New marathon bests for Noble and Brennan in London race

Larne Athletic Club held a competition to design a Half Marathon Medal. Pictured receiving their prizes in the Larne Mayor's Parlour are winner David McCullough (right) and runner-up Clayton White from Linn Primary School.  (also winning a prize was Katie Hogsett from Roddensvale). With them are Larne Mayor Maureen Robinson, parents Carol-Anne McCullough and David White and Billy Thompson and Rhonda Brady from LAC. INLT 16-313-PR
Larne Athletic Club held a competition to design a Half Marathon Medal. Pictured receiving their prizes in the Larne Mayor's Parlour are winner David McCullough (right) and runner-up Clayton White from Linn Primary School. (also winning a prize was Katie Hogsett from Roddensvale). With them are Larne Mayor Maureen Robinson, parents Carol-Anne McCullough and David White and Billy Thompson and Rhonda Brady from LAC. INLT 16-313-PR
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Larne Athletic Club’s David Noble took an astounding 23 minutes off his previous personal best at Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon.

Noble cross the line in a superb time of 3:04:54 and was followed by club-mate Paul Gaskell in 3:11:57.

Ian Brennan also set a personal best, shaving 12 minutes off his previous record with a time of 3:52:14. Another Larne AC runner, Dominic Watt, came home in 4:39:47.

Also on Sunday, it was a down and dirty race at the McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event in Portadown with two Larne AC members competing with friends.

Victoria McKinley-Hutchinson finished in 2:25:32, and Declan McGaughey came home in a time of 2:25:32.

Two Larne Athletic Club runners took part in the Born 2 Run Castleward Challenge 10k and Half-Marathon on Saturday (April 12).

Thomas Craig and Kerri-Anne Kearney were faced with forest trail, open pastures and shore line paths along Strangford Lough.

Kearney completed the 10k in a time of 56:41 (62nd), and Thomas Craig completed the Half-Marathon in a time of 1:39:49 (11th).

Three Larne AC runners took part in the Shane’s Castle 10k in Randalstown on Saturday.

The race took place in the Shane’s Castle Estate and consisted of a mixture of trail and road.

First home for the club was Ian McCluggage in an excellent time of 38:18, which secured him sixth place. Next to finish was Paul Tilson in 41:43, while Rhonda Brady clocked 48:03.