East Coast Athletic Club Report 29/09/2019

26/09/19 MAD for the Road 5k

Junior athletes Charlie Wilson and Jessica McClements travelled to Moneyglass to race Mourne and District Runners inaugural event and in turn helped to raise funds for the MS Society, Diabetes UK, Cancer Research UK and Kilronan School.  From the start line in Moneyglass Community Centre, athletes headed straight down the Loughbeg Road, turned at Loup Road and sped back to the finish line at the Community Centre.  Charlie earned a new PB (00:19:07) when he placed 3rd overall.  Jessica performed extremely well to place 2nd in the ladies race in (00:22:59) when she was pipped to the line by an experienced veteran NI international.

The 5k (bottom photo) leaves shortly after 6.45pm and is straight down the Loughbeg Road with a turn at the Loup Road and back to the Community Centre


Charlie Wilson 3rd place at MAD for the road 5k, Jessica McClements 2nd place lady 5k

28/09/19 Bangor 10k

East Coast AC took turned out in force for the NI & Ulster Championship event in North Down.  Part of the Novosco 10k Grand Prix, this race gave club members an opportunity to reach their personal goals and to earn points for the hotly contested club competition. Athletes started in Castle Park and made their way through Bangor town centre before heading out along the coast and countryside to and through Groomsport, before heading back to Bangor.  16 athletes from East Coast AC took part and earned 11th place in the ladies team event and 13th in the men’s.


Brian Ruth and Kenny at Bangor 10k, Doris and Joanne at Bangor 10k

Chris Davis, 96th (00:40:27)

Brian Maltman, 143rd (00:42:46)

Paul Clarkin, 180th (00:44:51)

Alan McKittrick, 226th (00:46:36)

Kenny Holmes, 272nd (00:48:19)

Ruth Maltman, 355th (00:50:27)

Jo Harris, 423rd (00:52:28)

Polly Dix, 489th (00:54:06)

Angela Campbell, 530th (00:55:37)

Tracey Parke, 556th (00:56:19)

Ian Russell, 579th (00:57:08)

Sheila Hamill, 583rd (00:57:15)

David McWhirter, 644th (00:58:59) – new PB

Dewi Russell, 645th (00:59:04)

Joanne Knox, 755th (01:03:45)

Doris Kirby, 776th (01:04:39)

Dawn Ralph, 806th (01:04:52)

Valerie Lyttle, 808th (01:06:43)


28/09/19 Causeway Coast Half Marathon

The Causeway Coast Half Marathon race followed the paths, tracks, beaches and coastline of the Causeway Coast Way and take in magnificent scenery along the way.  The varied terrain posed a challenge for Steven Beggs and Glenda Stewart all on a bright and sunny day.  Provisional results are Steven (02:19:31) & Glenda (02:54:00)


28/09/19 Parkrun (5k)

Larne, Stephen Allen, 20th man (00:27:46)

Sixmilewater, Diane McKay, 38th lady (00:35:54)

Hasenheide, Conor Sheridan, 77th man, (00:22:01)


28/09/19 – 29/09/19 Representative Honours for the Vasey family at British Orienteering events

Orienteering exercises both body and mind as athletes navigate between two control points marked on an orienteering map.  The aim is to choose your own best route to complete the course in the quickest time.  Following on from Richard representing Ireland last week, Matthew & Daniel represented Northern Ireland at the Junior Inter Regional Championships Individuals and relay events at Bamford and Barnsley in South Yorkshire over the weekend.  Individuals M18 event was 9.5k in distance over challenging terrain and encompassed 260m of climbing with 25 controls.  Daniel finished in 27th place in (02:38:46) and was closely followed by Matthew in (02:42:28).


29/09/19 Cheltenham Half Marathon

Paula Beggs endured torrential rain and wind as she raced through the English countryside in Cheltenham over 13.1 miles.  With the start and finish line at the Racecourse on the outskirts of the regency town, Paula enjoyed views of the Cotswolds, ran along tree lined roads through Montpellier & Landsdown before joining the Honeybourne Line towards Pittville and back to a lap of the Racecourse to finish.  Paula completed the race in (02:16:48).


29/09/2019 Donegal East ¾ Marathon

Lesley Robinson travelled to Ballybofey in Donegal to race the fast 19.84 mile course adjacent to the River Finn.  Lesley ran well and finished in (03:08:48) and it all set for Dublin Marathon


29/09/19 TJ McElmeel Cross Country

East Coast AC juniors started off their cross country seasons in Armagh and didn’t disappoint.  Hannah O’Toole placed 5th and Charlie Wilson placed 8th.

Charlie and Hannah at TJ McElmeel Cross Country

29/09/19 Berlin Marathon

Conor Sheridan took in the main sights of Berlin such as the Reichstag, the Siegessäule, Berliner Dom, Brandenburg and Potsdamer Platz in a big loop through the entire city when he took part in the Marathon.   Conor was delighted to finish through the Brandenburger Gate in a time of (04:01:41).


29/09/19 Albertville Harriers 5k

Heather Malone continued to impress at the Albertville Harriers 5k event in Belfast.  Celebrating 100 years since the club was formed; Albertville set a fast and flat course and attracted entries from Northern Ireland’s elite road runners.   In a stacked field, Heather raced from Duncrue Road and placed a 4th in the ladies race in (00:19:43)  This topped off another successful weekends racing for East Coast AC.

Heather Malone 4th place lady at Albertville Harriers 5k

29/09/19 Larne Junior Parkrun (2k)

Rory Kennedy, 1st OVERALL (00:08:17)

Molly Blair, 1st girl (00:08:48)

Mark Date, 2nd boy (00:08:55)

Leo Filbey, 10th boy (00:10:38)

Saoirse Bell, 8th girl (00:12:02)

Tobias Taylor, 20th boy (00:14:04)

Ruben McClure, 27th boy (00:16:41)