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29th February 2020

Thank you to everyone for voting our Glenlough Coastal 5k event your Best 5k event in the country!! 🏆🏆🏆

The inaugural Spirit of Running Awards Gala was held on Saturday 29th February in Armagh City Hotel. We’re a little biased but we think it was somewhat fitting that you voted an inaugural event, our Glenlough Coastal 5k the Best 5k Event. Our fast, flat, scenic, point to point race along the famous Antrim coast from Carnlough to Glenarm beat off completion from other fantastic and well established 5k races throughout the country. If the scenery, fast racing and PBs didn’t do enough to secure votes, the free burgers and live open-air band at the finish line may have swung the balance in our favour 😀

I’m pleased to say that planning is already well underway for this award-winning race to return in Q3 2020 and it promises to be bigger and better this time around. Stay tuned on our Facebook page and our website for more information on the race and how to enter online. This event sold out in 2019 and will again in 2020 so you'll need to book your place well in advance to avoid missing out!

Thank you to Spirit of Running for shortlisting our race in the Best 5k Event category, we were so delighted and proud just to have been shortlisted. We also want to congratulate and thank all other shortlisted events, clubs and individuals for striving to grow, improve, promote and support the running community in NI. As a club we are committed and determined to contribute to the positive impact that running has on individuals, groups and communities. It’s great to see so many others who are doing the same.

Spirit of Running aims to:

- CELEBRATE, the growth and popularity of running (road and trail) for people of all abilities

- ACKNOWLEDGE, the very best running events across all distances

- SHOWCASE, the initiatives and individuals who have made a significant impact on running

- REFLECT, on the human impact of running and how it has changed lives for the better

- FUNDRAISE, for a local charity that promotes and supports inclusive running, Team Kerr!

For more info see

#ProudToBeGRC 💛💙💚

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29th February 2020

On Saturday 29th February, 4 of our members; Kerry Inglis, Margaret Diamond, Margaret Quinn and Barry Morrow gave up their Saturday to complete the UK Athletics Leader in Running Fitness course, hosted by Athletics NI.

Having 4 more qualified leaders in the club helps massively as the numbers at training remain high and we continue to grow as a club. Well done and thanks from everyone in the club.

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23rd March 2020

The date for the 2020 AGM was agreed at the January GRC Committee meeting. Monday 23rd March has been selected. The meeting will be held in the Glencloy Inn at 7:30pm

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27th November 2019

Glenlough Running Club (GRC) & Carnlough Vintage Society joined forces to support the health of their local community by installing a defibrillator (Automated External Defibrillator- AED) at the local Costcutter, located to the south of Carnlough village.

Glenlough Running Club was established in 2017 and brings together adult runners from the seaside villages of Glenarm, Carnlough and surrounding areas.  The club is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of these local communities, by offering adult runners of all ages and abilities a supportive, inclusive and friendly environment for running, while taking advantage of the fabulous, breathtaking beauty of both Antrim Coast villages. 

The club was successful in their application to “Sports NI- Defibrillators for Sports Programme” and secured a defibrillator, which they have on hand at all Club events.  However, GRC committee members were keen for the device to be more widely available to the whole community and so they approached the local Carnlough Vintage Society to ask for their help by supplying a secure heated outdoor AED cabinet. The Society did not hesitate to agree to purchase the cabinet, having had recent experience at one of their local events of the importance of timely access to a local defibrillator in an emergency situation.

Permission was kindly granted by Mr L McLoughlin to install the heated secure cabinet at the local Costcutter, Bay Road, Carnlough.  This now means there is a second defibrillator available in Carnlough with the other one located at Spar, close to the harbour area, in the North of the village.

Both clubs are immensely proud of their joint contribution to support their local community and visitors to the village.

The AED is registered with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, who will provide the public with the exact location and access code, when a 999 call is made for a cardiac arrest.

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8th November 2019

On 7th and 8th November 2019, nine members of Glenlough Running Club successfully completed the QA Level 3 Emergency  First Aid  at Work programme. The Club would like to extend their thanks to Belfast City Airport Fire & Rescue  Service and in particular to local man,  Watch Commander Martin Campbell, for his expert delivery of the course ( The Club are delighted to have accessed this training, bringing their total number of First Aiders to eleven.  The training included safe use of the recently installed community defibrillator in Carnlough. While the Club hopes it never needs to use it, they are proud to be able to enhance the number of locals with an accredited first aid qualification who may be able to offer help in the event of an emergency.

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