Hill and Dale Series 2014 – Race 2

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number will be disqualified from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events. This could have serious implications for runner, marshals, race organisers and other competitors. **

Race 2 of the Series will take place on Thursday 24th April in Tollymore Forest Park.

- Please be aware that the course is NOT the same as last year and part of the race will be on the open mountain. It will follow the same route as the ‘old monument’ course.

- Please bring full body cover and be prepared to carry it if necessary. An announcement will be made prior to the race start to let you know what kit is mandatory.

- Registration will open at 6:15pm and close at 7:15pm. Race will start at the Monument at 7:30pm sharp.

- If you forgot to hand in your number last week please bring it with you on Thursday night to registration.

- All numbers must be handed in after the race. A container will be available at the finish for collection of numbers.

- Car parking in Tollymore Forest Park will be free for all competitors and everyone is asked to use the carparks. Parking on grass verges is strictly prohibited.

- If you have not already registered please download this Entry Form, complete it and bring it with you to registration.

Toscano Hill & Dale Junior Race 2

The 2nd Toscano Hill and Dale junior race will take place tomorrow night in Tollymore Forest Park for all juniors in P5 and above.

 - Registration will open at 5:30pm and close at 6:30pm. No entries will be taken after this time. NO EXCEPTIONS. We need to get the races started on time so as not to delay the senior race. Also, it is very important that all juniors have time to warm up and stretch before the race.

- Races will start at the Monument at 6:45pm sharp. All juniors to be on the start line at 6:40pm for race instructions.

- If you forgot to hand in your number last week please bring it with you on Thursday night to registration.

- Car parking in Tollymore Forest Park will be free for all competitors and everyone is asked to use the carparks. Parking on grass verges is strictly prohibited.

Easter Monday Run

I am running in Tollymore Forest at 6:30pm tomorrow (Monday 21st April).  Anyone interested in joining me is most welcome.  The run will be on forest paths and I can point less experienced Hill and Dale runners in the general direction of the course for Thursday’s H&D race.

Joe McCann

Hill & Dale Series 2014 – Race 1

Senior Race 1 Results

Senior Race 1 Photos by Ryan McDonald Photography and Graham McCauley

Report by Dale Hilland

Last Thursday the first of the eleven race Hill & Dale series got underway. In ideal conditions 276 runners took to the line. In traditional fashion the whistle blew at 7.30pm and the race was on.  Seamus Lynch led the field up to the Castle and took the hard left at Morgan’s turn, picking up the pace downhill and onto the Forest roads. By the Cypress Ponds the field had strung out with Lynch looking strong. Continue reading

Toscano Junior Hill & Dale 2014 Race 1

Primary School Race 1 Results   /    Post Primary School Race 1 Results

Junior Race 1 Photos by Graham McCauley

Report By The Non-Runner
It was a beautiful, sunny spring evening in Castlewellan Forest Park and the stage was set for the first night of Newcastle AC’s Hill and Dale junior Hill and Dale series.

We interrupt your usual programme to present an appeal. Parents-spare a thought for the registration team, i.e. Debbie and me. There we were, from 5.30pm, not a sinner in sight. We were still registering runners at 6.40pm and the race was starting at 6.45pm. You can do the maths.

Normal service is resumed.
As a couple of hundred silly adults were making their preparations for the Wells Classic, we had almost 60 hardy junior runners about to brave the first race of our very popular Junior Hill and Dale. Continue reading

Hill and Dale Series 2014

Please note that Online Registration is now CLOSED

Those who have registered online can collect their number and pay their entry fee from 6:30pm – 7:15pm on race night. Limited entries on the day will be taken from 7:15 – 7:25pm at an additional cost.

List of Entries HERE