The 2015 Montane Lakeland 100


Good luck to Phil Hodge who is competing in the Montane Lakeland 100 today. The race starts at 6pm from Coniston in the English Lake District and follows a clockwise 105 mile loop of the lakes and fells. His progress can be followed on Phil’s race number 141.

Snowdon International 2015

Well done to Seamus Lynch and Ian Bailey who competed as part of the Northern Ireland team at Snowdon at the weekend. Seamus finished in 1:18:14 (22nd place) and Ian crossed the line in 1:20:04 (31st place). The race was won by Italian athlete Emanuele Manzi in 1:10:18 (1st place). Full Results. Report by Ian Bailey.

”Blue Moon Walk” to support “Mourne Mountain Rescue Team”

“Blue Moon Walk” up Slieve Donard to support the “Mourne Mountain Rescue Team”

Friday 31st July sees a “Blue Moon”, which is, the second full moon in the same calendar month. To celebrate this rare event, we have decided to walk from Donard Park to the top of Slieve Donard, where we intend to enjoy light refreshments & hopefully view this spectacle (weather permitting). Continue reading

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