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 21/11/14 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 18th November 2014

Club session this week is 8 x 800m in Marguerite Park.  Leaving Newcastle Centre at 6:30pm. All welcome.

Seeley Cup is still open for registration on Athletics NI website. This will be the annual club 10k championship. The race is on 29 November in Ormeau Park. The committee has generously agreed to support travel for those car sharing. Entry fee is £12 (which includes a dry-fit t-shirt)

Dolly’s Brae walk & run 2014

He did the ‘Hucklebuck’! A brief review of the Dolly’s Brae Road Race
Despite the modest number of runners, the Dolly’s Brae Race and walk was a roaring success. Most of the roaring was done after, when Morgan, as predicted in this very column last week, took to the floor and did the ‘Hucklebuck’! I asked my good friend Niall Carson if this cataclysmic event was caught on camera. He replied, ‘Sure we were all on the floor in fits of laughter and no-one could’ve held a camera’. This was clearly one of those moments that had to be experienced live. Continue reading