Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2014

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.

List of teams registered as of 23/11/14 can be viewed HERE

  • 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!

Tollymore Charity Fun Run 13 Dec 2014

On the morning of the Christmas dinner night Joe has organised a 5 mile timed run in Tollymore. Details are in the flyers below (click on images to enlarge).

Course map - 13 December Social Run Poster Dec 13 2014

Would be great if everyone could support this event even if you cannot it make it to the dinner that night.

Several club members arrange charity runs/walks throughout the year and support from their fellow club members is always appreciated.

Club Notes Week of 16th Nov 2014

Plenty of scones at the ‘Gridle’
a round-up of the weekend’s racing by Bogusboy

Sam McNeilly at Tollymore Trail 10k

Sam McNeilly at Tollymore Trail 10k

Team at Griddle 10K

Team at Griddle 10K

Saul, an area not famed for its flat surfaces, was the venue for the latest event on the NI Road Running calendar.  Joe Quinn had spent most of the morning watering the course to make sure that conditions underfoot were good/soft and the sun made an appearance just before the beginning of the ‘undulating’ race.  Murlough’s Alan Johnston led the way early on and would finish an excellent third overall.  Best for Newcastle AC was Aidan Brown who stood proudly on the second step of the podium. John Kelly finished 7th and has continued his good form from Dublin and is running strongly. Newcastle emerged as top team on the day with McCann and Ward making up the third and fourth scoring places.  Rice and Cairns were very close behind as all 6 NAC athletes finished in the top 30. Continue reading

Senior Training 25th November 2014

Club session this week: 2s and 3s – four sets for those competing in the Seeley Cup and 5 sets for those not.

The Seeley Cup is on Saturday 29 November in Ormeau Park- this is the premier NI 10k event of the year and members are encouraged to participate. It is also our club 10K Championship. On-line registration is still open on Athletics NI website and there are almost 1000 entrants to date. Let’s get as many NAC vests as possible out please.

Myles McCartan from Murlough AC is collecting packs for the Seeley Cup on Wednesday/Thursday of this week. He has kindly agreed to pick up packs for any Newcastle AC athletes who ask. Please text (07860266118) or email ( Joe McCann if you would like Myles to collect your pack. Packs will be left with Joe and can be collected from him or he will bring them to the race.