The final event in the East Coast AC Club Championship Series was held on Saturday - a 5k race starting and finishing at Sandy Bay, Larne.
First to finish was international athlete Justin Maxwell, who completed the distance in 18:04. Andy Guy was second in 18:40, followed by Daniel Girvin in 19:16.
Murray Deller took fourth in 19:41, before Mark Jordan and Drew Girvin finished in 20:08 (fifth) and 21:11 (6th place) respectively. Brian Maltman continued his good form of late with a time of 21:20 (7th), with Alex Robertson (22:01 – 8th place), John Steele (22:26 – 9th) and Conor Sheridan (22:51 – 10th) all running well and completing the top ten.
Sandy Plumb looked strong as he crossed the line in 23:21 (11th place), followed by Lee Stirling in 23:45 (12th place); Lee’s time saw him awarded first place in the championship race once his handicap was added.
Glenda Girvin was the first lady home (25:00), followed by Ruth Maltman (26:05), Glenda Stewart (26:12).
At Sunday’s Firmus Energy City of Derry Triathlon - a 750m open water swim followed by a 20km cycle culminating in a 5km run - Adele Neill claimed 12th place in the ladies’ category in 1:20:20. Roy McMullan produced another top-class performance with a 1:29:02 finish time (218th).
On the same day, Phil Smyth ran the annual Flagstaff to Carlingford Mountain Race in an impressive 2:32:54 (50th) for the 11-mile distance. Three days earlier he finished the 3-mile Hill & Dale Race 9 event in 140th place (46:57).
East Coast prize-giving 2014/15: Club Championship Challenge Series Winner – Ruth Maltman; Most Improved Athlete – Rowena Davis; Female Athlete of the Year - Allyson O’Toole; Male Athlete of the Year - Justin Maxwell; Female Veteran of the Year - Allyson O’Toole; Male Veteran of the Year - Andy Guy; Female Performance of the Year - Adele Neill (Lough Cutra Castle Half Ironman - 2nd); Male Performance of the Year - Matthew Hewitt (Mourne Skyline Granit Trail Race - 3rd)
Club Person of the Year - Justin Maxwell; Female Spirit of East Coast Award - Fiona Swann; Male Spirit of East Coast Award - Chris Davis; Paddy Campbell Memorial Trophy - Kelly Deller; Junior Captains - Boys’ Captain: Rhys McManus
Boys’ Vice-Captain: Cameron Smyth; Girls’ Captain: Bradie Hogg; Girls Vice Captain: Hannah Girvin