Hill and Dale 2014 tops

By now everyone that “earned” a Hill and Dale top should have received it or has made arrangements to collect. There are a few people we have no contact details for. If your name is below, email Mcveigh.marty@hotmail.co.uk
Enda Macklin. U/a
Jonny Kelly. U/a

Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2014

The Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on
Saturday 27th December 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Online Registration is now OPEN - no payment required until race day

  • All teams must pre enter using the online registration system.
  • Entry fee of £25 / team is payable on race day. £2 extra for unattached/unaffiliated runners.
  • Race numbers will be available for collection between 11:30 am and 12:45pm

All pre entered teams will receive a commemorative gift. 
More details HERE

Last years report, results and photos HERE to remind you of the fun and pain!

Bobby Rea XC 2014

Newcastle hit the top of the League
by bogusboy
Seamus Lynch at Bobby Rea XC 2014The Team Bobby Rea XC 2014Eve at Ulster XC Champs 2014 Eve Sam McNeilly




Just before the Bobby Rea, Newcastle AC Junior runner Eve Kenneally represented County Down in NI and Ulster even age cross-country championship, finishing 12th to qualify for the All Ireland Cross Country championship and helping County Down win Gold in the team event.

The ‘dirty dozen’ from Newcastle & District AC journeyed to University of Ulster at Jordanstown for the annual Bobby Rea Memorial Cross-Country Races. It was the second race in the Athletics NI cross-country league, two weeks after the first race at the Billy Neil Football Centre near Dundonald.

That race was the season opener, the Comber Cup, back to its traditional slot in the calendar. Defending champions, the boys just failed to retain the title coming home one point behind North Belfast Harriers in the narrowest of finishes and vowed to go one better next time out. Continue reading

McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2014/15 Race 2

Race 2 Results

Huge numbers brave the elements in Tollymore
by The Non Runner

We returned to the beautiful surroundings of Tollymore Forest Park for Race 2 of the 14/15 series. The forecast was atrocious but our plucky runners and their families aren’t just fair weather runners, 158 junior athletes turned out to race for their respective clubs. The barn was out of action for our registration and we needed a space where would could erect the tables in manner which would ensure the race numbers wouldn’t fly off into the air. Only people of a certain vintage (myself included) will remember when the café in Tollymore was actually in use. This was where we set up the registration area, thanks to our friend from East Down, Frank Cunningham, who had the bright idea to use the shelter of the café exterior. Continue reading

Club Notes 20th October 2014

Almost a Gr8 day for O’Flaherty
by Bogusboy

The small matter of 8 seconds was all that separated Newcastle’s David O’Flaherty from winning the 5th Annual Gr8 Dundrum race.  O’Flaherty has been improving his leg speed in recent weeks and made a determined effort to win the race.  With Brendan Teer of East Down a surprise non-starter O’Flaherty was among the pre-race favourites with Stephen McKinstry and Brendan Grew of North Belfast Harriers.  Alas it would be the former who would deny O’Flaherty the win as he pushed on in the run to the line, recording an impressive 47:05 for the 8.19 miles.  Continue reading

5k time trial Results – Tuesday 14th October 2014

Runner Time
Seamus Lynch 16:24
William McKee 16:36
Barry McConville 17:59
John ‘Hen’ Kelly 18:13
Damien Brannigan 19:21
Paul Burns 19:53
PJ McCrickard 20:03
Francie McAlinden 20:05
Paul Byrne 20:05
John Kelly 20:35
Jack O’Hare 20:46
Aidan Brown 20:53
Jerome McCrickard 21:00
Paschal Toner 21:03
Gary Cairns 21:10
Richard Rodgers 21:23
Brian Wilson 21:26
Jack Quinn 21:37
Stevie Rice 21:43
Cha McAlinden 21:43
Patricia McKibbin 22:20
Samantha McNeilly 22:26
Noel Douglas 23:49
Rita Devlin 24:00
Glenn Grainger 24:05
Hazel Cruddington 26:17