Victoria Park Relays 2015 – Updated 01/10/15

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The timetable for the NI Road Relay Championships is posted below.  The club gazebo will be erected by David McNeilly and Brendan Quail.

We intend to have refreshments available throughout the afternoon for each of the teams. To make this happen, I would be grateful if you could email me – – or text me – 07860266118 if you would have any of the following – a folding table – non-electric kettles – reasonable sized teapots! 30 athletes taking part – looking forward to a great day out – All supporters welcome!

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2015 Training sessions

Tuesday 29 September – Newcastle Centre 6:30pm – 1 mile hard tempo, 1×2 miles fast, 1 mile tempo. Final preparation for Victoria Park Relays on Saturday 3 October

Tuesday 6 October – Castlewellan (PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME OF 6:15PM FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!) – 5k Time trial – The Pascal Toner Classic (sure to have an uphill finish!!!) – Last of the Tollymore/Castlewellan sessions before winter training starts – gauge where you are at before the winter programme starts.

Winter Training Phase 1 : 13 October – 1 December
All Tuesday sessions begin at 6:30pm at the Newcastle Centre

13 October 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 Pyramid – starting on King Street coming towards Newcastle – finishing Dundrum Road
20 October 5 x  1 mile – starting on King Street going away from the town – finishing opposite Burrendale Hotel
27 October 2s and 3s – starting on King Street coming towards Newcastle – same course as 123454321 session – finishing Dundrum Road
3 November 6 x 1 km – Marguerite Park
10 November 10 x 400m – Marguerite Park
17 November 5m Time Trial – starting on King Street going away from the town – same course as 5×1 session – finishing opposite Burrendale Hotel
24 November 1m – 2m – 1m – starting on King Street going away from the town – finishing just before Barbican Filling Station

Dublin Marathon 2015

The 2015 Dublin Marathon is getting closer but running is not all about the miles.

Podger never misses a run if there is cake and biscuits on offer!

Podger never misses a run if there is cake and biscuits on offer!

The Fallows 2015

Well done to all who completed the Fallows race. Thanks to Paul Fegan for photos. Read race report by Richard Bell on NIMRA site here

Newcastle AC at Fallows by Paul Fegan Fallows 1st 3 men left to right. c bailey b Mconville d mcneilly Fallows 1st 3 ladies. left to right S.Ward D wilson. S Mcneilly

McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2015/16

We are delighted to announce that McGrady Financial Services will once again sponsor the very popular Junior interclub Cross Country Series. Dates for the 2015/16 Series are being finalised. The first race will take place in Castlewellan Forest Park on Sunday 27th September. To take part in the Series young athletes must be members of Newcastle AC, East Down AC, Burren AC, Dromore AC or 3Ways AC.

Online Registration is now CLOSED. Final race instructions will be emailed before Sunday.

More details HERE.

ALL runners MUST register online. There will be an extra charge on race day for those who do not pregister which will go to charity. You only need to register ONCE for Series.

World Mountain Running Championships 2015

Mountain Man Reaches New Heights

Seamus Lynch 3rd from left with Irish TeamSaturday the 19th of September 2015 the picturesque village of Betws-Y-Coed in North Wales was the setting for the 31st running of the World Mountain Running Championships.  32 countries took to the start line in the main event on Saturday afternoon and Newcastle AC were represented with Seamus Lynch part of the Ireland Team.  The course involved 3 laps of the course covering a total of 13km with three steep climbs.

The pace was unrelenting from the start over the gruelling course with the Italian team coming home first with Uganda closely following home in second.  The Ireland team ran a solid race finishing a credible 13th place overall.

Representing Ireland for the first time is another great achievement by Seamus this year which has seen him win our own Hill & Dale series for the first time and also the NIMRA championship to confirm his place as one of the top fell runners in the country.  As the fell running season begins to wind down for the year everyone at Newcastle AC would like to congratulate Seamus on a very successful year and wish him and the rest of the mountain men every success in the future.

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