JASON Wilson of Ballymena Runners took third spot in the Rathlin Run on Saturday.
The event is described by the organisers as ‘the most unique and challenging road race in Northern Ireland’.
The winner was Neill Weir from the Willowfield club.
Others taking part included 68-year-old David Ford, the former South Antrim MLA who is also an ex-leader of the Alliance Party and a former Justice Minister in Northern Ireland.
The Rathlin Run 10 mile race covers an extremely scenic course. It starts in the hub of the island, ‘Church Bay’ before heading inland, where competitors complete a ‘loop’ which takes them in the direction of the East Light House.
Once at the island’s Community Centre (1.6miles), the course directs athletes right and follows the main road towards the popular RSPB Seabird Centre and the West Lighthouse.
Participants then follow this undulating road, where they are treated to stunning coastal and inland views. En-route to the furthermost western point of the island, runners pass Kinramer Wood before entering Kebble Nature Reserve.
After completing a short off road road/trail section competitors turn at the RSPB Seabird Centre (5.7miles) to head back towards the Church Bay.