Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2015


The Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on
Monday 28th December 2015 at 1:00 PM.


  • All teams must pre enter using the online registration system
  • Entry fee of £25 / team is payable at time of registration
  • NO refunds are available
  • There is a limit of 400 teams
  • There will be no entries taken on race day
  • Registration will close on Monday 21st Dec or when the entry limit has been reached.
  • Team changes can be made via email before race day. Details will be in email confirmation that each team member receives.

Full Race Details and Entry Form can be found HERE

2015 Training sessions

Friday 9th October – dry run of Gr8 dundrum run  leaving from Dundrum Inn at 5:30pm.

Winter Training Phase 1 : 13 October – 1 December
All Tuesday sessions begin at 6:30pm at the Newcastle Centre

13 October 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 Pyramid – starting on King Street coming towards Newcastle – finishing Dundrum Road
20 October 5 x  1 mile – starting on King Street going away from the town – finishing opposite Burrendale Hotel
27 October 2s and 3s – starting on King Street coming towards Newcastle – same course as 123454321 session – finishing Dundrum Road
3 November 6 x 1 km – Marguerite Park
10 November 10 x 400m – Marguerite Park
17 November 5m Time Trial – starting on King Street going away from the town – same course as 5×1 session – finishing opposite Burrendale Hotel
24 November 1m – 2m – 1m – starting on King Street going away from the town – finishing just before Barbican Filling Station

Newcastle Ladies are 2015 NI Senior Road Relay Champions

A very special report from Victoria Park by Bogusboy

More Photos HERE

first 3 ladies teamsThe Northern Ireland Road Relay Championships have enjoyed an unbelievable renaissance since Orangegrove AC took the event over 4 years ago.  This year there were almost 600 athletes representing 150 teams drawn from clubs the throughout Northern Ireland.  It would be remiss of me not to begin by publically recognising the great work of the host club in making this a day to remember. Their organisational skills in the build up to the event, their management of the day and the hospitality provided were second to none and deserve the highest praise. Continue reading

Victoria Park Relays 2015 – Updated 01/10/15

Latest instructions HERE

The timetable for the NI Road Relay Championships is posted below.  The club gazebo will be erected by David McNeilly and Brendan Quail.

We intend to have refreshments available throughout the afternoon for each of the teams. To make this happen, I would be grateful if you could email me – – or text me – 07860266118 if you would have any of the following – a folding table – non-electric kettles – reasonable sized teapots! 30 athletes taking part – looking forward to a great day out – All supporters welcome!

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McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series – Race 1

Race 1 Provisional ResultsPhotos by Graham McCauley

Sunny September Series Starter
By The Non-Runner
The late September sun prompted the dusting of the sunscreen bottles for the first race of The McGrady Financial Series 2015/16.  Newcastle AC athletes were again joined by East Down AC, Dromore AC, Burren AC and 3 Ways AC.  Over 200 runners had registered online and we had 171 of those rocking up on the day to join in the races and earn valuable series points for their club. Continue reading