Newcastle & District AC (NAC) retain the leadership in Athletics NI Cross-Country League with one race to go

NAC_Antrim_XCSuperb performances all round at the IAAF International Cross-Country race at CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, near Antrim by the boys in red and yellow saw the club retain the leadership of the Athletics NI Cross-Country League with one fixture to go. The International Cross-Country race was celebrating its 40th anniversary – the event starting in 1978 at the Mallusk Playing Fields before eventually moving to Stormont Estate and finally on to its current location a few years ago. NAC reached Christmas at the top of the table four points ahead of North Belfast Harriers with only two fixtures to go. Continue reading

Primary School XC Squad Downpatrick

Primary School XC Squad is for P6/P7 pupils who have performed well at their Flahavan’s XC rounds in Co. Down. This programme will run for 6 weeks (12th Jan – 16th Feb) on Thursdays from 5-6pm at Dunleath Playing Fields, Down Leisure Centre. The sessions will aim to challenge, provide variety, encourage continued participation, and prepare those who qualify for the Primary School XC Final in Mallusk.

Primary Schools XC Squad – Co. Down: 6 week programme
Thursday evenings; 5pm-6pm
12th January – 16th February 2017
Dunleath Playing Fields @ Down Leisure Centre
Cost: £25 (£4.17 per session)
Second Child: £20

To register, please follow the link below:

Junior News

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Training starts back this Monday 9th January at 7pm in Shimna College. Can we remind all parents to park at the upper level and walk down to the school both at drop off and collection – the only cars permitted to park outside the school building are those belonging to coaches as they have training equipment to carry. This is to ensure the safety of all athletes and we appreciate your cooperation.

The 4th race of the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series will take place at Delamont on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Online registration is now OPEN if you haven’t already registered for the series (you only need register once)! Registration will close at 9pm on Wednesday 18th January. On-the-day sign-in is open from 12 noon and will close at 12.45pm SHARP to allow for race preparation. You cannot register on race day!

Brooks Armagh International Road Races take place on Thursday 16th February at The Mall, Armagh – various distances and children’s races. Entries must be submitted no later than 20th January see attached link on NAC website –

Looking forward to a great 2017!

McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2016/17 – Race 4

The fourth race of the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series will take place at Delamont on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Registration will be open from 12 noon and will close at 12:45pm SHARP. To take part in the Series, athletes must be members of Newcastle AC, East Down AC, Burren AC, Dromore AC or 3 Ways AC.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. It will reopen after Race 4. Full details of the series are available HERE.

All runners must register online. THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON THE DAY. You only need to register once for Series.