East Coast runner Brown finishes second at Ballyboley

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East Coast Athletic Club was well represented at the opening race of the East Antrim Harriers Forest Series race in Ballyboley Forest this week.

James Brown led the black and yellow vests home, completing the 4.2-mile course in 23:41; this was enough to take second place.

Andrew Guy (24:50) and Greg Lavery (25:35) both produced notable performances, taking fourth and sixth place respectively.

James Robinson (14th place – 27:24) and Naoise McLoughlin (16th place – 27:41) finished just 17 seconds apart before Janice Plumb claimed third place in the ladies’ race; the ever impressive athlete covered the undulating course in 30:46.

Lee Stirling crossed the line in 32:44 (36th place), while Belfast Marathon finishers, Paul Clements and Sandy Plumb looked strong as they returned to competition. Clements ran 36:21 (58th place), with Plumb following in 38:56 (71st place). Angela Burns completed an excellent night of racing when she recorded 42:56 (26th place lady).

More East Coast AC news in this week’s Times. Available on Wednesday (May 21).