“Blue Moon Walk” – Thanks for the support

bm3The walk to the summit of Slieve Donard at midnight on Friday 31st July to see the “Blue Moon” did not disappoint!

After a very rainy afternoon it looked like the event would be a wash out, however at c9pm the clouds rolled back and gave way to a dry, warm still evening. It was so calm that some people managed with only a T-shirt. Continue reading

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 http://www.lakeland100.com/. 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