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
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 8th 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.
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.
Ballyclare and Gransha – A Weekend Of Racing In Lesser Spotted Ulster
A report by Terry Tullian
Newcastle AC was well represented at the McConnell Shield at Six Mile River Park Ballyclare on Saturday 9th November. This race is one of the traditional events in the NI Cross Country Calendar and it encouraging witnessing increased numbers participating once again. With 166 ladies and 172 men taking the start line, it would appear that Northern Ireland Cross Country is recovering from the general malaise that has undermined the great work carried out by those responsible for promoting and organising great events week in and week out. Continue reading