Race Preview by Joe mcCann
Online Registration is now OPEN and will close on Sunday at 9pm. ALL runners MUST register online.
Mill Hill Mile Race will take place on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 7:00PM.
Please Register ONLINE and pick up your race number on the night in the Upper Square Castlewellan.
Entry Fee is a charitable donation. Newcastle AC will match the total donation amount with ALL money going to charity. Charity this year is Shimna Valley Cancer Fund for Children http://www.cancerfundforchildren.com/
More details HERE.
Congratulations to Kerry O’Flaherty in becoming the first Newcastle AC athlete to compete at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing yesterday (24th August).
In the searing 30 degree heat of the Bird’s Nest 2008 Olympic Stadium she came home 13th in her heat.
Link below to short coverage from the BBC at hurdle incident on the first lap :
The walk to the summit of Slieve Donard at midnight on Friday 31st July to see the “Blue Moon” did not disappoint!
After a very rainy afternoon it looked like the event would be a wash out, however at c9pm the clouds rolled back and gave way to a dry, warm still evening. It was so calm that some people managed with only a T-shirt. Continue reading
A special report on the Leitrim 5 by Joe McCann
On a day of great disappointment for many who eagerly awaited a great display, those who witnessed the spectacle of the Leitrim 5 Mile road race were treated to ‘a festival of speed’ as the ‘flying’ Brendan Teer of East Down AC recorded his fourth consecutive win in an event he has come to dominate. Despite having raced in the Carlingford 5k the previous evening, recording an impressive sub 15:30 for the 3.1 course, the perennial race favourite was in imperious form as he controlled the race in the early stages before making a decisive move. Continue reading
Full Results and Category Winners
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Presented by Liatroim Fontenoys GAC in association with Newcastle AC
Saturday 8th August 2015
Race Preview by Joe McCann
Fun run 12 noon
5 mile race 1pm
Fontenoy Park, 11 Backaderry Road, Leitrim, Castlewellan, Co. Down, BT31 9SL
Registered Athletes £7
Unregistered Athletes £8
Fun run £3 / Under 7’s free
Later Summer Tuesday Sesions 2015
Meeting each week at 6:30pm
11 August – 5 x 1 mile – Castlewellan
18 August – 2s and 3s – Tollymore
25 August – 5 mile time trial – Newcastle Centre
1 September – Mill Hill Mile – Castlewellan
8 September – 5 x 1km – Castlewellan
15 September 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 Pyramid – Tollymore
22 September – 8 x 800m – Castlewellan