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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!
Newcastle hit the top of the League
Just before the Bobby Rea, Newcastle AC Junior runner Eve Kenneally represented County Down in NI and Ulster even age cross-country championship, finishing 12th to qualify for the All Ireland Cross Country championship and helping County Down win Gold in the team event.
The ‘dirty dozen’ from Newcastle & District AC journeyed to University of Ulster at Jordanstown for the annual Bobby Rea Memorial Cross-Country Races. It was the second race in the Athletics NI cross-country league, two weeks after the first race at the Billy Neil Football Centre near Dundonald.
That race was the season opener, the Comber Cup, back to its traditional slot in the calendar. Defending champions, the boys just failed to retain the title coming home one point behind North Belfast Harriers in the narrowest of finishes and vowed to go one better next time out. Continue reading
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