EAH Forest Trail Series – Race 4

While some of the club hit the trails and hills near Shaw’s Bridge on Tuesday night for a very enjoyable mystery trail (thanks Martin), ten of our members continued their efforts in the 12th series of Summer Trail Races with the East Antrim Harriers.

After postponement to make way for the big match last week, Race 4 returned on Tuesday evening to Woodburn Forest, the same venue as the first race of the series with 134 runners taking part. This time, however, the race distance was extended to approximately 4.5 miles.

It was a lovely evening to be out running, though fairly warm. The results:

Robin Montgomery 28:13.8 Age category win
Antra Balcuna 31:15.2 3rd female
Martin O’Brien 31:38.4
Trudy Brown 32:04.1
John Neill 34:20.5
Gerald Harvey 35:29.4 Age category win
Lisa Fleming 37:35.2
Sharon Corken 38:32.8
Brian McFarland 39:43.8
Melinda Wilkinson 40:26.0

The race was won by Matthew Hewitt in a time of 24:51.6 and Claire Donnelly in 28:52.9.


Orangegrove made a strong appearance in the final standings of the series boasting:

3rd Female overall Trudy Brown

and age category wins for the ever competitive

Robin Montgomery M45, and;
Gerald Harvey M60

From the comments among the club members I expect that the Series will prove popular again next year.