Sunday saw 36 members of Larne Athletic Club travel to Downpatrick to take part in the Jimmy’s 10k road race.
First home for the club was Sammy Drummond in a time of 37:57, followed soon after by Brian Heron (38:18). Billy Thompson was next in 39:11, while Nigel Kane had a strong run and finished in 39:49. Other times: Raymond Bannon (40:04), Thomas Craig (42:02), Dan Magill (43:30), Jackie Wallace (47:11). The first lady home for the club, in a new personal best, was Heather Baxter in a time of 48:19. Other times: Jayne Liddle (48:44), Mandy Johnston (50:08), Roberta Barham (51:47), Kerrianne Kearney (52:13), Kay Drummond (53:07), John Wright (53:55), Clare McGuiness (57:49) Marty McKay (58:55 pb), Judith Millar (58.58), Roger Barham (59:32), Lyndsey Dillon (59:52), Melissa Whiteside (1:01.30), Christine Kerr (1:02.31), Laura Brennan (1:03.03), Linda Moore (1:09.48), Heather Milliken (1:12.44), Rachel Bharma (1:18.28).
Larne also had five teams entered in the relay event. Ian Brennan and Rhonda Brady were the first team home in 43:20. Sharon Spence and Jacqui McKenna finished in 58:06. Tracy Mann and Rey Magill finished in 1:07.34, while mother-and-daughter pairing Arlene Thompson and Lori Wright, finished in 1.09.56. Lyn Kernohan and Judith Magill recorded a time of 1:14.37.
Glenariff Mountain Race
Eighty-three runners turned out to compete at the annual Glenariff Mountain Race.
Seven Larne AC members completed the race. Dale Smith was first home for the club in a time of 52:12 (23rd place). It was a personal best for Dale, who beat last year’s time by four minutes.
Martan Keane was next in 29th place with a time of 53:54, while Bryan Magee followed closely in 36th place (56:21). Andrew Beattie crossed the line in 61st (1:05:27).
The first lady home for Larne AC was Laura Hamill in 71st place in a time of 1:09:57. Laura achieved a personal best over this course, beating her 2013 effort by six minutess
Next in was Amy Beggs in 81st place with a time of 1:23:18. Helen Kane followed in 82nd with a time of 1:27:33 - another great run for a first-time mountain runner.
Results: 23, Dale Smith 52:12 (PB); 29, Martan Keane 53:54; 36, Bryan Magee 56:21; 61, Andrew Beattie 1:05:27; 71, Laura Hamill 1:09:57 (PB); 81, Amy Beggs 1:23:18; 82, Helen Keane 1:27:33.