ATHLETICS: Neill first home for Larne AC at Harriers’ trail race

Larne AC runners at the East Antrim Harriers Summer Trail Series. INLT 20-902-CON

Larne AC runners at the East Antrim Harriers Summer Trail Series. INLT 20-902-CON

Larne Athletic Club had a fantastic turnout at the first race of East Antrim Harriers Summer Trail Series.

Twenty-seven runners from the local club were among over 300 participants who took on the undulating three-mile course around Woodburn Forest on Tuesday (May 10).

John Neill was first home for Larne, clocking 18:19 to take sixth place overall (1st in M35 category).

Andy Gregg was 14th overall and took first in the M45 category in a time of 18:51. He was followed by Martan Keane 15th (19:05), Martin Agnew 16th (19:10) and David Noble 17th (19:12).

Patricia Blair was first Larne AC lady home in 20:17, taking 37th overall and first in the F35 category.

Emmett Woods crossed the line in 85th (23:07), while Dan Magill was 86th (23:12), Mark Todd 94th (23:32), and Alan Lockington 111st (23:32).

Lorraine Wharry was the second female home for Larne in 24:37, which placed her in 114th overall and second in the F40 category.

She was closely follow my Jenna McCollum (116th, 24:39) and Bernie Ragan came in 134th overall, winning the F55 category with a time of 25:21. Next home was Janine Rainey 140th overall, taking second place in her F50 category in a time 25:28.

Other Larne AC results: 149th, Tommy Linton, 25:53.0; 150th, Heather Baxter, 25:54.0; 151st, Roberta Barham, 25:58.0; 157th, Ruth Moore, 26:06.0; 167th, Karl Simpson, 26:41.0; 178th, Stephen McManus, 27:02.0; 187th, Clare McGuinness, 27:36.0; 200th, Julie Wilson, 28:15.0; 211th, Janice Deviln, 28:35.0; 243rd, Rodger Barham, 31:08.0; 277th, Tracy Mann, 36:45.0; 278th, Margaret Ferguson 36:56.0; 281st Rachel Bhamra, 37:03.0.