Locals tackle popular Laganside road race

THREE Ballymena athletes were were among the 687 strong field who tackled the Laganside 10K road race on Sunday afternoon.

The trio are members of Gregory Walsh’s training group who are based at Fitness First and Michelin Athletic clubs.

Local Doctor Mark Hall made the most of the flat course and perfect weather conditions when he recorded a personal best performance.

Mark trimmed 12 secs off his previous time to finish in 47mins 41secs and claim 267th place.

Also running in the male open and making his debut at the distance was athletics newcomer Timmy Turton who posted a time of 62mins 32secs.

Another newcomer Shauna Martin also produced a personal best showing in her second outing at the distance.

Shauna reduced her previous best by a massive 1min 30 sec to finish in 58mins 30 secs.

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