Club session – 2 x 2 miles – Meeting at Newcastle Centre at 6:30pm – Session starts on King Street at 6:50pm – Everyone welcome.
Record Turnout for Our First Race
by The Non-runner, who’s going to take up running, for surely it’s easier than this.
A dry and pleasant day awaited our runners and their families at the “Figure 8’ in Castlewellan Forest Park on Sunday 14th September. The forecast was pleasant and the race conditions were as close to perfect as they come. A record number of junior athletes participated in the first race of our ever popular junior cross country series. This year saw 158 junior runners compete for their clubs and it was a warm welcome from the host club Newcastle AC to juniors from East Down AC, Burren AC, Dromore AC and 3 Ways AC (Newry). The registration tables were set up, coaches were ready and the course was marked out, our 2014/15 series was underway! Continue reading
Belfast Half is ideal preparation for Dublin Marathon
With six weeks to go until the Dublin City marathon on the last Monday of October, the timing of the Belfast half could not have been more apposite. Newcastle AC athletes have been training hard, following an arduous programme set by club marathon guru Paul Rodgers. To date all has gone to plan and September 14th gave the runners a chance to gauge their progress over a very well planned and testing course. With 3096 finishers, it was a busy day for the organisers, who, it must be said, coped with the unexpected events stoically.
5K Time Trial – Tuesday 26th August 2014
1. David O’Flaherty 16:31
2. Mark Kendall 17:53
3. Marty Melville 18:14
4. Damien Brannigan 19:17
5. Jerome McCrickard 19:21
6. Paul Byrne 19:25
7. Niall Carson 19:29
8. Joe McCann 20:42
9. Phillip Murdock 21:25
10. Declan Rice 21:54
11. Gary Cairns 22:05
12. Richard Rodgers 22:32
13. Stevie Rice 22:56
14. Martin Brogan 24:45
15. Jane Rowe 26:36
16. Michelle McCann 26:48
16. Hazel Cruddington 26:48
Tuesday training sessions resume on Tuesday 26th August at 6:30pm at the Newcastle Centre. We will begin with a 5km time trial handicap. Everyone welcome.
The route is the 5km loop used previously – starting just past the Harbour Inn, past police station, O’Hare’s, Anchor, left into Tullybranigan Road towards Mace, across Slievecorragh Avenue, right onto Slievenamaddy Avenue to end of Tullybrannigan Road, left past tennis courts to mini roundabout on Bryansford Road, right towards the town, left at traffic lights, past Mourne Observer, Tesco and finishing at the entrance to Burren Meadow on Castlewellan Road.