In brief: Athletics news round-up

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North Belfast Harriers runners Penny Lyndsey and Carol Clarke won bronze as part of a Northern Ireland team of four at the NI 10k Championships on Sunday.

At the event, organised in conjunction with the Laganside 10k, Lyndsey timed 41:02 and Clarke 47:27 to help claim third place.

Carol Clarke and Penny Lindsay. INLT 38-917-CON

Carol Clarke and Penny Lindsay. INLT 38-917-CON

Seapark AC athlete Allan Grant travelled to Newcastle upon Tyne to join approximately 57,000 people in what is classed as the biggest half-marathon in the world.

Allan crossed the line in Sunday’s Great North Run in a time of 2.02.58.

Meanwhile, on Saturday Seapark athletes took part in the inaugural WilderBEAST 10-mile trail race held in the grounds of Glenarm Castle.

Results: Ian Cleland 1:06:41 (5th); Jonathan Beattie 1:10:44; Gillian Barnhill 1:17:58; Gary Connolly 1:19:14; Lynda Shannon 1:24:44; Karen Poag 1:36:09; Philip Poag 1:36:09 and Sara Johnson 1:43:38.

Seapark AC's Allan Grant. INLT 38-927-CON

Seapark AC's Allan Grant. INLT 38-927-CON

Larne AC had a big pool of runners taking part in the first-ever WilderBEAST and Mini Beast at Glenarm Castle.

Bobby Garrett finished the 5k ‘Mini Beast’ trail race in second place in 21.17, with Gabriel Rodgers claiming third (22.35). Patricia Blair won the ladies’ race in 22.19. She was also third overall.

In the 10-mile race Phelim McAllister was third in 1:03.59. Billy Thompson timed 1.07.44.

Heather Baxter was first lady finisher for Larne in 1.26.23.

Bryan Magee represented Larne AC in the Bearnagh race, which was Round 8 of the Podium4Sport NIMRA championship. He finished 21st overall in a time of 62.53.