McKinstry takes second in annual New Year’s Day race

Mark McKinstry finished second in the Race Over the Glens.

Mark McKinstry finished second in the Race Over the Glens.

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Ballymena based athletes Jarlath Falls of Ballymena & Antrim and Fit N Running’s Mark McKinstry claimed the top two places as a field of over 400 runners turned out for the 2015 Race over the Glens.

Staged on new years day at Glenarriffe forest Falls made it 9 successes in the race with a well timed effort from McKinstry, who produced another impressive display.

NEW YEAR BEGINNERS’ CLASS

If you feel inspired to take up running and would like to learn how to do it properly under the guidance of a dedicated fitness professional, Fit N Running have announced plans for their next beginners course, which begins on Monday, January 12, at the Michelin Club at 7.30pm.

The course will teach proper running technique, warm up and cool down routines using a range of modern training and strength/conditioning methods. This will help to to minimise injury and maximise performance enjoyment and progression.

The course will be taken by Personal Trainer and Athletics Coach Gregory Walsh who has 20 years experience as an athlete and coach.

It is suitable for all ages and abilities and designed to take take participants from scratch to 30-40 mins running over the 8 weeks.

Cost £20 for 8 weeks which includes home conditioning/run plan and access to Fit N Running’s private Facebook beginners’ support page.