Race 10 – Hen & Cock – of the 2013 Hill and Dale Series will take place on Thursday 20th June.
Registration Car park J233277
Start: Bottom of Hen mountain at sheep pen
Checkpoint 1( Hen summit) – J245275
Checkpoint 2 ( Cock summit) – J253268
Checkpoint 3 ( Hen summit) – J245275
There will also be a junior race for secondary school athletes which will start at bottom of Hen mountain, go to Checkpoint 1 and back to finish. Race is approx 1km. See junior section for details.
Note : Full body cover is mandatory for all participants regardless of weather conditions. Runners should bring this regardless of weather forecast.
There will be a kit check at start and finish of race. Further instructions and information will be available at registration.
Photos by Deon McNeilly and Photos by Henry McLaughlin
Bailey has the punch to floor Rocky
by Fat Boy Slimmer
The Rocky Race is the 9th race of the 2013 Hill and Dale Series. The race started on the mountainside at Leitrim Lodge and was run in an anti clockwise direction. It included the summits of Altnataggart, Pearse’s Castle and Tournam Rock before the final climb and the fast descent of the eponymous Rocky and then back to the start.
Compared to awful conditions of last year, the weather was good for racing, and importantly visibility was good. One hundred and forty nine souls pitched up for the start, with many who had completed weekend events including the Camlough Triathlon, and Mourneway Events including the marathon and the Ultra events…runners can no longer say there are not enough events on! Continue reading
Prize giving night will take place in O’Hares, Newcastle on Friday 28th June.
Can the following 2012 prize winners please return their trophies asap. Please bring to Hill and Dale registration :
Lady Vet Shileen O’Kane
Junior Andrew Annett
Overall Andrew Annett
V35. Clive Bailey
V40. Pete Grant
V45. Neil Carty
V50. Jim Brown
V55. Dominic McGreevy
V60. Stewart Cunningham
V65. Fred Strickland
Runners Runner Mark King
Results and Photos by Henry McLaughlin
In which order would you like your ‘Meels’?
Conditions were perfect for Meelbeg/Meelmore, the 8th race in the 2013 Hill and Dale Series. Starting at the Happy Valley (a somewhat ironic place for registration where crossing the very threshold of the entries vehicle is enough to get you a mouthful of abuse!) the course takes in two of the highest peaks in the Mourne Mountains. The air was still, the sky clear blue and temperature above twenty degrees; it was the warmest day of the year so far and the 155 runners assembled risked heat stroke rather than the usual exposure due to wind chill. Continue reading
Tough at the Top
By The Two Americanos
Another Thursday night and another Hill and Dale race, but unlike previous weeks, this was not just any Hill and Dale race. Last week saw the return of the Lough Shannagh Horseshoe and undoubtedly the Mountain race of the series. As described by a very knowledgeable person “an hour long summary of all that is good about fell running”. Continue reading
Results and Photos
RACE SIX GOES TO Bailey (Newcastle AC) ….AND THE SERIES TITLE IS WIDE OPEN.
Ian Bailey scored his second victory in race six of the Hill and Dale Series. This win means Bailey, Cunningham (Mourne Runners) and Bogle (City of Derry) each have two wins on the scoreboard. There is no clear favourite at this stage.
Deon McNeilly was first to the top of Millstone Mountain. Bailey was tucked behind McNeilly on the ascent but neither Stevie Cunningham nor Deon could catch him on the descent and Bailey free wheeled into Donard Park without either man in sight. Cunningham was runner up, followed by McNeilly and, just behind, the ever consistent Neil Carty took fourth. Newcastle’s recent signing, Seamus Lynch, is definitely one to watch. He came in fifth, followed closely by David Steele, with both men completing the course in less than 40 minutes. Continue reading