Brown takes third at Albertville five-mile road race in Belfast

East Coast's James Brown powers home at the Albertville five-mile event.
East Coast's James Brown powers home at the Albertville five-mile event.

East Coast Athletic Club’s action-packed weekend kicked off at the local Larne parkrun on Saturday. The club had 14 members taking part with many claiming personal bests.

David Clarke led the ECAC contingent home in 18:33, taking almost a minute off his best time and claiming second place. Andy Guy was next in 18:49, securing third.

Mark Lockwood was 12th (24:26), while Carol Clarke finished second in the ladies’ category in (26:47, pb). Kelly Deller (28:17 pb) took fifth (ladies’ category). Seven-year-old East Coast Cheetah Rhys McManus, accompanied by dad, Mark, finished in an impressive 29:30, taking 20th place.

Rowena and Chris Davis timed 32:13 (8th lady) and 32:14 (32nd overall) respectively.

Other times: Caoilfhinn McLoughlin (38:27); Kirstie Gore (42:05); Keilan McManus (49:05), Maggie Deller (49:15) also completed their first-ever parkrun accompanied by Jenny Magill (49:06).

James Brown, Allan McCullough, Naoise McLoughlin and James Robinson took part in the ‘Albertville 5-mile’ road race in Belfast.

Brown powered down the finishing straight securing third in a new personal best of 26:34.

Elsewhere, Justin Maxwell took a top-10 finish at the Slieve Gullion mountain race when he completed the tough course in 35:44.

On Sunday, international triathlete, Adele Neill completed the at the Setanta Triathlon Club’s Duathlon in an impressive 1:00:05, claiming third place in an extremely competitive ladies’ event.

Davy Clarke also completed the Setanta Triathlon Club Duathlon, finishing second in his Vet50 category.