    This weekend saw Larne AC athletes compete in several events, most notably two of the country’s most popular races; the Glenariff Mountain Race in Waterfoot and Jimmy’s 10km Road Race in Downpatrick. However, the first showing of a Larne AC vest was at the Victoria Park ‘parkrun’ event in Belfast, were Paul Gaskell completed the 5km time-trial in a new personal best of 18:27. This secured an excellent 2nd place finish out of 117 competitors.

  9. Podium places for Larne AC athletes

    Larne Athletic Club athletes have been in action again this weekend, achieving podium finishes at events north and south of the border. On Saturday 9th March 2013, talented sisters, Bernadette and Trisha Campbell travelled to Ballymena for the ECOS parkrun, a weekly 5km time trial. Both are in excellent form at the moment and this showed as they battled it out for top spot in the ladies race; Bernadette got the better on this occasion, winning the race in 22:03. Trisha followed close behind, recording 22:32 to take 2nd place.

  10. 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).