Over the Glens 2015

Newcastle defend Team Trophy over the Glens on New Year’s Day
A report on the Race over the Glens by Wingman, with special commentary by Bogusboy.

The desire and commitment to defend the trophy for annual New Year’s Day over the Glens Race in Glenariff Forest Park was such that the captain sent out an early response – well it was 8:30am on December 29th!!! With plenty of time to make arrangements it was envisaged that a bus full of ‘maybes’ could be organised.  There were instant responses of support from Luke McMullan, fresh from his great performance in the Christmas Cracker and Sam McNeilly who sent the captain an email and a text rather than walk from one room to another to confirm her availability. By the time Strachan was donning his Kilt for a ‘Tollymore’ style Hogmanay on New Year’s Eve, the over-zealous McMullan was repeatedly enquiring about the strength of the men’s team via Facebook.  The response from the captain was candid; ‘it is only you and me!!!’ Continue reading

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.

Flagstaff to Carlingford 2014

Newcastle AC had a good turnout in the 4th N. Ireland Mountain Running Championship Race, over the tough 11 mile course in hot conditions. The team secured the team prize ahead of Ballymena AC. Best Newcastle AC performance was Seamus Lynch  2nd overall, just behind Ballymena’s Jonny. The next race in the series is on 5th July over the Spelga Skyline course.