McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2014/15 Race 3

Race 3 Provisional Results (Updated 29/01/2015 11:30pm)
Race 3 Photos

Report By the non-runner
East Down AC’s gazebo was resplendent and the racing routes were marked out to welcome all of the 216 junior athletes and their families.  Teams from East Down AC, Newcastle AC, Dromore AC, Burren AC and 3 Ways AC were represented in the latest McGrady Financial Services Junior cross country series.  After the unavoidable cancellation of our previous race due to the heavy rain, we all gathered in Delamont for our first race of 2015.  Newcastle AC’s juniors who attended seemed to have recovered from their partying the previous Sunday at our New Year party. Continue reading

Victory & another landmark in the club’s history at Fermanagh Cross-Country

Newcastle AC Team

Mens Results, Ladies Results

Race 7 of 9 in the Athletics NI Cross-Country League took place on Saturday at the Bawnacre Equestrian Centre in Necarne Demesne, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. Would the Newcastle & District squads turn out to be thoroughbreds or donkeys? Apparently the equestrian cross-country course is not used that often anymore because of the wet conditions and the course proved to be heavy, very heavy by the end of the races. There were two big issues going into the races. One, leading the league going into the men’s race, but with the gap closing in recent races, would the red & yellows manage to stay ahead of City of Derry and two, would a women’s team register a historic first ever finish in the Women’s League?  Continue reading

New Year Junior Party 2015

The Late Late Christmas Party
Sunday 18th January 2015, The Toscano
by The Non Runner

IMG_3859I’m sure no-one noticed that we held our Christmas party in January, and if they did no one seemed to mind as our juniors, coaches and volunteers got into the party spirit at our annual social event.  Thankfully the juniors are better at attending events than their senior club counterparts, and we had 60 juniors with 15 coaches/volunteers all ready for party-time in The Toscano in Newcastle.

Behind the scenes myself and Pauline had taken on the organising of the party and we were very grateful for the quiz rounds submitted by the coaches and volunteers.  More on that later…. Also our parents had donated in their usual generous manner for the raffle.  This is the one chance that our junior athletes have to socialise and have fun together, in between attending races, and we know how much they enjoy their party. Continue reading

Hill and Dale 2015

Dates for 2015 Series now available HERE. Please note that order of races may change. Confirmation of order will be posted soon. Online Registration will also open soon.

Senior Training Jan 6th – Feb 3rd 2015

Tuesday 6 January – 2 & 3 minute efforts – 5 sets.
Tuesday 13 January – 5 x 1 mile with 2 minute recoveries
Tuesday 20 January – 8 x 800m with 2 minute recoveries
Tuesday 27 January – 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 pyramid with half the run time as recovery
Tuesday 3 February – 5 mile handicap time trial

Meeting each week at the Newcastle Centre, 6:30pm