Race Reports w/e 4th March 2018

Hall Booth finishes in the top ten on the East Coast, Terry Foley conquers Slieve Gallion and Martin Harris travels to London for the inaugural Big Half.

The Big Half
The inaugural Vitality Big Half was held in London on Sunday. Organised by the same company that organise the London Marathon, the route started beside Tower Bridge before going to Canary Wharf, back over the Tower Bridge and ending in the shadow of the Cutty Sark beside Greenwich Park ... in effect, the first part of the London Marathon in reverse.

Attracting just short of 12,000 runners the event was won by Mo Farah while well known Swiss athlete Marcel Hug held off the challenge of David Weir to win the wheelchair race.

Martin Harris represented Ballymena Runners at the event, crossing the line in 2:39:13 to set a new personal best over the half marathon distance.

East Coast AC Championship series
Congratulations to Hall Booth on securing a top ten finish in the latest race, a 10-miler, in the East Coast AC championship series. Competing as a guest runner, Hall recorded a time of 1:14:39 to crossed the line in 10th place.

Slieve Gallion Challenge
Terry Foley was the sole club runner at the recent Slieve Gallion Challenge 10k. On a tough course which included a number of sizeable climbs and despite suffering calf issues from around 8k, Terry battled through to come home in 1:00:24.

 Terry Foley competes in the Slieve Gallion 10k

Terry Foley competes in the Slieve Gallion 10k

 Martin Harris focuses on the finishing line in the Vitality Big Half

Martin Harris focuses on the finishing line in the Vitality Big Half