Photos and Results
Report 1 and Report 2
REPORT 1 : You don’t have to be there to write the report: A candid view of the Slieve Gullion Fell Race from afar based on hearsay and speculation!
Newcastle AC Notes by One of the ‘Maybes’
The Northern Ireland Fell Racing season roared into life with the challenging Slieve Gullion race, a race made more difficult by the fact that the mild weather had been replaced with rain and mist. Continue reading
Mark Kendall competes for the NI team on Sunday 9th Sept in the Jangfrau Marathon. Also on the team are Don Travers (Newry City Runners) and Justin Maxwell (Larne AC).
Results:J. Maxwell 3:39:32, D. Travers 3:48:50, M. Kendall 3:56:19..
Details of the race are on the NIRunning website and on the Jangfrau Marathon website
SHINTY, SCONES AND SUMMERSAULTS AT BEN NEVIS
by Pete Moss
Some of the country’s hardiest and weather worn mountain runners travelled recently to Fort William in the highlands of Scotland to take part in the annual Ben Nevis race and some Newcastle runners took part as well. This race, some would argue, is without comparison, the toughest mountain race in the calendar and climbs from sea level to nearly four and a half thousand feet in around four miles as the first and eventually the last mile are ‘relatively’ flat. The race has a diverse mix of terrain with tarmac, track, loose scree, bare rock, steep grass, boulder fields and mud, a mixture not to everyone’s liking. Continue reading
Robbie Bryson, 56th,10th V50
Dominic Mcgreevy, 349th, 28th V55
Jim Patterson, 367th, 7th V60
Good luck to our club members competing in the World Masters Mountain Running Championships this weekend in Germany:
Robbie Bryson M50
Dominic McGreevy M55
Jim Patterson M65
Well done to our club members at the Slieve Bearnagh British Championship race:
David McNeilly, 31st, 57.23
David Steele, 40th, 60.07
Eugene McCann, 57th, 1:03:53
Barry Wells, 62nd, 1:04:23
Jerome McCrickard, 67th, 1:05:00
Brian Wilson, 73rd, 1:07:02
1. Joe Symonds 49:13
2. Rob Jebb 49:39
3. Morgan Donnelly 49:42
4. Lloyd Taggart 50:23
5.Carl Bell 51:10
6.Karl Gray 51:17
Hill and Daler, Ciara Largey was 3rd lady.
Full Results from NIMRA
Congratulations to Deon McNeilly who won the Annalong Horseshoe on Saturday.The race climbs 5 major peaks in the Mournes covering 13 miles with a total ascent of 5,100 feet. Deon opened a one minute lead by the first peak, Chimney Rock and lead to the finish. There were great performances from other club members too.
Full Results, Splits