Athlete Mark in great finale to fantastic year

Mark McKinstry was fifth at Gransha.
Mark McKinstry was fifth at Gransha.

Mark McKinstry continued his fine run of form with a top 5 finish on the country last weekend.

Going in the North west winter league cross country event on the grounds of Gransha, Fit N Running athlete Mark excelled in a quality field of 233 runners to claim 5th place over the 4 mile course in a time of 19mins 30secs.


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.

It will begin on Monday 12th January at the Michelin Club in Ballymena at 730pm.

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 Runnings private Facebook beginners support page.


Fit N Running weekly sessions and times are as follows:

Monday 615pm Recreational Run; Tuesday 615pm Advanced Run; Wednesday 515pm & 615pm Conditioning circuit training; Thursday 615 pm 1hour run.

New comers are always welcome.

For further information or to enrol on beginners coirse contact Gregory Walsh on 07952168016 or email

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