Online Registration for the 2018 Hill & Dale Series is NOW OPEN.
Online Registration and Series Information
Online Registration will close on Monday 9th April at 9pm, and will reopen after Race 1. No entries will be accepted on the day. No pins will be provided with your race number, please use the clips provided last year or bring your own pins.
Sessions start at 6:30pm from the Newcastle Centre.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR FLORESCENT HI-VIZ TOPS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS – IT IS UNFAIR ON YOUR CLUB MATES NOT TO AND IT COMPROMISES THE SAFETY OF THE ENTIRE GROUP – BE CONSIDERATE!!!
All sessions start at 6:30 pm from Hillyard House
|20 March||8 x 800M||5 x 1 mile/Spring Lake Route
|27 March||5 Mile Time Trial||5k Time Trial
|9 April||TBC||5 Mile Hilly Trail Run
ALL SESSIONS START AT 07:45 FROM DONARD CAR PARK
Download the schedule by CLICKING HERE. Continue reading
The Glens of Antrim village of Waterfoot was the starting point for the first NIMRA championship race of the year, Glenarriffe, or more commonly referred to as the spud race. On Saturday morning over 130 hardy mountain runners huddled at midday to listen to the race briefing, the wind and rain showed no sign of letting up as people sheltered behind whoever was in front of them whilst staring up at the mist and fog covered mountain we were meant to summit before returning back.
The race starts on the road for 300 metres before turning onto a dirt track for approximately 2 miles to the foot of the glen, from here it is a steep, wet, slippery climb for 1 mile to the top, returning the same way. Conditions underfoot were treacherous, heavy rain had fallen overnight leaving the mountain like a swamp and the dirt track like a bog. Continue reading
Bohermeen Half Marathon and 10k
The annual pilgrimage to Bohermeen took place on Sunday 11 March. In typical NAC fashion there was a bus full of maybes and just over half of those registered were able to run. With a few blighted by injury and a few suffering the effects of the cold in the aftermath of the ‘Beast from the East’, the bus was not as full as it might have been.
Bohermeen is one of the many spring half marathons that athletes use in preparation for marathons such as London, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Rome or Belfast. Many of the NAC faithful are deep into their preparations for London and, with as many as 18 miles banked, saw this as an ideal opportunity to see how their training was going. Continue reading
Some fantastic results for Newcastle AC Juniors today. At the Rollercoaster Races, Erin Eason coming first with Helen Barbour coming second in the P4 Girls Race. Ronan McVeigh made it a double for Newcastle AC with a superb run in the Under 13 Boys. And Eve Kenneally also making it on the podium, finishing 3rd in her race. Also a great result for Ciara Savage in the School’s Cross Country Final in Waterford, finishing 45th overall. Even after being boxed in at the start, Ciara as usual showed a lot of determination to make the top 50 in Ireland.
Good luck to Ciara Savage from St Malachy’s High School Castlewellan who will be competing in the All Ireland Final of the School’s Cross Country Competition. Junior Chairperson and Club Coach PJ McCrickard presented Ciara with some new Newcastle AC Kit.
Congratulations to Luke winning the Dublin Adventure race in the Wicklow Hills over 49k (kayaking, running and mountain bike) in just under 2 hours and 26 minutes, over a minute ahead of his nearest rival in a field of 307.
Race 5 Results
Race 5 Report by John O’Connor
It is the responsibility of all parents to check and ensure that all results for their child(ren) are accurate.
Please inform Darragh McCrickard (email@example.com / 07934566752) of any discrepancies by Friday 2 March 2018. Changes to the results cannot be made at a later date, as the Overall Series Results will have been generated.