The Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on Saturday 28th December 2013 at 1:00 PM
Online Registration is now open HERE. ALL teams must PRE-REGISTER.
No payment is required to register. Entry fee of £25 / team is payable on race day.
List of Teams as of 11th December 2013
First 200 pre entered teams will receive commemorative mugs.
- A team of two is required and both must cross the finish line together.
- Categories are Male, Female and Mixed. Must be over 16.
- Start of race is at Castlewellan Football Club, Circular Road, Castlewellan.
- Distance : Approx 8 miles.
- Course : road and forest tracks in and around Castlewellan suitable for all hill, cross country and road runners.
- NO dogs are allowed at this event
- Prizes for all main categories and for best fancy dress outfit.
- Changing facilities and showers are available.
- Refreshments available after race.
Session on Tuesday 10th December is 2 x 2 miles. leaving the Newcastle Centre at 6:30 with the first effort beginning on King Street (start of the 5 mile loop) at 6:50pm. The second effort will begin at Greenhill Park at 7:10 (approx.). The four miles covered are the first 4 miles of the club 5 mile handicap on Tuesday 17th December (details below).
Christmas Dinner: Saturday 14th December in O’Hare’s. Please confirm your menu below by text or email to Joe McCann: Soup or Melon, Roast Beef or Turkey & Ham, Christmas Pudding or Pavlova. Dress Code: smart casual!!!
There will be an inter-club 5 mile handicap time trial around Tollymore Forest Park in the morning of 14th December. Registration is from 9am onwards and the first runners will start at 9:30am. This will be followed by mulled wine, tea, coffee, mince pies and other seasonal fayre in the Clanbrasil Barn. Please come along and get the day off to a flying start. Everyone welcome and please pass on the message to other local clubs and individual runners.
Club 5 Mile Handicap: Tuesday 17th December at 6:30pm. Leaving the Newcastle Centre at 6:30 for a 6:50 start on King Street. Finishing on the Castlewellan Road opposite the Burrendale Hotel. Everyone welcome, but to ensure you are given a handicap please confirm your attendance to Joe McCann by text or email (email@example.com)
A Tasty Time at The Tosc
by Santa’s Little Helper
The Non-Runner is currently on holidays as she was under the false impression that, as this was not an actual race, there was no report necessary. HA! How we all laughed at her silliness!! Thankfully Santa’s Little Helper has stepped into the breach to cover up any unnecessary embarrassment. (It’s still me folks, I’ve just put on a Santa hat) Continue reading
Well done to all the juniors who competed in Race 4 on Sunday in Kilbroney. Results are below. Aplologies for having no times for the P4 and under race as the stop watch wasn’t started. Also below is the Series Team Points with only 1 more race to go.
Series Team Points
Report By The Non Runner
On the first day of December we gathered in Kilbroney Park for the penultimate race of this very popular series. The weather was overcast and dry, a very pleasant start to the month. At this stage we would like to issue a disclaimer.
It has come to the attention of Newcastle AC and McGrady Financial Services that there have been NO incidents of inclement weather so far in this series. It has therefore been deemed necessary to bring to the attention of all runners and their families that it MIGHT RAIN in January at our next meeting. Indeed IT MAY EVEN BE A BIT WINDY at Delamont Park on Saturday 18th January 2014. Our host club for that event are East Down AC, so please be advised that no-one is to be going haranguing Joe or Frank if it isn’t the fair weather that Newcastle AC and Burren AC have arranged so far in the series. Continue reading
This weeks club session will be 6 x 1km. Usual meeting place of Newcastle Centre at 6:30pm. Hi-Viz clothing advisable. All welcome.
All members are requested to attend the club AGM on 3rd December in the Avoca Hotel at 8pm SHARP.
In addition to the election of the committee, membership fees and their collection will be on the agenda. Agenda has been emailed.
Please attend and support your Club.