Busy week for Larne AC runners

Juliane Keane and Beverley Gaston in the Lisburn Duatlon.  INLT 16-681-CON
Juliane Keane and Beverley Gaston in the Lisburn Duatlon. INLT 16-681-CON

Larne Athletic Club’s Eddie Finn travelled to Clontarf in Dublin to run the flattest marathon course in Ireland.

He finished in 52nd place out of 77 runners in a time of 4:16, equalling his previous personal best at the picturesque 26.2-mile course.

On Sunday three Larne AC members took part in the third race of the Lisburn Duathlon series. The race consisted of a two-mile run followed by a 10-mile cycle and a final two-mile run.

Jack Baxter was first home for the club in an impressive 1:01:35 and third-placed junior. Beverley Gaston completed the course in 1:05:21 to claim 4th female. Juliane Keane, competing in her first duathlon, finished in 1:10:13 (8th female).

At Sunday’s SSE Airtricity 10-mile road race, Gillian Logan produced a strong performance finishing as sixth female overall in a time of 1:17:25.

In midweek, 10 LAC ladies ran the Ballymena Belles 5-mile race. First home was Gillian Logan (37:05, 10th). Other club results: Kerri-Anne Kearney (39:55, 23rd); Bernie Regan (41:18, 31st); Lorraine Wharry (42:18, 43rd), Claire Dickinson (42:23, 47th); Kirsten Montgomery (43:04, 53rd); Emily Boal (44:39, 72nd); Melissa Whiteside (45:04, 78th); Laura Brennan (46:09, 90th); Kerry Inglis 56:30 (189th).