The 2017 Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on Saturday 30th December 2017.
Online Registration is NOW OPEN. Entries are limited to 600, so make sure you get your entry in!
Race Details and Online Registration View Entries
This year you will be able to make changes to your team via our website. This facility will open in Mid-November and will close on Thursday 28 December 9pm. Team changes will not be accepted via email.
When registering, it is essential that you check you have entered the correct details. Failure to provide accurate information when completing or amending your Entry Form may result in disqualification from all future Newcastle AC organised events.
ALL 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!!!
24 October – 8 x 800
31 October – Spooky Hills in Donard Forest – bring your head torch!
7 November – The Prophet’s ‘have you improved’ 5km time trial
14 November – 5 x 1 mile
21 November – 8 x 3 minutes
28 November – 12 x 400m
Race 3 of the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series takes place on Sunday 5th November at Dromore Leisure Centre.
Online Registration is NOW OPEN and will close on Thursday 2nd November at 9pm. No entries will be accepted on the day.
Saturday 21st October 2017
10K Walk: 11:00am (Registration in St. Patrick’s Grammar School from 10:15am)
10K/5K Relay: 12:00 noon (Registration in St. Patrick’s Grammar School from 11:15am)
Parking will be available on the school grounds from 10:00am, as will changing and showering facilities. There will be medals for all finishers and prizes for category winners, maybe even a few spot prizes! After the race, there will be well earned refreshments in the school canteen.
Bogusboy rounds up the action from the weekend
The GR8 is now firmly established as one of the ‘must do’ events in the annual NI calendar. Organised with military precision by our neighbours, Murlough AC, the race has grown exponentially as the years pass by. Now in its 8th year, entries reached the magical 1000 for the first time and just over 900 completed the unique distance of 8.2 miles (or slightly longer or slightly shorter depending on the calibration of your satellite driven timepiece!).
NAC Notes – edited by Bogusboy
The first Saturday in October has become the traditional date for the increasingly popular and highly competitive Ulster & Northern Ireland Road Relays in Victoria Park, Belfast. Newcastle & District AC have been attending them for the past 7 years and David O’Flaherty has competed in all 7 editions and said before the races, “the women won the Championship in each of the last two years, but the men have never made the podium, this year is it’ll be different”. There is nothing like a bit of confidence before taking the line.
Race Report by Deirdre Dunford & Brian Laverty