Junior News – June 2016

Toscano End of Season Party

59 Athletes turned out last Monday evening to enjoy a superb spread in the Toscano in Newcastle.  It was a lovely opportunity for some teambuilding amongst our athletes and a chance to chat and relax.  Our thanks to Averil Johnston for organising the night and to Marco and his team at the Toscano for the endless supply of tasty food. Continue reading

Monday 20th June

The Monday run on 20 June will leave from Donard Park in Newcastle at 6:15pm. The run will be in two parts – firstly a trot around Donard Forest (3 miles). Transition will be 1 mile down the Shimna Road to Bryansford GAC for the second part of the run – a 5k around the town following the course of the Ford 5 which takes place on 9 July. No doubt lots of Bryansford members will join us as they prepare for their big event.

Lisburn 10k and Half Marathon

A brief synopsis by Bogusboy

Lisburn was awash with colour as athletes from the length and breadth of the North descended upon the city for the now firmly established evening of racing. First off was the 10k at 6:50pm – 1840 took part in the event which was won by Chris ‘KFC’ Madden (31:51) and Heather Foley (37:58). Marty Melville was first home for Newcastle in 35:07. Mari and Sinead ran stride for stride the whole way and the end proved to be a bitter dilemma – who would take third place? Both ladies eyed each other up and down – who would break first in the international game of cat and mouse. The reality was altogether different. ‘You take third Mari’ was followed by, ‘No, you take third Sinead.’ and so it continued until both crossed the line together. Continue reading

Junior End of Season News

Monday night training at Shimna College is now finished for the season and will start back on Monday 12th September 2016 at 7pm. We have nearly 60 junior club members attending our end of season party in the Toscano Pizzeria at 7pm this Monday 20th June. It’s good to see such a good turnout. Children should be finished and ready for collection at 8.30pm on the night. Please call into the restaurant to collect your child. Continue reading