Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 4

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Provisional Results

Hill and Dale Race 4 – Binnian takes place on Thursday 5th May. The race is 2 Mile / 2,000 ft. Start grid reference is J32893, Head Road, near Annalong. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**

Registration

Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:20pm SHARP.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after Race 4.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at Race 1, 2 or 3, bring it to Race 4.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.

Firmus Energy Super 6 Meet 2

Firmus1It was great to see so many Newcastle junior athletes on a cold but dry evening last Thursday at the Mary Peter’s Track for the second Meet of the Firmus Energy Super 6 Series.  All enjoying the excellent facilities and some trying out distances and field events for the first time. Continue reading

Strachan leads the Newcastle charge in London

A review of the Virgin Money London Marathon by Bogusboy

From humble beginnings the London marathon has become one of the most spectacular and popular mass participation events in the world. This year 39,108 athletes of all abilities from all corners took part in a carnival of colour that was nothing short of breath-taking. Every athlete has their own reasons for running. For some it was the prospect of winning, for others it was about Olympic qualification, for others still it was about raising money for charity and for all it was about the sense of accomplishment and achievement that comes from getting the medal and the t-shirt at the end.  It is only at that point, often bleary eyed and fighting back the tears of joy, that most come to the realisation that 26.2 miles, however hard, have passed and the ordeal is over. Continue reading

Firmus Energy Super 6 Series

The Firmus Energy Super 6 is a series of athletics events taking place at the Mary Peters Track from 14th April through to 25th August. These events cater for children (& adults) from 8 years old upwards. The events are split into 5 age groups:

Minis – Must be 8 years old on day of competition and born on or after 1st Sept 2005
Under 13 – Born between 1st Sept 2003 and 31 Aug 2005
Under 15 – Born between 1st Sept 2001 and 31 Aug 2003
Under 17 – Born between 1st Sept 1999 and 31 Aug 2001
Senior – Born on or before 31st Aug 1999 Continue reading

Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 3

Race 3 Report by Wingman
Provisional Results, Photos by Paul Fegan

Hill and Dale Race 3 – Slieve Martin takes place on Thursday 28th April. The race is 4.25 Miles / 1,740 ft. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**

Registration

Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:20pm SHARP.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after Race 3.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at Race 1 or 2, bring it to Race 3.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.