Race Over The Glens

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7a83bd8859b513dac374506008202421Glenariff       ROG 2

I cannot praise Ballymena Runners enough for their organising of this race today. Nearly 400 runners from all over the province and a few from across the water, braved the cold and a very up and down course in Glenariff. There was much encouragement along the way, including a piper at the top, chip timing and scrumptious soup and sandwiches at the end. The goodie bag with water bottle, earphones, neck warmer plus the multi-coloured medal were all bonuses. I was please with run and came fourth in my age group (Men over 60).Thanks BRAC. All for a good cause namely SOS children’s villages, many of those helped being orphans. I thank God for health and strength. I was able to let myself go on the downhill stretches which made up for the walking hands on knees up the steep climbs!

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10571998_1020836751306434_4220028174437170158_o Downhill section. 12484745_1020836164639826_3751805394305743535_o

Beat a lot of people a lot younger including old friends from Parkrun (eh Chris!) but nowhere near the top sixty year olds who were well ahead. The rain stayed off as well thankfully. Great way to start the year!

11051989_1020843934639049_1417009852223250446_oAt the start.

886826_1020839061306203_6842622375763344867_oGlad that’s over!

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Contents of goodie bag!

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At the finish.

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