Juniors excel at XC events

East Coast Athletic Club Report 26/01/2020

 

21/01/20 District Cross Country

East Coast AC juniors were in action for Larne Grammar at the District Cross Country event at Finn Valley AC in Donegal and all achieved a top 15 placing in their age categories.  Well done to Dallan Bell (6th), Charlie Patterson (7th), Charlie Wilson (14th) and Lola Hogg (15th).  Also pictured is Katie Allen from Larne AC who placed 9th.

 

22/01/20 Flahavans XC Final

Molly Blair, Jonnie Kennedy and Rory Kennedy earned a place in the Flahavans XC Final at Mallusk Playing fields when they competed in previous rounds.  Representing their Primary School’s Cairncastle and Olderfleet, East Coast’s junior athletes excelled on the day.  Molly placed 8th in her race whilst Jonnie and Rory both placed in the top 50 in their respective races.

 

25/01/20 Parkrun (5k)

Larne

Brian Maltman, 13th man (00:25:49)

Iain Bailie, 17th man (00:26:37)

David McWhirter, 19th man (00:27:40) – NEW PB

Morna Wright, 11th lady (00:34:03)

Alfie Urwin, 27th man (00:39:47)

Corey Urwin, 28th man (00:39:50)

Ecos, Stephen Wilson, 33rd man (00:24:08)

Cabinteely, Conor Sheridan, 10th man (00:21:10)

 

26/01/20 Marathon de Marrakech

Richard Vasey swapped mountains for roads and joined more than 9,000 athletes to take part in one of the most prestigious Marathons in the world, the Marathon de Marrakech.  This was Richard’s first road marathon and he was delighted to take in the sights completing the race in (04:02:35).  The course took athletes along alleys of palm trees, orange trees and olive trees and the ramparts of the city.

 

26/01/20 Junior Parkrun (2k)

Larne

Charlie Wilson, 1st OVERALL (00:07:31)

Molly Blair, girl (00:08:34)

Mark Date, boy (00:09:02)

Soren Stranney, boy (00:09:35)

Theo Rossborough, boy (00:10:05)

Saoirse Bell, girl (00:10:12) - NEW PB

Leo Filbey, boy (00:10:30) - NEW PB

Scarlett Stranney, girl (00:12:34)

Shannon McNicholl, girl (00:14:31)

Tobias Taylor, boy (00:15:13)

Jordanstown, Isla Clarke, 1st girl (00:12:42)

 

East Coast AC Junior Cross Country Series 2020 is open to everyone born in 2003 – 2016 and will take place at 2 further venues in Larne.  There are 4 age categories: Mini 2016-2014; Minor 2013-2010; Junior 2009-2007; Senior 2006-2003.  All juniors, from all clubs and all schools are welcome.

 

Race 2 - 02/02/2020 – Curran Park

Race 3 - 16/02/2020 – Larne Grammar School

 

Registration opens at 10am each morning and all athletes must be registered at least 15 minutes before their race start time.  1st race at 11am at all events - Come along on race day to enter (£3 per entry).  In order to qualify for the Grand Final all junior athletes must complete 2 out of the 3 events in the series.  Further details and full race timetable are available in the ECAC Events sections of the club website.  https://www.eastcoastathleticclub.co.uk/junior-xc-series

Over 60 Athletes take part in Junior XC Series Race 1

East Coast Athletic Club Report 19/01/2020

 

18/01/20 Born 2 Run (Gosford) – 5k

The 6th Race in the Run Forest Run series took place at Gosford Castle grounds.  Offering a mixture of trail and road, the route took athletes through dense woodland and past Gosford Castle.

Brian Maltman, who has is a regular in the series placed 136th in a time of (00:50:12).

 


18/01/20 Parkrun (5k)

Limerick, Conor Sheridan, 11th man (00:20:45)

Waterworks, James Wilson, 63rd man (00:23:23)

 

19/01/20 East Coast AC Junior Cross Country Series

Over 60 junior athletes took part in Race 1 at Sandy Bay the gender and age category races.  The bright winter sunshine made for a highly competitive days racing and was thoroughly enjoyed by athletes and spectators alike.  Jack Frost did his very best but it wasn’t sufficient to deter the junior athletes.

Full results including times are available in the Fixtures & Results sections of the East Coast Athletic Club website     https://www.eastcoastathleticclub.co.uk/fixtures-results

Mini, 500m (2014-2016)

1st girl, Phoebe Clements, Linn PS (00:; 2nd girl, Scarlett Stranney, ECAC; 3rd girl, Eva McCosh-McKeown, Victoria PS

1st boy, Josh Brown, Glynn PS; 2nd boy, Oliver Rainey, ECAC; 3rd boy, Cormac Smith, Ballymena & Antrim AC

Minor, 1000m (2010-2013)

1st girl, Eloise McAuley, Mallusk Harriers; 2nd girl, Amy McKeen, ECAC; 3rd girl, Annabella Cole, Carrickfergus Model

1st boy, Rory Kennedy, ECAC; 2nd boy, Josh McClune, Eden PS; 3rd boy, Oliver Burnside, Model PS

Junior, 1500m (2007-2009)

 1st girl, Hannah O’Toole, ECAC; 2nd girl, Molly Blair, ECAC; 3rd girl, Isla Allen, Larne AC

1st boy, Charlie Wilson, ECAC; 2nd boy, Dallan Bell, ECAC; 3rd boy, Oisin McAllister, Larne AC

Senior, 1500m (2003-2006)

1st girl, Emma Quinn, Larne AC

1st boy, Rhys McManus, Allstars Sports Academy

 

East Coast AC Junior Cross Country Series 2020 is open to everyone born in 2003 – 2016 and will take place at 2 further venues in Larne.  There are 4 age categories: Mini 2016-2014; Minor 2013-2010; Junior 2009-2007; Senior 2006-2003.  All juniors, from all clubs and all schools are welcome.

 

Race 2 - 02/02/2020 – Curran Park

Race 3 - 16/02/2020 – Larne Grammar School

 

Registration opens at 10am each morning and all athletes must be registered at least 15 minutes before their race start time.  1st race at 11am at all events - Come along on race day to enter (£3 per entry).  In order to qualify for the Grand Final all junior athletes must complete 2 out of the 3 events in the series.  Further details and full race timetable are available in the ECAC Events sections of the club website.  https://www.eastcoastathleticclub.co.uk/junior-xc-series

Team Blair impress at Mathieson Shield XC

East Coast Athletic Club Report 12/01/2020

 

East Coast AC athletes were out in force this week at Race 6 of the Club Championship Series (Larne Parkrun) and at the Mathieson Cup & Shield Cross Country events.

The Championship Series offers 11 races of different terrain and distances throughout the calendar year and takes in both internal and local external races.  Races are open to all but only those who are members of East Coast AC qualify for Series points.  Athletes must complete at least 6 of the 11 races and volunteer at 1 race to qualify for the series with best 6 results counted for the final result.

Details of the Series can be found in the ECAC Events sections of the Club website. https://www.eastcoastathleticclub.co.uk/club-championship-series

 


11/01/20 Larne Parkrun (5k)

Race 6 of the East Coast AC Club Championship Series tasked athletes to race the Larne Parkrun course over 5k.  Prizes were awarded to the top finishers per gender on the day and the overall race winner was the quickest after handicap time had been added.  Starting from a very blustery Dixon Hall, athletes took in 2 hilly laps of Carnfunnock Country Park and were able to determine how well their winter training is going so far.


Overall handicap results will be released on Tuesday 14th Jan at Club Training.


Actual Times

Charlie Wilson, 8th man (00:21:32)

James Robinson, 9th man (00:21:33) – Champ series 1st Male

Gavin McKay, 12th man (00:21:49)

Brian Maltman, 18th man (00:22:36)

Stephen Allen, 19th man (00:22:43)

Alan McKittrick, 24th man (00:23:09)

Adam McClure, 26th man (00:23:43)

James Wilson, 27th man (00:23:49)

Kenny Holmes, 33rd man (00:24:54)

Daniel Vasey, 34th man (00:25:02) – NEW PB

Matthew Vasey, 36th man (00:25:09) – NEW PB

Sarah Bell, 1st lady (00:25:20) NEW PB – Champ series 1st female

Iain Bailie, 38th man (00:25:30)

Bernie Regan, 2nd lady (00:25:33)

Ruth Maltman, 3rd lady (00:25:41)

Josephine Harris, 4th lady (00:25:46) – NEW PB

Karl Joyce, 39th man (00:26:20)

Lesley Robinson, 5th lady (00:26:37)

David McWhirter, 46th man (00:28:22) – NEW PB

Sheila Hamill, 13th lady (00:29:16)

Sarah McMillan, 14th lady (00:29:22) – NEW PB

Denise Harrison, 16th lady (00:30:58)

Doris Kirby, 22nd lady (00:32:02)

Alison Houston, 28th lady (00:34:28)

Christine Irwin, 29th lady (00:35:11)

 

12/01/20 Mathieson Shield

Patricia and Molly Blair were back in action at the Mathieson Shield Cross Country at Mallusk Playing Fields.  The well watered course proved to be a slippery challenge but both excelled in their respective races.  Molly was up first in the Primary School girls’ race and placed 4th over 800m.  Patricia fought off stiff competition in the senior ladies race over 6k and placed in the top 20.

 

12/01/20 Larne Junior Parkrun

Rory Kennedy, 1st OVERALL (00:08:15)

Soren Stranney, 4th boy (00:09:51)

Theo Rosborough, 6th boy (00:10:23)

Leo Filbey, 8th boy (00:10:42)

Rachel Urwin, 4th girl (00:10:44) – NEW PB

Alfie Urwin, 12th boy (00:11:21)

Saoirse Bell, 6th girl (00:11:23)

Oliver Rainey, 16th boy (00:13:05)

Scarlett Stranney, 9th girl (00:13:06)

Tobias Taylor, 22nd boy (00:15:19)

 

East Coast AC Junior Cross Country Series 2020 is open to everyone born in 2003 – 2016 and will take place at 3 venues in Larne.  There are 4 age categories: Mini 2016-2014; Minor 2013-2010; Junior 2009-2007; Senior 2006-2003.  All juniors, from all clubs and all schools are welcome.

 

Race 1 - 19/01/2020 – Sandy Bay

Race 2 - 02/02/2020 – Curran Park

Race 3 - 16/02/2020 – Larne Grammar School

 

Registration opens at 10am each morning and all athletes must be registered at least 15 minutes before their race start time.  1st race at 11am at all events - Come along on race day to enter (£3 per entry).  In order to qualify for the Grand Final all junior athletes must complete 2 out of the 3 events in the series.  Further details and full race timetable are available in the ECAC Events sections of the club website.  https://www.eastcoastathleticclub.co.uk/junior-xc-series

Maxwell leads the way at ROTG

East Coast Athletic Club Report 05/01/2020

 

01/01/2020 Race Over the Glens

3 hardy souls embraced the bite of NYD and headed down the Antrim coast to Glenariff forest park for the annual hillfest!! Club Chairman Justin Maxwell led the way in a time of 00:42:07 for 40th place, Corey Urwin followed home in 00:43:10 for 55th place and Richard Vasey crossed the finish line in 00:46:12 for 100th place.   







04/01/20 Parkrun (5k)

Larne

Rory Kennedy, 22nd man (00:24:42)

Iain Bailie, 27th man (00:26:46)

David McWhirter, 31st man (00:28:50)

Sheila Hamill, 9th lady (00:29:48)

Denise Harrison, 10th lady (00:31:22)

Saoirse Bell, 11th lady (00:31:32)

Mervyn Bell, 34th man (00:31:33)

Alfie Urwin, 37th man (00:36:47) – new PB

Corey Urwin, 38th man (00:36:48)

Ecos, Lee Stirling, 83rd man (00:28:08)

Ormeau, Laura McVeigh, 96th lady (00:29:52)

Antrim, Charlie Wilson, 10th man (00:20:19)

Sixmilewater, Catherine Beggs, 42nd lady (00:36:04)

Con Smith, Conor Sheridan, 6th man (00:20:45)


04/01/20 - Born2Run (Tollymore)

Steven Beggs made the trip to Newcastle, County Down to take part in the Born2Run event in Tollymore Forest park.  Steven took part in the 10K race crossing the line in 00:53:04.

 

05/01/20 Larne Junior Parkrun

Theo Rosborough, 3rd boy (00:11:06)

Leo Filbey, 4th boy (00:11:35)

Julia McMillan, 6th girl (00:12:49)

Rebecca McMillan, 7th girl (00:12:53) – new PB

Ruben McClure, 14th boy (00:14:43)

Louisa McMillan, 8th girl (00:15:35)

Tobias Taylor, 17th boy (00:15:41)

Elijah McMillan, 20th boy (00:19:32) – new PB

 

East Coast AC Junior Cross Country Series 2020 is open to everyone born in 2003 – 2016 and will take place at 3 venues in Larne.  There are 4 age categories: Mini 2016-2014; Minor 2013-2010; Junior 2009-2007; Senior 2006-2003.  All juniors, from all clubs and all schools are welcome.

 

Race 1 - 19/01/2020 – Sandy Bay

Race 2 - 02/02/2020 – Curran Park

Race 3 - 16/02/2020 – Larne Grammar School

 

Registration opens at 10am each morning and all athletes must be registered at least 15 minutes before their race start time.  1st race at 11am at all events - Come along on race day to enter (£3 per entry).  In order to qualify for the Grand Final all junior athletes must complete 2 out of the 3 events in the series.  Further details and full race timetable are available in the ECAC Events sections of the club website.  https://www.eastcoastathleticclub.co.uk/junior-xc-series