ATHLETICS: Seventh spot for Larne runner James Brown

James Brown
James Brown

Larne runner James Brown, representing North Belfast Harriers (NBH), took part in Sunday’s Armagh 10k road race.

The charity event attracted a sizeable field and on a hilly course and Brown finished in 35:53 - under two minutes behind the winner. His time was well short of his best for the distance but he was pleased to see off a late challenge of two others to hold on to seventh in a field of over 420 runners.

At the Queen’s 5k, and running in NBH colours for the first time, John Steele achieved his sub-20 minute target in his first competitive race of the season over the distance.

Janice Plumb eased back into racing with a time of 20:32 and third Vet female 45. Nat Glenn, in his first competitive race for quite a while, ran 17:14 and picked up third place Vet 50 category.

Larne parkrun times: Callum McIlroy 20:48 (pb); Harry Plumb 22:41 (pb); John Steele 22:42; Janice Plumb 22:43; Sandy Plumb 24:14.