Irish Track & Field Championships 2014

10 days before the Commonwealth Games Steeplechase, Kerry O’Flaherty dropped down in distance to 1500m and onto the flat to come home 3rd in the Irish Championships at the Morton Stadium in Santry in 4:18.7. Winding up the pace from at the front after the initial slower couple of laps, O’Flaherty ran 2:12 for the last 800m but was out kicked by the fast finishing Ciara Mageean who ran a 63 seconds last lap to secure the national title. In 2nd was twice European Cross-Country Champion Fionnuala Britton who came home 0.4 seconds ahead of O’Flaherty. Full race coverage provided by East Down AC is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJoN7Fup98&sns=fb

Commonwealth Games 2014

Congratulations to Kerry O’Flaherty, after 33 years first NewcastleAC athlete to make Commonwealth Games – opening ceremony tonight – 3k Steeplechase Final next Wednesday (30th) at 7.45pm

Newcastle AC’s first Iron Man – Brendan Donnelly

On Sunday 20th July 2014 Newcastle AC Athlete Brendan Donnelly completed the Bolton Iron Man competition. An Iron Man event is a triathlon, involving a 2.4mile swim in open water followed by 112 mile bike ride and finished off by running a full marathon 26.2 miles.
Brendy Iron Man
Brendan who is now based in London, still makes regular appearances at local events, has spent the last 6 months in hard training for the event which included early morning swim’s in London’s Hyde Park, Serpentine lake with water temperatures often close to freezing, cycling trips from London over the Chiltern hills in Oxfordshire and training runs round London’s Parliament Hill Park famous for National Cross Country events. When home is Newcastle would take part in the H&D series and join with the Club on training runs in Donard, Tollymore and Castlewellan Forest Parks. Continue reading

Burrendale Hotel Charity Run 2014

The Burrendale hotel are having a 7k and 10k run on Sunday 27th July at 12:00.
Entry fee is £10 and ALL money will go to Friends of Cancer.

Great prizes on offer:
1st male and female in 10K and 7K will receive 2 months free membership of Burrendale Country Club and Spa

2nd male and female in 10K and 7K will receive 1 months free membership of Burrendale Country Club and Spa

If you are able to marshal at the event please contact Marty: mcveigh.marty@hotmail.co.uk

Hill and Dale Series Prizes

If you completed at least 6 out of the 11 races and have not collected your prize yet please contact Marty Mcveigh with your size and arrange collection. mcveigh.marty@hotmail.co.uk

Mourne Mountain Marathon 2014

The 35th Mourne 2-day mountain Marathon will take place on September 20th – 21st.
The Mourne Mountain Marathon is Ireland’s only two day endurance and navigation event held each year in the beautiful mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland. It is run entirely on a voluntary and non-profit basis by a team with many years experience of organising and competing in this type of event.

Their website will be active from May to October during which it will be regularly updated with news, instructions, entry information and results.
All details HERE.