Ben Nevis Race 2012

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

Slieve Bearnagh

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

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Annalong Horseshoe 2012

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

Deon, Annalong Horseshoe 2012 Annalong Horseshoe 2012 Team