2017 Hill and Dale Series


Race 3 Slieve Martin will take place on Thursday 27th April 2017.

Race Preview by Bogus Boy.

The Series Calendar is available HERE.

Results from the Series are available HERE.

Online Registration NOW CLOSED.

Online Registration will reopen on Friday after Race 3.

There will be NO entries taken on race day. All competitors must register online.

Those aged 16 and under 20 can enter all the senior races with the exception of Slieve Donard. You must be at least 18 to enter the Slieve Donard race.

Volunteers are needed for every race. If you are available to help at any race, please email info@newcastleac.org or contact the relevant Race Director

Paddy ran and ‘paddy tans’

A review of the 2017 Virgin London Marathon by Bogusboy

On a day when conditions were less than ideal for marathon running, Patrick Higgins literally ‘made hay while the sun shone’ and was rewarded with an impressive PB of 2:41:46. Having secured a Championship Entry with his splendid performance in Dublin in the fall, he showed great determination, perseverance and above all else resilience as the sun shone on the 37,000+ brave souls that took on the challenge. In the early stages, a sub 2:40 was a real possibility, but as was the case for so many others, the heat took its toll as he decelerated a little in the closing miles. However, when compared to many of those around him he was remarkably strong and can use this as a real springboard for a serious tilt at a sub 2:40 in Dublin in October.


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Hill and Dale Series 2017 – Race 3

Hill and Dale Race 3 – Slieve Martin takes place on Thursday 27th April. The race is 4.25 Miles / 1,740 ft. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at the start and finish of the race.


Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:15pm SHARP.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after Race 3. 

Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.

Ronan McVeigh – Ballynahinch 5K

Ronan McVeigh completed the very competitive 5k Race through Ballynahinch town and Montalto Estate in 18m 36s – a PB – finishing 3rd overall, as well as, The 1st U16 Male Athlete winning the Richard Scott Shield.

Callum Takes GOLD at Mary Peter’s Track, Belfast

Thursday 13th April was the first meeting of the Firmus Super 6 Series at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast and there was an encouraging turnout from the Newcastle AC Juniors, with athletes competing in the Minis, U13, U15 & U17 age categories. First event was the Boys Minis 80m sprint and Charlie Easton was the fastest NAC athlete home in 13.18, an impressive 6th place overall, Callum Cope was next in 13.44, good enough for 10th. The placings were reversed in the Long Jump with Callum producing a tremendous leap of 3.04m to win the Long Jump Gold, Charlie was unfortunate not to come back with a bronze, missing out on 3rd place on a countback with 2.93m. Continue reading