Co Antrim Harriers members out in force

County Antrim Harriers had nine members in action last weekend with the club represented at events as diverse at the Causeway Coast Ultra Marathon and the Mourne Triathlon at Castlewellan.

Larne-based Jonathan Turner once again tackled an ultra event and added the Causeway Coast to his expanding CV, conquering the 41 miles and a tough headwind in an excellent 9:24:53. Also out for the club in the half-marathon were Irene Downey, Ally Bennett and Marion Morrow who all ran exceedingly well to finish in 2:30:06, 3:10:16 and 3:10:16 respectively.

Further south, at Castlewellan, the club’s female triathlete Natalie Davidson successfully completed the Olympic distance of a 1500m swim, a 40k cycle and a 10k run in a terrific 2:59:02, and once again achieved a personal best in the 10k.

At the Bangor 10k, Chris Barrett was first home for the club in 43:52, with daughter Lisa finishing in 51:35, and Grace Startin in a super 59:51. Heather White made her now customary appearance at the Waterworks Parkrun in Belfast, clocking an excellent 21:36.

Causeway Coast Ultra Marathon (41miles) 29/9/12 Jonathan Turner 9:24:53. Causeway Coast Half Marathon: Irene Downey 2:30:06; Ally Bennett 3:10:16; Marion Morrow 3:10:16.

Bangor 10k: Chris Barrett 43:52, Lisa Barrett 51:34, Grace Startin 59:51.

Waterworks Parkrun: Heather White 21:36. Mourne Triathlon: Natalie Davidson 2:59:02