The Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on
Saturday 27th December 2014 at 1:00 PM.
Online Registration is now OPEN - no payment required until race day
- All teams must pre enter using the online registration system.
- Entry fee of £25 / team is payable on race day. £2 extra for unattached/unaffiliated runners.
- Race numbers will be available for collection between 11:30 am and 12:45pm
All pre entered teams will receive a commemorative gift.
More details HERE
Last years report, results and photos HERE to remind you of the fun and pain!
Race 2 Results
Huge numbers brave the elements in Tollymore
by The Non Runner
We returned to the beautiful surroundings of Tollymore Forest Park for Race 2 of the 14/15 series. The forecast was atrocious but our plucky runners and their families aren’t just fair weather runners, 158 junior athletes turned out to race for their respective clubs. The barn was out of action for our registration and we needed a space where would could erect the tables in manner which would ensure the race numbers wouldn’t fly off into the air. Only people of a certain vintage (myself included) will remember when the café in Tollymore was actually in use. This was where we set up the registration area, thanks to our friend from East Down, Frank Cunningham, who had the bright idea to use the shelter of the café exterior. Continue reading
Almost a Gr8 day for O’Flaherty
The small matter of 8 seconds was all that separated Newcastle’s David O’Flaherty from winning the 5th Annual Gr8 Dundrum race. O’Flaherty has been improving his leg speed in recent weeks and made a determined effort to win the race. With Brendan Teer of East Down a surprise non-starter O’Flaherty was among the pre-race favourites with Stephen McKinstry and Brendan Grew of North Belfast Harriers. Alas it would be the former who would deny O’Flaherty the win as he pushed on in the run to the line, recording an impressive 47:05 for the 8.19 miles. Continue reading
Club Session – Tuesday 21st October – 4 x 1 mile efforts with 2 minutes recovery. Meeting at Newcastle Centre at 6:30pm – Session starts at King Street at 6:50pm – Everyone Welcome
Did I ever tell you about the Armagh 10?
A nostalgic trip down memory lane by Bogus boy
Six hardy Newcastle athletes (Mark Kendall, Jerome Farrell, Aidan Brown, John Kelly, The Prophet and The Spartan) made the now annual trip to the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland for the Armagh 10 mile race around the rolling orchard county roads with five of them using this as the final preparation race for the Dublin Marathon on 27th October. Continue reading