North Antrim Firm Continue Support for Ballymena Runners:
North Antrim Food Suppliers, Glens of Antrim Potatoes were only too happy to announce their continued sponsorship of Ballymena Runners Glenariff Mountain Race this month. The local company have supported this race since its inception and this will be the thirteenth year that the local running club has been lucky enough to clinch the deal with the local company.
This year the sponsorship continues with category winners receiving small cash prizes and all those entering will have the added bonus of a complimentary bag of Glens of Antrim potatoes! On line information on the firm can be found atwww.goapotatoes.co.uk
The Ballymena Runners event continues to grow in popularity each year as it attracts new runners to the sport of mountain running. This year the event forms part of the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Championship and will attract mountain runners from across the province. The race itself takes place on Saturday 15th March 2014, starting in Waterfoot where the action starts off in the North Antrim Village and heads inland along the Glenariff riverside for approximately 2 miles before starting a 1,100ft climb up the southern face of a section of Glenariff Glen. Once at the turn at the top competitors will retrace their steps back to the finish back in Waterfoot. The race covers around six miles in total. The majority of the course uses sections of the Ulster Way and will be well marked and marshalled throughout.
Acton gets under way at 12 noon with registration in St Patrick’s Primary School, Waterfoot. Registration fees are set at £5 and £6 for attached/unattached runners respectively. For any further information contact Jonny Steede 0773 801 6363.